A week in security (January 21 – 27)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 21 to 27, including Modlishka, Crytekk, PUPs, and the State of Malware report.

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Has two-factor authentication been defeated? A spotlight on 2FA’s latest challenge

While many tech-savvy folks are familiar with two-factor authentication (2FA), more are unaware that there are several ways around it. A tool called Modlishka, the English pronunciation for the Polish word for “mantis,” is the latest in this list.

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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Humble Bundle alerts customers to subscription reveal bug

Humble Bundle is sending emails to subscribers due to information being revealed by a bug. How bad it is? We take a look.

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Business email compromise scam costs Pathé $21.5 million

Recently released court documents show European-based cinema chain Pathé lost a small fortune to a business email compromise (BEC) scam in March 2018. The attack cost the company $21.5 million—that’s 10 percent of its total earnings. Learn how to avoid BEC scams and keep your company in the black.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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Is two-factor authentication (2FA) as secure as it seems?

Two factor authentication (2fa) was introduced to enhance login security, but does it always work as advertised? Or can it be bypassed?

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Twitter security snafu: change your passwords

A recent error caused passwords to be exposed internally at Twitter. As a precaution, they’re advising all users to change their passwords. Read on to find out what happened, and what you can do about it.

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Understanding the basics of two-factor authentication

With data breaches resulting in leaked passwords occurring almost daily, two-factor authentication has become an essential tool in the security toolkit.

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