‘Smart’ televisions with built-in microphones could be used as bugging devices by corrupting the devices with malware, according to software specialists NCC Group, as reported by The Register.
The torrent site Demonoid was blocked by Google after tests by the search giant found that pages within the site contained banner adverts which were installing malware on users’ PCs.
If only two factor authentication had been used, maybe the database would never have been accessed by online criminals.
Beware the latest scam spreading on Facebook, claiming to offer free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert.
Twitter has added more security measures to its site – making password resets easier, and making it trickier for cybercriminals to log in to accounts.
If you have an account on link-shortening service Bitly, you should take steps now to protect your account.
The biggest IT security risk to businesses is the use of smartphones in the workplace, a report based on the habits of 5,000 users worldwide has found.
‘Spambots’ are a fact of life on Twitter – fake accounts built to spread everything from infected links to misinformation. Until now, users have had to rely on their instincts, but a tool – “Bot or Not” – helps to uncover fake accounts instantly.
Tax identity fraud is on the rise this year, possibly due to criminals getting craftier in their choice of breach targets. According to a series of reports from Brian Krebs, fraudsters are now targeting third-party payroll services.
Shopping via mobile devices is about to receive a dual boost this fall, if the latest rumors are correct – with Samsung about to join Apple with a high-end tablet built with fingerprint security built in.
A Miami high school student who hacked into his school’s website to change grades is facing “years” in custody, after Jose Bautista, 18, handed a written confession to police, according to ABC News’s report.
A reminder that malicious code can be spread via flash memory cards like SD cards, just as easily as it can spread on USB flash drives. Check these tips to get protected.
US retail giant Target has announced that it is parting ways with Gregg Steinhafel, its chairman, president and CEO.
If you work in an IT department, and think that your board isn’t taking information security seriously enough, then perhaps reminding your executive team about just how badly Target has been affected by its data breach will help focus their minds.
Microsoft rushed out an emergency security fix for Internet Explorer, to fix a flaw which hackers had already exploited – affecting IE versions 6 to 11 on several versions of Windows.
There are many things to remember before travelling and protecting your data is perhaps not the first thing on your mind. Follow these top 5 tips to stay reassured and keep your data secure.
Ransomware is a malicious software that blocks your computer until you pay a sum of money. Here are 5 top tips to fight back and avoid being affected.
The key to a good cyber defense strategy is to improve knowledge of current threats, and risks to businesses, according to law enforcement professionals speaking at London’s Infosecurity Europe 2014 conference in London.
At 15 payment machines dotted around the Swedish city of Lund, people can buy items without needing a card – or a phone equipped with a “Near Field” chip. All that’s required are the correct veins.