WPA2 bug leaves virtually all WiFi networks at risk of hacking, research shows

WPA2 bug leaves virtually all WiFi networks at risk of hacking, research shows

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 16.10.2017

A Belgian researcher has discovered disconcerting weaknesses in the 14-year-old WPA2 protocol and#38; security certification program devised by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure all modern protected wireless computer networks. “An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs),” Mathy Vanhoef of KU Leuven University writes on a website [and#8230;] read more

Drone hits plane over Canada; operator could face prison time (if caught)

Drone hits plane over Canada; operator could face prison time (if caught)

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.10.2017

Canada’s Minister of Transport on Sunday released a worrying statement about a drone incident in Quebec City. A commercial plane was struck by a drone while landing in Jean Lesage International Airport in the first such incident for Canada. The rising popularity of drones has revolutionized inspection and#38; monitoring, mapping, surveillance, precision agriculture, art and, ... The post Drone hits plane over Canada; operator could face prison time (if caught) appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Pizza Hut waits two weeks to tell customers their card data was leaked

Pizza Hut waits two weeks to tell customers their card data was leaked

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.10.2017

Restaurant chain Pizza Hut was breached and waited two weeks before announcing its customers via email that it suffered a “temporary security intrusion.” Even before the announcement, users had reported on Twitter numerous fraudulent transactions from their accounts, suspecting a breach. A hacker is reported to have stolen names, billing ZIP codes, delivery addresses, email [and#8230;] read more

Kremlin uses social media, Pokemon Go to stir up racial tension in US

Kremlin uses social media, Pokemon Go to stir up racial tension in US

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.10.2017

Russian agents linked to the country’s Internet Research Agency infiltrated social media channels and popular artificial intelligence game Pokemon Go to meddle in US politics and incite racial conflicts by creating fake campaigns and profiles associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a CNN investigation. The campaign, called Don’t Shoot Us, was actively [and#8230;] read more

Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

by Business Insights , on 16.10.2017

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Bitdefender offers a series of articles on hot topics such as best practices in online safety and protecting your company’s assets and integrity. We also suggest prerequisites to consider before seeking a career in cybersecurity. We encourage you to bookmark this blog or connect with Bitdefender on LinkedIn or Twitter to receive follow-on articles (filled with security tips) as they are published. read more

Swedish companies are still struggling to comply with latest data protection regulations

Swedish companies are still struggling to comply with latest data protection regulations

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 13.10.2017

More than 80 percent of IT professionals in Sweden are concerned with the security of the public cloud, and almost 40% do not deploy security for sensitive data stored outside the company’s infrastructure, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. More than half of CISOs admit cloud migration has significantly expanded the size of the border they have to defend, while only one in eight percent encrypt already migrated data. read more

Credit Card-Grabbing Malware Hits Hyatt Hotels Once Again

Credit Card-Grabbing Malware Hits Hyatt Hotels Once Again

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 13.10.2017

The Hyatt hotel chain was again riddled with credit card-stealing malware in an “operation” between March 18 and July 2, 2017. While only 41 hotels have reportedly been affected this time, compared to 250 in 2016, most infected locations are in China and elsewhere in Asia. The hotel seems unable to tell just what type [and#8230;] read more

Dubai Airport introduces 3D face scanning to speed up security checks

Dubai Airport introduces 3D face scanning to speed up security checks

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 12.10.2017

With over 80 million passengers arriving every year and an expected 124 million by 2020, Dubai International Airport officials brainstormed for 18 months and, in partnership with Emirates, came up with an innovative method to improve passenger traffic and speed up security checks. By the end of 2018, Dubai International Airport will introduce biometric borders [and#8230;] read more

Warning: Data Breaches In News Always Worse Than They First Appear

Warning: Data Breaches In News Always Worse Than They First Appear

by Business Insights , on 12.10.2017

Not too long ago news broke of yet another substantial data breach. This time at financial consultancy Deloitte — one of the so-called big four accounting firms. On Sept 25, Deloitte announced that it had detected a breach stemming from an inadequately secured administrative email system that gave the attacker(s) access to the firm’s global email system. read more

Can you trust that “Sign in to iTunes Store” dialog on your iPhone?

Can you trust that “Sign in to iTunes Store” dialog on your iPhone?

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 12.10.2017

Itand#8217;s all too easy for a malicious app developer to determine a userand#8217;s Apple ID password and#8211; just by asking for it. Developer Felix Krause warns users to be on their guard against password-stealing apps that dupe users into entering their sensitive passwords by using fake login dialogs disguised as legitimate requests from the underlying [and#8230;] read more

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