When IoT Devices Are Not Wanted: A Tenant’s Dilemma

When IoT Devices Are Not Wanted: A Tenant’s Dilemma

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.11.2019

The number of IoT devices is on the rise, but not everyone’s a fan. While most people have the option to introduce these devices into their home and life, not everyone has a choice. Such is the case of tenants whose landlords install them without consent or prior notice. One tenant from Denver, Colorado, is ... The post When IoT Devices Are Not Wanted: A Tenant’s Dilemma appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

CFOs Getting More Involved in Cyber Security Strategies

CFOs Getting More Involved in Cyber Security Strategies

by Business Insights , on 11.11.2019

CISOs, CSOs, and CIOs are not the only C-level executives with a deep concern about cyber security. New research shows that CFOs appear to be taking a more active role in ensuring that their organizations are protected against data breaches, hacks, malware, and other threats. read more

Original Google Pixel to Get the Last Update this December

Original Google Pixel to Get the Last Update this December

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 08.11.2019

The first generation of Google Pixel devices has finally reached the end of life, and one last security patch will arrive in December. Starting with 2020, any new vulnerability found with these phones (or the OS they run) won’t be fixed or even acknowledged by Google. Google Pixel was released in the fall of 2016 [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender Finds Ring Doorbell Vulnerability that Exposes User’s Wi-Fi Password

Bitdefender Finds Ring Doorbell Vulnerability that Exposes User’s Wi-Fi Password

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 08.11.2019

Asked by PCMaG to examine a few IoT devices, including Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Bitdefender found a vulnerability that would let attackers intercept the Wi-Fi passwords of anyone using the device. Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a great product, but like all devices in the IoT ecosystem, it's always exposed to malicious actors. The vulnerability ... The post Bitdefender Finds Ring Doorbell Vulnerability that Exposes User's Wi-Fi Password appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

PayPal Surpasses Microsoft as Favorite Target of Phishing Attacks

PayPal Surpasses Microsoft as Favorite Target of Phishing Attacks

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 08.11.2019

PayPal has now overtaken Microsoft to become the favorite target of phishing campaigns, according to a third-quarter 2019 report by email security firm Vade Secure. read more

Phishing Campaigns Boosting Success with Google Analytics

Phishing Campaigns Boosting Success with Google Analytics

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 07.11.2019

Cybercriminals behind phishing campaigns are using Google analytics for their websites, enabling attackers to gather relevant data that can boost their success, an Akamai study found. Phishing kit developers have integrated web analytics into the software sold on the dark web, which gives attackers a wealth of data and reports that include page views, geographical [and#8230;] read more

Mac users warned that disabling all Office macros doesn’t actually disable all Office macros

Mac users warned that disabling all Office macros doesn’t actually disable all Office macros

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 07.11.2019

Itand#8217;s been almost 25 years since macro malware first reared its head, and it would be nice to think that the defences Microsoft has built into its Office suite in the years since would do a half-decent job of stemming the threat. Unfortunately, it seems thatand#8217;s not the case and#8211; at least not for users [and#8230;] read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Under the Scope

Ring Video Doorbell Pro Under the Scope

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 06.11.2019

This article – part of a series developed in partnership with PCMag – aims to shed some light about the security of world’s best-sellers in the IoT space. PCMag contacted the research team at Bitdefender and asked us to have a look at several popular devices, including the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. More info about […] read more

Spear phishing is now the main attack vector for cybercriminals, says Europol

Spear phishing is now the main attack vector for cybercriminals, says Europol

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 06.11.2019

Spear phishing is the number one cyber-threat to organizations in the European Union, according to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), a group of cybersecurity experts set up by Europol to help fight cybercrime. The finding is highlighted in the EC3’s “Spear Phishing: a Law Enforcement and Cross-Industry Perspective,” a strategic report reflecting the views of [and#8230;] read more

Nikkei worker tricked into transferring $29 million into scammer’s bank account

Nikkei worker tricked into transferring $29 million into scammer’s bank account

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 05.11.2019

Nikkei, one of the largest media companies in Japan, with an empire spanning broadcasting, digital media, magazines, and newspapers such as the Financial Times, says that its US subsidiary, Nikkei America, has been scammed out of $29 million. In a press release, the largest independent business media group in Asia which lends its name to [and#8230;] read more

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