Category: Security

Privacy, Security

Beware Big Tech’s Data Privacy Doublespeak

January 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

Just a couple months ago, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty inveighed against big tech companies abusing people’s data at a privacy conference in Brussels. She cited a “trust crisis,” ascribing its origins to “the irresponsible handling of personal data by a […]

Hacking, Security

USB Type-C authentication program launches to protect against hardware hacks

January 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Exploiting USB devices and the protocol itself has become far too easy in recent years. Widespread availability of inexpensive malicious hardware has lead many to simply disable unused ports. Through the addition of cryptographic authentication to USB Type-C devices, a […]

Privacy, Security

ExpressVPN launches new Mac and Android apps

January 2, 2019

Via: Techradar

Choosing a VPN that fits your needs can be difficult which is why TechRadar has highlighted the best VPN services of 2019. Our current top pick, ExpressVPN recently announced that it has completely redesigned its Mac and Android apps to […]

Hacking, Security

Malware attack affects publishing of major U.S. newspapers

December 31, 2018

Via: Mashable

A suspected malware attack affected major U.S. newspapers over the weekend. In what was initially thought to be a server outage, the attack delayed distribution of Saturday’s Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, according to the Times. On Saturday […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Acronis Partners with Google’s Virustotal to Make Acronis PE Analyzer Available to All

December 26, 2018

Via: DataVersity

A recent press release reports, “Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, today announced its machine learning-based malware detection engine, Acronis PE Analyzer, is now integrated into VirusTotal. A subsidiary of […]

Hacking, Security

Malware threats continue to rise and target IoT

December 20, 2018

Via: Techradar

The number of new malware threats grew significantly during the last few months of 2018 as criminals upped their hacking game, according to research from McAfee Labs. The firm reported finding 480 new variants every minute during the three months […]

Privacy, Security

Facebook responds to claims that it shared users’ private messages

December 19, 2018

Via: Techradar

Following the news that Facebook has been embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, the company has released a blog post entitled ‘Let’s Clear Up a Few Things About Facebook’s Partners’. An investigation by the New York Times revealed Netflix, Spotify, […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Email cyberattacks on the rise – are you protected?

December 12, 2018

Via: Techradar

The number of emails sporting potentially dangerous attachments has risen sharply, and your security platform may not be doing enough to stop it, new research has claimed. The latest figures from Mimecast uncovered a 25 percent rise in possibly malicious […]

Hacking, Security

Security Think Tank: Three steps to detect malware comms

December 7, 2018

Via: Computer Weekly

Attackers using multiple command and control (C&C) systems to communicate with backdoors and other malware can be a complicated issue and is one of the tougher scenarios a security professional can run up against. We are accustomed to clicking on […]

Hacking, Security

What Are the Security Risks of the Internet of Things?

December 6, 2018

Via: WebPro

IoT devices are just computers so all the threats that we’re used to from the computer world get transferred into any IoT device. In addition, they tend to be low cost, not well designed, built offshore, so they have more […]