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Twitter Aims for User Safety Via Mass Blocking

Twitter has introduced a feature that makes blocking multiple accounts easier as it works on additional user controls to boost security, according to the company. All Twitter users will be able to use the security settings in coming weeks. Twitter has already released mute, block and report features to improve user experience, but increasing volumes of unwanted interactions on Twitter required more sophisti...

iOS 9 Boosts Security with Six-Digit Passcode and Two-Factor Authentication

Apple’s iOS 9 will oblige users to strengthen the passcode that protects devices and improve two-factor authentication by building it directly into the operating system, making it harder for others to gain unauthorized access to Apple IDs, according to the company. Apple added two-step verification to some types of accounts in March 2013, but users could log in using their Apple ID only and with no second c...

Most Companies Don’t Know Where Their Sensitive Data Is

Some 64% of companies are uncertain about the location of their sensitive information, while more than half are worried about temporary worker or contractor mistakes with their data security, according to The State of Data Security Intelligence, a study by Ponemon Institute. The lack of knowledge regarding data (52%), third party or outsourced management of data (48%), and migration to new mobile platforms...

Seven out of 10 Cyberattacks Hack Websites Target Secondary Victims

Nearly 70% of cyber attacks target secondary victims, and not the owners of the hacked website, according to the 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, an annual report by telecommunications company Verizon. The attackers hack websites then serve up malware to visitors, expecting that their true target will become infected. Hackers have no real interest in the owner of the website other than using him to f...

Eight out of 10 UK Businesses Report Information Security Breaches in 2014; Damage Triples

Some 82% of UK companies suffered an information security breach last year, and the damage inflicted by the worst breaches has more than doubled. The average cost of the most severe online security breaches for big business now start at £1.46 million, up from £600,000 in 2014, according to The Information Security Breaches Survey, an annual report by the British Department of Business (BIS) and big four acc...

Google Uses Fingerprint Scanners to Stay Secure On The New Android M

Android M, the newest version of Google’s software for gadgets, intends to increase security of mobile payments, the company informed on its annual developer conference in San Francisco. New measures such as fingerprint- and iris-authenticated money transfers are about to test the market. A new feature is that Android M users will be able to deny apps access to location, personal information and data on a c...

NSA’s Data Harvesting Policy Makes Foreign Governments Cautious Guarding Secrets

The Chinese Government intends to adopt a five-year cybersecurity program, part of a plan announced against cyber confrontation with the United States, while European decision makers are also reducing cooperation with NSA. China’s concern with cyber-security was given a powerful boost following the revelations of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the universal surveillance capabilities of the U...

Facebook Launches New Security Checkup Feature To Prevent Hacks

Facebook has launched a new security feature to prevent hackers from breaking user accounts, allegedly because of an increase of vulnerability issues reported in 2015. Users are now allowed to easily change passwords, setup alerts and clean up login sessions. The login session manager shows which computers the user is logged on and can terminate sessions if instructed. “We invest considerable in building se...

Should your voice be enough to unlock your Android phone? Google seems to think so

According to media reports, some users of Android phones are beginning to see a new feature rolled-out to their devices. And it could mean that all you may need to do to unlock your Android phone in future is murmur the words "Ok Google." This isn't the first time Google has tried to give Android users methods to unlock their devices without having to go to all the "effort" of entering a PIN, swipeable patt...

CTB Locker Ransomware Targets French Companies

A spam campaign delivering CTB Locker is targeting employees from French companies, Bitdefender researchers found. The  spam e-mails  carry an attachment,a .cab file and a message claiming to be from a co-worker of the victim . The e-mails look like authentic bills and  are allegedly sent to management departments.   The e-mails invite people to open the .cab file, an auto-executable Microsoft archive. Once...

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