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Articles of interest from the week of January 14, 2019


Advanced Phishing Scenarios You Will Most Likely Encounter This Year
The year 2018 was another record-breaking year for cyberattacks, and organizations should expect more of the same in 2019. Attackers, who continue to prioritize email as the primary attack vector, are increasingly deploying more sophisticated phishing techniques to bypass traditional email security safeguards, thereby complicating cybersecurity initiatives for many government agencies and private sector businesses. (By Eyal Benishti, Dark Reading)

Old Tweets Reveal Hidden Secrets
Old Twitter posts could reveal more about you than you think, according to a research paper released this month. Tweets could reveal places you visited and things you did, even if you didn't explicitly mention them. (By Danny Bradbury, Naked Security)

Popular Web-Hosting Platform Bluehost Riddled with Flaws, Researcher Claims
A researcher claims to have uncovered one-click client-side vulnerabilities in the popular Bluehost web hosting platform. These would allow cybercriminals to easily carry out complete account takeover, according to the analysis. (By Tara Seals, Threatpost)

Average Cost of Cyberattack Now Exceeds $1 Million
A new report by Radware shows that the average cost of a cyberattack now exceeds $1 million. (By Security Magazine)

Reminder: Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in 1-year from today
A new reminder for those who are still holding on to the Windows 7 operating system—you have one year left until Microsoft ends support for its 9-year-old operating system. (By Swati Khandelwal, The Hacker News)

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