Facebook joins smart home revolution, introduces smart video calling device

Facebook joins smart home revolution, introduces smart video calling device

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.10.2018

Facebook has just crossed into the world of smart device manufacturing, releasing this past Monday a piece of hardware that directly targets families and#8211; a consumer video device called Portal that promises to completely transform video calling experience with Facebook Messenger contacts. It’s not clear how excited users will get, considering major security breaches at ... The post Facebook joins smart home revolution, introduces smart video calling device appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Bitdefender BOX adds new parental control feature that detects online predators and cyberbullying

Bitdefender BOX adds new parental control feature that detects online predators and cyberbullying

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.10.2018

A key challenge of modern parenting is to find a balance between allowing children to enjoy the internet as part of their education and social lives and keeping them safe online. Without parental control and supervision, the wonderful world of the internet can become a dangerous place. Inspired by parents' struggles, feedback, researches, and real-life ... The post Bitdefender BOX adds new parental control feature that detects online predators and cyberbullying appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Heathrow Airport escapes hefty GDPR fine; gets only £120,000 (under 1998 DPA) for 2017 privacy breach incident

Heathrow Airport escapes hefty GDPR fine; gets only £120,000 (under 1998 DPA) for 2017 privacy breach incident

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 09.10.2018

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) £120,000 for failing to ensure that the personal data on its network was properly secured. The circumstances that led to the fine circulated widely in the media in October of last year, when the mishap (to put it lightly) occurred. The (long) story (short) [and#8230;] read more

Google+ Shuts Down Following Undisclosed Data Breach

Google+ Shuts Down Following Undisclosed Data Breach

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 09.10.2018

After a privacy breach detected this spring, Google has decided to pull the plug on its social network, Google+, according to a disclosure released on Monday. The story is more complicated, as it’s about more than a simple data breach – it’s about Google keeping quiet and not publicly announcing the breach for fear of [and#8230;] read more

IoT botnets responsible for more powerful DDoS attacks

IoT botnets responsible for more powerful DDoS attacks

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 09.10.2018

Smart devices are increasingly used in denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks where cybercriminals flood targets with junk traffic in order to bring down their services. Moreover, attacks are becoming more devastating. The power of the average DDoS attack has increased five times in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the similar period last year, Nexus Guard ... The post IoT botnets responsible for more powerful DDoS attacks appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

IDC Numbers Show Security Spending Is Off the Charts, Budgets Appropriately Reflected by Business Size

IDC Numbers Show Security Spending Is Off the Charts, Budgets Appropriately Reflected by Business Size

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 09.10.2018

Security remains a top-of-mind priority for companies in every vertical as they seek to protect themselves from cyber-attacks while meeting stringent new regulatory requirements. International Data Corporation (IDC) projects security will be a $133.7 billion market in 2022. read more

California’s ban on weak default passwords isn’t going to fix IoT security

California’s ban on weak default passwords isn’t going to fix IoT security

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 09.10.2018

Plenty of articles have been written about the United States's first IoT cybersecurity law due to come into force in California on January 1st, 2020. Under the terms of the legislation (which, naturally, is available to read online), manufacturers of internet-connected devices will either have to: · ensure that each device comes equipped with a ... The post California's ban on weak default passwords isn't going to fix IoT security appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

HHS Urges FDA to Do More on Medical Device Security

HHS Urges FDA to Do More on Medical Device Security

by Business Insights , on 08.10.2018

We’ve been writing for a few years now about the dangers of connected medical devices and how the U.S. F.D.A. has sought to increase the security of these devices. Previously, in St. Jude Takes Steps to Secure Vulnerable Medical Implants we covered the security surrounding St. Jude medical devices. We covered how the FDA Seeks Secure Medical Device Development Lifecycle and the FDA Prescribes Safer Path for Connected Medical Devices. read more

MSP Networks Actively Targeted by Nation-State APTs, US Government Warns

MSP Networks Actively Targeted by Nation-State APTs, US Government Warns

by Business Insights , on 06.10.2018

The US Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Readiness Team has just issued a technical alert earlier this week, warning that US companies operating in critical sectors are at risk, as cyberespionage attempts from foreign governments were detected. Key targets include Information Technology (IT), Energy, Healthcare and Public Health, Communications, and Critical Manufacturing. From as early as May 2016, CERT says extensive Advanced Persistent Threat tactics, techniques, and procedures were deployed to infiltrate MSPs (managed service providers) customer networks to steal confidential information and interfere with government and business operations. read more

Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.10.2018

Chiropractors may not be regarded as full-blown medical doctors, but hackers donand#8217;t discriminate when targeting the health sector, as one chiropractor in Tillamook, Oregon will tell you. A report published by local publication Tillamook County Pioneer reveals that on August 3rd, 2018, during an internal security audit, Tillamook Chiropractic Clinic learned its systems harbored carefully [and#8230;] read more

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