WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature potentially puts user privacy at risk

WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature potentially puts user privacy at risk

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 17.09.2019

WhatsApp’s “Delete for Everyone” feature, meant to allow people to delete files they accidentally sent, works differently on iPhones than it does on Android phones, a researcher has warned. This discrepancy could place senders’ privacy at risk by leaving some media files undeleted on recipients’ iPhones. WhatsApp has a vast install base of 1.5 billion [and#8230;] read more

52% of UK Businesses Risk Hefty Fines under GDPR

52% of UK Businesses Risk Hefty Fines under GDPR

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 16.09.2019

More than a year after the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), half of businesses in the United Kingdom are still not fully compliant. Around 52% stand to incur big penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in case they misuse personally identifiable information of EU residents. read more

Smart Tires Use IoT Sensors to Send Vital Data Right on Your Phone

Smart Tires Use IoT Sensors to Send Vital Data Right on Your Phone

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.09.2019

Tire company Nokian Tyres is offering a solution that will boost efficiency and usability, aid with preventive maintenance, reduce costs and stress: Intuitu, the company’s first range of smart tires. They are fitted with IoT sensors that deliver vital data to an app on your phone, so you get real-time updates on important statistics. The ... The post Smart Tires Use IoT Sensors to Send Vital Data Right on Your Phone appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Financial Services Data Breaches: More Pain Ahead?

Financial Services Data Breaches: More Pain Ahead?

by Business Insights , on 13.09.2019

Banks, like most industries, are undergoing profound digital transformations. They’re trying to compete, lower business risk, and cut costs from their business operations. read more

Patch Management a Key Area for Improvement at Most SMBs, Study Shows

Patch Management a Key Area for Improvement at Most SMBs, Study Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 12.09.2019

Cybercriminals often exploit flaws in unpatched systems to breach an organization, as in the 2017 WannaCry contagion and the massive 2018 Equifax incident. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that businesses big and small list patch management as a key pain point. And, according to a recent survey, small and medium-sized businesses are particularly susceptible to data breaches that use this attack avenue. read more

FBI Shows You How to Spot a Business Email Compromise Scam, Cuffs 281 BEC Operators

FBI Shows You How to Spot a Business Email Compromise Scam, Cuffs 281 BEC Operators

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 11.09.2019

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and federal partners have arrested 281 alleged cybercriminals across nine countries, dismantling one of the biggest international business email compromise (BEC) operations. read more

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage in Board Rooms across US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage in Board Rooms across US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 11.09.2019

Cybersecurity has become a board room imperative, with almost half of corporate boards across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand now actively discussing cybersecurity strategy, new research shows. read more

[Product Update] Your Bitdefender BOX can now protect against eavesdropping by digital assistants with a new feature called Private Mode

[Product Update] Your Bitdefender BOX can now protect against eavesdropping by digital assistants with a new feature called Private Mode

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.09.2019

Want it or not, technology is making its way into our homes. Smart TVs, connected fridges and intelligent lights all work for your comfort and convenience. But, beyond a doubt, the centerpieces of your smart house are your home assistants. Some 70 million smart assistants are in use in the U.S. alone, according to a study published ... The post [Product Update] Your Bitdefender BOX can now protect against eavesdropping by digital assistants with a new feature called Private Mode appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

If you have any of these 24 Android apps installed, delete them now!

If you have any of these 24 Android apps installed, delete them now!

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 10.09.2019

Security researchers are sounding the alarm over 24 Android apps laced with a stealthy trojan that signs you up for a costly subscription without your permission. If you’ve downloaded any of the 24 apps, delete them now and check your bank statements for any suspicious activity! Hiding within the advertisement frameworks and not exposing too [and#8230;] read more

Ransomware cripples Internet and phone lines at Rockford Public Schools District

Ransomware cripples Internet and phone lines at Rockford Public Schools District

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 10.09.2019

A ransomware attack on Rockford Public Schools (RPS) District 205 in the State of Illinois has downed school systems, including phone lines, the district said in a letter to staff and parents. The outage will likely last “several more days” as IT staff wrestles with the contagion. and#8220;The electronic and digital systems outage districtwide will [and#8230;] read more

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