Meltdown and Spectre, behind the first security hole discovered in 2018

The security flaw affects virtually every operating system, in particular those based on Intel, AMD and ARM processors. 2018 could not have had a worse start from a cyber-security perspective as, yesterday, a major security hole was found in Intel, AMD and ARM processors.  The critical flaw discovered in the affected computers’ architecture and operating system has rocked the technology …

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Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account

If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they’ve added you as one of their ‘Trusted Contacts‘—just don’t blindly believe it. Researchers have detected a new Facebook phishing scam that can even trick an experienced technical user into falling victim to the scam, helping an attacker gain …

Equifax hit with a data breach possibly affecting half of the US population

This Thursday Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the US, announced that cyber security incident involving consumer information of nearly half of the population in the US had been spotted on July 29th, 2017. In the press release published yesterday, they stated that based on their internal investigation the data breach began taking place in mid-May, 2017 …

Petya: New global ransomware attack

New ransomware attack similar to Wannacry spreads globally “New global ransomware attack”. This is the message that has been trending on Twitter in the last hours, accompanied by the hashtags #Ransomware and #Petya. A new type of WannaCry on a global scale is attacking businesses all over the world. And, just as in the previous international attack, computers are blocked, …

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Are you ready for the next ransomware attack?

Top 5 Tips to Avoid Ransomware Attack #NoWeDontWannaCry On Saturday, cybercriminals managed to infect businesses from more than one hundred and fifty countries with malicious software. The ransomware was spreading through a fault in the Windows OS. Microsoft immediately issued emergency patches for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 and encouraged individuals and businesses to update their systems …

One billion and one reasons to change your password

After another Yahoo’s data breach find out why you need to strengthen your security Dear 2016, we want you to please be over already! PLEASE! In a statement released by Yahoo yesterday they confirmed that there’s been another data breach. According to the press release the leaked information is associated with more than one billion Yahoo user accounts. The incident …