Cyber-security experts warn of another WannaCry like attack

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A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by the recent WannaCry malware, cyber-security researchers warned on Thursday. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cyber-security firm, told Reuters that there were no signs yet of…


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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Risk Posture

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A company’s risk posture refers to its overarching cybersecurity plan – that is, its approach to keeping sensitive data safe from internal and external threats. This includes everything from proactive planning and prevention to implementation, management and remediation strategy. No company – large or small – is immune to a…


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Industrial robots: Experts highlight potential hacking threats

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Just over a week ago, governments, hospitals, businesses, and homes worldwide fell victim to a massive cyber attack in which WannaCrypt – a malicious ransomware program – denied computer users access to their data unless they paid a Bitcoin ransom. Now, a new report describes how another increasingly connected technical…


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Trump Is Ignoring America’s Looming Cybersecurity Threat

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The “ransomware” attack that crippled computer systems around the globe last week shows once again just how vulnerable the world’s computer systems are to criminals and hackers. The so-called “WannaCry” virus — which threatened to delete a victim’s files absent a $300 ransom — exploited a weakness in the Windows…


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Smart appliances under threat from hackers: antivirus firm

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Antivirus company Avast warned Thursday against attacks on home appliances connected to the internet, calling hackers targeting home routers a major threat to consumers. “It’s a trivial thing to do and there’s nothing the user can do to fix it, other than to throw the router away and put in…


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Email is an easy target for hackers; don’t make it easier for them

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Remember the “You’ve got mail” alert from the ’90s? Well, watching the news today, it seems like a better alert would be “You’ve got completely insecure mail that anyone can hack into!” Yep, that’s right. Chances are, just like former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Sony Corporation, Vice President…


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If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst

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AS A VICIOUS new strain of ransomware swept the UK’s National Health Service yesterday, shutting off services at hospitals and clinics throughout the region, experts cautioned that the best protection was to download a patch Microsoft had issued in March. The only problem? A reported 90 percent of NHS trusts…


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How Hackers Break into Computers and How to Prevent It

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ight now, this very moment, millions of hackers across the globe are trying to break into your computer. They want your bank account information, social security number, social media logins, and anything of value they may be able to scrape from within your computer. There seems to be a new…


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Jeremy Hunt was warned last year of ‘urgent’ need to update NHS cyber security

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was warned in July last year of the urgent need to update the NHS’ cybersecurity in order to avoid the sort of crippling cyberattack seen in British hospitals last week. Hospitals in England and Scotland were forced to turn away patients and cancel operations on Friday…


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Intel Issuing Firmware Update to Battle New Management Vulnerability

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Intel is releasing a “critical” firmware update to systems makers to battle a recently reported security vulnerability in its chips which can allow an attacker to remotely gain access to PCs built for business users and other devices that incorporate special Intel business management features. The “escalation of privilege vulnerability…


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Several iOS Apps Are Still Giving Data Secretly To Hackers

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Earlier this year, tech enthusiasts learned from a security researcher that various iOS apps can secretly leak login data and other personal information to hackers that know how iOS works and how to take advantage of various flaws. Three months later, it seems that many of these apps, including mobile…


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The biggest cybersecurity threat facing federal agencies is legacy IT

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Improving our cyber posture is among the top priorities for the Trump administration. However, there are still many questions raised as to how they hope to achieve this goal. As we have seen over the past several years, high-profile hacks are practically the norm. Starting with the OPM data breach…


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Caribbean Banks See Rise In Cyber Attacks

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Imagine doing a routine check on your bank account only to discover that an entire month’s worth of credit had been swiped from your card. The nightmare became reality for one elderly Belizean couple, who fell victim to identity theft. For Alejandro and Leandra Chulin, the story started five years…


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Hackers Can Now Sneak Past Two-Step Authentication, Thanks To A Glaring Security Flaw

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Phones are vital to every day existence. We stay in touch with loved ones, answer work emails, play silly games, and use them to follow our favorite thirst traps on Insta. They’re also a centerpiece of two-factor authentication — used to make changes, or log into certain secure accounts. In…


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CYBERSECURITY: NEW THREATS FOR COMPANIES AND LOT

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When it comes to security for their IT infrastructures, are companies their own worst enemy? They’re prepared to invest, but have difficulty implementing projects – despite facing new cyber-threats on a daily basis. The latest, highly-publicised viruses to attack IT systems IoT devices are Locky, Cerber, Hajime and BrickerBot. Are…


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4 Cybersecurity Threats To Watch For In 2017

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The year 2016 saw an alarming 40 percent increase in data breaches over the previous year. It’s not just smartphones and WiFi-enabled computers that pose a security risk. Everything from baby monitors and fitness trackers to vehicles and security systems are using various online platforms to operate and track information….


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Samsung Smart TV flaw leaves devices open to hackers

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Your Samsung Smart TV might be pretty dumb. Penetration testing firm Neseso has found that a 32-inch Tizen-based smart TV, first released as part of the 2015 model year and still being sold in North America, isn’t authenticating devices that connect to it via Wi-Fi Direct. Rather than requiring a…


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Amazon’s Echo Look could offer hackers another means of snatching your private photos

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While tech companies struggle to get a handle on leaked nude photos, Amazon wants to put a camera in the room where you get undressed and send photos of you to the cloud. On Wednesday, Amazon announced its newest product — Echo Look — which lets you ask Alexa to…


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Cyber security compromises hit 90% of Australian organisations

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Almost all Australian organisations were affected by cybersecurity attacks in 2015-2016, with 90% reporting an attempted or successful attempt in a survey by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). The 113 organisations surveyed reported many malicious cyber threats, with spear phishing emails alone affecting Australian organisations up to hundreds of…


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Cybersecurity –a new buzzword for video surveillance providers

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As technology development moves on at an increasing pace the security industry is constantly taking advantage of the progress. The migration from an analogue to a digital technology was a real game changer. Suddenly technology integration has become much easier and cost effective. User friendliness and flexibility seem to no…


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