Most Companies Still Unprotected Against 10-Year-Old Wireless Vulnerabilities

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The Internet of Things may be mostly a consumer-facing phenomenon, but businesses too have become swayed by the IoT sensation. And, like regular users, they are starting to feel the heat caused by unsecured IoT devices ... Read More

Europe Hit with 80 Million Fraud Attempts in Q1 2018 as Merchants Favor Low-Friction Experiences over Security

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The onset of 2018 has seen European businesses bombarded with cyberattacks, including a staggering 80 million pure fraud attempts. With a 30% increase in cybercrime year-over-year and strict new laws coming into effect this month, digital businesses in Europe – and indeed everywhere – need to make cyber-security a priority ... Read More
Russian hacker gets 35 years in prison for running counter-AV service

Russian hacker gets 35 years in prison for running counter-AV service

A citizen of the former USSR who had been living in Riga, Latvia faces three charges related to his operation of “Scan4you,” an online counter-antivirus service that helped hackers dodge anti-malware solutions, the US Department of Justice has announced. Court records reveal that, between 2009 and 2016, 37-year-old Ruslans Bondars ... Read More

Most Companies Willing to Spend More on App Security Only After a Breach, Ponemon Study Shows

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Most companies admit they don't invest enough in application security until after they've suffered a breach, and almost half lack clear visibility into their business-critical apps, according to new data sourced by Ponemon Institute ... Read More
Security experts say government regulation is a lousy option – but may still be the best

Security experts say government regulation is a lousy option – but may still be the best

A survey of over 500 security professionals has revealed, rather disconcertingly, that most believe governments should regulate the way social networks handle our data, and even install encryption backdoors to that end. At the same time, most experts also berate governments for their lax understanding of social media and digital ... Read More
The smarter the student, the stronger the password – study

The smarter the student, the stronger the password – study

A consulting director at Asia Pacific College (APC) in the Philippines decided to match student GPAs against the strength of their passwords. The findings suggest there is some degree of correlation between smarts and good password hygiene. JV Roig, who is also a software developer in addition to dispensing his ... Read More

One in Three Investment Firms Have Not Yet Started GDPR Compliance Projects

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Two weeks from today, companies that process personally identifiable information of EU citizens will feel the heat of the new data protection law that brings the biggest changes in 20 years to the European Economic Area. That law is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it’s a big threat ... Read More

Reported Data Breaches Falling Fast; Cryptojacking and GDPR Likely ‘Culprits’

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The number of reported data breaches dipped in the first quarter of 2018, even as the total of records compromised in the quarter remaining high, at 1.4 billion. Researchers were intrigued by the numbers, but Bitdefender telemetry might hold some clues about the drop, while the looming General Data Protection ... Read More
Two Romanians extradited to Atlanta to face cyber-fraud charges

Two Romanians extradited to Atlanta to face cyber-fraud charges

Two Romanians have been extradited to Atlanta, Georgia to face federal charges of wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, computer fraud and abuse, and aggravated identity theft, the Northern District of Georgia said in a press release From October 2011 until February 2014 Teodor Laurentiu Costea, 41, and Robert Codrut Dumitrescu, ... Read More
Cisco rolls out new wave of must-install WebEx patches

Cisco rolls out new wave of must-install WebEx patches

Cisco has released several patches for users of WebEx clients and its Access Control System, all of which are mandatory if users want to keep using the products safely. The release comes two weeks after the networking giant issued critical patches for an array of WebEx installments. Advisory CVE-2018-0264 says ... Read More
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