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Killer malware may be linked to Russian government

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Tech colossus Cisco has revealed that an unpleasant strain of malware has infected half a million consumer and small business routers across the globe. The VPNFilter malware, which is rumoured to be Russian state-sponsored, can resist rebooting, attack other machines, harvest communications and even has the capacity to kill an… Read more »

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Cisco highlights cyber threats

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Multinational tech heavyweight Cisco has issued a recent report emphasising the growing threat from ransomware. In the battle for control of the internet, hackers are deploying ever more sophisticated weaponry, while federal agencies are struggling to keep pace. In particular, malicious actors are exploiting the growth in encrypted web traffic… Read more »

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Cisco & McAffee aim to stamp out human error

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Human nature dictates that, if we see something we know we shouldn’t touch, we nevertheless feel an overwhelming urge to do it anyway – fire alarms, wet paint, the link to a dodgy attachment. To save us from ourselves, networking giant Cisco is coupling McAfee’s Advanced Threat Defence (ATD) to… Read more »

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Cisco warns ISPs of security glitch

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Cisco has revealed that its Prime Home remote management and provisioning solution contains a flaw that could expose users’ home routers and broadband gateways to hijacking. The US networking giant has urged all ISPs and vendors using its system to install a security update straight away. Prime Home gives ISPs… Read more »

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