Category: Security

Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

With Multi ID on the G8 ThinQ, LG adds the convenience of choice to biometric security

June 11, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

As smartphones host more and more personal information such as family photos and even credit card details, security has become a greater issue in the minds of consumers. Accordingly, passwords have evolved from PINs to fingerprint to facial recognition in […]

Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Google reportedly shuts out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack

May 23, 2019

Via: The Verge

The Baltimore city government is recovering from a devastating ransomware attack that has locked up its systems, but officials in the city faced a new problem today. As first reported by The Baltimore Sun, Google blocked city departments from using […]

Apps & OS, Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

May 14, 2019

Via: TechSpot

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer “Security by Default” in the form of end-to-end encryption, there will always be vulnerabilities existing in the […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Cyberattacks and data breaches spike in uncertain climate

May 1, 2019

Via: Techradar

In these times of political and economic uncertainty, as businesses turn their attention to new challenges and contingencies, the risk of a data breach can increase dramatically. By putting in place measures to pre-empt potential pitfalls, businesses must ensure they […]

Privacy, Security

Privacy and data protection an opportunity, says entrepreneur

April 29, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Privacy and data protection should not just be viewed as legal and technical compliance topics, according to James Aschberger, founder and CEO at One.Thing.Less, who says they present an opportunity to embrace, engage and build trust with customers. “From our […]

Computing, Operating Systems, Privacy, Security

Windows 10 update will do away with password expiry policies

April 26, 2019

Via: Techradar

Alongside the draft release of the configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 v1903 and Windows Server v1903, Microsoft has revealed its plan to do away with password expiration policies beginning with the Windows 10’s May update. Once these policies are […]

Hacking, Security

Researchers have a new method to detect malware hidden in hardware components

April 26, 2019

Via: TechSpot

In an age where Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws have become prominent, these bugs only scratch the surface of what hackers and tinkerers have been looking at for years. Hiding malware inside of firmware within hard drives, motherboards, graphics cards, […]

Internet, Privacy, Security, Social Networking

How to protect your privacy on YouTube

April 19, 2019

Via: The Verge

YouTube has become a ubiquitous part of our online world, one where privacy is an issue. Your video-watching habits may be open for the world to see, along with your likes, dislikes, and more. If you create and upload videos, […]

Privacy, Security

Avast’s new Secure Browser will shield you from prying eyes

April 16, 2019

Via: Techradar

Avast has released an updated version of its security-focused web browser, with new features to help you protect your privacy and cover your tracks online. The new Avast Secure Browser, codenamed Aspen, includes a tool called Webcam Guard that prevents […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Why cyber security needs to be prioritised at board level

April 10, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

There is growing evidence that cyber attacks are now deliberately targeting executives and board members – not businesses themselves – which shows that attackers believe this group is particularly vulnerable as well as valuable. More must be done to raise […]