Granted, not all that glitters is gold, and mobiles also come with some drawbacks in terms of the protection of information. There are a number of risks that users may face when trying to secure their information on mobiles and tablets.
Not content anymore to just have a bed made of soft plushy stuff, now you can adjust everything about the bed, from electronically sitting up in bed to the lighting surrounding your nap: connected digital technology everywhere.
The new age of technology and legislation brings safety concerns for your personal data
The attackers gained access to a range of customer data such as names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and marital status. Making matters worse, the historical payment card details of some 18,000 customers were also compromised.
The first obvious candidate was banking, a sector that has been hard at work trying to implement blockchain to secure the vast troves of digital transactions that happen every microsecond of every day.
It's easier to have scruples about how you earn your living when you're not one of millions of people chasing just a few thousand jobs.
One side effect of slower than expected uptake of VR is that virtual reality application developers have been slow to invest in creating content. In this sort of chicken-and-egg cycle, growth tends to be slow, not explosive.
US authorities have charged a 28-year-old Ohio man who is alleged to have created and installed creepy spyware on thousands of computers for 13 years.
The distribution of the USB sticks was halted on December 12 after some of the quiz’s successful entrants reported that their rewards had been flagged by their security software as containing malware.
Row after row of startup tech here has tiny modules designed to be mashed up into the next big thing if their founders have anything to say about it, and the trend continues.
Bitcoin, the progenitor of the entire cryptocurrency boom and still the most popular virtual currency, experienced a truly heady run-up in value. Its price surge was punctuated with a crescendo midway through December, when a single bitcoin approached $20,000.
In order to establish persistence on the system, the installer tampers with the operating system’s registry. It also creates an administrative account that allows remote access.
It is not feasible, in fact not even possible, to replace all CPUs in all devices. It would be too costly, besides the success rate for unsoldering and resoldering pin-throughs in multi-layer boards will never be 100%.
The first few days of 2018 have been filled with anxious discussions concerning a widespread and wide-ranging vulnerability in the architecture of processors based on Intel's Core architecture used in PCs for many years, and also affecting ARM processors commonly used in tablets and smartphones.
As Wauchos was sold on underground forums, there were various monetization schemes. One of them was to use the form grabber plugin to steal passwords for online accounts.
Taking time to think logically and deliberately about your assets can help you determine what needs to be secured. Preparing for the worst can help you see the best course of action to prevent those emergencies in the present.
Courtesy of its highly customizable nature – along with its ability to persist in the system and to provide valuable information for fine-tuning the highly configurable payloads – the malware can be adapted for attacks against any environment, making it extremely dangerous.
Need a New Year's resolution? How about this one? Start taking password security more seriously.
Ransomware and data breaches remain major thorns in the sides of users and organizations across the world, often piercing their defenses without too much effort.
Over the past few years the Sednit group has used various techniques to deploy their various components on targets computers. The attack usually starts with an email containing either a malicious link or malicious attachment.