WD My Cloud EX2 Serves Your Files To Anyone

Western Digital’s My Cloud is a popular storage/backup device that lets user’s backup and store important documents, photos and media files. Unfortunately, the default configuration of a new My Cloud EX2 drive allows any unauthenticated local network user to grab any files from the device using HTTP requests. This is due to a UPnP media […]

NCSC Supports Industry Drive Towards Common Standards

NCSC SUPPORTS INDUSTRY DRIVE TOWARDS COMMON STANDARDS FOR SECURE COMMUNICATION   NCSC joins not-for-profit membership organisation Secure Chorus Membership underlines support for common standards for enterprise secure communication Much needed public-private collaboration forum for long-term security of the global digitally enabled economy The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has joined the not-for-profit membership organisation, Secure […]

YouTube To Add New Parental Controls To Kids App

Google says it will add new parental controls (including algorithm-based filtering) to its YouTube Kids app, after inappropriate videos were repeatedly discovered on the service. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “These measures from YouTube are a step in the right direction. However, […]

DCMS Warns On Cyber Risks

UK businesses are being urged by the Department for Digital,  Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to protect themselves against cyber crime after new statistics show over four in ten (43%) of businesses and two in ten charities (19%)  suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. IT security experts commented below. Koby Kilimnik, Security […]

Having The Right Connections: Are VPN’s Really Fit For Purpose?

Remote working has fast become commonplace in today’s business landscape. Free from the stress of the modern-day workplace, employees are increasingly keen to opt for the laptop and crack on with work uninterrupted, all from the comfort of their own home. In fact, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last year predicted that half of the […]

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

In response to findings from the UK Cyber Security Breaches Survey, IT security experts commented below. James Romer, Chief Security Architect for EMEA at SecureAuth: “The report highlights some key issues that businesses and charities in the UK are facing, yet there is very little focus given to protecting businesses at the identity level. The […]

Dubai-Based Ride Hailing App Careem Breached, Affecting 14M

Following Uber’s massive breach revealed in 2017, another ride-hailing app has been compromised — Dubai-based Careem. The incident, affecting 14 million riders, involved access to Careem’s data storage system, compromising names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data for anyone who signed up for the app before Jan. 14, 2018. There’s currently no evidence that […]

Hotel Door Locks Worldwide Were Vulnerable To Hack

In response to the news that researchers from F-Secure have discovered a flaw in digital hotel keys which could be used to unlock any door in hotel rooms worldwide, Laurie Mercer, Solutions Engineer at HackerOne commented below. Laurie Mercer, Solutions Engineer at HackerOne:  “Devices such as electronic locks and RFID readers are driven by software. It […]

Orangeworm Cyberattack Targets Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare cybersecurity experts from Cynerio and Rubicon Labs commented below  on Orangeworm, a cyber crime group that is targeting the health sector and related industries in the US, Europe and Asia in a suspected corporate espionage campaign. Orangeworm has been observed deploying a custom backdoor known as Trojan.Kwampirs within large international organizations, researchers at Symantec have […]

‘Maltoons’ Apply Lastline’s Malware Expertise Towards Improving Security Education And Awareness

Infographics designed to improve security effectiveness by raising awareness of specific malware strains and their capabilities Lastline, Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, announced today the launch of Maltoons™, malware cartoons designed to help media and security professionals visualize and raise awareness of malware, cybercrime tactics, and defense strategies. The program employs Lastline’s expertise […]