Category: Security

Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Hackers Exploit Unpatched VPNs to Install Ransomware on Industrial Targets

April 8, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Unpatched Fortinet VPN devices are being targeted in a series of attacks against industrial enterprises in Europe to deploy a new strain of ransomware called “Cring” inside corporate networks. At least one of the hacking incidents led to the temporary […]

Computing, Cybersecurity, Operating Systems, Security

New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems

March 29, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such as Spectre and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Discovered by Piotr Krysiuk of Symantec’s […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Four in five UK businesses seek new security suppliers

March 25, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

About 80% of UK businesses are currently seeking new suppliers in the cyber security technology space as investment in security remains healthy during the pandemic. And with the average sticker price for a new cyber implementation hitting £800,000 in the […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Security Think Tank: Back to square one – ground-up CNI protection

March 22, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

n the wake of successful or thwarted security incidents that have made the news, similar patterns of response can be seen time and again. More so when it comes to state infrastructures, critical systems, or companies with global visibility. Politicians […]

Privacy, Security

Mark Zuckerberg is now optimistic about Apple’s privacy changes to iOS 14

March 19, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Facebook has openly opposed and criticized Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature that is expected to fully roll out for iOS this spring. The privacy control will essentially put iPhone users in charge of whether they want to be tracked by […]

Privacy, Security

You can now use a physical security key to log into Facebook on Android and iOS

March 18, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Facebook has just announced an improvement in its security features by making hardware security keys compatible with two-factor authentication across iOS and Android devices. Since 2017, hardware security keys on Facebook accounts have only been available for desktops as an […]

Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Google Reveals What Personal Data Chrome and Its Apps Collect On You

March 18, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo called out rival Google for “spying” on users after the search giant updated its flagship app to spell out the exact kinds of information it collects for personalization and marketing purposes. “After months of stalling, Google […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Does email security need a human solution or a tech solution?

March 12, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Malicious emails are an increasing challenge faced by organisations all over the world. According to research from US telecoms giant Verizon, email was the primary delivery method for 94% of malware in 2019, while statistics from UK-based software firm Egress […]

Privacy, Security

Fixing the Weakest Link — The Passwords — in Cybersecurity Today

March 11, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Password security has long been an issue for businesses and their cybersecurity standards. Account passwords are often the weakest link in the overall security posture for many organizations. Many companies have used Microsoft’s default password policies for decades. While these […]

Cybersecurity, Security

How AI-Driven Cybersecurity Drastically Impacts Our Lives

March 10, 2021

Via: SmartData Collective

Artificial intelligence is a form of technology that is drastically changing our lives. We have talked extensively about the benefits of using AI for marketing, gaming, financial analysis and many other applications. One of the most impactful ways that AI […]