Pokémon GO Or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks To Companies Beyond Employee Distraction

Many mobile games can access sensitive functions and data on employer-issued devices including SMS, social networking, location services & tracking and calendar access Maidenhead, U.K. Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms. According to IDC, the number of smartphone and […]

British Banks Keep Cyber Attacks Under Wraps

Following the news that Britain’s banks are supposedly not reporting the full extent of cyber attacks to regulators for fear of punishment or bad publicity, Mark James, security specialist at ESET commented below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: “Financial organisations suffer cyberattacks on a daily basis and it stands to reason that if hackers […]

Owlet Baby Wi-Fi Monitor “Worst IoT Security Of 2016”

Following the news about the report in the Register, that the Owlet wi-fi baby heart monitor was demonstrated to have possibly the “worst IoT security of 2016” by security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski. Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist for the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation:  “This latest case is […]

How To Stay Out Of The Cyber House Of Horrors

Did you catch that chill in the air? It’s October, and as the leaves turn orange and the cats turn black, we all know that we’re about to be visited by the 3 C’s. That’s right–Costumes, Candy, and Cybersecurity (awareness month). OK, I cheated a little bit on the 3rd C, but here’s what isn’t […]

Sierra Wireless Vulnerable To Mirai Botnet

Last week Sierra Wireless warned that some of its wireless gateway devices might be vulnerable to the Mirai botnet: NCCIC/ICS-CERT received a technical bulletin from the Sierra Wireless company, outlining mitigations to secure Airlink Cellular Gateway devices affected by (or at risk of) the “Mirai” malware. While the Sierra Wireless devices are not being targeted […]