Turning up the heat

thermostat_hackedAn exploit in smart thermostats reveals just how flawed many IoT devices are when it comes to security with researchers revealing just how easy it is to take control of heating systems and demand a payment to hand them back to their owners. Thankfully BullGuard customers can be reassured that they are in safe hands when it comes to protecting the smart home.

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Security News: 117 million LinkedIn email addresses and passwords for sale

data breachThe 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.

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Global cyber security threats continue to grow unabated

cybercrimeAs 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.  

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Halloween’s online dangers – spooky spam, phantom phishing, sinister spies and more

halloweenStraddling the divide between autumn and winter Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Its origins lie in the period of time when the Celtic nations dominated Europe and people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. The idea of divide still holds today and perhaps nowhere more prominent than the surface and light world of the everyday internet and the dark, mysterious and sometime malevolent world of the deep web where hackers and cyber criminals have their being and surface to wreak havoc.

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