If you’re planning to travel for your summer holidays here are some simple but effective tips to keep you safe when you’re connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. We’ve also outlined some simple protection tools that you might find useful.
The Internet of Things isn’t something that’s going to happen in the future – it’s already here. It’s just going to get bigger – and possibly quirkier – check the top ten IoT devices that are already selling well.
iTunes lovers are targeted by fraudsters, is Adobe Flash going to stutter along for much longer, IT worker arrested in possible Panama Papers leak, ‘evil’ Santa ransomware emerges from cyber grotto, Acer hacked for one year but it’s just letting on now, New York is taken down in a massive (fictional) hack, Tor takes on the FBI and much more.
Business network LinkedIn has mailed its 400 million users about the sale of sensitive customer information which was recently put up for sale on the dark web. It hasn’t said sorry (ask the lawyers why) but it is offering advice on what its users can do to protect their accounts. Meanwhile the fall-out from the LinkedIn data sale continues to make ever growing waves. Social network platform Reddit said it has seen an increasing number of its member’s accounts taken over by other people which it believes stems from the LinkedIn data loss – some people who have accounts with both services use the same password making it easy for users of the stolen LinkedIn data to also access Reddit accounts.
It used to be a bit of chore trying to set up your computer so you could remotely access it. However, as the world hurtles towards mobile computing the task has become much easier. For instance, at the centre of Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10 are easy-to-use tools designed to enable you to remotely hook up your smartphone whether it’s a Windows phone, Android or iOS phone to a desktop PC. Traditional methods, such as third-party software, also are still extremely useful while if you’re running a small business and want absolutely watertight connections to several computers virtual private networks are still the way to go.
The latest news from the world of cyber skulduggery from LinkedIn passwords for sale, the re-emergence of ATM malware, fears in the US about banking and shopping online and even real live pirates swinging from the rigging to descend on precious cargo identified by hacking a shipping company’s systems. You can also learn how to simply set a password that takes hundreds of years to crack. There’s a bit more too.
As the number of cyber-crimes seems to rise steadily year-on-year, the methods hackers use remain surprisingly consistent. Sometime there is a spike in a particular type of malware favoured by cyber-thieves but ‘tried-and-tested’ techniques such as phishing and exploiting web site vulnerabilities are still popular. It’s just that hackers are getting better at using them, which of course doesn’t bode well for the unprotected.
The sale of exploit kits on the dark web is surging as organised crime entrenches itself in the digital underground. Interpol’s hands are tied as government responses are hampered over concerns about citizen’s digital freedoms.
With many people using online banking as a preferred means of managing finances it’s absolutely vital that you know how to protect yourself from hackers, scammers and fraudsters keen to exploit vulnerabilities and a lack of awareness. Read on for protection tips.
Choosing a laptop that dovetails with your needs can feel like a confusing process. There are so many models available, in a very wide price range, with specifications that can appear impenetrable and little short of gobbledygook. To simplify the process we’ve outlined the key things you need to consider and why.
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