Folks mistakenly believe that by enabling the incognito browsing mode, they are fully shielded from online tracking and malware.
Menlo Security’s third annual State of the Web report has found that 42% of the top 100,000 sites on the web, as ranked by Alexa, either are using software that leaves them vulnerable to attack or have already been compromised in some way.
Just like enterprises and other large organizations set up honeypots and decoys to misdirect hackers' attention, browsers and similar software should lure website operators into tar pits of useless and false personal information.
A system must be designed not to collect certain data, if its basic function can be carried out without that data.
Facebook employees are calling for a crackdown on suspected leakers and questioning whether “spies” have infiltrated the corporation, according to leaked internal posts that suggest the social media giant’s workforce is becoming defensive in the face of critical public scrutiny.
The search giant's largest fear is currently that US legislators will consider bringing across European legislation that enables people to force Google to remove links from its database – the so-called "Right to be Forgotten."
Google and Facebook's "free" model allows them to aggregate largely unpaid-for content – such as your photos and posts – rather than strike a price for it.
The information that the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.
Tim Berners-Lee: ‘What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms.’
Internet of Things users need to become sysadmins, America's Federal Bureau of Investigation says.
International airline Emirates leaks customers' sensitive personal information to third-party marketing partners and network adversaries. Other airlines like KLM and Lufthansa exhibit similarly lackluster data security practices.
Open source dominates the content management system market.
What's claimed to be the first IPv6-based distributed denial-of-service attack has been spotted by internet engineers who warn it is only the beginning of what could become the next wave of online disruption. Anyone running an IPv6 network needs to, therefore, ensure they have the same level of network security and mitigation tools in place as their IPv4 networks – and fast.
You may no longer be able to see the name, email or house address for whoever owns a specific domain name under new rules proposed by DNS overseer ICANN. However, law enforcement, and possibly intellectual property lawyers, will still be able to access the full registration details after they pass through an accreditation system designed by the world's governments.
It’s also important for people to be able to distinguish what the encryption they are using to protect their information does and does not protect against.
Even though the vast majority of hackers do not fit the negative stereotype that people hold as truth, over-generalizations of the few hurt the reputation of the many. Research points to three identifiable and consistent subcultural values gathered from hackers – technology, secrecy, and mastery.
Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting organizations involved in the Pyeongchang Olympics with a weaponized Word doc, and using a range of obfuscation techniques to fly under the radar.
UK firms were hit by over 230,000 cyber-attacks each in 2017, with the majority targeting connected devices, according to new data from Beaming. The business ISP analyzed attacks on thousands of its customers in real-time and recorded on average 633 attempts each day to penetrate their corporate networks, amounting to 231,028 attempts over the course of the year per firm.
The new Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) security standards will help protect Internet traffic from hijacking by data thieves. BGP as currently deployed has no built-in security mechanisms, so it is common to see examples of ‘route hijacks’ and ‘path detours’ by malicious parties meant to capture, eavesdrop upon or deny legitimate internet data exchanges. BGP enables the modern commercial internet, but it evolved at a time when security was not a significant concern, and internet operators have been coping with security problems as a result.
The spread of misinformation and propaganda online has exploded partly because of the way the advertising systems of large digital platforms such as Google or Facebook have been designed to hold people’s attention.