Misuse of Biometrics – Blind Spot in Our Mind and False Sense of Security

“Logins are becoming more secure thanks to selfies, fingerprints and other biometric sensing.”  This is what many people apparently believe or are led to believe.  Let us analyze how certain we can be. Blind Spot in Our Mind  &  Eye-Opening Experience Let us imagine that we are watching two models of smart phones – Model […]

Samsung Smart Home System Easily Hackable

A report from a University of Michigan & Microsoft research team demonstrates how Samsung’s SmartThings platform may be especially vulnerable to hackers. Security experts from Rapid7, prpl Foundation and Veracode provide an insight below. Deral Heiland, Research Lead, Rapid7: The University of Michigan research conducted on the Samsung Smart home IoT solutions points out several […]

Instagram Security Flaw Discovered

Young bounty hunter discovered a security vulnerability in Instagram, which allowed him to delete account information, Paul Farrington, Senior Solution Architect at Veracode explore the value of bounty programmes.. Paul Farrington, Senior Solution Architect at Veracode: “That once again a young adult was able to learn techniques picked up from YouTube and online articles to successfully […]

Tripwire on Security Flaws in Samsung SmartThings IoT Consumer Platform

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered several security flaws in Samsung’s SmartThings Internet of Things consumer platform, allowing them to hack into the platform’s automation system and gain control over a user’s home system. While they did not really reveal a lot of specific details, Craig Young, Cybersecurity Researcher for Tripwire says, “One […]

Cybersecurity is the responsibility of the board

The way Dido Harding has been held to account in the wake of the TalkTalk data breach – which is reported to have cost the company up to £80 million and 100,000 customers –  has shown just how important it is that the overall responsibility for an organisation’s security sits with the board, not just with the IT department. […]