Category: Security

Computing, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Cloudflare’s WARP VPN is launching in beta for macOS and Windows

April 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Cloudflare’s WARP VPN service began its life last year as a free add-on to the company’s app — which itself is a DNS resolver application that promises faster internet — and was immediately popular. (There were, at one point […]

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

Security Think Tank: ID-driven security helps safeguard the workforce

March 11, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Before the days of mobile computing and smartphones, employees worked exclusively on-site in an office. For security professionals, these were simpler times; external risks were confined to the office network. However, the current Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown has forced […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Advanced malware for Android can steal PINs, patterns and 2FA codes for Google Authenticator

February 27, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Cybersecurity shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially with all the personal information we have on our devices. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a great way to keep your accounts safe but it seems criminals have found a way around that method as […]

Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

Google warns users not to mess with Huawei devices

February 25, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Google has warned owners of Huawei smartphones not to try to bypass the controls placed on them to install Google’s apps on their devices, saying that because their security cannot be guaranteed, they run the risk of inadvertently installing a […]

Privacy, Security

Security Think Tank: How zero trust lets you take back control

February 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Zero trust. It’s not just a new buzzword, or perhaps the name of a questionable action film, but instead a real set of principles, procedures and methods for tackling the changing IT security landscape, and modernising approaches to IT infrastructure […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Mac-based security threats outpacing Windows

February 11, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Organisations running Mac-based systems are increasingly at risk of compromise, with the volume of threats targeting the environment now growing more rapidly than those targeting Windows, according to Malwarebytes’ latest annual State of malware report, which has just been released. […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Huawei, ZTE ask the FCC not to label them national security threats

February 4, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Ever since 2012, the U.S. has considered Huawei to be a national security threat because of its close ties to the communist Chinese government. A law in the country could force Huawei to gather intelligence on behalf of President Xi […]

Hacking, Internet, Security, Wireless & Cloud

Hackers keep getting access to your data. Is Amazon to blame?

February 3, 2020

Via: Mashable

Each new week seemingly brings with it another disturbing discovery of personal data left unsecured and exposed on the internet. Different companies — spanning industries as varied as pornography, cannabis, and medical records — screwing up in hard-to-parse ways, all […]

Privacy, Security

End-user security ignorance laid bare in new report

January 23, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Less than a quarter of people aged between 23 and 38 (so-called millennials) can correctly define the term “ransomware”, more than one-fifth of Brits don’t know how to change their Wi-Fi security settings, one-third of Aussies “don’t feel the need” […]

Cybersecurity, Security

CAA debuts aviation cyber security assurance scheme

January 17, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a scheme, developed in partnership with security certification body Crest, that it hopes will play a key role in its strategy to enable the aviation industry to manage its security risks without […]