Anyone who doesn’t use, or at least hasn’t heard of, voice assistants belongs to a very exclusive club. For many, it’s easier to ask Google, Alexa, or Siri a question rather than typing in a search query. However, as with any futuristic technology, care is called for when it comes to voice helpers. We’ve already posted…

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Tuesday asked the chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to take immediate action to ensure that the organization’s websites use HTTPS. The senator noted that some of the DoD’s websites, such as the ones belonging to the NSA, the Army, and the Air Force, do use…

The EU’s new data protection rules that enter into force later this month are having an impact around the world as firms, including in the United States and China, move to comply. While all firms globally are required to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes to the data of…

The majority of people – 83%, in fact – use their mobile devices to go online. 89% of these users connect to the internet via a mobile device every day. However, their security is severely lacking in almost all aspects. As advanced as their connectivity is, mobile users rarely know how to ensure their device safety. 28% of…

In the last post we highlighted the privacy risks associated with using popular social networking sites and browsers. You might not appreciate just how much of your personal data is being accessed by advertisers and other third parties via your social media accounts and internet browsing. Similarly, your privacy settings may have changed significantly since…

GitHub has instructed some users to reset their passwords after a bug caused internal logs to record passwords in plain text. Several users posted screenshots on Twitter of the security-related email they received from GitHub on Tuesday. The company told impacted customers that the incident was discovered during a regular audit. GitHub claims only a “small number”…

Venafi announced the results of a survey querying 512 security professionals attending RSA Conference 2018. The survey evaluated opinions on the intersection of cyber security, privacy threats and government regulation. According to the survey, 70 percent of respondents say governments should regulate the collection of personal data by social media companies to protect user privacy. However,…

With less than a month until the GDPR comes into force, many companies will not be ready when it takes effect on May 25th, 2018. 62% of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) surveyed describe themselves as ‘confident’ in the build-up, with 1 in 5 (18%) saying they are nervous, according to WinMagic. Only half (51%) of companies say they have…

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been on the lips of security professionals for a long time now – but in just over a month, it will become a reality. While it is easy to get stuck with reviewing the potential fines or setting up efficient security procedures to ensure compliance, many are still…