A recently patched, high-severity Windows vulnerability, CVE-2017-0199, is being used in phishing attacks to deliver malware to users - hitting 1.5 million users in Q2 of this year.
Learn about the complexities of conducting security science and phishing tests - the psychological dynamics, validity of security usability studies, ethical issues, hallway testing and more.
According to the 10th edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords. Other trends include a jump in phishing, web application and ransomware attacks.
Recently, Microsoft patched a vulnerability that could be used in phishing attacks to direct users to malicious websites. The security update is available in March’s Patch Tuesday, which included two months of updates and 18 security bulletins - 9 of which were rated as critical.
There’s been a 32 percent increase in hacked sites from 2015 to 2016, with no expectations of the trend slowing down, according to Google. Here are some of the top ways that websites get hacked, and what you can do to protect your site against spammers.