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Protection of VPN concentrators through deception

Given the rapidly increasing number of employees who work from home, VPN (virtual private network) infrastructures are particularly at risk. … The focus is on so-called VPN concentrators. A VPN concentrator is in the ‘middle’ of the network, i.e. at the hub; it concentrates VPN connections and forwards traffic. This is usually hardware for cryptographic …

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Cyber attackers target children at home

Kids more likely to click on links and download malware. … With millions of students potentially studying from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals have shifted their efforts towards exploiting the applications that Australia’s more than 3.9m students rely on most. … Authorities have warned about cybercriminals targeting the virtual private network (VPN) tools …

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IT Wire: Cyber attackers taking aim at VPNs as more work from home

Cyber attackers are definitely going to be targeting VPNs as a means of accessing the corporate network or SaaS accounts from a compromised user’s personal computer. … “Attackers will definitely be targeting access through VPNs as many companies are simply not ready for an attack from this vector,” Carolyn Crandall, Attivo Networks. “With VPN split-tunnelling, …

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Hackers Target Unpatched VPNs and Work at Home Staff, CISA Warns

Hackers are targeting unpatched VPNs (virtual private networks), work-at-home staff and remote employees amid coronavirus workforce shifts, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned in an alert. CISA is urging organizations to implement the following six recommendations if considering telework options: Update VPNs, network infrastructure devices, and devices …

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