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Google ramps up G Suite security console

Google recently announced a new security feature – OAuth apps whitelisting, for its G Suite customers. The feature will provide better visibility and power in hands of the customers, allowing them to define how their data is being used by third-party apps. Google added the feature into its G Suite security controls with an effort to improve the data access permissions and protect user data from any phishing attacks. A few months back, Gmail users were hit by a phishing scam, consisting an email claiming to be an invite for Google Docs. Though actually, it was a hideous act to prompt users to give access permissions to the third-party apps to use their personal data. With the new feature, Google tries to prevent such phishing attacks in future by ensuring better security level for the users...

The ransomware attack continues, affecting systems worldwide

The ransomware attack that hit the world computers on Friday affecting a lot of NHS trusts, is attracting a lot of concern from security agencies, government and IT companies, majorly because of the big data that they all deal with. The malware operator called WannaCry or WanaCrypt 2.0 used an exploit that was leaked by a group called “ShadowBrokers” to run the malware into the computer systems of major hospitals, telecommunications, and courier services. The malware uses strong asymmetric encryption via RSA 2048-bit cipher to lock files and then demands ransom in lieu of decrypting it. One of the identified ways through which the malware is spreading on unaware PCs is – email spams. The attack was apparently brought to a halt by a researcher at MalwareTech – although he did not real...

Mimecast Launches Cloud-based Email Archiving, Continuity and Security services for Office 365

Cloud-based email management provider Mimecast has launched a new range of cloud services and service bundles that’ll  enhance Microsoft Office 365’s archiving, continuity and security capabilities. Mimecast is the ultimate cloud companion if you are using Office 365 or looking to migrate. We bring a broad set of additional capabilities that are good for end-users who want email to be there 100% of the time and need to access their archive anywhere at any time. – Grant Hodgkinson, Product Director, Mimecast. The new services are ideal for IT administrators who’re currently on Office 365 or are considering migrating to it. New service bundles will help these IT administrators address extended compliance, governance, security and email continuity capabilities. The services ...

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