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Omegle investigation raises new concerns for kids’ safety

Social media site Omegle is under fire after an investigation found boys using the platform to expose themselves on camera, and adults exposing themselves to minors. Omegle users are paired with a random stranger who they can socialize with via text or video chat. An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) found boys and adults exposin
Publish At:2021-02-20 12:06 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness BBC child pornography Chris Hughes covid-19 Intern

North Korean hackers charged with $1.3 billion of cyberheists

The US Department of Justice recently unsealed indictments detailing North Korea’s involvement in several global cyberattack campaigns against institutions in the financial and entertainment sectors, and money laundering schemes in certain US states. The first unsealed indictment is for hacking activities done by three computer programmers from Nort
Publish At:2021-02-19 16:36 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Advanced Persistent Threat 38 advanced persistent

Yandex sysadmin caught selling access to email accounts

Yandex, a European multinational technology firm best known for being the most-used search engine in Russia, has revealed it had a security breach, leading to the compromise of almost 5,000 Yandex email accounts. The company says it spotted the breach after a routine check by its security team. They found that one of their system administrators with acces
Publish At:2021-02-17 13:54 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness accidental insider breach cybersecurity awareness

Clubhouse under scrutiny for sending data to Chinese servers

The audio-chat app Clubhouse is the latest rage in the social media landscape. What makes it so popular and, now it’s part of the social media landscape, can we trust it? The Clubhouse app Clubhouse was launched about a year ago and was initially only used by Silicon Valley’s rich and famous. It is different from other social media in that it foc
Publish At:2021-02-17 13:54 | Read:109 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness agora alex stamos china chinese servers clubhouse

Android emulator abused to introduce malware onto PCs

Emulators have played a part in many tech-savvy users’ lives. They introduce a level of flexibility that not only allows another system to run on top of a user’s operating system—a Windows OS running on a MacBook laptop, for example—but also allows video gamers to play games designed to work on a different platform than the one they own. Recently, ESET re
Publish At:2021-02-05 17:12 | Read:190 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness massive multiplayer online MMO Operating NightScou

Google FLoC puts ad trackers on a cookie-free diet

Cookie tracking is dying and Google needs a replacement. It’s betting on FLoC, an ad tracking technology that lets it understand people’s behaviour while respecting their privacy. Google has announced that its tests show promising signs that FLoC is working. Is this a milestone on the road to more privacy, or just better concealed tracking tec
Publish At:2021-01-27 14:48 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Privacy chrome cookie replacement cookies floc Goo

Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

On January 13 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks on various organizations’ cloud services. What methods did the attackers use? In the initial phase, the victims were targeted by phishing emails trying to capture the credentials of a cloud service account. Once the at
Publish At:2021-01-14 18:42 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness bec brute force cisa cloud services IOCs mfa pass-

Adobe Flash Player reaches end-of-life

“What now? My farm is no longer working. Can you have a look, honey?” Like millions of other people my wife likes to play online browser games. You know, the ones that don’t require a fast connection because your virtual life is not in constant danger, and an occasional harvest is enough to make progress in the game. So, when her browser refused to ope
Publish At:2021-01-06 07:54 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Adobe Flash Player browser games exploit kits flas

NCSC: Be Cyber Aware, especially during the Christmas season

In early December, the National Cyber Security Centre, a UK-based cybersecurity body and a part of GCHQ, kicked off the next chapter of its Cyber Aware campaign initiative, focusing on online shopping threats during the Christmas season. Cyber Aware is the UK government’s “national campaign on cybersecurity” aimed at helping the publ
Publish At:2020-12-15 13:18 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 2020 annual report Christmas Cyber Aware campaign

File-sharing and cloud storage sites: How safe are they?

There it is again—that annoying message that pops up when your email client informs you that a file is too big to attach. Those of us that are confronted with this problem on a regular basis—and those of us that want to attach files that could get picked up by anti-malware scanners along the way—have probably resorted to using file-sharing sites to help solv
Publish At:2020-12-04 16:00 | Read:480 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness How-tos advertising file-sharing notifications onl

How Covid fatigue puts your physical and digital health in jeopardy

After six months of social distancing, sheltering in place, working from home, distance learning, mask-wearing, hand-washing, and plenty of hand-wringing, people are pretty damn tired of COVID-19. And with no magic bullet (yet) and no end in sight, annoyance has turned into exasperation and even desperation. Doctors and mental health professionals call th
Publish At:2020-10-15 14:47 | Read:547 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness alert fatigue caution fatigue coronavirus coronavi

Sandbox in security: what is it, and how it relates to malware

To better understand modern malware detection methods, it’s a good idea to look at sandboxes. In cybersecurity, the use of sandboxes has gained a lot of traction over the last decade or so. With the plethora of new malware coming our way every day, security researchers needed something to test new programs without investing too much of their precious time.
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:27 | Read:445 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness AI containerization Maze ML sanboxes sandboxing se

The informed voter’s guide to election cyberthreats

Singapore held its most recent general election on July 10 2020, and although they used the electoral system called first-past-the-post (FPTP), a scheme favored by the US, UK, and most English-speaking countries, the road leading to Election Day was not without challenges and obstacles. While all voters used paper ballots (thus removing the exposure to ri
Publish At:2020-09-11 14:51 | Read:644 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 2020 general election 2020 presidential election c

PCI DSS compliance: why it’s important and how to adhere

PCI DSS is short for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Every party involved in accepting credit card payments is expected to comply with the PCI DSS. The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands, but administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder d
Publish At:2020-09-03 23:45 | Read:839 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness data breach data securit standard payment card ind

‘Just tell me how to fix my computer:’ a crash course on malware detection

Malware. You’ve heard the term before, and you know it’s bad for your computer—like a computer virus. Which begs the question: Do the terms “malware” and “computer virus” mean the same thing? How do you know if your computer is infected with malware? Is “malware detection” just a fancy phrase for antivirus? For that matter, are anti-malware
Publish At:2020-08-21 14:51 | Read:1311 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness 101 anti-exploit Anti-Malware antivirus cybersecur

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