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Virtualisation
Kaspersky acquires Brain4Net, extends network security offering
“We are delighted to join the Kaspersky team. The spread of SD-WAN technology needs a strong business scenario, that is why we are partnering with Kaspersky XDR."
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Cybersecurity
Threat intelligence most sought-after security service for MSPs
"When a reactive approach to cybersecurity is not enough, MSPs have to seriously address the choice of threat intelligence service providers."
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Payment innovation
COVID-19 drives up digital payments throughout APAC region
"From these solid statistics, we can infer that the pandemic has triggered more people to dip their toes into the digital economy, which may fully dethrone cash use here in the next three to five years.”
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Windows
MysterySnail: Kaspersky finds zero-day exploit for Windows OS
Kaspersky has uncovered a zero-day exploit for the Windows OS.
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Kaspersky
Building cyber capacity and resilience for our digital future
Kaspersky’s Cyber Capacity Building Program is a fresh way of helping businesses, government agencies and academia to understand how to conduct security assessments of all ICT products they use.
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Small Business / SMB
Kaspersky explores how SMBs survived the initial outbreak of COVID-19
According to a recent Kaspersky study, when the pandemic started in March 2020 developing new products was a way to respond to the uniquely challenging situation for 29% of small companies.
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Passwords
Patch management, robust password policies vital in reducing risk of cyberattacks
"Legacy OS usage, low-end equipment, compatibility issues and human factors often result in security breaches that can jeopardise an organisation's security."
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Banking Trojans
Kaspersky researchers reveal QakBot, a powerful banking Trojan
“QakBot is unlikely to stop its activity anytime soon. This malware continuously receives updates and the threat actors behind it keep adding new capabilities and updating its modules."
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Whatsapp
Kaspersky uncovers malicious version of Whatsapp mod
"We’ve seen how cybercriminals are spreading malicious files through the ad blocks in such apps, and it’s putting the users at risk."
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Linux
Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security enhances protection for Linux and delivers security management as a service
Dedicated protection for Linux servers is essential, no matter if they are on-premise or in the cloud.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky achieves champion status once more in Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix
Kaspersky has achieved champion status for the second consecutive year in the 2021 Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix by Canalys.
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Cloud
DDoS attacks plateau in second quarter - Kaspersky
Scammers have been looking for ways to amplify DDoS attacks.
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Olympic Games
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
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Online dating
Online dating users doxed as personal data exposed
"You might find the love of your life online but unfortunately, there are also bots and fraudsters looking for prey on dating platforms."online
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Password manager
Kaspersky Password Manager could be 'bruteforced in seconds'
As people and enterprises put their trust in password managers to secure their accounts, even well-built password managers can be fatally flawed.
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Deepfakes
Research finds millennials and boomers fear deepfakes and biometrics most of future tech
Research from Kaspersky finds millennials and boomers are wary of future technologies.
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Stalkerware
Threats of stalking and doxing still loom on dating apps
While dating apps have become safer, they still pose significant risk to users, leaving them vulnerable to threats including cyberstalking and doxing. 
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Software Update
Employees fail to update devices, security vulnerabilities increase
Kaspersky's study shows that some staff members are reluctant to update their work devices, meaning that there are vulnerable computers, laptops and smartphones in the corporate network.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky's VR simulation game allows executives to work as IT security specialists
Kaspersky has created a VR game where executives can work as information security specialists, giving them a better understanding of cybersecurity.
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Ransomware
2020 most productive year for Ransomware 2.0
"2020 was the most productive year for ransomware families who moved from hostaging data to exfiltrating data, coupled with blackmailing."
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Software Update
Kaspersky finds 1 in 5 employees pretend their devices are updating to avoid work calls
Kaspersky finds that 21% of employees surveyed say they have pretended their devices were installing updates to avoid attending a call or meeting.
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Cloud
Ransomware attackers bolder than ever
"When you dig into this underworld, you have to expect that it has many faces."
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Microsoft
Security at risk as PC users continue to use end-of-life Windows 7
"Updating your OS is an essential element of security that should not be overlooked."
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky launches new course to defend users against doxing
"Knowing the threats that are out there makes it easier to take measures to avoid them, and one such threat is doxing - the act of gathering and revealing identifying information about someone online against their will."