IoT – what is it? The term “IoT” was first used in ’99 and has only entered our lexicon in the last 10 years. But what does it really mean? IoT as an acronym stands for the “Internet of Things,” which could be summarized as anything that collects data and shares it over a wireless connection onto a network for processing.
Facebook has fixed a critical flaw in the Facebook Messenger for Android messaging app. Natalie Silvanovich of Google’s Project Zero reported the bug to the Facebook bug bounty program. The bug could have allowed a sophisticated attacker logged in on Messenger for Android to simultaneously initiate a call and send an unintended message type to someone logged in on Messenger for Android and another Messenger client (i.e. web browser).
Der Spiegel* und das Handelsblatt* berichteten zuletzt, dass noch Millionen von Microsoft® Windows® 7 Rechnern betrieben werden und auch heute noch in Deutschland über 4 Millionen PCs mit Windows 7 im Einsatz sind, obwohl es gefährliche Sicherheitslücken gibt.
Almost a month has passed since an industry leader announced that their network and product had been compromised by a highly sophisticated state-sponsored adversary (see our previous article). In the meantime, a lot has been discovered as to how the attack was perpetrated. Attackers managed to inject malicious code into the software security updates that are automatically and without question pushed to every customer using their software. The update came from the vendor update servers, was...
Due to smaller screens and simplified user interface, mobile devices have become the new battleground for phishing and malware threats. Start 2021 on the right track by installing antivirus software on your smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks.
Hackers are smart people. They know that the fastest way into a target is to find the weakest point of entry. All too often, they find that access point through the marketing organization, which many hackers consider a "soft target." The main reason is fairly simple: Marketers are typically more public and visible — and therefore more exposed — than the rest of the company.
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Over the past decade, we’ve seen a massive shift towards relying on cloud technologies for everything we do, from watching TV shows and movies to sharing photos. Organizations have done the same. To increase efficiency and availability, they have moved their data and workloads to the cloud. But in a world of expanding threats, it has become necessary to implement additional layers of security for cloud data, applications and services to ensure privacy remains a top priority.
While we can certainly agree that 2020 was unconventional to say the least, we can now look back and appreciate some of the positives that arose. In response to COVID-19 and the resulting precautionary protocol, everyone – businesses and individuals alike – had to change how they go about their daily lives. Many companies have been obligated to keep their employees at home if deemed “non-essential,” but the challenge remains of having operations and customers to attend to.