How do you play your part for a better Internet?

How do you play your part for a better Internet?

The Internet is an astonishingly resourceful place - unlimited information on almost any subject in the world is at our fingertips. We use it to document our writings, chat with fr ...

Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Every year on January 28th we are reminded of the importance of our personal data and how it could be misused against us. More than 47 European countries along with United States a ...

Beware, Facebook Scam Shares Porn on Your Groups!

Beware, Facebook Scam Shares Porn on Your Groups!

A new Facebook tag scam is spreading pornographic content in Facebook groups, Bitdefender warns. We came across an evolved version of the known Facebook tag scam that manages to in ...

In 2016, growing IoT comes with new opportunities — and new threats

In 2016, growing IoT comes with new opportunities — and new threats

The Internet of Things is becoming a bigger part of consumers’ daily lives, thanks in large part to smart phones with larger screens that people use to control smart devices, accor ...

Ten facts you might not know about Linux

Ten facts you might not know about Linux

Today is Linus Torvalds’ 46th birthday! He is the inventor and lead developer of Linux kernel, the core of the operating system we all know and use today under various shapes and s ...

Tech trends: what to expect in 2016

Tech trends: what to expect in 2016

‘Cyber-security’, ’encryption’, ‘the Cloud’ and ‘machine learning’ have been among the buzzwords of 2015. We expect them to be at least as trendy next year, with technology compani ...

Biggest cyber-security events of 2015; lessons learned for a safer 2016

Biggest cyber-security events of 2015; lessons learned for a safer 2016

2 million compromised records 38% increase in security incidents First hacked smart car First ransomware for Linux Launch of Windows 10 and privacy concerns 14 million US governmen ...

Data Privacy Day: Reminding Us of Data Protection

Every year on January 28th we are reminded of the importance of our personal data and how it could be misused against us. More than 47 European countries along with United States and Canada celebrate it, unanimously agreeing that our personal and private information is worth more than we could imagine. In 2015 alone we’ve seen numerous data breaches, ranging from Ashley Maddison and Anthem to the Office of...

Four in 10 employees share job passwords with family members

Even though employees claim to prioritize online security and understand risky versus safe behavior, they fail to follow best practices consistently, a recent survey shows. While 78 percent believe it’s risky to share passwords with family members, 37 percent are likely to do so. Image source: Flickr Some 58 percent of respondents believe that protecting work-related information is very important -- even mo...

Uber tracking smartphone data to improve safety

Ride-sharing company Uber has started monitoring its drivers in an attempt to signal dangerous driving, according to news reports. Source: The Guardian The Texas-based experiment, which started in late 2015, uses motion sensors built into smartphones to show whether a driver accelerates or brakes too fast, as well as monitor the car’s overall speed. This helps verify user claims that some drivers have broke...

Google says it blocked 780 million bad ads last year

What is Google? If you answered a powerful internet search engine then you're only partly right. Yes, Google does provide the world's most well known search engine, alongside a myriad of other tools such as webmail, online document collaboration, cloud file-syncing and storage, the list goes on... But this isn't where Google makes most of its money. It makes most of its money from advertising. The adverts w...

Angler exploit kit welcomes CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware

After exploit kit usage had gone up by 75% in 2015, it was only a matter of time before the notorious Angler Exploit Kit showed signs of activity and indeed, it was seen adding a new tool to its malware portfolio. CryptoWall 4.0, first uncovered and analyzed by Bitdefender researchers in November 2015, is the latest threat to be added to the malicious arsenal. CryptoWall 4.0 is a ransomware that encrypts fi...

CIOs perceive human error as the biggest threat to corporate email security in 2016

One in four CIOs, IT directors and IT managers from large businesses and SMEs cited human error, such as sending confidential data, as being the biggest threat to corporate email security, according to a recent survey. Source: Pixabay External threats such as spear phishing and gateway attacks were considered a much lower threat, along with the risk of respondent’s partners or extended supply chains exposin...

These are the 25 worst passwords you could ever choose

There's no doubt about it. Human beings are typically terrible at choosing passwords. We either choose a password that is easy to guess (the name of our pet hamster, the name of our favourite football team), or one that is easy to crack (dictionary words like "password" or "letmein"), or find ourselves dreaming up one hard-to-crack and impossible-to-guess complex password ("fTKJ5QSAw}jd'~m3X7N" or "foolery-...

Linux bug to put millions of PCs and Android devices at risk

A four-year zero-day vulnerability in the Linux kernel offers full control of tens of millions of Linux PCs and 66 percent of all Android devices, according to news reports. Source: Perception Point The CVE-2016-0728 flaw, introduced into the Linux kernel in version 3.8 of 2013, is caused by a leak in the OS keyring utility. This is responsible for retaining security data - authentication keys and encryptio...

Beware, Facebook Scam Shares Porn on Your Groups!

A new Facebook tag scam is spreading pornographic content in Facebook groups, Bitdefender warns. We came across an evolved version of the known Facebook tag scam that manages to infiltrate Facebook groups to spread havoc on people’s Walls. It all starts with a link that leads to a legitimate-looking Facebook page. The page promises to display a “Secret +18 Video”. Once you hit the “Play” video button, you a...

Over Half of Major New Business Processes will Adopt IoT by 2020, According to Gartner

Businesses processes will incorporate more Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and services over the next four years as development and production costs continue to drop, according to Gartner. IoT devices will become more practical and affordable, but will still lack security, performance and integration capabilities. Consequently, 75 percent of IoT projects are estimated to double their planning lifecycl...

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