The ABC of Cyber-Security: V is for Virus

The ABC of Cyber-Security: V is for Virus

by HOTforSecurity , on 21.07.2016

Our retrospective of computer threats started with keyloggers and ransomware, two relatively new malware families. Now here is something only kids of the 80s will remember: viruses – also known as file infectors. What is a computer virus, anyways? A computer virus is an application that can copy itself by attaching its code to other [and#8230;] read more

Would you let Tor protect your fridge?

Would you let Tor protect your fridge?

by HOTforSecurity , on 21.07.2016

The software behind the Darkweb, which hides illegal activities from the law, is now ready to protect your home. Following the considerable threat of IoT vulnerabilities and high risk of snoops, Tor Project contributor and Executive Director of The Guardian Project, Nathan Freitas, came up with a smart way of integrating Tor’s anonymity of the [and#8230;] read more

The Ongoing Security Struggles of SMBs

The Ongoing Security Struggles of SMBs

by Business Insights , on 21.07.2016

It’s tough enough for large global enterprises to build a strong security program. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have their own unique set of challenges, the biggest of which might be a lack of financial and professional resources to deploy and maintain the latest technologies. read more

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

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