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

So, you have a smart home. Now keep an eye out for smart hub patches.

So, you have a smart home. Now keep an eye out for smart hub patches.

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.10.2017

Not all home automation systems are the same, and some come with security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to command the smart gadgetry in the house. Recently, researchers disclosed risks in three smart hubs that relay the owner’s instructions from the smartphone app to connected devices managed by wireless sensors, such as lights, cameras, door ... The post So, you have a smart home. Now keep an eye out for smart hub patches. appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: A is for Adware

The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: A is for Adware

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 11.10.2017

Advertising-supported software has become a billion dollar business in which developers offering free software can generate some revenue that would allow them to either continue development or recover some development costs. Usually bundled with other software packages, adware is common in most of today’s free software, allowing for personalized ads based on user tracking. Android [and#8230;] read more

Goodbye privacy? Cortana reads Skype chats, interjects in conversations

Goodbye privacy? Cortana reads Skype chats, interjects in conversations

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 11.10.2017

Microsoft’s “intelligent virtual and personal assistant” for Windows 10 has now been added as a Skype contact for iOS and Android, for the ultimate AI experience. “Looking for information often requires interrupting the conversation, even if briefly, and switching apps to find what we’re looking for and bring it back into the conversation. But shouldn’t technology [and#8230;] read more

Mobile Stock Trading Apps Found To Be Poorly Secured

Mobile Stock Trading Apps Found To Be Poorly Secured

by Business Insights , on 11.10.2017

Security research firm IOActive recently set out to investigate the security of 21 mobile brokerage apps used for trading stocks and other equities. The results were less than reassuring. read more

Linux Users, especially those in IoT, remain At-risk

Linux Users, especially those in IoT, remain At-risk

by Business Insights , on 10.10.2017

If you are a Linux user you might want to keep an extra eye on your systems and be ready to patch — as soon as patches do become available that is. Google researchers this week made public seven vulnerabilities they uncovered in the Linux DNS software package Dnsmasq. read more

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