Wi-Fi Is About To Get Faster And More Secure With WPA3

Vulnerable Public Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new security standard, WPA3, which will be available on both personal and business Wi-Fi networks soon. According to reports, WPA3 will protect users against hackers better than WPA2, as the new standard brings over enhanced protections against offline, password-guessing attacks. Should a hacker capture your Wi-Fi data to use it offline in […]

Two-Factor Inauthentication – The Rise In SMS Phishing Attacks

There are countless ways to carry out a cyber attack, but for the vast majority the key is deception – typically involving identity deception in which the attacker poses as a trusted party to the intended victim. With cyber criminals constantly on the prowl to capture passwords and other credentials, two-factor authentication (2FA) has become […]

Nearly $1 Million Stolen From Connecticut Higher Education Trust

security education

Nearly $1 million was stolen from CHET — Connecticut Higher Education Trust — accounts during a security breach and 21 account holders were affected, according to the Office of the State Treasurer. Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier said that TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc., the CHET Direct program manager, alerted the state Treasury about the breach and will […]

Adware And Cryptomining Plaguing Enterprises

Spy on Encrypted Internet Traffic

Adware and Cryptomining are quietly plaguing enterprise networks according to the Morhisec Labs Threat Report. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust: “We are witnessing an intensifying digital arms race between malicious actors and organizations, where adware and cryptojacking malware are among the former’s favorite weapons because they reach thousands, if not millions of web […]

Hacking Container Ships To Access The Serial Ports And Networks

New PCI DSS 3.1

Ethical hacking firm, Pen Test Partners, published a blog earlier this week detailing how simple it is to hack container ships to access the serial ports and networks. The blog discusses three different ways to intercept and modify serial data on ship networks – the serial data that controls steering, engine control and much more. Adam Brown, Manager […]

The Threat Of Online Attacks On National Security Has Soared

Brolux Trojan Targeting Japanese Online Bankers

News broke earlier today that Ciaran Martin from the National Cyber Security Centre warned the threat of cyberattacks on Britain’s critical national security infrastructure from hostile states like Russia and North Korea has soared over the last two years. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: “The NSCS warning of the rise in the number of cyberattacks […]

Over Half Of UK Businesses Do Not Have A Formalised Protocol For Cyber Attacks

Research has found that more than half of UK’s large businesses have suffered a cybersecurity attack in the past 12 months. Based on a poll of 500 UK C-level executives, the report also revealed that 53 per cent do not have a formalised protocol for cyber-attacks in place. Dr Anton Grashion, Managing Director, Security Practice at Cylance commented below. […]

FTC Seeks Enforcement Of IoT Device Security

In response to news that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pressing for IoT device security (link to FTC public notice), including the ability to enforce Internet safety and consumer security standards, and has opened public comments on the proposed mandate, an expert with Corero Network Security commented below. Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security: “The […]

4 Tips For Keeping Hackers Out Of Your Remote Support Session

In today’s fast paced, digital age, companies are under increasing pressure to deliver when it comes to customer service. McKinsey recently predicted that 75 per cent of online customers expect help within 5 minutes, regardless of the nature of the issue or the time of day. Thankfully, technology is advancing so that some companies are […]