Would you like to add traffic to your YouTube channel and maybe even get paid for watching YouTube videos? Or are you looking to buy and sell bitcoin “from the comfort of your phone”? The makers of the apps “Boost Views” and “PaxVendor” want you to believe they have just what you’re looking for. Except … More Real or virtual currency? Scammers accept both
The world is changing in front of our eyes. Where facts, truth and honesty were once our most valuable assets, nowadays alternative-facts, post-truths and outright lies reign. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity business is no exception to this trend. Even worse, with all the recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), … More Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity
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 … More Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’
Introduction After our recent joint blog Support scams now reign in Spain, Josep Albors was contacted by a Spanish online newspaper asking for further information and general commentary. So here, first, is my general commentary on the evolution of the tech support scam and why the current high incidence of reports in Spain (and, to … More Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams
It used to be that you paid for bandwidth from a provider and that’s exactly what you got. Now, with ever-expanding efforts to profit, ISPs have started to monetize customer information quietly while selling them bandwidth. The temptation is strong, as that kind of aggregate data has real value on the secondary market, but what … More ISP privacy – how much should it cost?
ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!
2015’s Anthem and Premera breaches made the general public more aware of the importance of security in healthcare organizations. 2016 brought fewer instances of massive healthcare breaches, but sadly this does not suggest that the problem has been solved. In fact, 2016 brought a surfeit of successful ransomware attacks in a variety of industries, and medical … More Healthcare challenges: Ransomware and the Internet of Things are the tip of the iceberg