Apple users have long enjoyed a more secure position in the digital world. Since Apple had a substantially smaller share of the personal computing market, hacks of its products had seemed less profitable. Not there haven’t been bugs, viruses, hacks, and other nasty elements that inflicted damage on Apple users; there just were not as many of them.
Among the myriad email newsletters that flow into our accounts is one from HP. This month, it carried an interesting article about five things businesses can do to protect their company against email cyber threats. As our title suggests, these tips work for individuals and home-based businesses so keep reading.
The Hacker News reported today that security researchers at a company called Trustwave had released an open source tool that automates the process of using facial recognition across eight social platforms. Covered by the software are; Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Russian social networking site Vkontakte, and two Chinese sites, Weibo and Douban.
Subsequent to the FSA’s rulings in Japan to ban privacy tokens, the South Korean Blockchain Association (SKBA), another self regulating body also released guidelines similar to the JVCEA’s. The SKBA framework was designed to prevent money laundering, insider trading, and other illegal activities.
In January 2018 there was a $500 million hack on Coincheck exchange, the biggest hack in the cryptocurrency world to date. The tokens were stored on online hot wallets which are known to be more susceptible to hacks. As a response to this hack the The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA), a self regulating body made up of 16 of the currency exchanges was created, in an effort to rebuild confidence in crytpo currencies.
Google has announced its new email features. One of those features is the new privacy-focused confidential mode, which allows users to set an expiration date for emails, similar to messages on Snapchat.
Whilst a lot of users may welcome this new feature which affords them secrecy and security, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is concerned that it could lead users becoming vulnerable to phishing scams.