What is…an exploit?

shutterstock_189045062Most cyberattacks involve criminals exploiting some sort of security weakness.

That weakness could be down to a poorly chosen password, a user who falls for a fake login link, or an attachment that someone opened without thinking.

However, in the field of computer security, the word exploit has a specific meaning: an exploit is a way of abusing a software bug to bypass one or more security protections that are in place.

Software bugs that can be exploited in this way are known as vulnerabilities, for obvious reasons, and can take many forms.

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Watch now – Sophos Intercept X in two minutes!

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150Today’s cybercriminals are more sophisticated than ever, and next-generation attacks call for next-generation solutions.

Launched last week, Sophos Intercept X is a completely new approach to endpoint security.

It features signatureless anti-exploit, anti-ransomware and anti-hacker technology that includes visual root-cause analysis and advanced malware cleanup – all managed via the Sophos Central Admin console.

No other solution on the market offers so many features in a single package.

Want to know more? Watch our video!

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Introducing Sophos Intercept X – a completely new approach to endpoint security

sophos-intercept-x-icon-150At Sophos, we’re no strangers to next-generation security. You can see it across our entire product line, from our powerful Security Heartbeat technology that leverages Sophos Central to facilitate communication between endpoints and the network, to our advanced behavioral analytics and malicious traffic detection features (and a whole lot more).

Today, with the introduction of Sophos Intercept X, we’re taking a massive leap forward in next-generation protection – not just for Sophos, but across the entire security industry as a whole.

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Sophos Mobile Control offers same-day iOS 10 compatibility

ios-10Apple has made iOS 10 available and will push upgrade notifications out to devices over the next few days. Some early adopters even have iOS 10 already installed!

Good news – Sophos Mobile Control is ready with same-day support of iOS 10. Once iOS 10 is loaded onto your users’ devices, it’ll be supported by all components of Sophos Mobile Control.

For a comprehensive list of iOS 10 features, please visit Apple’s iOS product page. Another good source of information about iOS 10 and the newly-announced Apple gadgets is Digg.com’s live blog from Apple’s recent iPhone 7 keynote.

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6 ways Sophos Home can keep your kids safe this school year!

Sophos HomeIn many parts of the world right now we are right in the middle of back-to-school season. Kids are getting excited to see their friends again and head back to the classroom, and are preparing for the best possible experience in school this year.

But what about at home? With so much of a child’s social life, homework and playtime happening online nowadays, you want to make sure their experience on the internet is as safe and fun as possible.

We have a number of tips that your kids can use to be safer online and on social media. But no matter how careful or internet-savvy your kids might be, criminals are always coming up with new ways to cause problems and find their way into your home computers.

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IT pros are worried about email security, says survey

Central with EmailToday we officially announced the release of Sophos Email, our brand new secure email gateway solution, as an addition to our Email product range and our Sophos Central management platform.

It’s engineered to provide our leading threat and spam protection to users of Microsoft Exchange Online, Office 365, Google Apps for Work and many other email services. And from what we heard in our recent email security survey, users of cloud-based email services like these are in desperate need of the extra protection it delivers.

We conducted the survey among our Spiceworks community and readers of Naked Security. We’re just starting to analyze some of the results and they make for interesting reading.

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Sophos Mobile Control is named SC Magazine’s Best Buy!

SC BEST BUY logoSophos Mobile Control has been given five stars and the “Best Buy” award from SC Magazine, beating AirWatch, IBM and Citrix in the publication’s latest review of mobile device management solutions.

We’re delighted that Sophos Mobile Control came out on top, and received a perfect five out of five stars in all categories in the July 2016 issue.

The review editors at SC Magazine were full of praise for Sophos Mobile Control:

“Out of the gate we need to say that this product impressed us.”

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