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The Return of the Malicious Attachment
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Malicious attachment is malware embedded into often innocuous looking email attachments. When the user clicks and opens the attachment, the malware downloads into the system and wrecks it.

The low costs it takes to blast emails, the ability of attachments to evade signature and reputation based filters, and their resilience, not being dependent on vulnerabilities in the operating system or code, make malicious attachments the favourite of cyber criminals. They are cross-platform as well.

The spate of high profile botnet takedowns, and improved email filtering capabilities that saw an...

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Simply Clueless: Most People Aren't Afraid of Ransomware
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In a recent survey covering 3,000 computer users in USA and Canada, up to 85% of people said they weren't afraid of ransomware. Specifically they pointed out their refusal to pay a ransom, should they ever find their computer has been hi-jacked by ransomware. This is good! There are legitimate ways to get rid of this problem without endorsing the criminals behind it. However…

As many as 70% of the interviewed users admitted they don't actually know what is ransomware. This is not so good, since it suggests most users simply aren't afraid of this potential issue due to...

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Bayometric Touch N Go

Fingerprint Recognition API for Software Developers is Easy with Touch N Go

Bayometric Touch N Go is a fingerprint recognition API for apps. Interested business customers can request a demo from the Bayometric website and deal direct with engineers to access further information about the product. If you're planning the purchase of fingerprint scanners for any business operations, this could be a reliable API which provides everything needed at a budget price. 

Software developers looking to add biometrics to web portals or applications will find it's a simple matter to use...

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The point solution conundrum
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The cyber security industry has many new technologies to fight the latest threats. Security, with mobile users and Cloud technology, is now more complex and hackers can overcome most security devices. 

Worldwide security spending exceeded $75bn in 2015 with many security companies battling to be ahead. IT teams face problems to understand the various point solutions available. These make networks more complex for IT teams with regards to security and complex networks lead to increased vulnerability.

When networks merged with the Cloud and incorporated mobile users, the network...

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Mobile Security - A priority in the modern age
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Whilst improving mobile security it is an IT department’s job to improve efficiency at the same time. It is not enough to simply build walls around an enterprise when so many companies are heavily reliant on the internet and outside collaboration. 

Mobile Security Should Not Hinder Business Processes
It is possible to use mobile devices to engage with new and existing customers using an efficient and flexible approach. Businesses both cannot afford to hinder this process with restrictive mobile security, or risk allowing mobile technology and mobility to provide chinks in their...

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TeslaCrypt Bigger, Stronger and Unbreakable
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The TeslaCrypt ransomware has heightened its code to include stronger encryption. The initial design of TeslaCrypt was meant to target computers that have computer games installed, but now offers a wider purview. TeslaCrypt Trojan encrypts files and locks victims from accessing theimuntil a ransom is paid for the decryption key to be issued. This ransom amount may range from $150 to $1000 worth of bitcoins depending on the files encrypted. 

Spam campaigns purporting to offer visa benefits have been used widely for the spread of the TeslaCrypt ransomware, which has affected many people...

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Security Concerns Now Boost rather than Inhibit the Cloud
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While the benefits of the cloud are apparent, security concerns have hitherto prevented CIOs and top management from embracing cloud technologies wholeheartedly. However, this is poised to change in 2016. 

Until now, migrating data to the cloud was associated with loss of control over the data, to a third party service provider, and a high risk of data loss. However, of late businesses are doing a rethink, and increasing viewing the cloud as an effective means to keep critical information and systems safe, in the eventuality of a security strike in their on-premises assets. 


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Moderate Level Security Flaws in OpenSSL Now Successfully Patched
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A small number of functionality bugs and security problems in OpenSSL Project were deemed successfully rectified at the beginning of December 2015. The vulnerabilities, all deemed to be of moderate severity, were patched with new releases of the cryptographic resources.

There were three suspected flaws, assigned the certificate numbers CVE-2015-3193, CVE-2015-3194 and CVE-2015-3195, affecting versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 of OpenSSL. 

The BN_mod_exp function was recently found to contain a bug which could mean it produced erroneous results under certain specific...

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Cloud Security
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The cloud tools are a good investment for your business, helping you, firstly, to improve the work of your company and to reduce costs by supplying other shortcomings of the programs installed on the local, as backups, buying license or need to hire a service to potential issues with the service.

You have to keep in mind that all the actions on the Internet bring with it a number of dangers that you should try to avoid. That's why in this post we will give a few tips for safety and security in the cloud so you can avoid any problems that may arise when you and your employees’ use...

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The Beauty of IoT

All of us dream of smart homes with appliances that are just about to do anything at your command. You want a home that responds swiftly to your alarm when you are just waking up. So you get yourself comfortable since the alarm initiated your coffee pot to start brewing. You freshen up and as you walk through the rooms to your living area, lights come on and off as you go in and out. 

Speaking of work, you also have a computerized device that reads your schedule the moment you get into your living room and voice call messages follow after that. The TV turns on to give you the...

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