Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

As we increasingly make use of our smartphones to satisfy our shopping needs, let’s shine a light on how these hubs of our digital lives can be used to shop securely, on and around a day dedicated to online deals. Let’s get a bit statistical first. On Cyber Monday in 2017, smartphones and tablets accounted … More Smartphone shopping: Avoid the blues on Cyber Monday

Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

The nature of the vulnerability hasn’t been disclosed, but is said to have already been identified and fixed. Several hundred inmates at five prisons in the northwestern US state of Idaho have exploited a software vulnerability in their “prison-specific” tablets to transfer $225,000 worth of digital credits to their virtual accounts, according to a BBC report. … More Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

QuadRooter vulnerabilities leaves 900 million Android devices at risk of attack

Over 900 million Android smartphones and tablets are vulnerable to cyberattacks, as they contain a set of four vulnerabilities dubbed QuadRooter. These flaws were found in devices that use Qualcomm chipsets, Check Point revealed at this year’s DEF CON 24 Hacking Conference in Las Vegas. It stated that if any of the four vulnerabilities are … More QuadRooter vulnerabilities leaves 900 million Android devices at risk of attack

Thousands of pounds of tech will be taken on holiday this year but security will be left at home

ESET study reveals that even IT professionals don’t care about security when they are on holiday. With the summer holiday season well underway many families will be getting ready to jet off to sunnier climates, and a new study from ESET has revealed that a quarter of holidaymakers will be packing as many as eight gadgets into … More Thousands of pounds of tech will be taken on holiday this year but security will be left at home