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Outwitting evil in The Age of Sophisticated Cyber-Criminality.




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By late May, 2000 it was common. In the suburbs that circle Manhattan and the villages surrounding Paris. In Tokyo, Toronto and Topeka. And Melbourne, Moscow and Mumbai. In a word, everywhere.  All around the globe, hundreds of thousands of bank statements made the same statement: “YOU’VE BEEN ROBBED!”

What had happened?
I LOVE YOU. Arguably history’s most infamous and destructive worm attack had just given the whole world an amorous embrace….And picked its pocket! Millions of unsuspecting computers crashed, or suffered file corruption. Or very costly  theft. No one knows how much money was lost.

But that was just the beginning.

On August 12, 2003, the Blaster Worm slithered past weak system services and into Windows computers. Millions went down. Repeatedly. Hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs were never the same.

By January 17, 2007, Storm Worm, a slimy email spamming threat, had begun its reign of terror. Disguised as a current events email featuring bogus news stories, Storm plagued as many as ten million PCs by September. Causing widespread document loss and chronic system failure.

There was Conflicker, Klez and Code Red. Zlob, Zeus and Netsky. Pro Rat, Koobface and Bifrost. And thousands more that wreaked just as much havoc.

Fact is, the first decade of the twenty-first century has now been acknowledged by Internet Security Engineers, Sociologists and Law Enforcement Agencies as the beginning of an age of Sophisticated Cyber-Criminality, the likes of which man has never before seen! – Yet now, as we cautiously tip-toe through the second decade of the twenty-first century, it seems the world’s brutish army of techno-thugs has just gotten larger and more devious.

By June 2011, they’d unleashed The Morto Worm. And just earlier this month, on January 6th, a Red Tape Chronicles report on proclaimed: “New virus raids your bank account. But you won’t notice.” 

So, what should we conclude? That the Evil rule the Internet?

That we should resign ourselves to their terror attacks? And accept their destruction and plunder?

Resign? Accept? Tip-Toe? No! We must…….Outwit!

And in 2007, that’s exactly what the scientists at Comodo did. Announcing in an August 16th press release that they had succeeded in “transforming desktop security from a detection-based to a prevention-based” model. – Suddenly, the White List Strategy had replaced the Black List Strategy.

You see as early as 2006, Comodo R&D had posited that the only way to stop the escalating onslaught of viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other destructive malware was to make a radical strategic shift. To reject the conventional “detection” philosophy that served only to protect a PC from a list of notoriously unsafe files that were ALREADY known. And instead, initiate a new “prevention” philosophy that only allowed a PC to run the millions of safe files registered on a periodically updated White List, embedded within incorruptible code. The scientists of Comodo called their new technology Defense+. It’s Comodo’s unique version of the industry’s most advanced Internet Security System, the Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS).

Today, Comodo Internet Security Pro and Complete 2012 are next generation versions of the bold thinking Comodo R&D initiated six years ago. They feature Comodo’s own patent-pending Auto-Sandbox Technology. An advance that instantaneously spots and isolates any file not found on our White List. It tests such files for safety. Then turns them over to our Antivirus component to be destroyed if they’re found to pose any threat. – All while experts within Comodo’s R&D facility actually observe and assess remotely, 24/7/365. Amazing!

This is why Comodo Internet Security Pro and Complete 2012 are the ONLY Internet Security Software products available today that confidently come with a $500 Virus-Free Guarantee.

This is why Comodo Internet Security Software has been rated No.1 by Matousec, the industry’s toughest and most venerable Internet Security Software tester. For three years running.

But most important of all, this is why PC users everywhere no longer have to resign themselves to the havoc, destruction and plunder caused by malicious malware and the evil minds that devise it. Because you can count on this. The I LOVE YOUs, Storm Worms and Mortos of the future will NOT succeed.

Will NOT breach the ramparts of your PC.

Will NOT corrupt your documents.

Will NOT rob your ID or steal your savings.

That is, as long as your ramparts are protected by Comodo’s Internet Security Software.

Comodo. Science Not Hype.

– Glenn Scheuer

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Cyber Security

What’s an IP location CDN?




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If you are a business leader or a website owner who is determined to take on newer heights for your business, you need to make an effort to study the digital world and everything it encompasses. For example, the phrase that has been typed a lot in search engines is ‘IP location CDN.’

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Do you have an idea why?

We are talking about the CDN IP location for this article, how they are both different entities, why the search phrase begins to be ranked, and what components you can take into consideration when shopping for CDN providers.

Let’s get started!

IP location CDN: what is it?

It is essential to understand that the CDN IP location is not an actual piece of technology. They are two separate entities. The IP location is one thing, while the CDNs, short for Content Delivery Networks, are another. A quick definition of an IP address, also known as an IP address, is a network address for your device so that the internet is informed as to where the data, emails, or pictures of dogs and beaches can be transmitted.

Every gadget has now it. Whether it’s a personal computer or a tablet, there are IP addresses in every device that can access the internet. Hundreds of IP address tracker devices are available online, so you can simply turn to these automated resources to find out what the answer is if you curry where any users are.

On the other hand, CDNs are a bunch of servers scattered around the world. This is how global internet users can use media from the internet much faster and easier wherever they are. Unknown to the large majority, CDNs run half the internet. These cloud content delivery platforms distribute data more effectively to users worldwide. Without the help of a CDN, visitors to websites must collect data from the host of the origin of a site, which means that the host responsible for keeping the website and its content alive. While nothing is wrong here, the host origins are not made to accommodate hundreds of thousands of people at once.

That means that if your website is not backed up by CDN and you all visit your website from your ocean of users, it will more likely crash because your visitors will request data from the host of origin. This host of origin is also situated in one region of the globe. This means that users of your site who are seas other than origin will notice a significant delay in loading the web page. In the meantime, your users who live near the origin will not experience the same browsing encounter. CDNs are therefore helpful: because they reduce latency, and several servers around the globe help to relay your web data much faster.

Why are people looking this up?

Understandably, a lot of CDN IP positions have been searched for. If you’re shopping for CDNs, you’d like to find out where the location of your CDN providers is. It is because you would like to make sure that their positions are close to where your primary markets are located. You may be a company based in Atlanta, for example, but your website has an extensive follow-up in Sweden and Japan. In that particular case, you would like to make sure that the CDN providers you find have locations in those areas as well.

You can turn to an IP address tracker for support if you are not certain where your site visitors are. These kinds of digital tools help you find out where your digital markets are. Of course, your web host should have this information ready, but if you want to single out a single user or visitor, and you want to know where they come from, the IP address tracker should be enough. Look around online, and you’re going to find a lot of them.

How to choose CDN providers

As stated earlier, the number one thing you would like to ask CDN providers is where they are located. They might have the most advanced equipment and prices, but if their presence points are far from where your web site needs to be strongest, it may be pointless to sign up. Please note that the very essence of why you first sign up with a provider is that your sets can be loaded quickly. Check out where our locations are on this link.

Customer service is something you can’t overlook. If you entrust your Web data to CDN providers, you would want a trustworthy team to be responsible if anything goes wrong. It’s also extremely helpful to be able to turn to a talented pool of trusted professionals, particularly when you run an e-commerce business.


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Facebook Announced Rewards for Vulnerabilities in Hermes and Spark AR





On Friday, Facebook revealed it is providing substantial incentives for vulnerabilities found in Hermes and Spark AR through its bug bounty programme.

Hermes is a JavaScript engine which was released a year ago by Facebook as an open source. Hermes is used for Android and other applications by the social media giant’s React Native apps, including Spark AR, an augmented reality tool used to create effects on Facebook , Instagram, and even on Facebook’s Portal smart displays.

Its bug bounty program has covered vulnerabilities found in native Facebook code, but the company says it wants to encourage security researchers to analyze Hermes and Spark AR, which is why bug bounties have increased significantly.

For example, if a white hat hacker discovers a vulnerability or an exploit chain that allows remote execution of code while running a Spark AR effect, they will receive $25,000. The exploit can either directly target the Spark AR platform, or the Hermes JavaScript VM.

“May adjust the amount depending on the particular bug and exploit. For instance, an exploit chain that lacks an ASLR bypass will result in a slightly lower payout. Likewise, an out-of-bound writing where the route to RCE is not clear would receive a lower payout, “explained Facebook.

On average, a vulnerability that allows an attacker to read user data might be worth $15,000. Denial-of – service (DoS) flaws resulting from out-of-bound read or write bugs will yield between $500 and $3,000 to researchers.

They can also receive a bonus of up to $15,000 if they provide a complete proof-of – concept (PoC) exploit, meaning they might get $40,000 for a flaw in remote code execution.

Last year, Facebook paid out more than $2.2 million through its bug bounty program, and a total of almost $10 million since its program was launched in 2011.


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Google Announced New Policy Updates to Reject Ads for Spyware





Google announced this week that it will effectively reject ads for surveillance technology starting next month, by updating its policy.

The revised Google Advertising Promoting Unethical Behavior Policy, which would “prohibit the promotion of goods or services that are advertised or targeted for the express purpose of tracking or controlling another person or their activities without their authorisation,” will be implemented beginning August 11, 2020, the Internet giant announced.

Google must enforce the policy internationally in an attempt to combat spyware ads and other forms of surveillance.

Such technology, explains the company, involves using spyware, malware, and other means to monitor a person’s messages, phone calls, or browsing habits, or keep an eye on their whereabouts using GPS trackers.

In addition, Google’s revised policy would also strike the sale of surveillance devices such as audio recorders, cameras, dash cams and nanny cams that are “marketed for the purpose of clear spying.”

“It does not include (a) private investigative services or (b) products or services designed to track or control parents’ underage children,” explains the company.

If any violations of the new policy are found, Google will initially issue a alert, and delete offending accounts within 7 days.

Advertisers are told, before August 11, to delete any advertisements that might result in a policy breach.


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