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Larry Loeb

Principal, PBC Enterprises

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He wrote for IBM's DeveloperWorks site for seven years and has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange.

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Opera Offers First Built-In Cryptojacking Protection Tool

The beta version of Opera 50 is the first major browser to offer a built-in mechanism that blocks cryptojacking, a new form of malware that leverages a victim's CPU to mine cryptocurrency.

The Past, Present and Future of DNS Security

As the fabric of the internet evolves, security professionals must be aware of DNS security threats, such as DDoS attacks and schemes designed to direct users to malicious websites.

Visa Study: Consumers Want Biometric Authentication, Not Passwords

A recent Visa study found that U.S. consumers prefer biometric authentication methods to traditional passwords, and even believe them to be more secure.

Security Vulnerabilities in RFC-1342 Enable Spoofing and Code Injection Attacks

Security vulnerabilities stemming from improper handling of non-ASCII characters in email headers could enable fraudsters to launch spoofing attacks.

Older Office Cybersecurity Vulnerability Exploited by Cobalt Attackers

Fraudsters have used the MS Office Equation Editor cybersecurity vulnerability to craft an attack on financial institutions and users.

Mozilla Advances Cybersecurity Education With New Integration

Mozilla will advance cybersecurity education by teaming up with Have I Been Pwned to notify users if they are using a site that has been recently breached.

Fraudulent Black Friday Apps Spread Malware

A recent RiskIQ report found that about 1 in 25 Black Friday apps widely available in official app stores are fraudulent.

New Crysis Variant Calls for Better Ransomware Protection

A new variant of the Crysis ransomware highlights the need for companies to enhance their ransomware protection.

Privileged Account Management Remains Problematic

Companies that neglect basic security best practices are grappling with problems related to privileged account management, according to a recent survey.

Research Shows Rise in Global DDoS Attacks

According to a recent study, researchers have found that DDoS attacks have risen to nearly 30,000 per day globally.