Millennials Least Likely to Trust Smart Devices, Accenture Finds

Millennials Least Likely to Trust Smart Devices, Accenture Finds

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 22.05.2019

Millennials are a key market for tech companies, so why do smart device manufacturers seem to have no clue as to millennials’ behavior and security concerns? Millennials, a tech-savvy group, are perfectly aware of the opportunities IoT technology and smart devices offer, but they fear data privacy is at serious risk because of software vulnerabilities ... The post Millennials Least Likely to Trust Smart Devices, Accenture Finds appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

You Ask We Answer 6. Where Is IoT Used?

You Ask We Answer 6. Where Is IoT Used?

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 22.05.2019

Take a look around. Indoors or outdoors, chances are you see an Internet of Things device. Objects that connect and exchange data are ubiquitous, and we’ve grown so used to them that many of us no longer even notice them. The list of consumer-grade IoT gadgets is extensive and#8212; few things have not been upgraded ... The post You Ask We Answer 6. Where Is IoT Used? appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Improved, Stable Tor Browser Released for Android

Improved, Stable Tor Browser Released for Android

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 22.05.2019

Great news for users who want to hide their location when surfing the web and prevent websites from tracking their activity: Tor, the online security and privacy-focused browser, is now available on Android, the development team announced in a blog post on Tuesday. and#8220;Mobile browsing is increasing around the world, and in some parts, it [and#8230;] read more

Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years

Google stored business customers’ passwords in plaintext on its servers… for 14 years

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 22.05.2019

Google has admitted that some of its business customers of G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) had their passwords stored on the company’s internal servers for 14 years in plaintext. read more

Database of 49 Million Instagram Influencers Leaked Online

Database of 49 Million Instagram Influencers Leaked Online

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 22.05.2019

Facebook is investigating a major data breach that leaked personal information of 49 million Instagram users, writes TechCrunch after it received and analyzed the data from security researcher Anurag Sen. The unsecured database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, contained personally identifiable information such as email addresses and phone numbers, as well as user location, number [and#8230;] read more

Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 21.05.2019

A 33-year-old man from Sydney, New South Wales, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after allegedly hijacking computers at his workplace to mine cryptocurrency for him. Heand#8217;s probably not the first person in the world to be tempted into trying that particular ruse, but what raises eyebrows on this occasion is [and#8230;] read more

UK Human Rights Group Sues Police over Facial Recognition Software Use

UK Human Rights Group Sues Police over Facial Recognition Software Use

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.05.2019

Earlier this month, San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology in police investigations, and now the UK is looking into the matter as a human rights group sues local police for fear that the country could be following in the footsteps of China, writes the BBC. Human rights advocacy group Liberty is taking [and#8230;] read more

Google Working on AI Algorithm that Detects Lung Cancer

Google Working on AI Algorithm that Detects Lung Cancer

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.05.2019

Artificial intelligence now comes to the aid of doctors and radiologists for more accurate diagnosis of lung cancer, writes The New York Times. According to a study conducted by Google researchers in partnership with medical institutions, and published in the journal Nature Medicine, artificial intelligence was 94 percent accurate in giving a diagnosis for 6,716 [and#8230;] read more

How can Bitdefender BOX protect IoT device enthusiasts

How can Bitdefender BOX protect IoT device enthusiasts

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.05.2019

The number of IoT devices grows by the minute. Currently, the world has 26.66 billion of these devices, but by the time you finish reading this article there will be some more. 127 new devices are connected to the internet every second. Maybe you or your partner plan to buy one soon. More than 1.9 ... The post How can Bitdefender BOX protect IoT device enthusiasts appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.05.2019

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account. The research, conducted by a team from Google alongside researchers from New York University [and#8230;] read more

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