Key tips to avoid an IoT hack

Avoiding an IoT Hack: 5 Tips for Better Security

An IoT hack can have very serious consequences. A living example of that is a Russian PIR Bank that recently lost $1,000,000, because hackers managed to gain entry to its local network via a compromised router. As the Internet of Things grows, so will the malicious hacking incidents. According to Gartner, IoT is going to expand to 20.4 Bn devices …

New Approach to GDPR: Using Machine Learning to Enhance Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May. Although this particular law applies to the European Union, it does not only concern businesses registered there: every entity that has EU clients will have to comply with it. GDPR has no precedent. However, it could become the worldwide gold standard of privacy laws. In …

New DNS Encryption Tools Accelerate Privacy Online

Brand new Domain Naming Service (DNS) Cloudflare is gaining firm ground among internet users. Unlike many other DNS providers, Cloudflare positions itself as strictly privacy-oriented service. According to CUJO AI data, it has acquired nearly 4% of the total DNS market since its launch on April 1st and now stands as the fifth most popular DNS provider. Moreover, Google and …

Don’t get burnt by the Firefox

Beware: Critical Vulnerability Discovered in Mozilla Firefox Browser

What happened? On 29th of January Mozilla developer, Johann Hofmann reported that unsanitized output in the browser UI could lead to arbitrary code execution. On January 30th, Mozilla has released a security update to address a vulnerability (CVE-2018-5124) in Firefox. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Read an article about the …

What 2018 holds for us?

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

2017 was the year when it became clear that we need to take our online security seriously. Huge companies like Uber or Instagram fell victim to breaches and hacks. Not to mention the most significant breach of the year brought you by Equifax. Many are asking the question: what’s next? Going into the new year, we believe this is an important question …

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 …

Grab some popcorns and try to not fall for a Netflix phishing attempt

Netflix and No Chill: A New Phishing Attempt

Netflix users are suffering from yet another batch of phishing emails.  They get emails that look legit and ask them to enter personal information into the website. Attempts to phish Netflix users are pretty common. The emails appear, sometimes get into the headlines. Then they go through a makeover: a redesign to evade spam folder and other defensive filters. And later …

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 …