by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.11.2018
Two friends have been jailed over their role in the 2015 hack of British telecoms firm TalkTalk. Connor Allsopp, 21, and 23-year-old Matthew Hanley, both of Tamworth, Staffordshire, were jailed yesterday at the Old Bailey in London, after admitting their involvement in a data breach that saw the personal account data, bank account details, and [and#8230;] read more
by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 20.11.2018
During the 2016 presidential election, US President Donald Trump aggressively went after Hilary Clinton for using her personal email account and server for official conversations during her time as US Secretary of State. Two years later, it is now Ivanka Trump’s turn to take the heat. Or not. White House ethics officials confirmed she used [and#8230;] read more
by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.11.2018
Parents eager for the latest child-monitoring tech might want to do some research before picking the first item that jumps at them off the shelf. As one researcher has discovered, kids’ watches based on a specific API are seriously vulnerable to remote attacks, and could help bad actors trick children into a trap. Alan Monie ...
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by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.11.2018
Employees’ cybersecurity habits are bad and getting worse. New research illustrates a workforce less committed to security best practices, despite an increased focus on cybersecurity awareness in the workplace. read more
by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.11.2018
One of the most important electronic items in your home is the router. All other devices depend on it for an internet connection. It is the door into your digital world, yet it is often neglected for long periods, getting no attention until the connection goes down. Since it connects all other systems on the ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 19.11.2018
A study in which researchers sent phishing emails to 1,350 students has yielded a startling find: those who believe they know how to tell a phishing scam from a genuine email are actually more susceptible to the attack. The study by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) involved various phishing tests to assess whether [and#8230;] read more
by Business Insights , on 19.11.2018
Small and medium-sized businesses are still a top target for ransomware attacks, and the number of attacks will most likely increase in 2019, according to a recent survey of MSPs. Over half of MSPs confirmed their clients experienced at least one ransomware attack in the first half of the year, while 35 percent said their clients were attacked more than once a day, regardless of their operating system. In fact, the number of ransomware attacks targeting Apple devices has increased five-fold in the past year, the survey found. read more
by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.11.2018
Whether they’re wearables that track physical activity and heartrate, security hubs that watch over our homes, or sensors to improve traffic based on weather conditions, smart devices perfectly integrate with our lives. IoT delivers countless opportunities and fosters digital innovation, so it’s no surprise that the technology will keep spreading, as will its presence in ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 16.11.2018
Fraud attempts will likely increase 14% during the 2018 peak holiday season between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, according to new benchmark data from ACI Worldwide. The banking solutions provider revealed its projected increase in fraud attempts based on hundreds of millions of merchant transactions, including from some the world’s leading global retail brands. Fraud [and#8230;] read more
by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.11.2018
Every generation of families faces new technology challenges, but everybody's goal remains the same: maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. This is not easy in a fast-changing digital world where parents often feel their children know more about technology than themselves. Here are some general guidelines you may find useful in keeping children safe ...
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