Equifax Ordered to Spend $1 Billion on Data Security

Equifax Ordered to Spend $1 Billion on Data Security

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 17.01.2020

Credit reporting agency Equifax continues to pay through the nose after the mega breach it suffered in 2017 resulted in the leak of 147 million customer records and the firing of three executives. read more

Cyber Incidents Now Pose Top Peril for Companies Globally, Allianz Says

Cyber Incidents Now Pose Top Peril for Companies Globally, Allianz Says

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 16.01.2020

Cybersecurity shot up to the #1 spot as the top peril for companies globally this year, from #2 last year and as low as #15 seven years ago, according to financial services firm Allianz. read more

Paradise Ransomware decryption tool

Paradise Ransomware decryption tool

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 16.01.2020

We’re happy to announce a new decryptor for Paradise Ransomware. Paradise Ransomware, initially spotted in 2017, has been aggressively marketed as a service to interested affiliates. After infection, it checks whether the keyboard language is set to Russian, Kazakh, Belarus or Ukrainian and, if so, exits without encrypting. Otherwise, it encrypts files and deletes shadow […] read more

Organizations Moving to Cloud Environments Don't Feel More Secure

Organizations Moving to Cloud Environments Don't Feel More Secure

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 15.01.2020

Companies are quick to move their operations into the cloud to reduce operating costs, but very few believe the shift makes their data more secure. read more

Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play, Total Over 550K Downloads

Seventeen Android Nasties Spotted in Google Play, Total Over 550K Downloads

by Liviu ARSENE, from Bitdefender Labs , on 14.01.2020

Bitdefender researchers recently found 17 Google Play apps that, once installed, start hiding their presence on the user’s device and constantly display aggressive ads. While not malicious per se, the tactics they use to smuggle themselves into Google Play and dodge Google’s vetting system are traditionally associated with malware. Waiting 48 hours before hiding their […] read more

Arm Pelion IoT Platform Securely Connects Arduino to Enterprise Infrastructure

Arm Pelion IoT Platform Securely Connects Arduino to Enterprise Infrastructure

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.01.2020

Arduino, the open-source hardware and software firm, says it will partner with IoT device and connectivity manger Arm Pelion to adopt a new application development platform that the companies say allows enterprises to quickly and securely connect to remote sensors. The Arduino development platform, used in several industrial and consumer settings, comes with support for ... The post Arm Pelion IoT Platform Securely Connects Arduino to Enterprise Infrastructure appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Smart Speaker for the Family

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Smart Speaker for the Family

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.01.2020

As of 2019, smart speaker users numbered 74.2 million in the US, 12.6 million in the UK, 11.7 million in Germany, 7.6 million in France and 5.8 million in Canada (including children), according to Business Insider. If you use one, or might buy one for your family, here are some things to think about: Privacy ... The post What You Need to Know Before Buying a Smart Speaker for the Family appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Patch Tuesday Could Form Perfect Storm for Large Companies

Patch Tuesday Could Form Perfect Storm for Large Companies

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 14.01.2020

A perfect storm of patches can affect the operations inside a company if two or more major vendors choose to push out large patches for their products. Such storms could occur three times in 2020 -- on January 14, April 14 and July 14. read more

‘Wi-Fi 6E’ to Denote 6 GHz-Capable IoT Devices

‘Wi-Fi 6E’ to Denote 6 GHz-Capable IoT Devices

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 13.01.2020

The Wi-Fi Alliance is expanding the Wi-Fi 6 protocol to work into the 6 GHz spectrum, and new Internet of Things (IoT) products working on this frequency will be using a new designation, Wi-Fi 6E. The Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) protocol existed in 2019 and was already using the 6 GHz ISM band. The only ... The post ‘Wi-Fi 6E’ to Denote 6 GHz-Capable IoT Devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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