Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages

Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected. In countries like Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile, the detection levels for this particular threat have been as high as 30% or 40% of the total threats for the entire country. This is a trojan that redirects the user’s [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:36+00:00April 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scam calls: Can you hear me, mother?

Sandy Powell was a Yorkshire-born comedian who was well known for the catchphrase ‘Can you hear me, mother?’, with which he used to introduce his radio shows. It may not sound particularly amusing nowadays, but from time to time such catchphrases catch the ear of the world at large, often generating amusement simply through repetition, [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:36+00:00April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Online shoppers are losing trust in e-commerce, study finds

According to a global survey from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, almost half of all respondents say they don't trust online shopping. Users are losing trust in the internet, at least when it comes to online shopping and e-commerce. According to the results of a survey, released on Monday, 49% of people said they [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’

An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain. That is the main finding from a new report published by the UK government’s National Crime Agency (NCA), which found that many young offenders are turning to cybercrime as a way of chasing [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 mobile security precautions nobody should ignore

Mobile security should be on your list of things to take seriously. Jack Wallen tells you why and gives you some tips on making it happen. I've heard all of the excuses, every one of them an invalid justification for not ensuring the precious data on your smartphone is safe from prying eyes. I forget [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook offers account recovery service that’s more secure than email

Facebook's new Delegated Account Recovery service, announced Tuesday at the company's annual F8 developer's conference in San Jose, CA, provides a new way to re-gain access to online accounts that may be safer than using an email address. Almost everyone has forgotten a password at some point, and they usually have to enter their recovery [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New training platform uses real-world situations to train cybersecurity experts faster

ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offers on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in a live lab environment. Here's how it can help your employees. Many enterprises report increasing difficulties finding skilled cybersecurity professionals, research shows. Some 55% of US organization report that open cyber positions take at least three months to fill, [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shoney’s Hit By Apparent Credit Card Breach

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another episode of “Which Restaurant Chain Got Hacked?” Multiple sources in the financial industry say they’ve traced a pattern of fraud on customer cards indicating that the latest victim may be Shoney’s, a 70-year-old restaurant chain that operates primarily in the southern United States. Shoney’s did not respond [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK. Experts found that PINs and passwords could be deciphered relatively easily this way. Tests carried out by the university, for example, found that cybercriminals could [...]

By |2017-11-20T19:18:37+00:00April 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments