iTunes Scam Text Messages Spreading Malware

The latest iTunes Scam has been reported. Malicious individuals are reportedly sending scam text messages claiming to be from Apple’s music service iTunes to a large number of people. The message is believed to claim the recipient’s iTunes account has been frozen and asks them to click on a link to ‘validate their [iTunes] account’. However, people who click on …

Wearables

The Advantages and Challenges of Using Wearables in the Workplace

In the past, wearable computing devices, commonly known as wearables, were primarily used for health purposes. Runners, for example, would use them to track their vital signs as well as the distances they ran. Products like Android Wear and Apple Watch, however, have pushed wearables out of the health niche and into popular culture. These devices are not limited to …

Data Backup

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

A solid data backup plan can help your company survive catastrophic data loss. Both cloud-based and traditional in-house solutions can be used to back up data. However, cloud-based solutions have several notable advantages. Here are four reasons to use a cloud-based data backup solution: 1. Cost To implement an in-house data backup solution, your company must purchase all the required …

Cloud Service Providers

How Cloud Service Providers Can Prove Their Data Security Claims

Cloud service providers (CSPs) often claim that their customers’ personal data is secure in their clouds. You can now check to see whether that is the case, thanks to a global standard published in 2014. People often refer to the standard as ISO 27018 but its official title is “ISO/IEC 27018:2014 — Information technology — Security techniques — Code of practice …

Password protection

Password protection, is your password secure enough?

Password protection is essential to avoid hackers into your private and personal data. On Tuesday, the password-management company SplashData released its annual list of the most popular passwords of the past year. SplashData took a look at the more than 2 million passwords that got leaked last year, analyzing the most commonly leaked passwords and those that were least secure. Most …

cyberthreat

Cyberthreat Affecting 950 Million Mobile Devices

Cyberthreat vulnerabilities are everywhere. Cybersecurity firm Zimperium announced in July 2015 that it had discovered a major vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system. The flaw potentially allows hackers to access approximately 95% of all Android smartphones and tablets. That adds up to around 950 million mobile devices that are at risk. A Uniquely Dangerous Cyberthreat Usually, hackers need their …

What Surveys Say about Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing has surged in popularity. The 2015 Cloud Security Spotlight Report clearly makes this point. More than 70 percent of the 1,010 participants reported that they use or plan to use a cloud computing solution. Yet, some organisations are still apprehensive about using the cloud. Common Concerns Organisations hesitant about cloud computing are often concerned about: Security. Security is …