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Romania ranks last according to the Digital Economy and Society Index

  • 3 months ago
  • posted by: NSHOST

Romania ranks last according to the Digital Economy and Society Index

According to Digitization Analysis, Romania ranks 27th out of the 27 EU member states in the 2022 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). It is important to note that its relative annual growth is lower than that of similar countries. The good news is that we maintain our lead in the proportion of female ICT specialists in the workforce (2nd place) and in the number of ICT graduates (4th place).

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A Romanian white-hacker won the annual web-hacking top for 2021

  • 4 months ago
  • posted by: NSHOST

A Romanian white-hacker won the annual web-hacking top for 2021

Alex Bîrsan took the money from Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Uber and Netflix, after showing them how they can be attacked. A white hacker passionate about identifying security issues for client companies or running public bounty bug-hunting programs, Alex managed to break into the internal systems of the aforementioned organizations, earning over $130,000 in bounties in the process. Nominated for PortSwigger's annual web hacking list, he reaches the top 10 hacking techniques with his famous 'dependency confusion' technique and then takes the #1 spot. His technique demonstrates that an attacker is able to execute the malware on a company's network, replacing privately used software packages – so-called “dependencies” – with malicious public packages of the same name.

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Password policy recommendations: here's what you need to know

  • 4 months ago
  • posted by: NSHOST

Password policy recommendations: here's what you need to know

Users continue to choose weak or easy-to-guess passwords and reuse the same passwords across multiple services. They also tend to question the restrictions: "Which of these rules are reasonable? Which are the most effective? Why do we have all these requirements?"

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97% of people can't identify a phishing attack

  • 5 months ago
  • posted by: NSHOST

97% of people can't identify a phishing attack

Unfortunately, phishing attacks are very common – in 2021, 83% of organizations experienced at least one phishing attack while another 6 billion attacks are expected in 2022. We can say that one out of 99 emails is a phishing attack. Perhaps most worrying is the fact that 97% of people cannot identify such scams.

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