Inspired Rhyming Poetry Passwords

Since the threat of cyber attacks has become more widespread as the Internet has evolved, an increasing number of users are becoming aware of the need for strong passwords to protect vital information. While this is not a new concept for seasoned and experienced Internet users, the recent Ashley Madison hacking and subsequent publishing of user’s personal info, led to …

Efficient IoT Security Practices

The Internet has become the primary channel for communication and networking, making the global business community more accessible worldwide. Companies, as well as members of the public, increasingly rely upon this enhanced connectivity for day-to-day tasks and many other factors of daily life. In recent years this concept has evolved to include connectivity from a wide range of devices; giving …

Hyatt Hotel Group Hacked

The Hyatt Hotel Group has recently become the latest hotel group to  discover malware infecting the computers used for processing guests’ payments. Other notable victims include the Hilton, Trump Collection and White Lodging. As soon as the threat was discovered, a full investigation into the extent of the infection was launched with the help of third-party online security experts. While …

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016

The past year has been a veritable whirlwind of cyber attacks. While the majority of hackers use their skills for monetary gain, there has been a growing number of ‘noral’ hackers, who are going after companies that they deem unethical. Now, with the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about staying ahead of these cyber …

Oracle Admits Security Flaws

In today’s online environment, keeping your data safe from prying eyes is a top priority. It comes as no surprise then, that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) branch of the US government are coming down hard on Oracle. The FTC accused Oracle of misleading hundreds of millions of users by neglecting to remove old, easily hacked versions of the software …

8 Cyber Security Tips this Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and with it comes an influx of online shoppers, eager to beat the nebulous throng of desperate people crowding the malls. Many of us prefer the serenity and relative simplicity of online shopping, which has revolutionized retail the world over. The trick is to navigate the spread of online vendors without becoming a victim …

Backspace: Linux Hacking Made Easy

A potentially disturbing bug has surfaced within certain Linux operating systems, which allows anyone full access to your password protected machine with very little effort. Discovered by a team of two security research professionals from the University of Valencia, the ‘hack’ involves simply pressing the backspace button 28 times during grub username authentication.  This bizarre bug is found in Grub2 …