Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

Vengeful hacker exposes DomainFactory customer banking data and passwords

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 10.07.2018

A German web-hosting firm has suffered a severe data breach because one of its customers reportedly owed money to the attacker. The company only learned of the breach when the hacker announced it himself, on its support forum. On Jan. 29, the attacker compromised customer names, company names, various addresses, telephone numbers, DomainFactory passwords, dates [and#8230;] read more

New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 10.07.2018

Yesterday Apple released a brace of updates for its software and#8211; fixing bugs and patching security holes in the likes of MacOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, iTunes for Windows, iCloud for Windows, and iOS for iPhones and iPads. The update for iOS, bringing it to version 11.4.1, is particularly interesting as it includes a new feature [and#8230;] read more

Data on 21 million users compromised in Timehop hack

Data on 21 million users compromised in Timehop hack

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 10.07.2018

Data collected by smartphone app Timehop on its entire customer base of 21 million users was compromised following a security incident, the company confirmed on its website on July 4. According to their statements, the breach was detected within two hours and 19 minutes, while the attack was still in progress, and only some user [and#8230;] read more

It’s here, and you’ll love it: New feature of Bitdefender BOX allows you to ’talk’ to it through  Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

It’s here, and you’ll love it: New feature of Bitdefender BOX allows you to ’talk’ to it through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.07.2018

We've just launched the feature that allows you to ”talk” with Bitdefender BOX with the help of personal assistants Google Home or Amazon Alexa. This innovative skill is now available for all BOX users and will hopefully trigger people without one to try it. Not only does it protect all the smart gadgets from your ... The post It's here, and you'll love it: New feature of Bitdefender BOX allows you to ’talk’ to it through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Cybersecurity Is A Crucial Objective; Not All C-Level Execs Know That

Cybersecurity Is A Crucial Objective; Not All C-Level Execs Know That

by Business Insights , on 10.07.2018

It’s common knowledge that cyberattacks will escalate, so upper management has to develop an understanding of the threat landscape, the different types of attacks and what it all involves. Right now, the Trump administration is working on an executive order to clearly establish the duties of agency chief information officers. read more

Data and user privacy at risk; smart TVs track user profiles for targeted ads

Data and user privacy at risk; smart TVs track user profiles for targeted ads

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 06.07.2018

Consumers are gratefully embracing the internet of things in all its glory. They are now the proud owners of dozens of smart devices such as TVs, fitness bracelets, watches, surveillance systems, pet feeders, baby monitors and cars, but many don’t know that these devices bring perks for third parties as well. In this case, third ... The post Data and user privacy at risk; smart TVs track user profiles for targeted ads appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Survey identifies three types of consumer attitudes to data privacy

Survey identifies three types of consumer attitudes to data privacy

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 06.07.2018

Leveraging customer data is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, but regulations like the EU’s GDPR threaten to make it difficult to mine this precious “ore.” Businesses still have a few options at their disposal, if they are to continue to sell their services and#8211; and stay competitive. A poll of 11,474 consumers commissioned by [and#8230;] read more

US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs

US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 06.07.2018

US is the most vulnerable nation to attacks; White House working on executive order for agency CIOs Enterprises are not the only ones at risk when it comes to cyberattacks. Government institutions can also fall victim to a nation-state attack at any time. Digital frameworks are still very vulnerable and, quite surprisingly, the US has [and#8230;] read more

The IoT Village Story

The IoT Village Story

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 05.07.2018

Hackers. Good or evil, they are both feared and revered for their skills, and media has played a big part in depicting them as heroes or villains. The term is often associated with a hooded figure in a dimly lit room, slipping in and out of private networks by punching cryptic commands into a keyboard. ... The post The IoT Village Story appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

We cannot protect children online forever. But they can.

We cannot protect children online forever. But they can.

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 04.07.2018

A Bitdefender study (Teens and online Threats, December 2017) reveals that 52% of teens use a security solution for their smart devices. Of those, 47% use a free one, 39% a paid one and 5% a trial. Is this good news? We can worry about the half that doesn't use one or praise the half ... The post We cannot protect children online forever. But they can. appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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