Cyber security a company-wide issue

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Cyber security is a company-wide issue and organisations that don’t take this stance do so at their own peril. That’s according to Martyn Solomon, senior risk consulting manager at professional services firm Crowe Horwath, who says cyber security is not entirely the IT departments responsibility. “While the IT department of…


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A Robot Security Guard Allegedly Attacked Toddler In A Mall (But The Robot Denies It)

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Last week in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, a robot security guard knocked over a 17-month-old kid and ran over his right foot. The robot, which weighs in at 300 pounds and stands five feet tall, is one of two security robots in the mall’s employ. Yes,…


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Police campaign combats car break-ins

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School kids aren’t the only ones getting report cards this week. Rocky Mount police are out in force, visually checking vehicles for valuables left out in the open that could attract thieves. Cars with easily identifiable no-nos are getting a bad grade. Retail shoppers need to make sure they lock…


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How to lock your phone against hackers and others.

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This week, Whatsapp struck a blow for liberty by adding encryption to the popular messaging service – this foiling the plans of spies, cops and other snoops. End-to-end encrypted apps mean your messages are safe as they travel – the only person who can read them is the recipient. But…


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Chandigarh: Here comes Digital Cop to safeguard you against virtual crimes

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 0  0 Comments (0) Authors Sahil Baghla (left) and Arun Soni in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. IMAGINE you are a newlywed and on your honeymoon, or a single girl traveller who fears that the hotel room might have a hidden camera. What would one do in such a situation?…


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Crime-scene technology adapted for mosquitoes to predict Ross River Virus outbreak

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The suspects are bloodthirsty and remorseless, but no more so than the general population. The challenge for investigators is distinguishing from about 300 species of mosquito the dozen or so that present a present danger to humans. Cutting-edge technology developed for investigating crime scenes is now being adapted for mosquitoes,…


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HOW UNDERCOVER CYBER SLEUTHS TURN THE TABLES ON HACKERS

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Undercover cyber security agents pose as hackers for their clients and then leave a digital trail that attracts real cyber thieves and allows the undercover party to thwart the attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The real cyber thieves unknowingly contact the cybersecurity firm and invite them into their…


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Novel typing method to prevent cyber crime

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Researchers have developed a new keystroke algorithm that can make online authentication processes more secure, reliable and cheap. The new method hopes to alleviate some of the common issues for internet users including loss of password, growing prowess of hackers, and easy access to methods such as phishing and usage…


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‘Dex’ the cell phone sniffing dog helps deputies at new Inmate Housing Facility

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(WGNO) – It’s out with the old and in with the new as prisoners are transferred to the new Inmate Housing Facility Monday. It’s a new chapter complete with new staff too. “Dex” is the sheriff department’s new crime sniffing dog. It’s his job to sniff out contraband cell phones and…


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HOW TO AVOID GETTING HACKED AT THE ATM

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We’ve heard the warnings for years now to avoid sketchy ATMs, yet folks continue to withdraw from hacked ATMs and later watch helplessly as money drains from their accounts. Thanks in part to slow adoption of EMV chip smart cards in the U.S., thefts of card data from U.S. ATMs…


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Cyber experts warn of driver risk for E-ZPass hack, track

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Bay State drivers are risking the double jeopardy of government spying and identity theft by hackers as toll takers are replaced entirely by electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike, cybersecurity advocates are warning. “The government is going to be able to track private citizens. This is absolutely going to be…


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Short Guide To Choosing Right Memory Cards

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Buying the right memory card can be big ordeal for the non tech savvy among us. It is essential to know that a right memory card could make your phone or camera achieve the optimal performance, while a wrong one can hamper your experience by slowing it down or to…


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WhatsApp Web Bug Fixed, Security Firms Urge Users to Update Now

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Towards the end of last month, Check Point, an Israeli-based security firm discovered a bug in WhatsApp Web, the PC version of the famous instant messaging and voice calling app, WhatsApp. However, even before this bug became known to the public, the company moved in swiftly with a fix to…


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Warner Library Hosts Identity Theft Prevention Program

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CLINTON – The Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton will be hosting a program to help patrons protect themselves from identity theft. This program will show attendees the number of ways financial and confidential information can be stolen and how to prevent it. The event is also geared toward protecting…


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Working to shred identity theft

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Crime Stoppers and Integra came together Saturday morning for a “Shred Identity Theft” event. It began at 8 a.m. and people could take their personal and business documents to the event to be shredded on-site, for a $10 donation. Many people fall victim to identity theft….


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Paying with a Credit Card? Soon You’ll Need a Pin

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The way in which stores accept credit cards in person is about to change. If your credit card came with a little gold chip on the front you will notice. When you slide your card in person you will receive a message telling you that you must use this as…


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OPM hack fallout: feds pay $133 million for (largely useless) ID theft monitoring services

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Last year, hackers believed to have Chinese government connections managed to breach the database of the federalOffice of Personnel Management (the agency that oversees security clearances for government employees and contractors), and stole sensitive and often blackmail-worthy information about 21.5 million people, mainly security clearance holders but also friends or…


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No Notification Given To Millions Of Federal Employees About Security Data Hacking

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As many as 21.5 million federal employees’ security clearance data has been hacked. The United States government has so far not intimated any of the federal employees whose security clearance data were hacked and the hacking has taken place more than 3 months ago. This is a sad state of…


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UBER HIRES HACKERS: UBER RESEARCHING SELF-DRIVING CARS BY HIRING THEIR OWN HACKERS TO TEST THINGS OUT

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Uber has hired hackers in order for them to conduct well-rounded research on their self-driving cars. According to the Wall Street Journal, Uber Technologies Inc. hired security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who will work in the company’s Pittsburgh lab. They will be testing out some programs in hopes…


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News 2 I-Team: Preventing credit card fraud

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CHARLESTON, SC – Most likely you’re getting new credit cards in the mail.  They are embedded with a chip that the banks say, will help stop credit card fraud. But a News 2 Investigation explains flaws with the chip switch. Banks hope embedded microchips will be the solution to credit…


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