Hacking

Kaspersky Cyberinsights 2018: Cybersecurity in the age of digital transformation

The Kaspersky Cyberinsights 2018 two city series in India, as part of its pan-APAC series, put the spotlight on the central theme of “Building Cyber Defence and Resilience with Adaptive Security Framework”. 

Quantum communication will make internet unhackable: Research

Purdue University research on quantum communication, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy can soon make internet communication hacking a thing of the past. 

Top IT security certifications

Boost your employability options with these top IT security certifications

Apple strongly denies Bloomberg’s Chinese hacking report

Bloomberg says Apple was one of many companies subject to an unprecedented state-sponsored hack, but Apple says its reporting is inaccurate.

“Everything is fine” vs. “we’re doomed” isn’t the way to frame election security

The extremes of despair and optimism are both dangerous to information security. What we need to do is calmly assess the threats.

Security experts hack unsuspecting family’s Amazon Echo

Online security experts vpnMentor have investigated the accessibility of Amazon Echo by hacking into one unsuspecting family’s device, highlighting how easily it could be tampered with.

What is Wireshark? What this essential troubleshooting tool does and how to use it

Wireshark is a must-have (and free) network protocol analyzer for any security professional or systems administrator. It's like Jaws, only for packets.

What is Magecart and was it behind the Ticketmaster and BA hacks?

The phenomenally damaging cyberattack on British Airways last week saw the haemorrhaging of information from over 385,000 transactions, credit card and personal details included.

Wanted: Data breach risk ratings, because not all breaches are equal

We need a system for data breaches that rates the real risk associated with the compromised data.

Don't abandon that domain name

Penny-wise, pound-foolish: Letting old domain names expire might save a few bucks a year, but lets attackers register your old domain and pretend to be you.

The curious case of the Superdrug 'hack'

Earlier this week high street retailer Superdrug was contacted by a lone hacker claiming that they had stolen the personal information of up to 20,000 customers and demanded a ransom in exchange for the information. This included customers' names, addresses, and other personal details, but no payment or card information.

Widespread vulnerabilities in mobile point-of-sale readers

Security researchers uncovered widespread vulnerabilities in mobile point-of-sale readers offered by Square, SumUp, PayPal and iZettle.