How to truly control your smart home

How to truly control your smart home

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 07.12.2017

If you knew the robotic vacuum cleaner you’ve been craving could be used to spy on you (it really could), you would probably think twice about buying one. Information is power, they say. But there are many kinds of information and many levels of power. To be truly empowering, information needs to be relevant and ... The post How to truly control your smart home appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Security the main obstacle to IoT adoption, decision makers say

Security the main obstacle to IoT adoption, decision makers say

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 06.12.2017

The benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are widely recognized among IT leaders. Business efficiency, customer experience, and collaboration are among the key areas that typically see an uptick thanks to connected devices. But many decision makers are holding back adoption due to security concerns, new research shows. A survey by IoT advocate Wi-SUN ... The post Security the main obstacle to IoT adoption, decision makers say appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Ransomware, Digital Currency Miners dominate the threat landscape in 2017, Bitdefender study shows

Ransomware, Digital Currency Miners dominate the threat landscape in 2017, Bitdefender study shows

by Business Insights , on 06.12.2017

The past few months have spurred a dramatic reshaping of the threat landscape. Traditional threats such as generic Trojans, ransomwareand spam bots have been massively complemented by data destructors. Powered by military-grade code allegedly leaked from the NSA,both WannaCry and GoldenEye wrought havoc throughout Q2 and Q3, shutting down businesses and causing unprecedented operatinglosses. read more

Michigan man hacks government computer to jailbreak convicted friend; now faces 10 years in prison himself

Michigan man hacks government computer to jailbreak convicted friend; now faces 10 years in prison himself

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 05.12.2017

A man from Ann Arbor, Michigan faces up to 10 years in prison for hacking into Washtenaw County government systems in an attempt to get a friend released early. A statement issued Friday by the Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan reveals that 27-year-old Konrads Voits pleaded guilty to damaging a protected computer [and#8230;] read more

Modern-day “Ferris Bueller” hacks school, changes grades, applies to Ivy League colleges

Modern-day “Ferris Bueller” hacks school, changes grades, applies to Ivy League colleges

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 05.12.2017

Whatand#8217;s a lad to do if his school grades just arenand#8217;t up to snuff, and it looks like his dreams of ever getting to a prestigious Ivy League college are in tatters? Well, my advice would be to *not* follow the example of one New Jersey teen who hacked into his High Schooland#8217;s computer system [and#8230;] read more

Over 90% of mobile cryptocurrency apps may be ‘in trouble,’ researchers say

Over 90% of mobile cryptocurrency apps may be ‘in trouble,’ researchers say

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 04.12.2017

Hold on to your Bitcoins! With the rising popularity of electronic currency, security researchers are sounding the alarm over mobile apps designed to store, process and trade crypto currencies. Roughly 90% of a pool of 2,000 cryptocurrency mobile apps in the Finance section of the Google Play app store pose security risks, experts warn. Currently [and#8230;] read more

Cities Would Be Smart to Deploy Strong Cyber Security Measures as They Build More Connected Infrastructures

Cities Would Be Smart to Deploy Strong Cyber Security Measures as They Build More Connected Infrastructures

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 04.12.2017

We’re hearing more and more about smart cities, as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, sensors, higher bandwidth, and other technology advancements make it more feasible to modernize population centers. read more

Canadian PayPal Subsidiary, TIO Networks, Leaks 1.6 Million Customer Records

Canadian PayPal Subsidiary, TIO Networks, Leaks 1.6 Million Customer Records

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 04.12.2017

A recent breach affecting PayPal’s recently bought TIO Networks involved the alleged leak of 1.6 million customer records, affecting both TIO customers and customers of TIO billers. The Canadian payments outfit was acquired by PayPal in February 2017 for $233 million, in an effort to help PayPal “expand its global scale of operations”. Although TIO [and#8230;] read more

Cloud computing and the amplified insider threat

Cloud computing and the amplified insider threat

by Business Insights , on 01.12.2017

When it comes to insider threats, the nature of the threats is largely the same regardless of the computing environment, such as whether the data and apps reside on-premises, public cloud, or provide cloud — the risk of data exfiltration, data destruction, theft, and similar is ever-present. read more

Fear of data breaches won't impact US holiday shopping spending, study shows

Fear of data breaches won't impact US holiday shopping spending, study shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 29.11.2017

We are all too familiar with the expression “consumer is king.” Companies devise complex strategies to convert potential customers into buyers, then use retention schemes to keep the revenue flowing. And if recent studies are any indication, U.S. businesses are doing a heck of a job at holding on to their customer base. read more

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