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Email ransom attack without the malware

Do You Do Any of These Embarrassing Things?

Email ransom attack

Email ransom attacks are easy and common. It’s like ransomware, but without the clever coding. Not every hacking attack has to be sophisticated. Sometimes hackers simply demand money, with the threat of making life worse if you don’t pay.

Your Device Was Hacked

The following is an example of a non-targeted, completely opportunistic email ransom attack that threatens to expose embarrassing personal details. A ransom of $1,650 will ensure the details stay private.

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NDR – Now Done Realistically

SE Labs launches first public Network Detection and Response test

Network Detection and Response

SE Labs tested VMware NSX Network Detection and Response against a range of hacking attacks designed to compromise systems and penetrate target networks in the same way as criminals and other attackers breach systems and networks.

Full attack chain test in the datacentre

By running the most realistic set of attacks possible we put NDR products to a significant challenge. Can they detect real attacks in real-time, often using unique scripts and malware? If you want to know more about advanced persistent threats on the network please read past the initial graphs in this report and dig into the detail.

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Email security: A beginner’s guide

How SE Labs tests and scores email security services

Email scoring

Email security services can do a lot to protect users from online threats. This also means a lot can go wrong too. Testing and scoring these services requires a lot of attention to detail and a scoring method that takes into account all of the possible outcomes, including unexpected ones.

Learn:

  • How email security services work
  • How you should use them
  • Why we score services the way we do
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Endpoint protection needs your attention

How to get out more than you put in

Endpoint protection needs your attention

Technology gives us tools to achieve sometimes amazing things. But no matter how advanced, it usually requires humans to make an effort.

We’ve all heard the terms, “fire and forget” or “plug and play” but these are usually marketing dreams. In security, as with any other area, you can buy tools, but you need to understand how to use them if you are going to succeed.

ENDPOINT PROTECTION: NEW REPORTS ONLINE!

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DE:CODED Series One Episodes

Binge on all episodes of DE:CODED, Series One.

Find all of the episodes from the award-winning DE:CODED Series One in one handy place.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher RSS Feed

Or play all Series 1 episodes here | and on YouTube

🥇 Winner of the Best Up & Coming Podcast 2021 award 🥇


DE:CODED is the official podcast from SE Labs.

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SE Labs information feeds you can use for free

Follow us like it’s 1999

SE Labs information feeds

We have RSS feeds that let you automatically track our security test reports, our blog posts and our newsletters. Use these SE Labs information feeds to stay in touch.

Aggregate and automate

Whether you just like seeing all of your security news in one place, or need to pull information into one place for automation, our RSS feeds will help.

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Free Security Keys

SE Labs is giving away 100 security keys (and keyrings)

THIS FREE OFFER IS NOW OVER.

To celebrate our 100th blog post the team at SE Labs is giving away 100 security keys. And our exclusive, stylish keyrings!

We bought 100 security keys back before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The idea was to give them away at security conferences. Since then, in-person meetings were cancelled worldwide and we didn’t have a chance to give away these useful keys.

So we’re giving them away now, online. Subscribe to our newsletter and be among the first to learn when the next batch will become available!

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European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

Please nominate us! You did it! Update: And we did it!

European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards is here again! It recognises the best computer security blogs – the sites you use to keep up to date with what’s going on in the cyber security world.

It’s not too late It is now!

Thanks for nominating us. We’re listed in four of the nine categories thanks to you! These are:

  • Best Technical Content
  • Best Corporate Blog
  • Up & Coming Podcast – WE WON!
  • Best Podcast

The winners were announced on the 9th June 2021. Updates are available at the official website.

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DE:CODED – 9 Hollywood Hacker Movies Rated

“How do we make looking at a black screen with code interesting?”

DE:CODED is the official podcast from SE Labs.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher RSS Feed

Or play all Series 1 episodes here | and on YouTube

🥇 Winner of the Best Up & Coming Podcast 2021 award 🥇


Show notes for series 1, episode 8

How realistic are hacking scenes in Hollywood movies? Security expert Simon Edwards analyses scenes from nine of the most well-known films about computer hacking.

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SE Labs Security Conference 2021

London, UK, 27th May 2021

SE Labs Security Conference 2021

SE Labs is holding its annual security conference on the 27th May, 2021

Email security services protection

This year’s focus is email security and the services that claim to provide protection against email threats. Delegates will discuss the latest threat intelligence about email threats. Attendees, including all of the main email security companies, will also examine past, present and next-generation testing methods.

Together we hope to advance the testing of email security like never before.

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