Ransomware to Start Targeting IoT devices, MSPs Predict

Ransomware to Start Targeting IoT devices, MSPs Predict

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.10.2019

The quick spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) opened the door for new technologies and devices, but it is also making the ecosystem a prime target for bad actors. The latest data suggests that compromising IoT devices with ransomware is going to be a lot more common. In a recent Datto survey, 64% of managed ... The post Ransomware to Start Targeting IoT devices, MSPs Predict appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Serious Vulnerability that Could Crash or Compromise Linux OSes Found and Fixed

Serious Vulnerability that Could Crash or Compromise Linux OSes Found and Fixed

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 18.10.2019

A potentially dangerous vulnerability was discovered in the Linux Kernel, affecting Realtek Wi-Fi chips that could have been used to crash or compromise any systems running Linux. Security researcher Nico Waisman discovered the flaw, now dubbed CVE-2019-17666. A buffer overflow could be triggered by in any machines using a Realtek Wi-Fi chip and any Linux [and#8230;] read more

Few Companies Restrict Use of Unencrypted or Unsafe USB Drives

Few Companies Restrict Use of Unencrypted or Unsafe USB Drives

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 18.10.2019

Most companies neglect creation of comprehensive data security protocols for employees, allowing them to use unsafe or unsecured USB drives that could be compromised. read more

Vatican Introduces ‘Click To Pray eRosary’ to IoT World

Vatican Introduces ‘Click To Pray eRosary’ to IoT World

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.10.2019

The Vatican has entered the Internet of Things (IoT) world with its “Click to Pray eRosary” wearable device that aims to help people pray for peace and keep track with the aid of an accompanying app. The Click to Pray eRosary is a new wearable device launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. It’s activated ... The post Vatican Introduces ‘Click To Pray eRosary’ to IoT World appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Windows 7 Users to Receive End-of-Life Notification

Windows 7 Users to Receive End-of-Life Notification

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 17.10.2019

Microsoft is beginning to notify users that the Windows 7 operating system is approaching its Jan. 12 end-of-life date. An update for Windows 7 brings a notification that tells users that support for the operating system is coming to an end. Microsoft has been trying to get people to move on from Windows 7 to [and#8230;] read more

One in Five SMBs Hit by Ransomware in 2019

One in Five SMBs Hit by Ransomware in 2019

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 17.10.2019

Ransomware attacks continue to focus on small and medium businesses (SMBs), according to a 2019 Datto survey. Companies are now more exposed than ever, and the trend shows an increase in attack frequency if organizations continue to shirk online security measures. read more

California adds biometric specs to data breach law

California adds biometric specs to data breach law

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 17.10.2019

California is changing its Information Practices Act of 1977 to expand the definition of personal information with additional identifiers, including biometric data of those affected. The amendment comes with new instructions on how to notify affected parties by a breach. The California Legislative Information website describes how the existing law defines and regulates the use [and#8230;] read more

Bitdefender BOX Technology Teardown – Device Detection

Bitdefender BOX Technology Teardown – Device Detection

by Loredana BOTEZATU, from IoT Security Insights , on 17.10.2019

We know technology can sound overwhelming, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity. So we strive to make it accessible and controllable at the press of a button. This article – part of a series – aims to explain several of the innovative Bitdefender technologies that constitute the building blocks of Bitdefender BOX. Internet-connected devices have ... The post Bitdefender BOX Technology Teardown and#8211; Device Detection appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

North Korean Hackers Tried to Infect macOS Systems with Fake Cryptocurrency App

North Korean Hackers Tried to Infect macOS Systems with Fake Cryptocurrency App

by Silviu STAHIE, from HotForSecurity , on 17.10.2019

A hacking collective called the Lazarus Group has been trying to compromise MacOS systems in an elaborate scam involving cryptocurrency software and a realistic-looking website. Lazarus Group, a gang of hackers believed to be sponsored by North Korea, tried to penetrate Apple computers running macOS by tricking users into downloading a cryptocurrency application from a [and#8230;] read more

Google’s Head of Hardware Says House Guests Should Be Informed about Smart Speakers

Google’s Head of Hardware Says House Guests Should Be Informed about Smart Speakers

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.10.2019

Homeowners should warn guests of the potential for eavesdropping if the home is equipped with smart speakers that could record or listen in to their conversations, according to Google's hardware chief, Rick Osterloh. and#8220;Gosh, I haven't thought about this before in quite this way,” Osterloh, Google’s vice president of devices and services, said when asked ... The post Google's Head of Hardware Says House Guests Should Be Informed about Smart Speakers appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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