Security for the many, not the few
Britain’s Labour Party was using a $20 a month “basic security” service to protect its website when hackers attempted to force it offline last week and temporarily slowed down online campaigning.
Necessity is the mother of invention
Evolving threats and hacks have had the biggest impact on moving the cybersecurity industry forward in the last 25 years, according to 39 percent of respondents to a social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe.
Social networking site Facebook sued Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group, alleging it hacked users of its messaging platform WhatsApp earlier this year.
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Microsoft announced a new initiative to combat threats specifically targeted at the firmware level and data stored in memory – secured-core PCs.
They can be disconnected from the net
A publicly-funded group of designers, artists and privacy experts from Amsterdam have designed an intelligent home system prototype to "prove it's technically possible to build a privacy respecting smart home while maintaining convenience".
Sharing too much data
A study in the British Medical Journal that looked at 24 of the 100s of medical apps available on Google Play found that 79 percent pass all sorts of user info -- including sensitive medical info like your reported symptoms are and which medications you are taking in some cases -- on to third and fourth parties
You probably were not expecting this
Fruity cargo cult Apple is warning users of a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS involving third-party keyboards.
Most have suffered a wi-fi breach
A survey of 1,075 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand.co.uk has revealed that the majority (72 percent) of companies who suffered a data breach in the last year found that the network infiltration came from an unsecured wireless device, such as a printer, scanner, mobile phone or laptop connected to their Wi-Fi network.
Forces of darkness nicked my keystrokes
Insecurity experts have found a flaw in Intel's Data-Direct I/O [DDIO]which enables hackers to capture keystrokes.
A new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip has gone viral despite warnings from the security industry over privacy issues.