10 ways to deadbolt your Google account

10 ways to deadbolt your Google account

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 16.02.2019

2018 alone has seen billions of accounts hacked across a wide range of applications and services, proving once more that even the biggest Internet players can’s always keep users’ accounts under lock and key. Hackers are increasingly apt at flying under the radar, making life hard for everyone in their crosshairs. While big companies have [and#8230;] read more

Bank of Valletta Shuts Down Operations after Hackers Attempt 13 Million EUR Transfer Overseas

Bank of Valletta Shuts Down Operations after Hackers Attempt 13 Million EUR Transfer Overseas

by Business Insights , on 15.02.2019

Financial services organizations operate with high volumes of valuable data, making them an attractive target for hackers. They are vulnerable to scams, fraud and banking Trojans, so data security in this sector is critical. IT executives struggle to optimize cybersecurity, as they often deal with low budgets and a lack of skilled workers to implement better security. These are top roadblocks, especially as open banking exposes their data and infrastructure to third-party vulnerabilities. read more

TikTok Might Be Banned in India over Cyberbullying

TikTok Might Be Banned in India over Cyberbullying

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.02.2019

Indian authorities from the state of Tamil Nadu want to ban the popular video-making Chinese app TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps in Asia and the US. The video platform, which has more than 500 million users worldwide, has become very popular in India, especially among teenagers. By allowing users to create 15-second videos, ... The post TikTok Might Be Banned in India over Cyberbullying appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Healthcare's Cybersecurity Radiography: Only One in Six Organizations Can Detect Advanced Threats

Healthcare's Cybersecurity Radiography: Only One in Six Organizations Can Detect Advanced Threats

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 15.02.2019

The healthcare sector has to store increasing quantities of personally identifiable and sensitive information, making it one of the most attractive targets for data theft. However, according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2018-2019, the sector’s awareness of cyber risks is growing, and many organizations are determined to put stronger protections in place. read more

Electric scooters can be hijacked remotely – no password required

Electric scooters can be hijacked remotely – no password required

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.02.2019

Security researchers have demonstrated that it's possible to remotely hijack control of popular electric scooters, forcing them to dangerously brake suddenly or accelerate. Researchers at Zimperium say it took mere hours to uncover the security hole in the Xiaomi M365 scooters used by urban commuters around the world. Security researcher Rani Idan discovered that it was possible ... The post Electric scooters can be hijacked remotely and#8211; no password required appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Australian Government Worries Businesses Don’t Focus Enough on Securing Commercial Secrets

Australian Government Worries Businesses Don’t Focus Enough on Securing Commercial Secrets

by Business Insights , on 13.02.2019

Not taking security strategy and execution seriously enough to come up with a proper incident response program is a problem that is regularly noticed. Businesses large and small fear customer information, financial data or corporate secrets will fall to the wrong hands in an advanced malware attack. But they keep investing in the wrong projects, work with outdated software, don’t train employees about passwords and phishing to prevent human error and internal attacks, and don’t look into third-party vulnerability protection. read more

Why companies should think about children’s rights

Why companies should think about children’s rights

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 12.02.2019

Whether creating products and services for kids or adults, thinking of children as potential users from the very beginning of the design process is a good idea. Most products will affect children's lives at some point, directly if they become users of the products or indirectly if their parents or family life is influenced by ... The post Why companies should think about children's rights appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Average DDoS Attack Volume Tripled in a Year, New Data Reveals

Average DDoS Attack Volume Tripled in a Year, New Data Reveals

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 12.02.2019

Hackers are hitting European businesses with an increasing number of attacks meant to disrupt their operations, according to new data from DDoS protection experts. Both the volume and the complexity of the attacks is growing, and over half used multiple attack vectors. read more

Automatic 4K/HD for Youtube extension pulled from Chrome Store for pop-up ad abuse

Automatic 4K/HD for Youtube extension pulled from Chrome Store for pop-up ad abuse

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 12.02.2019

A popular browser extension has been removed by Google from the Chrome Web Store after it started spamming users with irritating pop-up advertisements. The and#8220;Automatic 4K/HD for Youtubeand#8221; extension, used by over 4 million Chrome users to force YouTube into playing videos at high quality, was recently updated to display ads for another Chrome extension. [and#8230;] read more

Hackers Invited to Attack Swiss E-Voting System in Latest Bug Bounty Program

Hackers Invited to Attack Swiss E-Voting System in Latest Bug Bounty Program

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 12.02.2019

The Swiss government has just announced a CHF250,000 investment in a new bug bounty program to prevent voting manipulation. Swiss Post will let professional ethical hackers attack its system for a month to ensure the e-voting system is secure, glitch free and can be made available across the country, reads a press release on the [and#8230;] read more

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