IP geo-location not reliable enough to hunt down criminals, report says

IP geo-location not reliable enough to hunt down criminals, report says

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 23.09.2016

Although IP geo-location is constantly developing, it may not always precisely define a location.  Because its accuracy is still debatable, it might be overestimated by police and judges.   Internet Protocol addresses (IPs) are not 100 percent reliable, so law enforcement should stop relying on them in criminal investigations, says a recent white paper by the […] read more

Hackers hit White House staffer’s Gmail account, raises security concerns by leaking sensitive emails

Hackers hit White House staffer’s Gmail account, raises security concerns by leaking sensitive emails

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 23.09.2016

Is this a genuine scan Michelle Obama’s passport that has been published on the internet? DC Leaks, a site which has made the headlines in recent months by publishing the leaked email archives of high profile figures including billionaire George Soros and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, has seemingly struck gold again – […] read more

Student hacked university to change grades

Student hacked university to change grades

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 23.09.2016

Chase Arthur Hughes, 19, a student at a university in Georgia, was arrested for breaching the school’s grading system, announced Fox 5 Atlanta. Between May and September, Hughes used his girlfriend’s internet connection to breach the system. Kennesaw University uses Owl Express, a grading software that sends emails to professors when changes are made. After […] read more

US Congressman wants Internet-free voting system

US Congressman wants Internet-free voting system

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 23.09.2016

This is the year of major hacks, or at least announcements about major hacks that haven’t been detected until now. Following the massive Yahoo, LinkedIn and Democratic National Convention breaches, no wonder everyone is freaking out about the US election. Although the June hack is still under investigation, US intelligence strongly believe the Russian government […] read more

Yahoo’s CISO blames a state-sponsored actor for the biggest breach in the company’s history

Yahoo’s CISO blames a state-sponsored actor for the biggest breach in the company’s history

by Răzvan MUREȘAN, from HotForSecurity , on 23.09.2016

Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Lord, confirmed in an e-mail sent Thursday night to Yahoo users that hackers stole information from at least 500 million user accounts. Lord explains that “a copy of certain user account information was stolen from our systems in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor.” The […] read more

Users still falling for infected USB scam, police warn

Users still falling for infected USB scam, police warn

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 22.09.2016

USB flash drives are life savers that helped us get rid of the CD-ROM once and for all. Whether we want to bring a presentation to work, transfer pictures from one laptop to another, watch a movie or listen to music on our home theater, we can count on the USB storage device. Since they […] read more

Despite Security Fears and Digital Transformation, the Cloud Journey Continues

Despite Security Fears and Digital Transformation, the Cloud Journey Continues

by Business Insights , on 22.09.2016

Many enterprises today are deeply entrenched in their digital transformation efforts, so that their business can best leverage digital technologies to compete and grow. According to a recent survey conducted by IDC for Unisys, 72% of enterprises believe that it is critical or very important for an organization to modify IT processes and resources to support a digital business model. read more

The New Bitdefender Is Here: New Features across the Board and Better Ransomware Protection

The New Bitdefender Is Here: New Features across the Board and Better Ransomware Protection

by Bitdefender, from HotForSecurity , on 21.09.2016

September is launch month here at Bitdefender and we’ve been hard at work building the next generation of security solutions. After a very successful beta program, we’re proud to announce the final version of our consumer-oriented line-up that includes Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device (Windows), Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac and Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus. And, […] read more

Social engineering; still one of the most successful tactics

Social engineering; still one of the most successful tactics

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.09.2016

After all the talk and research about how to stay safe online, you’d expect educated behavior among web surfers. Surprisingly, research shows differently. In fact, they are just as oblivious to malware as they’ve always been. What’s more, they still fall victim to social engineering hacks, proving a serious vulnerability when at the office. Psychological […] read more

Companies focus on cyber terrorism; ransomware comes second

Companies focus on cyber terrorism; ransomware comes second

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.09.2016

IT decision makers are more aware of the risks their companies face. In light of the cyber terrorism threat, some 92 percent of respondents urge the UK government to increase investment in cyber security, according to IP EXPO Europe. The growing concern around cyber terrorism in the UK in the past year has given it […] read more

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