Industry Insights From Sophos

Sophos grows anti-malware ensemble with Invincea

One may ask, if you already have great next-generation technology, why do you need Invincea’s technology? There’s an “Avengers” analogy to be had here: It’s great to have a group of heroes around to defend the world. But it’s much better to add another hero to the ensemble.

Not all ransomware tools are created equal

In case you hadn’t heard, ransomware is big, big business. In 2016 alone, ransomware payouts are closing in on the billion-dollar mark, with a whopping 70% of companies reporting that they paid to have their maliciously-encrypted data liberated after being hit.

How to ensure you’re not part of the next botnet

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds a great deal of promise to make everyday devices much easier to use, control, program, and access remotely. From “smart” home thermostats and refrigerators to lights and automobiles, there’s remarkable potential to make our lives easier — but there’s also untold risk that these devices can bring to our day to day lives.

Wi-Fi shadows cast by fingers could leak your password

Researchers in a team from Shanghai, Boston and Tampa recently published an temptingly titled paper about password stealing. Dubbed When CSI Meets Public Wi-Fi: Inferring Your Mobile Phone Password via Wi-Fi Signals, the paper makes you think of Crime Scene Investigation, but that’s just a handy collision of acronyms.