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The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hacking of Face ID proves its security. The inevitable hacking of Face ID has been achieved but I think that the lengths that the hackers had to go to crack the system proves that, for all practical purposes, it is a worthy upgrade from fingerprint recognition. Vietnamese cyber security firm and Android phone maker, Bkav Corp, […]

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Cyber crime now at 4,000 ransom attacks a day: Europol chief

Cyber crime now at 4,000 ransom attacks a day: Europol chief

Written by on November 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LISBON (Reuters) – The “remorseless” growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs’ technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday. Online criminals have become so sophisticated that gangs have created “conglomerations” with company structures that specialize in different criminal […]

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European Commission to bolster cyber security powers

European Commission to bolster cyber security powers

Written by on September 15, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The European Commission will add funds and new powers for the EU cyber security agency and introduce a range of measures to limit threats from hackers, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced in his annual state of the union speech on Wednesday (13 September). Cyber security attacks can be “more dangerous to the stability of democracies […]

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Ransomware and hacking become online services – where will it end?

Ransomware and hacking become online services – where will it end?

Written by on August 18, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Cyber security is fast becoming a priority item for companies around the world as the headlines pile up about IoT botnets, ransomware and data theft (HBO). Most of the focus is on those kinds of elaborate technological attacks, and the measures that companies can take to thwart them – which is good. The problem is […]

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Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not the most comfortable feeling when you see fit to disagree with a President. Oddly, the President on this occasion is not the incumbent, but Franklin D. Roosevelt. He famously said, during his inaugural speech, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, […]

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Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Most companies hit by WannaCry were running Windows 7

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security ratings firm BitSight found. Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry, which remains an active threat in hardest-hit […]

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State sponsored hacking is now business as usual

State sponsored hacking is now business as usual

Written by on March 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Between the CIA’s cyberespionage arsenal, and the Kremlin-backed state sponsored hacking, do we need a new rulebook? GCHQ spies have called an emergency summit with British politicians following warnings that Russia state sponsored hacking groups have the capabilities to use cyberattackers to disrupt the next General Election. According to The Sunday Times, unnamed sources say […]

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Will humans become the hackers of machines?

Will humans become the hackers of machines?

Written by on March 2, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

You know how hackers are always one step ahead of us? How our defences are based on fast reaction times, not first reactions? Is it possible that human hackers can become even more dangerous? Just by being human. The digital infrastructure that we are busy building, and on which we rely to an enormous degree, […]

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Is the fear of hackers worse than the threat?

Is the fear of hackers worse than the threat?

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’. So said Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address. Or was it Batman? In this age of hackers and constant cyber attack, this might be a sensible attitude to adopt. We can be reasonably certain that we have been hacked at some point in the past few […]

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Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Trump to make agency heads completely accountable for cyber security

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A cyber security executive order awaiting President Trump’s signature is aimed at improving nation’s hacker defenses. The cyber security executive order includes a plan to have the U.S. military review what kids are learning about cyber security in school. The president was expected to sign the mandate Tuesday. But instead Trump met with NSA director […]

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