How CEO Bias Is Weakening Cybersecurity

How CEO Bias Is Weakening Cybersecurity

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 23.02.2018

A deluge of new studies points the finger at CEOs taking stabs in the dark – rather than informed decisions – when it comes to cybersecurity investments. read more

SamSam ransomware infects Colorado Department of Transportation

SamSam ransomware infects Colorado Department of Transportation

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 23.02.2018

SamSam ransomware is back and the Colorado Department of Transportation is its most recent victim. More than 2,000 agency computers had to be shut down on Feb 21 to prevent the ransomware from spreading across the entire infrastructure. According to CBS local news, the critical systems used to manage road traffic and alerts were not [and#8230;] read more

Hacking these IoT baby monitors is child’s play, researchers reveal

Hacking these IoT baby monitors is child’s play, researchers reveal

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.02.2018

You buy a baby monitor because you care about your young child's safety, and want to protect them from danger. But as more and more monitoring devices have embraced the internet, we run the risk of exposing our kids to strangers who may want to spy upon them, eavesdrop, and even chat. Austrian security researchers ... The post Hacking these IoT baby monitors is child's play, researchers reveal appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Insurance company to release smart activity-tracking eyewear

Insurance company to release smart activity-tracking eyewear

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 22.02.2018

Tech companies appear to be openly fighting over the wearable market, releasing a number of appealing gadgets that will be naturally adopted in daily life worldwide. The latest innovative device, to be unveiled in March, is Level, a pair of activity-tracking smart glasses. The prototype, in development since 2015 when it was known as Project ... The post Insurance company to release smart activity-tracking eyewear appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Nearly Half of Organizations Cite Employees as Biggest Risk

Nearly Half of Organizations Cite Employees as Biggest Risk

by Business Insights , on 22.02.2018

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While the nature of the technology employees use has dramatically changed over recent decades – from immovable desktops connecting to internal networks to iPads and netbooks with the ability to work anywhere — insiders and employees have remained among the greatest risks. According to the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report, which consists of a survey of 853 various-sized organizations, industries and geographical locations. All organizations are public or hybrid cloud users. read more

Critical Vulnerabilities in Mi-Cam Baby Monitors Could Expose 53,000 Victims

Critical Vulnerabilities in Mi-Cam Baby Monitors Could Expose 53,000 Victims

by Liviu ARSENE, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.02.2018

A series of critical vulnerabilities in QiWo Mi-Cam Baby Monitors could allow threat actors to remotely connect to more than 52,000 cameras from anywhere in the world, potentially spying on you or your children. Six vulnerabilities were discovered, ranging from insecure API calls, password change verification codes and exposed serial interfaces to hardcoded default credentials, ... The post Critical Vulnerabilities in Mi-Cam Baby Monitors Could Expose 53,000 Victims appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Cybersecurity – A Top Risk Management Priority for Senior Execs, But Only On Paper

Cybersecurity – A Top Risk Management Priority for Senior Execs, But Only On Paper

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 21.02.2018

As bad actors continue to hone their skills and governments keep raising the penalty for getting breached, large organizations across the globe seem to be doing little to mitigate the risks associated with cybercrime – despite knowing better for years. read more

Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.02.2018

Hackers targeting young Britons might find it easier than they think. According to the most recent UK government Cyber Awareness Campaign, over half of British citizens between 18 and 25 reuse a password for multiple accounts, including social media and online shopping networks. Some respondents used the same password for 21 online accounts, the survey [and#8230;] read more

Blockchain could fix IoT security gaps, says NIST report

Blockchain could fix IoT security gaps, says NIST report

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.02.2018

Over 20 billion IoT devices will be in use by 2020 according to Gartner, with North America and Europe leading smart home growth. At the end of 2015, North America was already leading, with 12.7 million smart homes. By 2020, the number is expected to rise to some 46.2 million, according to a market research ... The post Blockchain could fix IoT security gaps, says NIST report appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2018

To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political ads served up through its [and#8230;] read more

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