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Employees are the weakest link in any corporate security system. Anyone whose job it is to protect information systems can confirm: No matter how advanced a security technology is, a careless or clueless employee can always stumble into a way to put the infrastructure at risk. If you recently switched your employees to home-working mode…

With social distancing and quarantine measures implemented around the globe, people quickly started searching for effective means of communicating with each other. With its reported ease of use and attractive pricing, Zoom quickly rose in popularity — and people quickly figured out that Zoom’s developers weren’t fully prepared for the level of scrutiny it would…

We always recommend downloading Android apps from official stores and nowhere else. But that doesn’t mean there are no viruses in the Google Play. It is true, however, that you’ll find fewer of them in the official store than on third-party sites, and they get removed on a regular basis. How Google monitors the security…

Out-of-office security

The Christmas and New Year holidays are generally regarded as a very nice time of the year. Workers depart the office, giving information security experts a chance to put their feet up. Before you take your well-deserved rest, however, make sure to take measures to protect corporate information on employees’ personal gadgets. Sensitive information on…

Is blockchain compatible with privacy?

Coming up on the tenth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper, do we really need yet another take on Bitcoin? Well, I think so. Today, I am going to focus on an aspect of this technology that needs more discussion — privacy. The bedrock of blockchain — that every transaction is added into the history and…

Man-in-the-Disk: A new and dangerous way to hack Android

Android is a good operating system whose developers truly care about security, but with so many OS versions and applications, keeping an eye on all of them is a tall order. Therefore, new ways to circumvent the built-in security mechanisms surface fairly often. The latest way to hack Android is called “Man-in-the-Disk,” and that is…

Do you need a paid antivirus for Android?

Many people think that Android devices do not need an antivirus solution at all, but countless kinds of malware exist for the mobile OS, some on official stores such as Google Play. In other words, antivirus software could actually come in very handy. So, which one should you choose? Which mobile antivirus? Of course, we…

What will voice-assistant ads “look” like?

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…

Secure Element — securing contactless payments in smartphones

Modern smartphones have successfully combined the functionality of a phone, camera, music player, public transit pass, and even a wallet for many years now. Naturally, this makes you wonder about the security of the data they store. Let’s figure out how well smartphones protect users’ most valuable information and how their main security mechanism — a…