Over the past few years, counter surveillance gadgets which might have been the preserve of secretive government departments a decade ago have suddenly hit mainstream shops – from Mission Impossible-stlye self-destructing drives to some rather eerie counter-surveillance masks.
Many of us have moments when we need, or want, to be more private online – when searching for a new job, for instance, or when having a private business conversation.
A crime-reporting survey in Canada has offered a unique insight into how cybercrime affects a large population – and an insight into a grim underworld dominated by fraud, violence and sexual abuse.
JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest banks in America has admitted that a JP Morgan Chase data breach has affected 76 million customers, and seven million small businesses, the Guardian reports.
Basic phishing attacks and easily available tools are all that is needed to compromise many industrial control systems, the head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve has warned.
Many New Yorkers don’t place a particularly high value on their private data – from fingerprints to social security numbers – having proven willing to give away such details in return for a literal, edible cookies.
Concerns over Snapchat privacy rocketed this week after users were bombarded with spam messages written in a style which suggests that a user’s own friends think they are overweight.
This week, a serious software vulnerability, which rapidly became known as the ‘Bash Bug’ or ‘Shellshock’ dominated the headlines, as two other faked news stories showed that hoaxes can fool the world very easily these days.
Medical information is now worth up to 10 times the price of credit card details on online black markets, due to weak healthcare security and a thriving black market in data to be used for medical fraud.
Auction site eBay has remained defiant about ‘active’ listings ,containing computer code, despite multiple reports indicating that these are being used for phishing attacks.
In what appears to be a misogynist attack directed at Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, a site has appeared supposedly offering a countdown until images of her are released online.
Facial recognition is booming, with the market expected to grow from $1.92 billion to $6.5 billion in 2018 – and invading markets such as dating, with Match.com integrating a service which finds users dates based on their exes.
Home Depot staff repeatedly ignored the concerns of employees about the security of its systems, prior to the Home Depot data breach, now thought to be the largest in history.
This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary – with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.
This Thursday, September 18, is the biggest day in Scottish political history, as the country votes on whether it should become independent from the United Kingdom – but an ESET security expert has warned cybercriminals could strike.
Children come into contact with the internet at a very young age these days – a survey on a parenting site this year said that one in eight children go online before the age of two. Our tips will help keep youngsters safe – and help them enjoy the internet.
A French-Moroccan national was jailed by a Dublin court after being found guilty of hacking into the business accounts of an online betting company, according to the Irish Independent.
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