by Account Deleted
January 18, 2017
Ransomware was the big malware thing in 2016 and it’s likely to be an even bigger thing in 2017. Denial of service attacks using compromised IoT devices will grow and along with a few other things 2017 could be the year in which people finally get serious about setting strong passwords.
by Steve Bell
January 16, 2017
As the first pages of 2017 unfurl there is an unsurprising focus on the Internet of Things security given that smart devices are not only big news but also big sales. One security researcher reckons that hacked smart meters could be used to black out your home while a security industry exec says 2017 could be the year when the entire internet goes down. The World Economic Forum publishes its annual risk report and chillingly points to the dangers of weaponised IoT and artificial intelligence. Closer to home, hackers are still doing their thing; a Netflix phishing campaign has been detected, a Hello Kitty database has been leaked on the internet and Android device users have been warned about a fake version of the Super Mario Run game which is used to plant banking malware on mobile devices.