Smart toys spy on kids, FBI cautions parents

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys. Early this year, security researcher Troy Hunt, reported that a series of web-connected, app-enabled toys called CloudPets have been hacked. The manufacturer’s central database was reportedly compromised over several months after stunningly poor security, despite the attempts …

GoDaddy Launches New Website Security Products After Sucuri Aquisition

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to shifting the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures, yesterday launched GoDaddy Website Security, a cutting-edge website protection service to keep customers’ sites clean and free of malware. Website Security is powered by Sucuri, which was in March 2017 acquired by GoDaddy to further strengthen …

Over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet, Big potential for cybercriminals

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017. The number …

98% of the top 1 Million internet domains may be vulnerable to email spoofing

PHOENIX, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bishop Fox, a leading global cybersecurity consulting firm, recently analyzed the Alexa top million Internet domains and found that 98% – nearly the entire Internet – are potentially vulnerable to email spoofing. In response, Bishop Fox has released Spoofcheck, a free tool that companies can use to automatically determine if …

UK Police force are learning how to hack

Thousands of police officers are receiving specialist cybersecurity training. In response to the unprecedented rise in cybercrime, 80 per cent of police forces across the UK are training their officers to become specialist cyber security investigators. This is the future of policing A cybercrime scene cannot be approached in the same way as a traditional …

China’s new cybersec. law rattles tech giants

China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect today, and experts are rattled about what it all means. The law has been largely touted by Beijing as a milestone in data privacy regulations, but critics say authorities haven’t provided enough information about how the wide-reaching law will be implemented. That’s a big concern, as failure to comply …

Report Urges Security providers to consider offering DDoS protection as a service

A new report by Corero Network Security suggests that offering DDoS protection as a service is a viable business idea. Out of its respondents, 82 percent see a “clear business opportunity” in providing DDoS protection as a service to its customers. Also, 93 percent see providing DDoS mitigation in relation to other types of security …

Google’s new cloud-based service shows increasing need of IoTs

Google has launched a new cloud-based service called IoT Core that enables its enterprise customers to manage their IoT devices, as well as collect and analyze the data those devices produce. IoT Core has access to all its data processing, analytics, and machine learning capabilities of Google’s cloud and supports devices equipped with Intel, ARM, …

WannaCry ransomware affects over 150 countries, Africa least hit

On Friday 12th May, organizations across the world were hit by a massive ransomware attack, named WannaCry, which exploited a (now patched) Microsoft Windows vulnerability revealed in the Shadowbrokers dump on April 14. This latest variant of ransomware  according to Avast Security data,  is mainly being targeted to Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, but the ransomware …