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United Nations will enact a Cyber Security Treaty says WatchGuard

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Escalations in state-sponsored cyber attacks will force the United Nations (UN) to tackle the issue with a multinational Cyber Security Treaty during 2019, predicts researchers at WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab. “The growing number of commercial, government and civilian victims will cause the UN to more aggressively pursue a cyber security treaty that establishes rules of…

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Malware appears on the WatchGuard top ten malware list for first time

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Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and is primarily delivered by email to trick victims into installing fake cleaning software. The new…

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Wi-Fi users fed false sense of security

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WatchGuard Threat Lab predicts that WPA3 Wi-Fi will be compromised in 2019. Unless more comprehensive security is built into the Wi-Fi infrastructure users will be fooled into feeling safe with the new WPA3 encryption standard, while still being susceptible to attacks such as Evil Twin Access Points (APs). This is the warning from researchers at…

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Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

Corey Nachreiner

Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualisation…

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WatchGuard Quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that 30 per cent of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

WatchGuard Quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that 30 per cent of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

Almost a third, or 30 per cent, of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions, according to research published today in WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.

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