While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 More than 15 billion stolen account credentials are up for grabs on cybercrime forums, with 5 billion of them considered unique, meaning that they haven’t been offered for sale more than once, … More Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web
Although we haven’t been able to physically go to school or work for a while, that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped learning. In fact, the coronavirus lockdowns have provided a number of important lessons. We’ve adapted to remote working, remote schooling, remote conferences – even remote happy hour! – and kept learning along the way. Read … More Top five lessons we’ve learned in lockdown
How (over)sharing your children’s triumphs and antics with the world may impact their immediate and distant future – and how to reduce the risks of ‘sharenting’ Most people like to share glimpses of their personal lives on social media, ranging from sports activities and delicious food to achievements and special moments. These are usually shared … More Raising children in the social media limelight? Pause before you post
Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game
Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The UK Government recently announced that it was ceasing development of its current contact-tracing app; on the same day, the Canadian Government stated that it was developing one. All this in the same week that the Norwegian health authority had … More COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?