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Tag: Cybersecurity


Network security, Security

A Controversial Tool Calls Out Vulnerabilities Across the Web

July 27, 2021

Via: Wired

THE WEB HAS long been a playground for hackers, offering up hundreds of millions of public-facing servers to comb through for basic vulnerabilities to exploit. Now one hacker tool is about to take that practice to its logical, extreme conclusion: […]


Network security, Security

Manufacturers turning to zero trust to better secure their networks

July 23, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

In response to the 62% global increase in ransomware since 2019 (158% increase in North America) and over 40% of manufacturing firms suffering a cyberattack last year, Onclave Networks recommends manufacturers adopt zero trust architecture and security guidelines as supported […]


Cloud security, Privacy protection, Security

Image encryption technique could keep photos safe on popular cloud photo services

July 21, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The past decade has witnessed scandal after scandal over private images maliciously or accidentally made public. A study from computer scientists at Columbia Engineering reveals what may be the first way to encrypt personal images on popular cloud photo services, […]


Mobile, Mobile security

How to Fix the Big Problems With Two-Factor and Multifactor Authentication

July 20, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Getting a second opinion is a great idea in both medicine and end-user cybersecurity. Two-factor authentication (2FA) and multifactor authentication (MFA) are powerful tools in the fight against all kinds of cyberattacks that involve end-user devices and internet-based services. There’s […]


Access control, Security

Most financial services mobile apps still rely on passwords, even with added friction

July 20, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Incognia announced a report which highlights results from their most recent study focusing on authentication and friction at login and the password reset process. The study was conducted to provide banking, financial services, and investing/trading mobile apps with insights on […]


Network security, Security

IoT malware attacks rose 700% during the pandemic

July 20, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Zscaler released a study examining the state of IoT devices left on corporate networks during a time when businesses were forced to move to a remote working environment. The report analyzed over 575 million device transactions and 300,000 IoT-specific malware […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Half of organizations are ineffective at countering phishing and ransomware threats

July 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Half of US organizations are not effective at countering phishing and ransomware threats, Osterman Research research reveals. The findings come from a study compiled from interviews with 130 cybersecurity professionals in mid-sized and large organizations. “Phishing and ransomware were already […]


Mobile, Wireless security

Protect your smartphone from radio-based attacks

July 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

By now, most of us are aware that smartphones are powerful computers and should be treated as such. It’s not a coincidence that most of the security tips given to smartphone users – such as refraining from opening suspicious links […]


Privacy protection, Security

Vaccinate your data: Addressing and adapting to new data risks

July 19, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

It seems like only yesterday that we were all reading up on what the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would mean for businesses operating in (or handling data collection with organizations in) the EU. For […]


Network security, Security

When ‘Later’ Never Comes: Putting Small Business Cybersecurity First

July 16, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Small- and medium-sized businesses can be victims of digital attacks as much as global ones can. In fact, 88% of small business owners think they’re open to a cyberattack. In response, startups must allocate time and resources to getting the […]