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

Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

If you own a Wi-Fi router, it may well be riddled with security holes that expose you to a host of threats. Five out of every six (83%) Wi-Fi routers in US homes and offices leave their users at risk of cyberattacks, because their firmware is inadequately updated for security vulnerabilities, research by The American Consumer … More Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

The screens in “key locations” are back up and running again, while the airport paid no ransom to return its systems to working order. Bristol Airport in South West England has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack that prompted the airport to take flight information screens offline in an effort to keep the attack … More Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Every now and then it’s good to remind readers of some basic security measures. Although we’ve written about it before, it’s time to look at public WiFi security again. There are several potential dangers when using public WiFi, ranging from privacy issues to cybercrime attacks. But most can be easily avoided by following these simple … More How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

You’ve set up an out-of-office auto-responder and packed your stuff, but have you done all of your “homework” before you rush out the front door for that well-deserved time off? You’re probably taking the vacation to unwind, but it is certainly not the time to put cybersecurity on the back burner. On the contrary, being … More Going on vacation? Five things to do before you leave

World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

The FIFA World Cup in Russia has passed without much incident so far. Indeed, the only controversial moments have involved the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) for the first time in World Cup history. The doom and gloom prophecies that accompany the build-up to these major sporting events have become as commonplace as the drama … More World Cup squads briefed on cybersecurity best practices

Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched

The new wireless security protocol is poised to make hacking Wi-Fi connections a whole lot harder. The Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially launched WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol that is designed to enhance wireless security. The new standard “adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more robust authentication, and deliver increased cryptographic strength for highly … More Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched