February 2019 - In the Boxing Ring

 

In the Boxing Ring

 

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In the Boxing Ring - February 2019

 

4 February 2019 - Welcome to the February 2019 edition of ‘In the Boxing Ring’.

 

This month, in our feature article, Network Box’s Managing Director, Michael Gazeley, talks about The Dark Side of the Internet. Whenever there is a massive data breach, that personal data usually ends up on the Dark Web. There are currently over 6.5 billion sets of hacked credentials already posted on the Dark Web, and the number is growing fast. On pages 2 to 3 we discuss how hackers and cyber criminals can leverage these stolen credentials for malicious activities, and how does this all impact you.

 

Also this month, DNS Flag Day was on 1st February 2019. This change only affect sites operating non-compliant software, and will make most DNS operations slightly more efficient, and also allow operators to deploy new functionality, including new mechanisms to protect against DDoS attacks.

 

On page 5, we highlight the features and fixes to be released in this month’s patch Tuesday for Network Box 5.

 

In other news, Network Box USA’s CTO, Pierluigi Stella, gave a cybersecurity webinar to various universities in the USA title, “The importance of security in today’s tech-driven world”. In addition, Network Box was interviewed by numerous media outlets about the latest security issues including the SCMP, The Standard, and RTHK Radio 3. Finally, the 2018 edition of the Network Box Technology Review is now available for download.

 

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