Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

Messages sent to your iPhone may not be as private as you think. Apple has confirmed media reports that your iPhone may not be keeping your messages as private as you think. With iOS 11, Apple introduced a privacy feature that allows you to hide message content on your lock screen. The idea if that … More Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

Pirate websites expose users to more malware, study finds

The study found that the more time users spent on pirate sites the higher the likelihood that some type of malware would compromise their computers. It is hardly a surprise to learn that navigating to pirate websites entails a higher risk of running into malware. But a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, US, … More Pirate websites expose users to more malware, study finds

UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

The lottery’s operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as ‘credential stuffing’ to access up to 150 customer accounts. The United Kingdom’s National Lottery is advising all of its 10.5 million registered online users to change their passwords as a safety precaution following a security incident. The recommendation comes after the … More UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

How diversity in cybersecurity contributes to your company

If you’re a security practitioner or long-time reader of this blog, you may be all-too-familiar with the dangers of practicing “checkbox security”. By blindly following rules and directives without appreciating why they’re important, you may make short-term gains while ultimately dooming your long-term goals. That being the case, you may intuitively understand why “checkbox diversity” measures are … More How diversity in cybersecurity contributes to your company

Privacy by Design: Can you create a safe smart home?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is, for many, about devices we connect to a network for convenience, such as thermostats, light switches, connected cars and interactive toys for our kids. While the IoT is indeed a marvelous invention, designed to make daily digital life even easier, how safe is it in terms of protecting your privacy? Alongside … More Privacy by Design: Can you create a safe smart home?

Cybercrime weighs most heavily on financial service firms

While not the most frequent victims of cybercrime, firms in financial services are facing higher costs relating to such incidents when compared to businesses in any other sector, a study by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute has found. The financial services industry was found to incur cyberattack-induced cost of nearly $18.3 million per firm in 2017 … More Cybercrime weighs most heavily on financial service firms