Reward Employees Who Avoid Phishing Scams And Thwart Ransomware

A study has suggested rewards should be provided for staff that manage to avoid online scams and ransomware. “Instead of employing fear tactics to scare employees off weak passwords and phishing schemes, employers should consider rewarding or acknowledging individuals who embrace good cyber strategies,” OpenVPN recommends. “When smart online habits become second nature, both employers and employees […]

62% Of Enterprises Exposed To Sensitive Data Loss Via Firebase Vulnerability

HelpNet Security is today reporting findings by Appthority security researchers on a new vulnerability that leads to data exposures, not due to any code in the app, but to the app developers’ failure to properly secure backend data stores (hence the name of the vuln, HospitalGown). The news story 3,000+ mobile apps leaking PII data from […]

Popular Flight Tracker Flightradar24 Suffers Security Breach

News has surfaced that one of the world’s most popular flight tracking services Flightradar24, which shows real-time aircraft flight information on a map, has suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 230,000 customers. IT security experts commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “While details are still […]

Islington Council Shows Lack Of Security Education And Awareness

With recent news that a London council’s data protection efforts are under review after telling residents to email in their payment card details via a Word document, Dr Guy Bunker, SVP of Products at data security company, Clearswift, commented below highlighting issues behind this method and why it shows a lack of data security education. Dr Guy Bunker, […]