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 …

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 …

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 …

A botnet is a network of infected IoT devices that launch to attack when the hacker wants it

Reaper Botnet Threatens Millions of IoT Devices

Reaper botnet enlists Internet of Things devices, including the IP cameras and routers from such manufacturers as GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys, and Synology. The botnet exploits various known vulnerabilities of IoT gadgets and is considered to more dangerous than Mirai botnet. If launched, it could disrupt thousands of websites and services all over the world. Millions of networks …

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 …