Mandatory GPS, RFID on vehicles in China to fight terrorism

Mandatory GPS, RFID on vehicles in China to fight terrorism

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.02.2017

Due to terrorism-related violence, GPS tracking and RFID plates are now mandatory for all vehicles in Bayingol prefecture in China, an area of Xinjiang, which borders Afghanistan, Pakistan and other states in conflict, according to Reuters. “Cars are the main transportation means for terrorists, and are also a frequently chosen tool to carry out terrorist […] read more

The fresh problems of used smart devices

The fresh problems of used smart devices

by Alex Ulmanu, from Bitdefender BOX , on 21.02.2017

With IoT growing in popularity, people are starting to trade used connected devices. It's potentially a huge market. But selling or buying a second hand device in the age of hyperconnectivity just isn't the same as trading your great-grandfather's old cuckoo clock. For example, connected things might simply remain linked to their former owner even ... The post The fresh problems of used smart devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Three in four US CISOs in companies that suffered a breach don’t know how they were hacked

Three in four US CISOs in companies that suffered a breach don’t know how they were hacked

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 20.02.2017

Some 34 percent of companies were breached in the past 12 months, while 74 percent of IT decision makers don’t know how their company was breached, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs. read more

German watchdog calls smart doll ‘illegal espionage apparatus’

German watchdog calls smart doll ‘illegal espionage apparatus’

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2017

The claim that smart toys by US manufacturer Genesis Toys also make excellent surveillance tools is in the news again, as German telecom watchdog, the Federal Network Agency, calls the doll My Friend Cayla an “illegal espionage apparatus” and advises parents to immediately get rid of it, according to the Guardian. The manufacturer is accused […] read more

Iraqi hacker attacks Trump’s fundraising website

Iraqi hacker attacks Trump’s fundraising website

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2017

The high number of security issues expressed about US President Trump’s insecure mail servers, the risks presidential records are exposed to from use of a personal smart phone, and other security problems associated with staff accounts linked to the Trump administration were not for nothing. An unknown hacker or group of hackers by the name […] read more

Spy doll banned in Germany

Spy doll banned in Germany

by Alex Ulmanu, from Bitdefender BOX , on 18.02.2017

Buying a doll for your kid just isn't what it used to be. Nowadays you need to make sure the little toy won't spy on your family. and#8216;My Friend Cayla', a little interactive toy that's already got in trouble in Norway and in the US for putting children's privacy at risk, is now causing distress ... The post Spy doll banned in Germany appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Nigerian cybercrime explodes; still no security strategy

Nigerian cybercrime explodes; still no security strategy

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 17.02.2017

Loss inflicted by cybercrime in Nigeria approaches half a billion dollars a year, according to prominent Nigerian newspaper Leadership.ng, which estimates the country will be completely overwhelmed by complex illicit online activities including romance scams, assisted online kidnapping and cyber bullying. Cybercrime may have gotten completely out of hand in Nigeria following the dramatic increase […] read more

Two-thirds of US companies would pay to avoid public shaming scandals after a breach

Two-thirds of US companies would pay to avoid public shaming scandals after a breach

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 16.02.2017

Some 66% of companies would pay an average of $124k to avoid public shaming scandals following a security breach, according to a Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs. read more

Yahoo! security crippled; deals with forged cookie hack

Yahoo! security crippled; deals with forged cookie hack

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.02.2017

Yahoo! has revealed yet another breach in a notification sent to users Wednesday. The company has been trying to mend the reputation and security damage caused by the 2013 breach, the largest to date, which exposed private information of 1 billion users online. Although the cookie attack occurred in December,  the media overlooked it because […] read more

Bitdefender’s Business Insights wins Best Corporate Security Blog award

Bitdefender’s Business Insights wins Best Corporate Security Blog award

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 16.02.2017

We are pleased to inform you that Business Insights, which has drawn much inspiration from readers like you over the past year, has won the Best Corporate Security blog award at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco! read more

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