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 ...

CryptoWall 4.0 returns to the wild, posing as good guy

CryptoWall 4.0 returns to the wild, posing as good guy

The infamous CryptoWall ransomware family is back, encrypting files under the false pretenses of testing AV solutions for their’ “suitability” to protect data. “CryptoWall Project ...

Nvidia graphic card bug could expose your private porn habit

Many people would prefer to keep their online porn habit private, and try to keep their adult website surfing secret from their family members or colleagues by enabling a "Private Browsing" mode which ensures that sites you visit aren't saved in your browser history. The "private browsing" feature is included in most modern browsers including Google Chrome where it is called "Incognito mode". But is your br...

Car Makers Place Use of Car, Customer Data on the Radar

Auto industry executives expect a major business model disruption by the end of this decade, with connectivity and digitalization as the most important trends that will hold through to 2025, a recent survey by KPMG shows. Thirty-two percent of auto executives surveyed believe auto buyers trust OEMs (car makers) the most as the ‘owner’ of the data generated from their vehicle. However, 54 percent of the over...

Time Warner Cable customer? Change your password now

If you're a Time Warner Cable customer my advice is that you should change your password now. In fact, if you're making the mistake of using the same password on any other service then now would be a great time to rectify that mistake and ensure that you are using unique, hard-to-crack passwords everywhere. Because some 320,000 ISP customers of Time Warner Cable across the United States have reportedly had...

Ready to say goodbye to Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10? Things to consider

Only 5 days left until versions 8, 9 and 10 of Internet Explorer reach end-of-life and leave late IE 11 adopters exposed to specific exploits. And this is not an understatement, Internet Explorer has quite a reputation … it was plagued over the years with many critical vulnerabilities, including remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and security feature bypass. Security risks...

Half of Consumers Perceive Security and Privacy as Obstacles to IoT Adoption

Some 47% of consumers in 28 countries avoid buying IoT devices because they lack security and pose privacy risks, while 62% think they are too expensive, a survey shows. Image source: Pixabay “Security has moved from being a nagging problem to a top barrier as consumers are now choosing to abandon IoT devices and services over security concerns,” the report notes. “More than two-thirds of the consumers surv...

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, according to the latest Digital Trends Report from Adobe Digital Index. Many companies and experts predict 2016 will be a big year for the Internet of Things, or IoT — which is how we call the Internet-connected stuff in our lives, fro...

Four in 10 Companies Fear Losing Data Control in the Cloud, Study Shows

Some 65% of companies cite security and 40% cite loss of physical control over data as leading concerns associated with cloud technology, according to a survey by Netwrix. These fears are followed by dependency on internet connections, compliance and disaster recovery issues. Image source: Flickr Most companies feel that the cloud is insecure because it lacks visibility into user activities; they would neve...

Rail Networks Vulnerable due to “Derailed” SCADA Security

Rail network SCADA systems have been deemed vulnerable by Russian hackers, who published hard hardcoded industrial control system credentials. Although the bugs found were not described in detail, Sergey Gordeychik, Aleksandr Timorin, and Gleb Gritsai say they involve vulnerabilities entertainment systems, collision-avoiding interlocking platforms and mobile communication. "If somebody can attack the modem,...

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 sizes: PCs, Android, Chrome OS and others. His decision to create and distribute Linux for free and reveal its underlying source code has made him a cult figure. To understand how this amazing OS was built, check this video created...

One in 4 Employees Take Data When Leaving a Company, Survey Shows

More than one in four respondents say they took data when leaving a company, while 15% of respondents said they are more likely to take company data if they are forced out of their job (fired or laid off), rather than leaving on their own, according to a survey by Biscom. Of those who take company data, 85% report they take material they have created themselves and don’t feel this is wrong. While the majori...

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