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

Senators concerned Trump keeps using personal smartphone

Senators concerned Trump keeps using personal smartphone

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 15.02.2017

US President Donald Trump’s phone has become a matter of national security, as expressed by two US senators in a letter to US Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis. “While it is important for the President to have the ability to communicate electronically, it is equally important that he does so in a manner that […] read more

RAM-Mapping JavaScript Defeats ASLR, Leaves Systems Vulnerable to Attacks

RAM-Mapping JavaScript Defeats ASLR, Leaves Systems Vulnerable to Attacks

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 15.02.2017

Researchers have developed a method of exploiting how CPUs manage memory to map RAM memory and discover where software components, such as files and libraries, are located and exploit vulnerabilities in them. The security technology that randomizes RAM locations where various components are located, named Address space layout randomization (ASLR), has been around in Windows […] read more

Infected vending machines, lamps, other IoT devices shut down university network

Infected vending machines, lamps, other IoT devices shut down university network

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 15.02.2017

An unnamed university’s own connected devices were infected and launched a DDoS Attack on its infrastructure and shut down the internet. The institution reached out to Verizon RISK (Research, Investigations, Solutions and Knowledge), which analyzed the DNS and firewall logs. Some 5,000 devices, including vending machines and streetlamps, were reprogrammed to regularly connect to seafood […] read more

Your awesome smart device may need some help

Your awesome smart device may need some help

by Alex Ulmanu, from Bitdefender BOX , on 14.02.2017

Have you got a smart TV in your home? It's an awesome device. It goes online, it plays YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it handles video calls and more. It'sand#8230; smart! And, like many smart devices, it probably can be hacked. Smart devices connect to the internet, just like your computer or your smartphone. But ... The post Your awesome smart device may need some help appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

65% of IT professionals feel Shadow IT is compromising cloud security

65% of IT professionals feel Shadow IT is compromising cloud security

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 14.02.2017

Has your company embraced the cloud? read more

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