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 […]

Your Visit To Pirate Sites Exposes You To More Malware

Just the other day, I was discussing why we shouldn’t be downloading torrents at all. Now a research has all but confirmed that torrent websites are top malware vectors. All the torrent downloaders, you need to pay attention to this. A research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University has found that spending more time on pirate […]

New Intel processors to have hardware-based protections against Meltdown, Spectre 2

Intel has officially pushed out microcode updates with Spectre and Meltdown mitigations for all of the processors it launched in the past five years. In addition to this, the company’s CEO announced new, redesigned processor lines that will start shipping later this year and will include hardware-based protection for Meltdown (exploiting CVE-2017-5754, a rogue cata cache load flaw) […]

Russian APT Compromised Cisco Router in Energy Sector Attacks

Yet another nation-state hacking team has been spotted compromising a network router to get to its ultimate targets: this time, it’s the infamous Russian APT known as DragonFly 2.0 that was called out by the US federal government last week for hacking into US energy networks. Researchers from Cylance this month revealed that they recently […]

8 questions to ask about your industrial control systems security

A recent incident where a likely nation-state threat actor inadvertently shut down a critical infrastructure facility in the Middle East when testing new malware has stoked widespread concerns about the vulnerability of industrial control systems (ICSs) to new cyberthreats. Many security experts see the incident as a harbinger of a new wave of destructive attacks […]

Is Adware Causing You Frustration? Here’s How To Get Rid Of It

It might not be quite as serious as ransomware but adware is nevertheless a cause of much frustration for computer owners everywhere. If you’re constantly being bombarded with pop-up ads or redirected to advertising sites then you are almost certainly a victim of adware. Some types of adware are more subtle, hiding in your system […]

A Data Protection Officer’s Guide to the GDPR Galaxy

In April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed into law in the European Union. The goal of the law is to give individuals control over their own data. While GDPR became law in 2016, it won’t become enforceable until May 25, 2018. GDPR is composed of 99 articles and 173 recitals that are used […]