Category: Internet

Tools Every IT Department Needs to Use

It is common knowledge that cyberattacks have developed into an ever-present threat to organizations but in recent times, breaches have significantly increased in both frequency and impact, leading many organizations to become resigned to their vulnerability and adopt a “not if, but when” mentality. Hackers are now far more efficient and skilled, with the added […]

The Top 5 Worst Social Media Cyber-Attacks

In recent years, social media has become a hot bed for cybercriminal activity. Attackers are drawn to these channels because they make finding and engaging targets trivial, are easy and cost effective to use, are simple to create fraudulent accounts and allow the spread of malicious content at an unprecedented scale and efficiency. From the […]

Solving the Problem of Storing Passwords

One of the biggest concerns around managing the passwords of an organization’s employees lies in how to store those passwords on a computer. Keeping every user’s password in a plain text file, for example, is too risky. Even if there are no bugs to recklessly leak the passwords to the console, there’s little to stop […]

SWIFT Says Hackers Still Targeting Bank Messaging System

Hackers continue to target the SWIFT bank messaging system, though security controls instituted after last year’s $81 million heist at Bangladesh’s central bank have helped thwart many of those attempts, a senior SWIFT official told Reuters. “Attempts continue,” said Stephen Gilderdale, head of SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme, in a phone interview. “That is what we expected. We didn’t expect […]

Samsung Connect Tag Launched, Supports GPS, WPS to Track Belongings

It can prove challenging at times to find your car in a crowded parking lot, or your luggage at an airport. Samsung knows this, which is why it has just announced Connect Tag, a miniature device that you can attach with your belongings and track them easily later on. Samsung Connect Tag, the company said, […]

Wi-Fi WPA2 Security Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks

Security researchers claim to have found high-severity vulnerabilities in WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II), a popular security protocol used by nearly every Wi-Fi device on the planet. The vulnerabilities could potentially allow anyone near your router to eavesdrop on the Wi-Fi traffic being sent through it. Details have been revealed on a dedicated site called krackattacks.com, […]

Google Launches Advanced Gmail Security Features for High-Risk Users

Alphabet’s Google said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers. The Internet giant said that users of the program would have their account security continuously updated to […]

New AI System Developed to Outsmart CAPTCHA Authentication

Researchers have developed an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) system to crack CAPTCHA, the software that was created to prevent bots from accessing websites.CAPTCHA challenges people to prove that they are human by recognising combinations of letters and numbers that machines would struggle to complete correctly. It requires users to type in text that has been distorted – […]

Google Shuts Off an Airline Booking Tool in Search

Google is pulling a software tool that let small companies access search information on airfares, a potential blow to online travel newcomers. Google’s tool was opened in 2011 after its $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,521 crores) acquisition of ITA Software Inc., an online airfare broker. In approving the deal, a federal judge required that Google keep […]

Microsoft Outlook Premium Discontinued, Integrated Into Office 365

After a long struggle to persuade users to pay for an ad-free experience, Microsoft has ultimately integrated Outlook.com Premium into Office 365. The latest development emerged months after the paid service left behind its preview and with its public release in the US. Microsoft’s Outlook.com Premium service was available in the US at an yearly charge of $49.95(approximately Rs. 3,236). […]