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It's Time to Replace SMB with Something Smarter

Original network protocols are starting to age out of usefulness. HTTP is being replaced by HTTPS, people are trying to replace DNS with DNSSEC, and TLS just got its first update in 8 years. Now it's time to update SMB. Introducing SmarTransfer.

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26 Dec 2018

What’s the Problem with SMB 1, and Should You Worry About SMB 2 and 3?

For a certain kind of secure communication, Server Message Block (SMB) is no longer suited for the task. Windows machines use SMB to pass files around a network. Printers, mail servers, and high-priority internal network segments use SMB to provide access to remote users. Although SMB is convenient for Windows and other networks, it’s also convenient for attackers.

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17 Dec 2018

How to Protect Your SMB Clients from Ransomware

No company is too small to be devastated by a ransomware attack. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are prime targets, and the number--and cost--of such attacks continues to rise.

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17 Sep 2018

Use Redis? There's a Good Chance It's Been Co-Opted

Open source databases may have a problem. For the second time in just three years, a popular open-source database has become infected, on a massive scale, with cryptocurrency-related malware. In late 2016, the vector of the infection was MongoDB, and the source of the infection was ransomware.

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08 Jul 2018

How Ransomware Is Changing Cybersecurity and What To Do About It

A new report from IBM shows that the total number of breached records dropped about 25% last year, an amount representing 2.5 billion files. Unfortunately this did not mean that information security professionals suddenly discovered how to stop cyberattacks altogether. Most of the drop comes from files that have been encrypted, rather than outright stolen.

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13 Jun 2018

NotPetya Caused Maersk to Lose Hundreds of Millions in US Dollars

The world’s largest container ship and supply vessel operator, Maersk, announced last week that it has suffered hundreds of millions in U.S. dollar losses from the ransomware attack, “ NotPetya ”. 
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01 Sep 2017

GoldenEye “NotPetya” Ransomware Is Disrupting The Globe With Irreversible Damage

It’s not just the physical world that’s volatile; the cyber world isn’t safe either. Just barely a month after Wannacry ransomware shook up the cyber ecosystem, there was another cybersecurity epidemic that wreaked global havoc on June 27th.

This time it’s Petya, or is it NotPetya... or maybe GoldenEye...

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30 Jun 2017

So you WannaCry or get Petya-rified, or you Wanna-Be-Safe?

It’s another day and another global cyber attack, which is debilitating companies all over Europe and the US this time by ransomware known as, Petya.  Organizations have come to the conclusion that protecting information is key to keeping customers and maintaining business stability.   However, the way in which information and assets are protected must change because the current model just isn’t keeping hackers from the vital business assets.

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28 Jun 2017

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