May 17, 2021

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had questions in response to the tweet that I thought it was worth a blog post exploring this one weird cyber defense trick.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a virtual workshop on June 2 and 3, 2021 to enhance the security of the software supply chain and to fulfill the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Cybersecurity of the Feder…

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One week after the French branch of cyber insurance giant AXA said that it would no longer be writing policies to cover ransomware payments, the company’s operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Phillippines have reportedly been hit… by …

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I don’t think any of us would have thought in March 2020 that remote working would be as popular as it has become. The scepticism perhaps came from the hurriedness with which the measures were implemented, as many people worked from kitchen tables and between childcare responsibilities. Or maybe it stemmed from organisations’ historic reluctance to adopt remote working. Their reason for that is understandable: remote working makes it almost impossible to keep an eye on employees and make sure they’re acting responsibly. For many, the concept of employee monitoring conjures the idea of a workplace-turned-panopticon, with bosses logging each

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