UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility

The cyber incident has taken most of Newcastle University’s systems offline and officials estimates it will take weeks to recover.  While students are slowly preparing to return to their universities and colleges after a prolonged absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Newcastle University in England has been left reeling from a cybersecurity incident that has affected almost all its systems.  The university first became … More UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility

‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???

Being a regular presenter and visitor at conferences and exhibitions, it is not unusual for me to get unsolicited emails with offers to acquire the “verified” list of visitors or attendees, with function and contact details. Even for conferences and exhibitions I do not attend and often do not even know exist! Let’s not revisit … More ‘Lead‑offering’ business booming as usual! …but there are no conferences or exhibitions???

Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams

Laptops, smartphones and tablets – most of today’s smart devices come with a built-in camera. Thanks to technological advances, it doesn’t matter if your friend lives down the street or on the other side of the world, their webcam lets you have an (almost) face-to-face chat anytime. Video calls, selfies, vlogging, and the little lenses … More Protect the privacy of your children and cover their webcams

TikTok Family Pairing: Curate your children’s content and more

With TikTok being all the rage especially with teens, we look at a feature that gives parents greater control over how their children interact with the app In our previous article, we looked at how TikTok users can protect themselves using the available security and privacy options. However, besides adults, the platform is very popular with … More TikTok Family Pairing: Curate your children’s content and more

Microsoft debuts deepfake detection tool

As the US presidential election nears, the company’s new tech should also help assure people that an image or video is authentic. Microsoft has announced a new tool that’s designed to identify deepfakes and help combat the proliferation of doctored media on the internet. Dubbed Microsoft Video Authenticator, the new technology can analyze both photos and videos, … More Microsoft debuts deepfake detection tool