Smart homes are left exposed to increasing threats. Who will protect them?

Who should protect smart homes from hacking?

Home users are more connected but less protected than ever before. Growing amount of smart home devices is mostly insecure by design. Criminal hackers already abuse this explosion in connectivity. Who can secure the home networks? Smart homes are more connected Every household today contains multiple connected devices, and the number will increase over the next five years. Gartner predicts …

HP printer might be a way for the hacker to get you

HP printer might be a way for the hacker to get you

You only print once (YOPO) is a slang used by millennials, when their Hewlett Packard (HP) printers are hacked. Even though it seems that printing is not a hobby you would take up if you wanted to live dangerously, cybercriminals have another opinion. In a recent discovery, researchers unveiled a potentially dangerous vulnerability in HP printer firmware. This vulnerability leaves …

Uber hack affects 57 million customers and drivers

Uber hack affects 57 million customers and drivers

In 2016, Uber was hacked, but the breach was not disclosed until this Tuesday. Hackers accessed the personal information of millions of Uber users’, including names, email addresses and phone numbers and the license numbers of 600 000 drivers. Uber informed that none of the sensitive information such as credit card numbers, bank account details and social security numbers had …

Time to prepare for Reaper botnet is now

Reaper botnet: how ISPs and Telcos can protect home users?

75.4 billion connected devices will be online by 2025. The critical problem with smart devices is that they are not secure by design. Most Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets in the automated homes are unprotected against hacking, phishing, unauthorized access, and malware. One of the threats that recently made the headlines is the Reaper botnet. 28 000 to 1 million …

Data protection is a team effort

How Internet Service Providers Should Handle Cybersecurity?

In June, we asked our readers what, in their opinion, should protect them from hackers. The internet service providers (ISP) were on the top of most people’s minds. It’s clear that people expect to feel safe at their smart homes. But are Internet service providers ready to provide excellent levels of security? Equifax, Yahoo, and CCleaner didn’t plan for a massive loss …

Biggest Threats to Small Business Internet Security

Biggest Threats to Small Business Internet Security

Small business internet security is still not a common topic. It is believed that only large companies are at risk when it comes to cybersecurity threats. Just because you have a small business does not mean that it is not an attractive target for would-be thieves.  Also, believing that “it can’t happen to me” is not a safe or healthy attitude …

Ensure your business safety with cybersecurity insurancea

Cybersecurity Insurance as Risk Management

The Department of Homeland Security says that cybersecurity insurance is designed to mitigate losses from a variety of cyber incidents, including data breaches, business interruption, and network damage. They also note that a lot of companies out of cybersecurity insurance because of its costs, lack of clarity about what it might cover, and the conviction that their organization is not going …