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Your iPhone or Mac could be hacked with an iMessage

There's a new warning for Apple iPhone and Mac users about a security vulnerability that could let a hacker infiltrate your device by sending you a rogue iMessage. CNET reports the bug was discovered by a researcher from Cisco Talos. The company warned that hackers could send a .tif file (a type of photo file, [...]

2017-01-23T13:09:46+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|News & Info|

U.S. Investigates Security of Mobile Devices

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities, the U.S. agencies said on Monday. The agencies have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, among others, in order "to better understand, [...]

2016-05-11T09:57:44+00:00 May 9th, 2016|News & Info|

Police and Tech Giants Wrangle Over Encryption on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney of Manhattan, visited Washington late last month to argue his case on a pressing issue: encryption. In a string of meetings with members of Congress, Mr. Vance told central lawmakers that encryption needed to be diminished during criminal investigations. During a 45-minute session with Senator Angus [...]

2016-05-11T10:22:07+00:00 May 8th, 2016|News & Info|

Cyprus bank hit with cyberattack after Anonymous pledge

The website for Cyprus’s central bank briefly came under cyberattack, just days after the hacking collective Anonymous vowed a 30-day strike against global banks. Cyprus’s bank was hit with "some form of a denial of service" attack that “resulted in some delays in user connections,” a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. [...]

2016-05-11T10:19:14+00:00 May 6th, 2016|News & Info|

Metro.us – How to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime

An IT security expert explains the steps to prevent these attacks and keep your information safe and secure. Cyber espionage, hacktivism and cybercrime are just some of the attacks that have plagued the Internet in recent years. Jesus Cortina, general manager of GM Security Technologies, a company dedicated to web data security, explains the problems [...]

2016-01-29T11:00:56+00:00 January 28th, 2016|News & Info|

Data Protection Day: Have We Learned Anything About Privacy in The Past 10 Years?

Data Protection Day is 10 years old today! But is it just marketing BS or is it genuinely helping companies and individuals keep data private? Data Protection Day (AKA Data Privacy Day) marks its 10th anniversary this year and it is as relevant as ever with new regulations and cyber security set to be hot [...]

2016-01-29T12:04:06+00:00 January 28th, 2016|News & Info|

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 – cyber-attack rises up WEF risk roll call

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2016 underlines the threat of cyber-attack as a growing menace facing major companies. Ben Cooper examines the report's findings on the dangers of cyber-attacks and other principal risks facing companies over the next ten years identified in the report. The benefits of the digital revolution for consumer goods companies [...]

2016-01-29T12:30:43+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|News & Info|

Badly secured: The car industry under (cyber)attack

IT attacks on companies are piling up and experts say the automotive industry, a prime target for hackers, isn‘t properly prepared. The damage cyber-attacks can do is often substantial and the methods of the attackers are becoming more and more perfidious. Stuxnet was just the beginning. A steel plant in Germany suffered the fate that [...]

2016-01-29T12:41:34+00:00 January 20th, 2016|News & Info|

Wikileaks: ‘Massive’ NSA spying on top German officials

Wikileaks says its latest release of documents shows the wide reach of economic espionage conducted by the NSA in Germany. Documents released by the whistleblowers suggest an intense interest in the Greek debt crisis. A new batch of documents released by Wikileaks on Wednesday purports to show the extent to which the spying conducted by [...]

2015-11-20T12:50:29+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News & Info|

Attack Gave Chinese Hackers Privileged Access to U.S. Systems

WASHINGTON — For more than five years, American intelligence agencies followed several groups of Chinese hackers who were systematically draining information from defense contractors, energy firms and electronics makers, their targets shifting to fit Beijing’s latest economic priorities. But last summer, officials lost the trail as some of the hackers changed focus again, burrowing deep [...]

2017-01-23T13:09:46+00:00 June 20th, 2015|News & Info|