A researcher found that it was possible to subvert the platform’s password recovery mechanism and take control of user accounts. An independent researcher has found a security loophole in Instagram’s mobile password recovery flow that could have allowed attackers to break into user accounts. The flaw, discovered and reported by India-based researcher Laxman Muthiyah, has since … More How your Instagram account could have been hijacked
World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority. The loss of data – whether a result of human error, technological failure, or a cyberattack – is one of the greatest threats to organizations and individuals today. In our increasingly digitized world, we rely on our … More World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?
Ransomware can be extremely scary – the encrypted files can essentially be considered damaged and beyond repair. But if you have properly prepared your system, it is really nothing more than a nuisance. The single most important thing you can do to prepare for emergencies, including being affected by ransomware, is to have regularly updated … More Backups: The best way to fight possible ransomware infections
Sometimes, the easy way out is the road to ruin. After WeLiveSecurity published the article Ransomware: To pay or not to pay?, SC Computing’s Bradley Barth picked up on a point I made there, where I said that we hear of instances where organizations pay ransomware even though they have backups because it’s cheaper. No … More The economics of ransomware recovery