Parents, play it SMART Online

Smart Parent Guide: How to talk to your child about the dangers online?

We use the internet for everything; shopping, researching, socializing, learning, navigating. The same is true for our kids. They use the internet to play games, talk to their friends, and do their homework. And kids are curious, wanting to learn and discover the world around them. Of course, we want to encourage this as much as possible. The problem with …

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 …

Not all the precious moments should go to Instagram

6 million Instagram accounts affected due to a security bug

It’s time to enable that 2-step verification, because hackers will not stop at creating new ways to exploit security flaws. Recent hack of Selena Gomez Instagram account was all over the news. Even if you do not follow celebrity gossip, this is important for you and 700 million other active users of Instagram. What happened? Just after the Gomez hack, a …

Hackers can change an email after it’s already in your inbox

This week, researchers have uncovered an email hack that allows hackers to modify emails once they are already in your inbox. What is it? Francisco Ribeiro, a researcher at Mimecast discovered this exploit and called it Ropemaker. The cryptic name stands for Remotely Originated Post-delivery Email Manipulation Attacks Keeping Email Risky and takes advantage of CSS and HTML. This particular …

The worst cybersecurity attacks and leaks of 2017

We are a little more than halfway into 2017, and already we’ve seen a tremendous amount of cybercrime. We have seen attacks not only on home users but also hospitals, major corporations, governments. While there is a broad range of estimates as to how much each attack cost the world, one this is for certain: security needs to step it …

CUJO hacks: video how CUJO stops Petya ransomware

This week, there is a new ransomware attack infecting airlines, banks, and utilities across Europe and the US. Reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack, there is a ransomware exploiting vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. Once a computer is infected, the hard drive is encrypted with a private key, meaning only the attacker has access to the data. The hackers …