Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Recent survey shows hacking as a major threat to quality of life. Do criminals hacking into computer systems pose a risk to your health, safety, or prosperity? If you ask people this question, the answer is likely to be a resounding yes! Last month we put this question to 750 people in the US and … More Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

A team of academics says that, if exploited, the vulnerabilities can reveal the plain text of encrypted emails, including those sent years ago. The widely-used OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption protocols suffer from weaknesses that may ultimately expose the plain text of encrypted messages to attackers, according to a team of eight academics from German and Belgian universities, who … More Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

Are firms and regulators prepared for GDPR?

The answer may hinge on if you’re a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person. While we’re at it, how about regulators’ level of preparedness, anyway? With the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just two weeks away on May 25 , organizations in the United Kingdom are further ahead in their preparations to … More Are firms and regulators prepared for GDPR?

12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

Time does fly! It feels like only yesterday that a new strain of hitherto little-known malware achieved celebrity status among global ransomware campaigns. It’s already been a year, almost to the day, since the WannaCryptor ransomware cryptoworm – also known as WannaCry and detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D – ran rampant. What made WannaCryptor’s impact so severe, … More 12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

The questionnaire measures a range of personality traits to distinguish people who are more prone to taking the bait than others. Researchers have devised a test that gauges a person’s susceptibility to falling for online scams and other types of internet crime. The freely available questionnaire – called “Susceptibility to Persuasion – II” (StP-II) and … More This test will tell you how likely you are to fall for fraud

Wi-Fi or Ethernet: Which is faster and which is safer?

There is a lot of debate about Wi-Fi speeds and whether they can offer higher potential speeds than a cable connection, but in practice Ethernet connections turn out to be not only faster but also safer. The era of technology we exist in leads us (and in some cases forces us) to be connected at … More Wi-Fi or Ethernet: Which is faster and which is safer?