search slide
search slide
pages bottom
Currently Browsing: Results for Tag "Cybersecurity"

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.

Waikato Uni cybersecurity head says new taskforce will set the untry in the right direction

Waikato Uni cybersecurity head says new taskforce will set the untry in the right direction With the government's new Cyber Security Skills Taskforce announced, it's now ready to take on the urgent need for action about the country's cybersecurity skills shortage.Dr Ryan Ko, The University of Waikato's Cybersecurity Programme head, was one of the eight people elected to the taskforce by the government.

'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help

'Avalanche Network' botnet hideout busted; ESET offers cleanup help Cybercriminal activity hub Avalanche Network has been busted by law enforcement agencies, ending a long reign of protection for botnet operators.The operators were attempting to hide from takedown and domain blacklisting, but concentrated efforts from enforcement agencies have busted what ESET called a "fast-flux or ever-changing network".

Bosch's view of the future car: truly keyless entry, haptic feedback, smart parking, cybersecurity

Bosch's view of the future car: truly keyless entry, haptic feedback, smart parking, cybersecurity In a crowded city, a driver might spend half an hour and drive several miles before finding a parking space.Over-the-air updates from the city parking bureau would clarify parking and no-parking areas and times, such as when odd-even parking regs are suspended for religious holidays.

What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017

What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017 As organisations plan to defend their enterprises against ransomware and non-malware attacks, here’s what to expect in 2017.1:  Non-malware attacks will escalate and become more severe Attackers are increasingly utilising non-malware attacks in an effort to remain undetected on organisations’ endpoints.

Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble

Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble Of users surveyed, 18% stated they’ve encountered a hack attempt, and only 30% create new, effective passwords for different online accounts.“These mistakes, in turn, are effectively like leaving the front door open to emails, bank accounts, personal files and more,” he continues.

Trump's cyber advisor didn't know about Signal

Trump's cyber advisor didn't know about Signal If you pay attention to surveillance or cybersecurity, you've probably heard of Signal since the election, right?It's one of those no-brainer downloads for anyone concerned about privacy.

Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, will likely renew fight against strong encryption

Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, will likely renew fight against strong encryption But Apple’s staunch defense and widespread dissent in the court of public opinion led the bureau to back down.Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President Trump’s choice for attorney general, is unlikely to let that decision stand once he is confirmed — and he’s expected to be confirmed with strong Republican support.

Half of Americans think their cybersecurity is worse than 5 years ago

Half of Americans think their cybersecurity is worse than 5 years ago Just under half of Americans — 49 percent — think their personal information is less secure than it was five years ago, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.Twenty-eight percent of Americans are "not confident at all" that the federal government can keep their personal information safe.

Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound

Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound This backup software has military grade protection, tons of customisation, a smooth UI, and many other tools and features.You can use Acronis Asign to digitally capture signatures and generate a unique certificate that contains signatures, timestamps, and other information.

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough? As a result, Twitter seems to have entered into an arms race with the trolls.On Tuesday, they launched their latest salvo consisting of three new lines of defense: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly The New Zealand Police are warning the public about a phone scam targeting elderly residents to dupe them into giving out their personal information.The scam was first reported by the Bankers Association on 2 February 2017, where scammers were posing as workers from utility companies and banks.

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention Every year, businesses across New Zealand are hit by some sort of virtual attack.With big money to be made from hacking into a company's database and stealing sensitive information, scammers are now attempting to dupe the hackers.

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review The organisation says it is particularly pleased with the focus on fibre broadband.We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," explains Jordan Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that can accompany us anywhere has soared.This is where Durabooks have excelled, offering innovative laptops and tablets with rugged features that while offering the same convenience and features as a consumer laptop, are also capable of surviving in harsh working conditions.

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing “Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day,” he says.” For those of you frequenting these online spaces in the lead up to tomorrow, Fitzgerald says there are ways to stay safe and to avoid trouble.

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy But a new study from iSchool says most users aren’t even aware that their private data is being told to advertising networks and third party providers which deliver targeted ads, NordVPN says.“Or, worse yet, a woman who has suffered the trauma of miscarriage is often still persecuted by pregnancy ads, following her from once-visited pregnancy sites,” NordVPN says.

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs With the commercial UAV industry set to hit $127 billion globally in areas as vast as media, film, surveying, real estate and logistics, back home the rules and regulations around insurance and risks have been ‘patchy’, says Delta Insurance.There are no legal requirements for UAV operators to hold insurance, and current insurance solutions don’t cover risks that operators face.

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition The Innovators is a showcase of some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators now open at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).It is an exhibition which celebrates the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the New Zealand Norton Online Dating Survey first.In fact, 55 percent of respondents are spending at least an hour a day on online dating sites, with 53 percent of users finding it difficult to identify scammers.