TOR Announces Bug Bounty Program

In a somewhat revolutionary step, the non-profit organization responsible for TOR has announced what they call the ‘Bug Bounty Program.’ As the largest, most popular tool designed to grant anonymity online; it comes as no surprise that cyber security is a huge part of the functioning of the TOR network. The Bug Bounty Program, in a nutshell, is an incentive …

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 …

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 …

A Massive Cyber Security Threat

Today’s business world relies heavily upon data security for almost every industry imaginable. While there are many excellent and reliable systems to protect your company’s data, there remains a critical weakness in every organization: the unpredictability of employees. This cyber security threat is possibly the most potent of them all. There are of course, various reasons why an employee with …

New Ransomware is Stealing Passwords

All Internet users should be warned that their browsing experience could be severely hampered by the recent update to Angler, not-so-fondly referred to as “the world’s worst exploit kit”. As it turns out, this ransomware is stealing passwords before encrypting victims’ files, making the concept of drive-by hacking even more frightening than before. Poorly secured websites are a breeding ground for …

Android Apps Spying on Users

In a recent article posted on The Hacker News, readers are alerted to the disturbing fact that Android Apps spying on smartphone users is now a very real problem. Around 18,000 Android applications contain code that enables attackers to copy all outgoing and incoming text messages. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks made the discovery that the infected apps all use Taomike’s Software …

Hacking Smartphones from 16 Feet Away

A recent article posted on The Hacker News  informs readers of the fact that cybercriminals are now hacking smartphones from 16 feet away. Anyone using these devices for business-related purposes should be aware of the fact that hacking smartphones could give malicious attackers access to any number of important documents. The fact of the matter is that many people conduct work-related …