by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.02.2018
Over 20 billion IoT devices will be in use by 2020 according to Gartner, with North America and Europe leading smart home growth. At the end of 2015, North America was already leading, with 12.7 million smart homes. By 2020, the number is expected to rise to some 46.2 million, according to a market research ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 21.02.2018
To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political ads served up through its [and#8230;] read more
by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 21.02.2018
A recent cyberattack on India’s City Union Bank abused the SWIFT global payments platform to transfer $2 million into accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China. While details of the cyberattack were not made public as the incident is still under investigation, officials claim hackers disabled the bank’s SWIFT-connected printer on Feb. 6, preventing City Union Bank from receiving any acknowledgement messages for the three fraudulent transactions. read more
by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.02.2018
For many smart device owners, the only line of defense against run-of-the-mill hacking operations remains keeping the gadgets updated with the latest firmware from the vendor. Patches are not always available when the vulnerability is publicly disclosed and, users often do not even know if there is an update to apply to their devices, creating ...
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by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.02.2018
As digital transformation makes its way into the healthcare sector, diagnosis and treatment devices that connect to the internet and communicate with each other raise questions about the vulnerabilities the infrastructure and patients would be exposed to. Simply because there is a strong desire to introduce IoT innovation in healthcare business models doesn’t mean it ...
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by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2018
Apple has confirmed that it is working on a bug fix that will stop apps like Messages from crashing when they attempt to display a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu. The Unicode-based bug has been exploited by juvenile pranksters, who posted app-crashing messages on Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and [and#8230;] read more
by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 20.02.2018
Two Muscovites have been sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the biggest data breach conspiracy ever prosecuted in the United States. Three co-conspirators are still at large. Vladimir Drinkman, 37 and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, had previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the conspiracy to commit wire fraud, before receiving their final [and#8230;] read more
by Business Insights , on 19.02.2018
To anyone who has been paying attention, this isn’t as much of a surprise, as it is a confirmation of the ongoing tenuous condition of enterprise cybersecurity but a just-released survey from specialty insurer Hiscox shows that roughly three-quarters of the 4,100 organizations surveyed face significant shortcomings when it comes to cybersecurity. read more
by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.02.2018
The phrase “TV viewing” took on a double meaning when TVs got smart: you’re not the only one doing the watching. Your set is watching too. According to an assessment from nonprofit organization Consumer Reports, smart TVs open the door to various degrees into your privacy, forcing you to give the manufacturer or its partner(s) ...
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by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 16.02.2018
Keeping senior leadership abreast of security strengths and vulnerabilities has become a top priority, according to financial sector Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). And direct communication with the CEO has become imperative, as strong cyber defenses require increasingly rapid decision-making. read more