by Business Insights , on 18.06.2018
Chances that ransomware will go away any time soon are slim, so security experts can’t emphasize enough the importance for enterprises to seriously invest in cybersecurity and focus on developing risk mitigation strategies to avoid being caught off-guard. For some reason, the number of businesses ready to pay ransom to get their data back is increasing, opening up endless opportunities for hackers working on complex malicious software to further compromise corporate networks. read more
by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.06.2018
Some smart devices aren’t quite as smart as others. That’s especially true for one smart padlock, which tinkerers have found vulnerable to two types of attack. After reading this, you might want to put your money into a traditional steel padlock with a metal key. Tapplock is a $100 “smart” padlock marketed as “the world's ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 15.06.2018
Apple has updated the Legal section of its App Store rulebook to include new guidelines for members of the iOS Developer Program. iOS developers who collect or sell personal data to a third party without clear, express consent from their users will be banished from the Apple developer community, and the App Store implicitly. Apple’s [and#8230;] read more
by Business Insights , on 15.06.2018
Software defined Networking is here, and there’s plenty of talk about what this means for security. As Ericka Chickowski wrote in Security Must Adjust as SDN Goes Mainstream we know one thing: security will need to continue to adjust to compensate. read more
by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.06.2018
Smart medical devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, wearables, connected cars and smart home devices are growing in popularity – and collecting a lot of user information. This is a problem mostly because IoT devices currently on the market are very vulnerable, lacking even the most basic encryption. You’d think manufacturers working on smart ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 14.06.2018
In the wake of the Equifax incident last year, more than 143 million people had their personal and financial information leaked by hackers. For one 49-year-old librarian in Vermont, simply watching the company’s image get tarnished would not suffice. Jessamyn West lives in a tiny town in Vermont, USA. She was one of the many [and#8230;] read more
by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 14.06.2018
The Nigerian prince scam is back, and this time going after smaller businesses instead of corporates. On Monday, the FBI announced the arrest of 74 alleged email scammers from seven countries, including 15 money mules and 42 scammers in the US alone. The elaborate scam had been targeting employees from medium-sized businesses that had access [and#8230;] read more
by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 14.06.2018
Reuters reported last week week that the ransomware attack suffered by the city of Atlanta in March was proving costlier than initially thought. City officials told the news agency that the strike continued to disrupt Atlanta’s “mission critical” applications even after its discovery, as the pestilence had not been fully contained. read more
by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 13.06.2018
With cases of cyberbullying on the rise, it is becoming more important to take a closer look at the phenomenon. Especially as, until recently, it was a common misconception that bullying is a boys' thing. In fact, girls are nowadays bullied more on different online platforms, as a Bitdefender study shows (”Teens and online Threats, ...
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by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.06.2018
Once again a large company has suffered a huge data breach, putting millions of innocent customers at risk. Customers of British popular high street stores Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel have been warned that a huge data breach has occurred involving 5.9 million payment cards and the personal data records of 1.2 [and#8230;] read more