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The Increasing Effect of Geopolitics on Cybersecurity by http://bit.ly/2xTAkM8

The effect of geopolitics on cybersecurity can be seen daily – from Chinese cyber espionage to Russian attacks on the Ukraine and North Korea’s financially-motivated attacks against SWIFT and Bitcoins – and, of course, Russian interference in western elections and notably the US 2016 presidential election.

The primary cause is political mistrust between different geopolitical regions combined with the emergence of cyberspace as a de facto theater of war.

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Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux by https://is.gd/VLyo98

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Wait, Linux needs antivirus and anti-malware solutions? I thought it was immune to such things. Perhaps a bit of clarification is necessary here. First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code.

Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable.

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3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity by https://is.gd/gjixZL

 

 

The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies are making their way from the dark alleys of SilkRoad and AlphaBay into the mainstream.

Suddenly, investing in these digital currencies has become something of a fad, with hedge fundsand Wall Street pundits getting on board.

As someone who works in IT and sees both the behavior of customers and platforms, there is a clear trend — though anecdotal — of more interest over both new cryptocurrencies and consequently, matters that relate to safety and privacy.

While digital currencies may provide a new and substantial investment vehicle, the greater revolution may not be through Bitcoin, but through the blockchain technology upon which it is built. Suddenly blockchain is being suggested as a solution for everything from farming to climate change, and from real estate to VR content marketing.

 

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How to Scan Your Linux Computer for Viruses and Rootkits by https://is.gd/Mcj0vO

Are you worried that your Linux computer may be infected with malware? Have you ever checked? While Linux systems tend to be less susceptible to malware than Windows, they can still be infected. Many times they’re less obviously compromised, too.

There are a handful of excellent open-source tools to help you check if your Linux system has been the victim of malware. While no software is perfect, these three have a solid reputation and can be trusted to find most known threats.

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5 ways to create a secure firewall by https://is.gd/DwBX47

Firewalls represent the technological gateways into and out of companies, as well as serving to compartmentalize internal systems and networks to segregate them from one another.

Network traffic flowing through, or blocked by, firewalls does so based upon specific permissions intended to secure systems, services and users from unauthorized access or malicious threats.

A properly maintained firewall is one of the keys to business and operational success.

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How To Download All The Data That Google Has On You by https://is.gd/jzuEd0

Google runs lots of different systems, and they all store data about you. There’s the search engine itself, of course, which knows what you’ve been looking for on the web. Then there’s Youtube, Blogger, Calendar, your Google Drive, Hangouts, Gmail and more.

If you want to download a copy of all the data about you that’s held on Google’s servers, it’s actually surprisingly easy.

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