Humans have a ''disproportionately huge effect'' on the other species of vertebrates that share Earth's surface with us, causing more than 25 percent of the deaths among an array of species all over the globe, according to a recently published study.
The vast majority of UK businesses have suffered data breaches over the past 12 months, many of them multiple times, according to new research.
Across healthcare organizations in the US, malicious actors are successfully leveraging phishing attacks to initially gain access to networks.
Online photography network 500px has forced a password reset for all users after revealing this week that it suffered a data breach last summer. The stolen data includes: users’ names, email addresses, usernames, hashed passwords and birth date, gender and city/state/country if provided.
A technology partner of the three big credit reporting agencies has been breached in what appears to be a classic supply chain attack. Hackers may have had a two-week window in which to steal sensitive personal information including Social Security numbers, names, dates of birth and home addresses.
The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse.
The United States likes to think of itself as a republic, but it holds territories all over the world – the map you always see doesn’t tell the whole story.
The dating app Coffee Meets Bagel confirmed that the accounts of approximately six million users were compromised in a breach. This was part of a larger breach affecting 620 million accounts that got leaked across 16 companies.
UK and US CISOs are facing burnout as they struggle to cope with escalating cyber-threats, insufficient budgets and a lack of engagement from the board.
A recently discovered trove of breached data is just a small part of a major 871GB haul up for sale on the dark web which could contain billions of records. The bottom line is that users need to invest in password managers to store and support long-and-strong unique credentials for all the main sites/accounts they have online, and to opt for multi-factor authentication where it’s available.
Most Facebook users have no idea that the ad biz compiles data profiles of their online activities and interests, according to research conducted by the non-profit Pew Research Center. That's not altogether surprising given that Facebook appeals to people disinclined to concern themselves with the minutiae of digital technology, which is to say most people. It's worth recalling that a decade ago, Google representatives stopped people on the street in New York City to ask "What's a web browser?" and almost no one could answer correctly.
Experts who have worked in the federal government under Republicans and Democrats say both have sometimes put politics ahead of science but none have done so as blatantly as Trump. And they warn the consequences could continue long into the future.
Across the different types of aversive challenge, the strategies correlated with success were: thinking about the positive consequences of getting to the end (this was also the most popular strategy); monitoring one’s goal progress; thinking that the end is near (the second most popular strategy); and emotion regulation (e.g. trying to stay in a good mood). In contrast, distracting oneself from the aversive challenge was associated with less success – perhaps because distraction makes us more inclined to give in and do something more pleasant.
Despite lacking a brain P. polycephalum possesses a form of spatial memory.
Using a new penetration testing tool to automate phishing attacks, hackers can potentially bypass two-factor authentication (2FA).
When scholars discuss what makes a great business leader, they often turn to sports as the ultimate metaphor or analogy. A manager lagging in her work is "behind the eight ball" while another who is changing tactics is "calling an audible." If your staff can't do the basic "blocking and tackling" required on a project, better improve your "bench strength."
A new strain of yet another ransomware campaign has been discovered in which the malicious actors have expanded payment options beyond Bitcoin; they are instead offering alternatives (such as PayPal) that include a phishing link. The combination of two threat vectors makes this attack particularly dangerous for unsuspecting victims.
Researchers have demonstrated yet again that location metadata from Twitter posts can be used to infer private information like users' home addresses, workplaces, and sensitive locations they've visited. So much data is being collected and shared/sold to third parties without the users being explicitly aware of that (or able to prevent it).
European commission says Enox Safe-Kid-One can easily be hacked and poses risk to children. In 2017, the German telecoms regulator, the Federal Network Agency, banned similar watches, describing them as “spying devices”.
Study reveals parents are less savvy than their offspring about the perils of posting family photos.