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Block newly-registered domains to reduce security threats in your organisation

Security researchers propose that there might be an additional simple step your company might like to take to better defend your users against threats: aggressively block all domains less than one month old.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.

Smashing Security podcast #093: Abandoned domains and dating app dangers

How do fraudsters exploit abandoned domains to steal your company’s secrets? How can you better protect your privacy when looking for love online? And who has the longest arms in the animal kingdom?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

UK university domains spoofed in massive fraud campaign targeting suppliers

Be on your guard if your company has received an order which appears to come from a UK university email address.

That’s the advice of Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting service for fraud and financially-motivated cybercrime, after it saw a marked rise in the number of domains being registered that look very similar to genuine universities.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Learn a lesson from Nissan – own your brand’s website domain, or else…

The very last thing you want to happen is for potential customers to be told anything off-message as you undertake a major launch of your product.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

Typosquatting – study reveals the real risks when you mistype a website’s name [VIDEO]

Security expert Paul Ducklin has taken an indepth look at the scale and the risk of the typosquatting industry: registering misspellings of popular website domain names in an attempt to profit from typing mistakes.

Is another company trying to register your domain?

Have you received an email about an "urgent registration notice" for your company?

Spams about the need for your firm to register alternative domain names on the web are becoming more and more common.