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One Mistake People Make Using Public Wi-Fi
Using public Wi-Fi isn't a right option in many cases, especially you may log in any accounts, either your bank or your Facebook. A basic rule is that avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. No matter in busy café or big-name hotel, public Wi-Fi is a major liability in view of security. The real risk isn't in your computer but the router that the Wi-Fi goes through...
By Kim Komando  View Source  
The 10 Windows Group Policy Risk Your Data Security
Microsoft Windows computers are believed to have higher security risk than Unix computers. For common users the real threat isn't that the OS is not so strong as others, but settings is too complicated to get them right, for example, Windows 8.1 has more than 3,700 settings. Group Policy is supposed as a security tool to manage office users, however it possibly causes security issue due to misuse it...
By Roger A. Grimes  View Source  
Kaspersky Lab Hands Out Free Anti-Virus
Free Kaspersky anti-virus is coming! The famous information security vendor announced that it will be offering anti-virus software for everyone by rolling out the base version globally at no charge. Free is a good marketing magic, a huge installation jump will be expected, and may possibly change the market share structure of big information security players. It's a good news for consumers, but some additional feature aren't in free list. It means Business is business, no free bread ...
By Asha McLean  View Source  
Rehab Camp for Young Cyber-Attackers on Right Track
Cyber attack is crime, but never fun. The worse and worse cyber safety issue is largely due to some teenagers never think cyber attack is definitely a crime and risks to be put into jail, so that ruin life on crime entrance. Using a key to try other's door is a crime, so is to try other's email. However teenagers possibly don't completely agree with this. To decrease the cyber attacker's base, and divert young attackers away from a life of crime, NCA will run rehab camp to help them back to...
By BBC Technology  View Source  
Reveals Easy Way to Hack Facebook Account
When you play with big guys, never give up protecting own privacy. Yahoo once offered some infamous examples. So did other information giants. Facebook is a target of hackers for a long time. It lets you add phone numbers or other contact ways - WhatsApp or Messenger or Snapchat or Hangouts or whatever - for social networks, but can it keep them safe? Unfortunately hackers indeed get them someway...
By James Martindale  View Source  
Android Malware Leak Private Photos To Friends
Do you mind private photos to be sent to friends? An new Android ransomware possibly asks you similar questions. If you do mind that happens, read this paper carefully. Some clues indicates the threat is distributed by Google Play. Thousands of Android users may be at risk to a malware which attempts to extort victims by threatening to leak personal information, including photos, unless a 'ransom' is paid to the hackers...
By Jason Murdock  View Source  
Kaspersky Lab Open Source Code To Prove Malicious-less
After you install a security software or app, are you safer than before? The answer is possible, depending on if you get a right security product. The new argument is on Kaspersky, a very famous and successful information security vendor. The US Senate is considering to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab software by government agencies. The company offered to source code and testify in front of Congress "to prove that we don't behave maliciously." However, if a security software really opens all its code, who will trust it's strong enough to protect us ...
By Mathew J. Schwartz  View Source  
Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe Seems WannaCry Linked
A new global computer virus attacked from Tuesday; many Russian and Ukrainian targets, like oil companies and banks, are attacked by a virus similar to the ransomware WannaCry. The virus copied codes from earlier ransomware campaigns known as "Petya" and "GoldenEye." Technically, it's not a new one; but it's more aggressive in spreading and attacking. The good news is update patch for WannaCry may protect some machines from the new virus...
By Jack Stubbs  View Source  
The World Is Not Ready For Cyber Attack
Cyber attack is a high frequent word in information industry as well as in social news. When people talk about it, it seems at least some of us knew the threat and can deal with whatever. The truth isn't so optimistic. The NSA is supposed to run as a info security agency, however, its by-products - cyber weapons or say back doors - are stolen ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
Reinforce Small and Medium Enterprise Against Cyber Threats
For small or medium size enterprise (SME) cyber security is a special challenge. Its cash or budget isn't as much as big guys, but its cyber risk is as same as latter. SME, many of them are in private sector, usually cannot afford a solid team or service to protect from cyber threats. They have to compromise some information security requirement in view of pure business pursuit. However, there are still some effective ways for them to drive cyber threats away...
By Sneha Paul  View Source  
Facebook Moderators Information Leaked
You work for a top IT company but your identity has been exposed because of a security lapse. The terrorist groups are review more than 1000 moderators of Facebook. One moderator lives in constant fear for his safety because he believe his job's detail - to stop terrorist users - is uncovered...
By Olivia Solon  View Source  
What have we learned from WannaCry
WannaCry demos a sample of ransomware, which has been a growing threat in recent years. Cyber security is a key area of FBI. It said more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since 2016. In cyber space ransom seems easier , lower cost, and much higher frequent. The WannaCry ransomware attack gives computer owners a surprise as well as a lesson: how to defend from cyber ransom is becoming a question widespread ...
By Michelle Drolet  View Source  
WannaCry Driving Scareware and Bogus Anti-Virus Downloads
WannaCry let's know that we may meet not only fake ransomware but also fake anti-virus app. WannaCry pushed people into install anti-virus app in panic, but some of them are tricked by bogus software. Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% in the Google Play store. It said one in ten are infected by real malware just because of the threat of WannaCry...
By Dark Reading  View Source  
New Malware as a Service Offerings Target Mac
Some people do think Mac is much safer than PC. It's probably true. However, MacSpy and MacRansom is targeting the broader population of Mac users. The new malware style malware-as-a-service (MaaS) is hot topic in Mac OS X security. MacSpy and MacRansom are just two early variants of MaaS created to take advantage of the growing Mac user base...
By Kelly Sheridan  View Source  
Russian Hackers Linked To Instagram of Britney Spears
Russian Hackers hided a malware operation in Britney Spears' Instagram account, according to Slovakian cyber-security firm ESET. The research found the hackers are connected to Turla, which once attack internet systems of the embassies and governments of a number of Eastern European nations in 2014...
By Mary Papenfuss  View Source  
Information Security Experts Suggest after WannaCry
The WannaCry attacked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It makes ransomware, a rarely known malware type became infamous over a night. How to protect yourself from ransomware is a hot topic in information security circle. In general, we believe backup files should be an old school trick. However, experts have more to share...
By Neil Ainger  View Source  
Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts
When cars are connected with Internet, hacking a car is as similar as hacking a computer. However, the consequence is totally different. Can you imagine a car runs by remote hacker? Careering off a bridge, colliding with a bus, or rushing to a heavy traffic.Now you know why car companies are desperately hiring computer security experts...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
FBI Suspects Russian Hackers Behind Qatar Crisis
Qatar is a hot word in last week. It actually leads a new round of Middle East crisis. When the story is developing unpredictably, its trigger has been disappeared. At very beginning the crisis starts from a news of Qatar government's website. However, Qatar deleted the news quickly and said it's fake and posted by hackers. Hacker is becoming a part of politics...
By From Spiegel  View Source  
Guess Who is the Owner of WannaCry
WannaCry's threat seems passed, but its author and owner is still a riddle. Researchers are interested why such a worldwide ransomware is made with so low skills. More and more evidences point that WannaCry is connected with China or North Korea. There are two opinions that are derived from separate views and analysing.
By Chris G.  View Full Paper  
Evidence of North Korea in Ransomware Attack
More evidence shows that North Korean hackers are behind the global ransomware attack. Ransomware's nature is crime not technology or definitely not high technology. If you want money and don't fear police, ransom is a quick way to create fortunate. None doubts North Korean needs money, and as for police ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source