GPS satellite networks are easy targets for hackers

A pivotal network of GPS satellites doesn’t properly guard its communication, making devices back on Earth susceptible to hacking, according to new research. Lots of companies — everything ranging from overseas shipping containers to oil drilling rigs — use location data beamed from GPS trackers to ensure that equipment never…

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Legislature asked to adopt Cyber Crime Act

ISLAMABAD – Former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain – who head Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF) – has said that the number of internet users in the world has surpassed three billion while another one billion mobile internet would be added to it soon.   Presently, 192 countries are…

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Cyber Security Travel Tips

Wombat Security wants us to know that whether you’re taking a personal holiday or a business trip, traveling by car or by plane, planning a quick jaunt or preparing for an extended stay, make sure your cyber security best practices are coming along for the ride. Hackers and scammers don’t take…

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Global Cyber Security Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 – Rising Venture Capital Funding for the $123 Billion Industry

Growing inclination towards cloud storage, introduction of public clouds and growing emphasis on digitization are propelling the need for cyber security across the globe. North America and Europehave been the leading revenue contributors, capturing major shares in the market in 2014. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is rapidly emerging as a potential market…

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Consumers tell banks: Protect our data or else!

Consumers have a stern warning for banks: Keep our data safe or we’re through. That’s according to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted for public relations and communications firm Makovsky by market researcher Ebiquity in March. The survey results will be released later Thursday. Nearly three-quarters of the…

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Researchers in Bluetooth IoT Privacy Warning

Security researchers are warning that privacy issues in the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol could make users’ smart devices easily trackable from potentially long distances. Context Information Security announced the findings of new research in a post at the end of last week. In just half an hour hanging around…

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an “Ethical Hacker”

You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before they’re found by hackers of more malicious intent. This breed of preemptive hacking is sometimes referred to as white hat,…

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