Often the biggest problem is not the threat of external hackers, but rather internal staff to whom you have granted access to sensitive data and who might be tempted to exploit it for financial gain.
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Eight million Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic group, have been ordered by the Chinese authorities to install a spyware app onto their Android smartphones. And it’s insecure…
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
How come Apple’s Mac App Store authorised a buggy app that mined for cryptocurrency in the background? How can a Mosquito attack steal data from an air-gapped computer? And is China keeping score on its social media-loving citizens?
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest John Hawes.
China issued a temporary ban on some words and phrases being posted to the popular Sina Weibo microblogging site. Amongst them? The letter “N”.
A leaked memo from the US Department of Homeland Security has potentially drawn a cloud over the excitement of unwrapping a DJI drone this Christmas.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.
What should you be doing to protect yourself better digitally if you’re travelling to a high-risk country?
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.
Apple has bowed to pressure from the regime in Beijing, and removed some VPN apps from the Chinese version of its iOS App Store.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
Beijing police officers have arrested 11 individuals in connection with the Fireball malware that has infected hundreds of millions of computers.
David Bisson reports.
China is forcing people to install smartphone spyware, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the inside of your house to tech firms.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Dan Ring.
Bought a cheap Android phone on Amazon?
Surprise! It’s secretly sending your text messages (and more) to a server in Shanghai.
David LaVeque reports.
Government organisations and companies need to do everything in their power to reduce the chances of a successful attack, deploying a layered defence to protect their systems rather than relying upon a single solution.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Trading has halted on the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines grounded thousands of flights worldwide.
Could it be Chinese hackers at work? Be careful not to jump to conclusions…
The truth is that there are hackers all over the world, and many governments and intelligence services will be getting their hands dirty.
The Sunday Times published an alarming story in the UK this weekend, suggesting that the lives of British and American spies have been put at risk after Russian and Chinese authorities gained access to over a million documents taken by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
But should we trust it?
Former ambassador and human rights activist Craig Murray doesn’t believe the story published this weekend in the Sunday Times.