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Get ready for the onslaught of DeOS attacks

Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report says destruction of service attacks could leave organizations without a backup to restore systems after an attack. But it also points to a resurgence in traditional attacks, like adware and spyware, as well as a social engineering attack that may be more...
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Ransomware gets creative, targets smartphones

Today’s hackers don’t just encrypt your files and hold them hostage, promising to supply a decryption key after ransom is paid. Many of them also encrypt the file names and extensions and delete all shadow copies of your files. Here’s what you can do to both defend and mitigate.
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Microsoft hangs up on phone business

The software giant throws in the towel on smartphone hardware, nuclear weapons systems get an upgrade — from the 1970s — and robotic security guards patrol malls. This was one of technology’s weirder weeks. Read all about it in our tech roundup.
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