Education Secretary’s Guidance To Protect From Online Harms

Earlier this week, the education secretary laid out plans for guidance to help guard children against online harms including catfishing, targeted advertising and fake news. The guidance is designed to help students understand the motivations of people online and protect themselves.  Guidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more resilient to catfishing, […]

Will Mobile Devices Replace Passwords?

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It has been reported that mobile devices could provide a more secure, user-friendly mode of account authentication, according to an IDG and MobileIron report. The report outlined the major frustrations IT professions have with passwords, as well as better solutions that could potentially replace them altogether. The rise in mobile business devices and apps may present a viable […]

PCM Breach: Expert Commentary

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Brian Krebs recently broke the news that there was an intrusion at PCM Inc., a major U.S.-based cloud solution provider. The hackers were able to access email and file sharing systems for some of the company’s more than 2,000 clients. Sources say PCM discovered the intrusion in mid-May 2019. Those sources say the attackers stole […]

Study Reveals Banks Don’t Protect Consumers Against Phishing – Expert Comments

Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) today issued a report, Secure Impressions: Online Banking Study, revealing how well the world’s largest banks in North America and Europe ensure and demonstrate security of customer information on their online banking websites. The study found that a notable percentage of banks left customers vulnerable to phishing scams. They rated websites based on the presence of SSL certificates – […]

Positive Technologies Experts: 5G Launches With Security Flaws

Report Outlines Inherited and New Threats in the Network as 5G Launches Worldwide    Positive Technologies has released its report 5G Network Security: Vulnerabilities Old and New, which outlines some of the greatest risks facing 5G as networks as they begin to launch around the world. 5G promises superfast connection speeds, ultra-low latency, and greater capacity represent huge opportunities […]

NotPetya – Two Years On From “The Most Destructive And Costly Cyber-Attack In History”

On 27 June 2017, the Russian military launched nation-state destroyer attack NotPetya. Causing an estimated $10 billion in damages, the White House described it as “the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history”.   In June 2017, the malware NotPetya spread from Ukraine to some of the largest businesses worldwide. It then racked up more $10 billion in damages. […]

Chinese Cloud Hopper Hacks

Report by Reuters highlighting the Chinese ‘Cloud Hopper’ attacks (seemingly linked to ATP 10) that have affected a host of companies, from HPE to Ericsson and IBM as well as various customers such as Nuclear submarine constructor Huntington Ingalls. https://twitter.com/jc_stubbs/status/1143842261182091265 Expert Comments:   Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security:   “Today’s report highlighting the depth […]

AI Finds Far More Fake Apps On Google Play Than Previous Approaches

Study findings from the University of Sydney and CSIRO’s Data61 examined the prevalence of counterfeit Android applications on Google Play used AI to identify probable fraudulent apps prior to testing them, and discovered 2,040 potential fraudulent apps mimicking popular apps within a reviewed group of 49,608 apps. The study A Multi-modal Neural Embeddings Approach for Detecting Mobile Counterfeit Apps cites “1,565 potential counterfeits asking for […]

A Origin That Could Have Exposed 300 Million Players To Account Takeovers

A flaw was found in EA Origin that could have exposed 300 million players to account takeovers. The flaw would have allowed hackers to hijack people’s accounts without stealing their login or passwords. That’s because it would steal a Single Sign-On authorization token instead, which could give complete control for hackers. The security researchers that discovered the […]

Fingerprint Biometrics As The Future Of Retail

The need for fingerprint biometrics in retail has never been more acute. While traditional high street sales continue to decline, leading to retail store vacancy rates hitting a four-year high, retailers acknowledge their survival lies in providing memorable, immersive and personalised customer experiences. Stand-out customer service, fuelled by customer data insights to help retailers deliver personalised and targeted customer relations, including top-level loyalty […]