7 Spectre/Meltdown Symptoms That Might Be Under Your Radar

Spectre and Meltdown are awful. That much goes without saying. When a vulnerability in the heart of the CPU can bring your secure authentication efforts to naught, it’s a bad thing. But in addition to the obvious security threats, there could be significant impact on an organization’s budgets, schedules, vendor relationships, and product plans. And […]

Orbitz says hacker stole two years’ worth of customer data

Travel booking website Orbitz has been hacked, the company said. The site, now owned by Expedia, confirmed in a statement that it “identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform.” According to the statement, the company found evidence in March that an attacker had access to the company’s legacy systems between […]

A look inside the big business of cybercrime

For three months, Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) research team compiled and analyzed data from the black market to shed light on the type of activity threat actors are participating in and how underground forums operate in the burgeoning industry. Just as big businesses operate based on regulations, the laws of supply and demand, and even customer […]

Email fraud warning: Now hackers want your data as well as your money

Fraudsters are launching phishing campaigns that come in the shape of emails pretending to be from someone within the same organisation as the victim — and the crooks are increasingly targeting data rather than money. Email fraud, particularly business email compromise, hit the headlines when the FBI said this particular form of cybercriminal activity cost victims […]

GDPR is more important than ever: The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook meltdown

The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook fiasco started when Dr. Aleksandr Kogan developed a quiz app called “thisisyourdigitallife” and managed to obtain user data through that app by scraping data from the profiles of people who took the quiz as well as that of their friends—apparently allowed under Facebook’s policy for third-party apps at the time!! This is […]

FTC Probing Facebook for Use of Personal Data, Source Says

Having already lost nearly $50 billion in stock market losses, Facebook Inc. is now under investigation by a U.S. privacy watchdog over the use of personal data of 50 million users by a data analytics firm to help elect President Donald Trump. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing whether Facebook violated terms of a […]

Firefox’s Password Manager has a flaw, but it will be fixed

You might rest assured after setting a Master Password in the Firefox web browser, but it’s not as secure as you think. Last year, Mozilla did a major overhaul of their browser in the form of Firefox Quantum. But the non-profit forgot to fix the security holes that exist in their ‘very fast’ web browser […]

Fraud Watch: Tips to avoid identity theft

Scammers have more ways to steal your personal information than ever before thanks to the proliferation of personal electronics these days which gives them access to your money. MTN News has some timely tips on how to prevent identity theft in this edition of Fraud Watch. The Holy Grail for ID thieves is your Social Security […]

Google claims Android is now just as secure as iOS

Although the number of Android users have always been on a rise, it has always been thought to be inferior to iOS when it comes to security. But, with features like Google Play Protect built straight into its Play Store and monthly Android security patch updates (if you have the latest smartphone, that is), the […]

New Method Proposed for Secure Government Access to Encrypted Data

Security experts long have maintained that providing any kind of backdoor access to encrypted data as governments everywhere have been demanding is not possible without seriously undermining the overall security provided by encryption mechanisms. Now a pair of researchers from Boston University and Portland State University has developed a first-of-its kind cryptographic technique that they […]