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Home schooling – how to stay secure

bySally AdamMany pupils are starting their new school term from home rather than the classroom.For families with younger kids, home schooling is often the first time that their children have needed to use computers (rather than gaming consoles) in earnest.Whether you’re new to home schooling, going back to it after a break, or an old hand, it’s worth taking
Publish At:2021-01-13 13:43 | Read:236 | Comments:0 | Tags:app devices mac password PC Privacy Wi-fi

Smart toy security: How to keep your kids safe this Christmas

Christmas is coming, and so are the smart toys. The ever-present pandemic has meant a lot more staying at home this year. Videogame playing has increased considerably, because why not? Screentime for kids has gone up, because again, it’s bound to. It hasn’t brought about the end of civilisation and the kids are still alright. You’d expect a big surge in s
Publish At:2020-12-17 12:06 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Privacy Christmas connected festive holiday seaso

Naked Security Live – Home Wi-Fi security tips

byPaul DucklinDid you know you can join us for a live cybersecurity lecture every Friday?Just keep an eye on the @NakedSecurity Twitter feed or check our Facebook page on Fridays to find out the time we’ll be on air – it’s usually somewhere between 18:00 and 19:00 UK time, which is late morning/early afternoon on the West/East coast of Nort
Publish At:2020-12-07 12:31 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Video Naked Security Live Wi-fi security

How to fix slow WiFi

According to a survey published by The Independent, slow internet tops the list of most annoying tech problems. For most of us, WiFi is now essential – we rely on it for shopping, banking, work, entertainment and more. No wonder slow WiFi is so frustrating. So when you notice a problem, what can you do? Reboot your device If your device is always on and
Publish At:2020-11-05 13:39 | Read:405 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology Tips technology tips wi-fi

Naked Security Live – Cybersecurity tips for your own network

byPaul DucklinWe do a show on Facebook every week in our Naked Security Live video series, where we discuss one of the big security concerns of the week.We’d love you to join in if you can – just keep an eye on the @NakedSecurity Twitter feed or check our Facebook page on Fridays to find out the time. (Note that you don’t need a Facebook ac
Publish At:2020-10-12 11:24 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:Audio and Video Video CSAM Facebook Live Naked Security Live

8 tips to tighten up your work‑from‑home network

byPaul DucklinEarlier this week, we published an article headlined “If you connect it, protect it.”The TL;DR version of that article is, of course, exactly the same as the headline: if you connect it, protect it.Every time you hook up a poorly-protected device to your network, you run the risk that crooks will find it, probe it, attack it, exploi
Publish At:2020-10-08 13:48 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Vulnerability CSAM LAN Patching Wi-fi

Qualcomm and MediaTek Wi-Fi chips impacted by Kr00k-Like attacks

Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Qualcomm and MediaTek are impacted by vulnerabilities similar to the Kr00k issue disclosed early this year. Earlier this year, experts from ESET disclosed the Kr00k, a new high-severity hardware vulnerability, that affects Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress. The Kr00k vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-15126,
Publish At:2020-08-08 04:35 | Read:684 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile Kr00k Wi-Fi

Why Zero-Click Cyberthreats Should Be on Your Radar

For years, the statistics have told us that human error is the greatest contributor to cyberattacks. We’ve stressed the importance of training, training and more training to prevent the almost inevitable from happening. We’ve been convinced that the key to defending against cyberthreats is to keep the unsuspecting from clicking on phishing emails
Publish At:2020-07-02 15:59 | Read:539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Endpoint Mobile Security Advanced Malwa

Why Apple Is Missing the Boat on Home Wi-fi

In April 2018, Apple announced that it was discontinuing its AirPort home wi-fi products. The AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule were easy-to-use routers and wi-fi access points that fit perfectly into the Apple ecosystem. The AirPort Express was the first easy way to stream music to devices in your home using AirPlay (initially called AirTun
Publish At:2020-06-16 16:07 | Read:774 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple AirPort wi-fi

The Latest Mobile Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

For many of us, the last few months have drastically increased our reliance on mobile capabilities. Through the increased use of corporate mobile apps, virtual private networks (VPNs), hot spots and more, mobile communications are more ubiquitous than ever. Because of this enhanced, unprecedented and sudden dependence on mobile capabilities, mobile security
Publish At:2020-06-15 10:53 | Read:924 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Data Data Breac

Lock Down Personal Smart Devices to Improve Enterprise IoT Security

The presence of internet of things (IoT) devices in employee’s homes is a neglected item in many enterprise threat models. Caution is certainly warranted here, but it’s entirely possible to improve your risk awareness and secure smart devices in a calm and measured way. Overlooking privacy and security risks has consequences. It’s in everyo
Publish At:2020-04-09 10:28 | Read:1171 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Connected Devices Enterprise Security Home Network Secu

What Is Rich Communication Services? Breaking Down the Benefits and Security Risks

Texting has been around since the 1990s, and it has served us well. Users have sent countless messages, and these exchanges have facilitated such developments as SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) and Kenya’s SMS-based M-Pesa mobile payment system. But the world has since discovered countless other ways to message — methods that enable far more
Publish At:2020-03-03 09:50 | Read:1112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Artificial Intelligence (AI) Authentication

Kr00k Wi-Fi Encryption flaw affects more than a billion devices

A high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress expose over a billion devices to hack. Cybersecurity researchers from ESET have discovered a new high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, that affects Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability could have a severe
Publish At:2020-02-26 18:44 | Read:1120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking hacking news information security news

WLAN: Emotet’s new distribution method

These days, Emotet seems to be an ever-present danger for organizational cybersecurity the world over. Just last month, it was discovered trying to make its way into the United Nations, and in 2019, it was a key player in the successive waves of ransomware that hit enterprises and public organizations from the USA to Europe. So prolific was the activity of t
Publish At:2020-02-21 11:50 | Read:1230 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News b2b emotet wi-fi

KRACK Detector is a tool to detect and prevent KRACK attacks in your network

How to discover if your network is vulnerable to KRACK attack? KRACK Detector is a script that can detect attacks against client devices on your network. Last week I published a post warning of many industrial networking devices from various vendors are still vulnerable to the recently disclosed KRACK attack (Key Reinstallation Attack). The Belgian research
Publish At:2017-11-06 10:45 | Read:6826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things KRACK attack KRACK

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