Risk Potential Of Abbot Labs’ Pacemaker “Firmware Fix”

Vulnerabilities in WordPress and Horde

WSJ reports: Hacking Is a Risk for Pacemakers. So Is the Fix Some doctors are wary of software patch that prevents unauthorized access to Internet-connected devices, worried about risk of malfunction. The story follows Abbot Laboratories’ release of a new software update that is supposed to reduce hacking risks to pacemakers, but which may carry its own […]

Cybersecurity Cuts In Business

Following news today that businesses in the UK have cut their spend on cybersecurity despite the growing threat of attacks (budgets are a third of what they were this time last year, down to £3.9m on average, compared to £6.2m last year according to research from PwC), David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. […]

KASPERSKY LAB: Changing Behaviours Move Cybercrime Goalposts

Changing Behaviours Move Cybercrime Goalposts: Increased Mobile Device Usage and Risks to Older Users, Among Key Findings of Kaspersky Lab Index for H1 2017 Shifting Internet usage habits, an overreliance on mobile devices and a blasé attitude towards device security have been highlighted as key cybersecurity impact areas in Kaspersky Lab’s latest Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index – an […]

Google Introduces Advanced Protection Feature

It has been revealed that search engine giant Google has introduced an even more secure login process for users who are at high risk of online attacks. The new Advanced Protection feature focuses on defending against phishing, accidental sharing, and fraudulent access to accounts. IT security experts commented below. Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault:  […]

Child Smartwatches Vulnerable To Hacking

Tony Rowan, Chief Security Consultant at SentinelOne: “This is a classic example of the “internet of things’ effect. A person gets a bright idea (and the core idea in this case is a good one) but then sets about creating the functional specification without fully thinking out the non-functional requirements including security.  Yet again, security […]

The Media Trust Comments On Hacked Websites Spreading Fake Adobe Plugins

Adobe Flash update

Security researchers have discovered a new Android ransomware that is being spread through hacked websites as fake adobe plugins. The ransomware called DoubleLocker secures administrative permissions from the victim and then can change the device’s PIN encrypting the data which makes it nearly impossible for victims to access their data without paying a ransom. Chris […]

Online Bank Fraud Schemes Evolve Too Quickly To Stop, Says Survey Of US Banks; Just 13% Catch In Real Time

Brolux Trojan Targeting Japanese Online Bankers

IT security experts commented below on the new “2017 Faces of Fraud Survey” of US banks and financial institutions issued today by ISMG Research & VASCO Data Security. Among the study’s findings: a majority of respondents believe today’s fraud schemes are too sophisticated and evolve too quickly to keep pace; just 38 percent of those responding have high confidence in their institution’s ability to […]

ONS: Cybercrime Down But Identity Still Focus Of Attack

Following this morning’s crime figures announcement from ONS, statistics on computer misuse indicate a decline from last quarter. Mark McClain, CEO & Co-Founder at SailPoint commented below. Mark McClain, CEO & Co-Founder at SailPoint:  “The decrease in cybercrime cases demonstrates the beginning of an advantageous trend for the UK’s digital landscape. “It is imperative that businesses […]

Fear The Unknown?

Security-Concious Professionals

Should we fear the unknown and uninvited entering our home and business? Should we block them from access to what we value and are sworn to protect, at least until we can be confident they are not a danger?  Do you do this today? In IT, this is called taking a “default deny security posture,” […]

A Number Of IoD Members Have Never Heard Of GDPR

It has been revealed that nearly a third (30%) of UK business leaders have never heard of the GDPR, although those that are aware of the new regulation seem to progressing well on compliance, according to new research from the Institute of Directors (IoD). Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: […]