Two friends jailed for TalkTalk hack plot

Two friends jailed for TalkTalk hack plot

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

Ivanka Trump used personal account for government business, posing security risk to White House

Ivanka Trump used personal account for government business, posing security risk to White House

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

These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk, researcher warns

These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk, researcher warns

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 ... The post These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk, researcher warns appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Lax Employee Cybersecurity Habits Pose Growing Danger to Businesses

Lax Employee Cybersecurity Habits Pose Growing Danger to Businesses

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

Attacking the Router

Attacking the Router

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 ... The post Attacking the Router appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The more you say you know about phishing, the more vulnerable you are … Until you’re hoodwinked

The more you say you know about phishing, the more vulnerable you are … Until you’re hoodwinked

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

Ransomware Threat Alarmingly High for SMBs as They Place Security on the Back Burner

Ransomware Threat Alarmingly High for SMBs as They Place Security on the Back Burner

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

New IoT opportunities raise social, legal and ethical concerns, Gartner says

New IoT opportunities raise social, legal and ethical concerns, Gartner says

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 ... The post New IoT opportunities raise social, legal and ethical concerns, Gartner says appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Fraud attempts to jump 14% during 2018 peak holiday shopping season, benchmark data indicates

Fraud attempts to jump 14% during 2018 peak holiday shopping season, benchmark data indicates

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

How to protect your children online depending on their age

How to protect your children online depending on their age

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 ... The post How to protect your children online depending on their age appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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