Tag: Cyber Security

Facebook blunder: employees had access to hundreds of millions of private passwords

Facebook Newsroom – On March 21 (Thursday), Facebook released a statement entitled “Keeping Passwords Secure” on its newsroom indicating how user passwords were being stored “in a readable format” within their data storage systems. This means that Facebook staff had access to user passwords. The...

SG installs safety nets to combat financial sector cyber issues

In her recent speech regarding Cyber Risk Management Project’s ‘Bashe Report’ Launch on January 29, Elean Chin, division head of Monetary Authority of Singapore, cited that in Asia, cyber-attacks are disproportionately higher compared to other regions. She noted although Asia has the most digitally connected...

5 things not to do with your mobile when you travel

Do you logon to every available open Wi-Fi whenever you’re at the airport lounge, cafes or restaurants? Logger Beware. Danger is lurking at any one of these open Wi-Fi hotspots. Wi-Fi is one of the most vulnerable networks. Guest Wi-Fi’s can be particularly problematic if...

Room for growth in Malaysia’s tech innovation says Tech Data

Mano Govindaraju, MD of Tech Data Malaysia said although Malaysia is adapting to technological advancements, the country still lacks in readiness to counter cyber-attacks. The Independent asked Mr Govindaraju whether Malaysia was in the of the countries with sufficient preparedness to face-off against such attacks...

Evolving online threats make it difficult for organisations to cope with the onslaught of cyber-attacks

  The proliferation of e-commerce, gadgets and the Internet has made it difficult for organisations to cope with the rise of online crimes and threats. Some companies are completely oblivious to the situation, experts say. However, the expectations from consumers has been rising with the rise...

Singapore is facing a skills shortage in Cyber Security: Dr Magda Chelly

  The world is waking up to the ever-increasing threat of cyber-security as more and more people communicate and transact using digital devices. With the possibility of crypto-currencies replacing fiat money or cash, the need to get our cyber-security right is more pertinent now than...

With USB-C, even plugging in can set you up to be hacked

By Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University lugging in the power – or at least what you think is power – to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and the valuable personal data on it, directly to hackers. Your personal...

Cybercriminals target the printer, the weakest link in your wireless network

Choosing a printer these days is more than about the print resolution or the speed of printing. It turns out, the humble printer sitting in the corner of your office is the weakest link in an office network and poses as a security threat...

New research shows devices and connectivity are now travel essentials

The latest research from Kaspersky Lab confirms something we may already be aware of in our wired world today: people now consider connected devices to be essential when traveling. The study shows that 63 percent of people depend on their devices for taking photos,...