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Privacy, Security

When do you stop sharing your location with someone?

December 6, 2022

Via: Mashable

Hailey Todhunter is walking me through all of the people she shares her location with on Apple’s Find My. Before counting her mutuals, she guesses she has around 30 people on Find My. At the end of the tedious process, […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft Defender offers your enterprise a welcome security boost

November 30, 2022

Via: Techradar

Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint, the company’s endpoint security platform, is being updated to better help protect organizations from ransomware and other cyberthreats. In a recent announcement(opens in new tab), the company said that by having some features on by default, […]


Cybersecurity, Security

7 Cyber Security Tips for SMBs

November 29, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

When the headlines focus on breaches of large enterprises like the Optus breach, it’s easy for smaller businesses to think they’re not a target for hackers. Surely, they’re not worth the time or effort? Unfortunately, when it comes to cyber […]


Privacy, Security

GitHub doesn’t want users to name and shame security flaws any more

November 15, 2022

Via: Techradar

GitHub is allowing developers to notify their peers of discovered vulnerabilities – quietly. The company says this will avoid the “name and shame” game and prevent exploitations that might result from public disclosure. In a blog post(opens in new tab) […]


Hacking, Security

These devious cybercriminals impersonate law firms to steal your data

November 4, 2022

Via: Techradar

Cybersecurity researchers have spotted crooks impersonating major law firm powerhouses to try and trick people into making payments for bogus work. Experts from Abnormal Security uncovered a brand new Business Email Compromise (BEC) attack, conducted by a threat actor dubbed […]


Computing, Data Management

End User Data Threats Businesses Can’t Ignore

October 31, 2022

Via: SmartData Collective

Over the past few years, businesses have transitioned their operations from in-house to remote and hybrid environments. While the shift was temporary and necessary amid the pandemic, benefits like reduced overhead, flexible work schedules, improved morale, enhanced customer experience, and […]


Editorial

IoT—Most Common Security Issues and Effective Ways to Protect Your Company’s IoT

October 28, 2022

Via: Isabella Carter

The Internet of Things (IoT) is perhaps the most rapidly growing technology in recent years. The accelerated development of IoT technologies is enabling businesses to innovate on a never-before-seen scale, but it is also raising unprecedented cybersecurity concerns. Companies must […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Public package repos expose thousands of API security tokens—and they’re active

October 18, 2022

Via: Info World

As part of the development of JFrog Xray’s new Secrets Detection feature, we wanted to test our detection capabilities on as much real world data as possible, both to make sure we eliminate false positives and to catch any errant […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 11 22H2 bug breaks Windows Hello security feature

October 12, 2022

Via: Techradar

Windows 11’s first big update (22H2) has run into further trouble, this time related to Windows Hello logins. As Bleeping Computer(opens in new tab) reports, Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 11 22H2 update is being blocked from some PCs […]


Editorial

5 Strategies for Balancing Security, Acquisition, and Support Costs Without Sacrificing CX

October 11, 2022

Via: Joseph Saunders

Since its inception, the global pandemic has continued to have a long-lasting impact on how we buy, work, and also how our businesses operate.  As such, user behaviour has naturally evolved, leading to developments in customer experience (CX) to meet […]


Hacking, Security

IT pros suffer from serious misconceptions about Microsoft 365 security

October 3, 2022

Via: Techradar

A quarter of IT professionals either don’t know or don’t think Microsoft 365 data can be impacted by a ransomware attack, research from Hornetsecurity has claimed. In addition, 40% of IT professionals that use Microsoft 365 in their organization admitted […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft just fixed a whole load of serious security flaws, so patch now

September 14, 2022

Via: Techradar

September’s Patch Tuesday is upon us, giving Microsoft the opportunity to fix, among other things, two zero-day vulnerabilities being actively exploited in the wild. As per the company’s security advisory, the two flaws are tracked as CVE-2022-37969, and CVE-2022-23960. The […]


Hacking, Security

Top ransomware group hit with DDoS attack, complains about injustice

August 23, 2022

Via: Techradar

In an unexpected turn of events, a ransomware operator has found itself on the receiving end of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, all because they tried to leak stolen data. According to a BleepingComputer report, the LockBit group […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Security is hard and won’t get much easier

August 22, 2022

Via: Info World

Security is one of the few things that will survive the budget axe should the world plunge into recession, but it’s increasingly clear that we can’t simply spend our way to a secure future. Indeed, SLSA (Supply-chain Levels for Software […]


Hacking, Security

This iconic dangerous USB hacking tool is back with a vengeance

August 17, 2022

Via: Techradar

Rubber Ducky, the USB hacking tool that has reached celebrity status due to its part notoriety, has gotten a brand-new iteration, one more dangerous than ever before. Security expert Darren Kitchen showed off Rubber Ducky 3.0 at the recent DEF […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Some Xiaomi phones have serious security flaws

August 15, 2022

Via: Techradar

A flaw discovered in some Xiaomi phones(opens in new tab) could have cost users their hard-earned money. Cybersecurity experts from Check Point Research (CPR) found a flaw in the devices’ mobile payment mechanism, which threat actors could have used to […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Security bug left over 1,000 organizations open to ransomware, device hijacking

July 28, 2022

Via: Techradar

Security researchers have discovered two major flaws in FileWave’s endpoint(opens in new tab) management software which could have given threat actors a way to circumvent authentication measures and completely take over the affected devices. The flaws affected more than 1,100 […]


Privacy, Security

Chrome update will soon help you stop making a huge security mistake

July 26, 2022

Via: Techradar

Making sure you have strong passwords has been common security advice for some time, but Google Chrome is now looking to go a step further with its latest update. The browser is reportedly working on a new feature which will […]


Privacy, Security

Some schools are restricting Google Chrome usage over security concerns

July 25, 2022

Via: Techradar

Several schools and other educational organizations are having to restrict usage of Google’s software, including its Chrome browser and Chrome OS offerings over security and privacy fears. The Dutch Ministry of Education has ordered the country’s education industry to implement […]


Computing, Software & Applications

This new Microsoft Teams update will stop strangers approaching you in chat

July 8, 2022

Via: Techradar

An update coming to Microsoft Teams will help prevent unwanted chats from external users in an effort to boost security in its video conferencing suite. The entry’s(opens in new tab) title reads: “External access chat invitation flow for managed organizations” […]