Corey Nachreiner

New Security Research Reveals Password Inadequacy A Top Threat

WatchGuard® Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers cybercriminals’ heightened use of credential-focused attacks, the continued prevalence of malicious Office documents, and more. WatchGuard Technologies announced the findings of its Internet Security Report for Q2 2018, which explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. The new research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab revealed that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days.

Macro-less Word Document Attacks On The Rise, Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

WatchGuard® Technologies announced new research findings from its Internet Security Report for Q4 2017. Among the report’s most notable findings, threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualization tool, available for the public to access to daily updates about the most prevalent computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.