Vulnerabilities of E-mail Clients

E-mail represents a crucial part of both corporate and private communication. Thanks to its popularity there is a plethora of different e-mail clients with advanced features that enhance the simple and originally pure text format of e-mail by features like sending of attachments (MIME), encrypted contents (S-MIME, PGP) or stylized HTML text with images. Nevertheless,...

International Recognition of SK-CERT National Unit

SK-CERT national unit has become a full member of the community of Security and Incident Response Teams by gaining the Accredited status, the second level of membership within the Trusted Introducer Service on 3 May 2018, and thus has won an international recognition. More detailed information regarding the membership in TI is available at the following...
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Cryptojacking – Will Rob You Without Your Knowledge

The beginning of the year 2018 has brought a constantly growing threat in the field of cyber security which impacts a huge amount of Internet users. Either societies with a large infrastructure or a teenager with a notebook. Despite the fact that it is not anything new, the growth of cases and new methods of implementation deserve a due attention. Let’s...
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Participation of the Slovak Republic within Locked Shields 2018 Exercise

Locked Shields 2018, an internationally recognized exercise, was held on 24 – 26 April 2018. The exercise is annually organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn and represents the most comprehensive and the most advanced cyber security exercise organized at international level.   Within the simulated environment the teams...
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The First of a Series of Workshops on Cyber Security Act

The workshop aimed at clarification of status and responsibilities of operators of essential services and digital service providers was held on 13 April 2018 in Bratislava’s hotel Bôrik.  The Act on Cybersecurity came into force on 1 April 2018. It is the first legislative act which comprehensively approaches the issue of security in the national...
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Act on Cybersecurity enters into force on 1 April 2018

Historically first legislative act, regulating the issue of cybersecurity in the Slovak Republic was published in the Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic on 9 March 2018. On the following links you can download the complete version of the Act on Cybersecurity no. 69/2018 Coll. in Slovak and English versions. The Act systematically and...
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Tips to Manage Your Privacy

Follow these tips to manage your privacy in an always-on world: Secure your devices: Use strong passwords, passcodes or touch ID features to lock your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out. Think before you app: Information about you, such as...
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Phishing

Phishing attacks use e-mail or malicious websites (clicking on a link) to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware and viruses. Spear Phishing Spear phishing involves highly specialized attacks against specific targets or small groups of targets to collect information or gain access to systems. For example, a cybercriminal may launch...
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What to Do if You Are a Victim

Report it to the appropriate people within the organization, including network administrators. They can be alert for any suspicious or unusual activity. If you believe your financial accounts may be compromised, contact your financial institution immediately and close the account(s). Watch for any unauthorized charges to your account. Consider reporting the attack to your local...
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