Playstation chief Shuhei Yoshida has his Twitter hacked by OurMine

Playstation chief Shuhei Yoshida has his Twitter hacked by OurMine

by HOTforSecurity , on 21.07.2016

Shuhei Yoshida, the popular president of Sony Computer Entertainmentand#8217;s worldwide studios, appears to be the latest victim of the OurMine hacking gang, after his Twitter account was hijacked yesterday. Yoshida is one of Sonyand#8217;s best known faces, frequently appearing at Playstation press conferences or tweeting about his love for PS4 games. OurMine, which has previously [and#8230;] read more

Smart Watch and Fitness Trackers Could Leak User Data

Smart Watch and Fitness Trackers Could Leak User Data

by HOTforSecurity , on 21.07.2016

Manufacturers are still careless when it comes to IoT security, as seven of the newest Android-based fitness trackers and Apple’s smart watch have shown security weaknesses that hackers can use to steal and manipulate data, AV-TEST found. AV-TEST ran risk assessment tests in areas such as the security of connection, authentication, online communication, visibility and [and#8230;] read more

WikiLeaks mega-leak exposes 300,000 docs of Turkey officials

WikiLeaks mega-leak exposes 300,000 docs of Turkey officials

by HOTforSecurity , on 20.07.2016

After Turkey’s failed military coup, WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of confidential documents belonging to APK, the Turkish ruling political party supporting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 300,000 emails and attached files come from akparti.org.tr, the primary web domain of the political group, and cover years of political conversations, with some as recent as July [and#8230;] read more

Smart Offices and Virtual Reality: the Future of the Workplace

Smart Offices and Virtual Reality: the Future of the Workplace

by HOTforSecurity , on 20.07.2016

Some 80 percent of millennials, defined as ages 18-34, choose their jobs based on high-tech workplace equipment and perks, while 60 percent think face-to-face conversation will soon be outdated, announced Dell and Intel following research on the modern workplace. Besides, classic benefits like free coffee and food will most likely be replaced with high-tech perks, [and#8230;] read more

Sydney Uses IoT to Monitor Pollution Level

Sydney Uses IoT to Monitor Pollution Level

by HOTforSecurity , on 20.07.2016

Sydney, Australia, is now officially smart. Sydney officials have implemented a citywide infrastructure based on a smart sensor network project in Amsterdam called “The Things Network.” Using solar energy, the network allows users to connect any device to the internet for free without wireless technology. “The Things Network” has inspired projects in cities like New [and#8230;] read more

Football Kicks to Be Monitored with Microchips, NFL Says

Football Kicks to Be Monitored with Microchips, NFL Says

by HOTforSecurity , on 19.07.2016

Smart footballs have made it to the NFL. After years of research, footballs will soon be equipped with microchips to get better in-game analytics on kicks and raise the bar for field-goal kicking, the NFL announced. This initiative will be carried out starting with 2016 preseason games followed by the regular Thursday night matches, should [and#8230;] read more

Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdropping bug, but other flaws may remain

Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdropping bug, but other flaws may remain

by HOTforSecurity , on 19.07.2016

Apple issued security updates for OS X and iOS yesterday. Have you downloaded and installed them? Perhaps you should, because there are a number of serious vulnerabilities addressed that and#8211; if left unpatched and#8211; could leave your privacy and security in peril. One of the flaws particularly caught my eye, because itand#8217;s easy to imagine [and#8230;] read more

The five keys to securing the citizen developer

The five keys to securing the citizen developer

by Business Insights , on 19.07.2016

There’s a new kind of developer in town. These developers have no training in software languages, and no computer science degree. But they are building apps in the enterprise to get their jobs done. read more

Netherlands Integrates IoT Nationwide; Europe to Follow

Netherlands Integrates IoT Nationwide; Europe to Follow

by HOTforSecurity , on 19.07.2016

The Netherlands, a top technology hub, has now officially become a “smart country,” after Dutch telecom company KPN announced last month the integration of a wireless IoT network nationwide. Although the Netherlands is “the first country in the world to have a nationwide LoRa network for Internet of Things (IoT) application,” similar initiatives have been [and#8230;] read more

Security Readiness Gap Costs U.S. Enterprises $3.5 Million per Year, Study Shows

Security Readiness Gap Costs U.S. Enterprises $3.5 Million per Year, Study Shows

by HOTforSecurity , on 19.07.2016

Companies will likely lose more than $3.5 million per year because they can’t properly manage external cybersecurity attacks, according to a recent survey by Ponemon Institute and BrandProtect. Concluding that 79 percent of IT and IT security professionals lack the infrastructure to accurately and quickly identify external cyberattacks, the survey also showed that organizations experience [and#8230;] read more

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