Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Mandatory for Ring Users

Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Mandatory for Ring Users

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.02.2020

Following the numerous incidents that plagued Amazon and its smart Ring doorbell, the company has finally decided to implement a necessary security measure and#8212; two-factor authentication. Ring started as the straightforward concept of smart doorbells that people could use to see who’s at the door and to record a video when someone was at their ... The post Two-Factor Authentication Is Now Mandatory for Ring Users appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Swiss Cybersecurity Body Urges Businesses to Stop Paying Ransomware Demands, Exposes Lax Security Practices

Swiss Cybersecurity Body Urges Businesses to Stop Paying Ransomware Demands, Exposes Lax Security Practices

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.02.2020

Switzerland’s Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has issued an urgent security notice addressing Swiss-based companies that have recently suffered cyber-attacks. read more

Millions of Bluetooth Devices Affected by SWEYNTOOTH Vulnerabilities

Millions of Bluetooth Devices Affected by SWEYNTOOTH Vulnerabilities

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.02.2020

A family of vulnerabilities found in various Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) development kits (SDKs) of seven major system-on-a-chip (SoC) affects millions of devices around the world, ranging from simple Bluetooth trackers to medical devices. BLE is a communication protocol designed to limit power consumption, with a simple disadvantage: not much data can be sent. In ... The post Millions of Bluetooth Devices Affected by SWEYNTOOTH Vulnerabilities appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

More than 44 Million Patient Health Records Compromised in 2019 in the US

More than 44 Million Patient Health Records Compromised in 2019 in the US

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 19.02.2020

Data breaches in the healthcare industry are on the rise in the United States, and more people are affected each year. While the number of breaches is rising, the number of affected patient records is soaring, having tripled since 2018. read more

One for All and All-in-One: Regain Control of Your Security with Bitdefender and ThreatConnect®

One for All and All-in-One: Regain Control of Your Security with Bitdefender and ThreatConnect®

by Business Insights , on 18.02.2020

From small companies losing their income to fraud to entire countries being robbed of their data, the past few years have seen an unprecedented surge in security incidents. In fact, the recently launched Allianz Risk Barometer 2020 claims cyber incidents have surpassed even business interruption to become the No. 1 business risk for companies everywhere. read more

This bracelet jams microphones in smart devices, prevents eavesdropping [video]

This bracelet jams microphones in smart devices, prevents eavesdropping [video]

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.02.2020

Researchers have come up with a device that prevents the commodity microphones found in modern households from recording human conversations. The research comes amid reports of smart home assistants recording human interactions without users’ explicit consent. The eight-member team from the University of Chicago explains in a paper that digital voice assistants like the Amazon’s ... The post This bracelet jams microphones in smart devices, prevents eavesdropping [video] appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Business Email Compromise Inflicts $1.7 Billion in Losses in US in 2019

Business Email Compromise Inflicts $1.7 Billion in Losses in US in 2019

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 18.02.2020

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has compiled all complaints registered in 2019, and the reported losses exceed $3.5 billion, with Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) accounting for $1.7 billion. read more

Oil Industry Boosts Spending on Cybersecurity Five-Fold Since 2017

Oil Industry Boosts Spending on Cybersecurity Five-Fold Since 2017

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 17.02.2020

The Oil and Gas sector is investing aggressively in digital as the energy transition progresses and firms move to sustainable business models. That includes heavy investments in cybersecurity, an ongoing trend in an industry bent on protecting assets and reputations. read more

Advanced Attack Groups Increasingly Threaten North American Electric Utilities

Advanced Attack Groups Increasingly Threaten North American Electric Utilities

by Business Insights , on 14.02.2020

When it comes to critical infrastructure, there are few more essential than electricity generation and distribution. Without electricity, nothing else works. According to a report from cybersecurity firm Dragos, groups have shown that they have the capability to impact power operations and network connectivity detrimentally. "Electric utilities remain at risk for a disruptive – and potentially destructive – cyberattack due to the political and economic impact such an event may cause,” the firm wrote in its report North American Electric Cyber Threat Perspective. read more

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