Businesses pursue new tech without equal attention to cyber threats

Businesses pursue new tech without equal attention to cyber threats

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 26.06.2017

A Deloitte survey of 400 executives in the consumer product segment indicates that businesses are confident they can fight cybercrime, but at the same time they are ill prepared to do so. Going by the numbers, business execs indeed have a ways to go to protect customer trust, intellectual property, payments and human capital. read more

800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.06.2017

Virgin Media, a leading provider of internet, TV, and phone services in Britain, is urging customers to reset the passwords on their routers. The advice comes after a Which? investigation, which raised concerns that the Virgin Super Hub 2 routers had a relatively weak eight character default password made up of lowercase letters from and#8216;a' ... The post 800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

WannaCry hits Honda factory in Japan, 55 traffic cameras in Australia

WannaCry hits Honda factory in Japan, 55 traffic cameras in Australia

by Business Insights , on 22.06.2017

The WannaCry ransomware family took only 24 hours to infect 200,000 computers in over 100 countries last month, affecting companies such as Renault, Nissan, Telefonica Spain, FedEx and more than 40 hospitals in the UK. Researchers around the world were surprised how fast the malware spread without user interaction as a result of outdated Windows versions and inefficient security solutions. read more

South Korean web host pays historical ransom of $1M

South Korean web host pays historical ransom of $1M

by Business Insights , on 21.06.2017

Small and medium-sized business have become top targets for ransomware attacks as a result of poor security, a willingness to quickly give in to ransom demands and ransomware-as-a-service business model, according to a Bitdefender survey. read more

When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows

When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

Strong passwords are a powerful inhibitor for hackers, but sometimes they are not enough to keep the bad guys away from your files. They can exploit directory traversal, a programming flaw that can be present in various connected things, to bypass other security measures and reach private data stored on your devices. Also called and#8220;backtrackingand#8221; ... The post When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research

Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

Privacy and data protection concerns are growing along with the wearable camera sector and#8211; manufacturers are predicted to ship nearly 24 million such cameras per year by 2022. Experts warn that hackers might be tempted to steal recordings and use them for crimes such as blackmail or jury tampering. Because they can collect evidence and ... The post Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote

Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

The average US household has 13 smart devices or accessories, while the average home in the UK and Australia has 12, according to a Bitdefender study. Research confirms consumers show greater interest in intelligent devices they can control with their smartphone, either from nearby or from a remote location. By 2020, the smart home market ... The post Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Many companies have been ‘hacked’, but please don’t make it THIS easy

Many companies have been ‘hacked’, but please don’t make it THIS easy

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 20.06.2017

Hacking is never far from the news these days. read more

Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones

Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.06.2017

Huawei this week has pushed updates to protect three of its high-end smartphones against memory vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. In the best-case scenario, an attempt to exploit them would render the device inoperable by crashing its operating system. The manufacturer addressed a double-free flaw in the touch panel driver of P10 ... The post Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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