/Tag:Security

All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

2017 saw a real boom in cryptocurrencies. Awareness and value increased multiple times over, attracting the attention of the globe. It also attracted the attention of fraudsters and hackers who began to obtain these virtual coins in a dishonest way: crypto-currency miners appeared on the Internet, turning infected computers into a network of mining farms. [...]

By | 2018-07-24T12:28:09+00:00 July 24th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Security, Tips & Tricks, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on All about crypto-miners; is your computer making money for someone else?

Criminals start to use AI in cyber attacks

Bring on the rise of the machines.  It was only a matter of time, as new technologies become more commonplace, criminals find ways to exploit them.  Attackers have begun to master and deploy technologies with elements of artificial intelligence for use in cyber attacks on banks.  Though banks seem to be the primary target at [...]

By | 2018-06-08T13:13:50+00:00 June 8th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Criminals start to use AI in cyber attacks

Backdoor could allow Alexa to always be listening

The cool thing to do with products these days is to stick a microphone in it connect it to the web and call it a “smart” device.  Amazon's Alexa is the voice behind an ever growing number of these devices. The voice assistant debuted with Amazon's Echo products, was expanded to Acer laptops last week [...]

By | 2018-05-29T17:33:50+00:00 May 29th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Backdoor could allow Alexa to always be listening

VPNFilter infects 500,000 routers across the globe

Cisco Systems Inc. announced today that a new type of malware, dubbed VPNFilter, is being spread among routers all across the internet, affecting over 500,000 devices worldwide.  Because most people don't have advanced enough routers to come with any sort of antivirus software, once infected, the end user is likely to have no indication their [...]

By | 2018-05-23T13:25:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Hardware News, IT News, IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on VPNFilter infects 500,000 routers across the globe

Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Earlier this year, Google announced that from now on, in addition to green icons in the address bar on sites with HTTPS, the Chrome browser will label sites that use regular HTTP, as non secure.  The news is not remarkable in itself, as this is not Google's first step in pushing the HTTPS standard, the [...]

By | 2018-04-27T13:13:14+00:00 April 27th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Does HTTPS ensure your privacy online?

Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

Some APT-group are actively exploiting a new zero-day vulnerability in the code of the core of Internet Explorer.  Attacks recorded a slew of data from the attack, as reported by the blog that initially discovered the attack.   The problem, which experts describe as a double kill attack, affects all the latest versions of Internet [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:48:02+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Zero day exploit compromises all versions of Internet Explorer

Attacks against enterprise networks went up 40% in 2017

According to the research of a verified source, 2017 contained one of the highest increases in attacks against enterprise networks ever recorded. Over 12 months, 28% of industrial enterprises in the world were attacked in some way - in 2016 that number was only 20%.. These figures confirm the forecasts of security experts that in [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:36:10+00:00 January 30th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Attacks against enterprise networks went up 40% in 2017

A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

In the fall of 2016, a source announced the appearance of a new type of malware, Android Trojan DressCode,  a hidden malware which without the users knowledge, used the infected devices in a botnet.  The hacker who wrote it kidnapped confidential information even from secured networks by distributing it in applications for phones that anyone [...]

By | 2018-01-29T12:02:40+00:00 January 29th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A 2.4 million phone botnet that is still active today.

A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

In an age where it seems like every company is looking to extract and sell every drop of data it can squeeze out of users its a breath of fresh air to hear about a company that not only doesn't collect and sell your data, but actively alerts you to who your favorite websites are [...]

By | 2018-01-25T16:16:37+00:00 January 25th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on A new extension to hide your digital fingerprint

How to tell if you’re being spied on by a drone

Israeli experts from Ben-Gurion University and Weizmann Research Institute have developed a technique to determine when a drone is following an object. They  experimented using a varity of drones and flash, or a light that can rapidly light up then darken an area.  According to them, if the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is actually observing [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:07:24+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Hardware News|Comments Off on How to tell if you’re being spied on by a drone