Danielle Correa

Nothing is safe from a hacker, even a toy, smart TV or fitness tracker

Nothing is safe from a hacker, even a toy, smart TV or fitness tracker

With fitness trackers, smart TVs and even children's toys among the most vulnerable items, people are unaware that they're at serious risk of hacking.
By Danielle Correa Jun 29 2017, 10:34AM
DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour

DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour

During Q1 2017, a reduction in average DDoS attack duration was witnessed, thanks to the prevalence of botnet-for-hire services that commonly used short, low-volume bursts.
By Danielle Correa May 24 2017, 10:22AM
Invasive apps track you with ultrasonic sounds via your mobile microphone

Invasive apps track you with ultrasonic sounds via your mobile microphone

An alarming number of applications are using a new privacy-busting technique called ultrasonic cross-device tracking.
By Danielle Correa May 8 2017, 10:46AM
Facebook and Google confirm falling victim to million dollar phishing scam

Facebook and Google confirm falling victim to million dollar phishing scam

Back in March, a Lithuanian man was arrested for duping two unnamed multinational internet companies via an email phishing attack.
By Danielle Correa May 2 2017, 8:49AM
Bored cyber-security expert's wizard radar page secures the world

Bored cyber-security expert's wizard radar page secures the world

Ten years ago, a bored cyber-security expert named Andy Cuff set up a website on his kitchen table. Today, that website has become the go-to place for all the world's biggest security agencies.
By Danielle Correa Apr 28 2017, 10:21AM
Robotics industry 'must quickly mature its cyber-security practices'

Robotics industry 'must quickly mature its cyber-security practices'

New research into the security of robots and the software that controls them suggests that vulnerabilities could pose a serious risk to life and property.
By Danielle Correa Mar 2 2017, 10:40AM
Google Chrome users targeted with 'missing font' malware scam

Google Chrome users targeted with 'missing font' malware scam

Hackers are at it once again, this time targeting Google Chrome users to install a fake "missing font" and then infect them with malware.
By Danielle Correa Feb 27 2017, 10:14AM
Security is critical: 7.3 billion IoT devices predicted by 2020

Security is critical: 7.3 billion IoT devices predicted by 2020

With an estimated 7.3 billion connected IoT devices by 2020, the need to secure every individual device will become critical.
By Danielle Correa Feb 22 2017, 10:21AM
Confide in me! Encryption app leaks sensitive info from Washington DC

Confide in me! Encryption app leaks sensitive info from Washington DC

An encrypted messaging app called Confide is being used in Washington DC by White House staffers to leak embarrassing or sensitive information.
By Danielle Correa Feb 22 2017, 10:21AM
Only 52% of internet users get stolen funds back after a cyber-attack

Only 52% of internet users get stolen funds back after a cyber-attack

Only 52 percent of internet users who've lost money to cyber-criminals have only received some, or none, of their stolen funds back.
By Danielle Correa Jan 31 2017, 10:15AM
Over 400,000 phishing sites have been detected each month in 2016

Over 400,000 phishing sites have been detected each month in 2016

The majority of phishing sites today (84 percent) exist for less than 24 hours, with an average life of under 15 hours.
By Danielle Correa Dec 8 2016, 10:04AM
74% of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week

74% of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week

Nearly three-quarters of IT pros work unpaid overtime each week, with 34 percent working more than 15 hours extra.
By Danielle Correa Nov 24 2016, 11:37AM
Frequent job changes mean less chance for secure storage of employment records

Frequent job changes mean less chance for secure storage of employment records

Large volumes of employees moving from job to job increases the number of employment records that must be retained by HR departments, stored securely and ultimately destroyed within a legally determined timeframe.
By Danielle Correa Nov 24 2016, 10:10AM
Popular mobile games demand permissions for 'full network access'

Popular mobile games demand permissions for 'full network access'

Millions of mobile app gamers are putting themselves at risk of social engineering by allowing apps to access and sometimes control their devices.
By Danielle Correa Nov 21 2016, 11:22AM
10-year-olds break safety rules set by parents to hide cyber-lives

10-year-olds break safety rules set by parents to hide cyber-lives

Forty-two percent of 10-year-olds believe they have the skills to hide what they've been doing online from parents. By age 13, this figure rises to 70 percent.
By Danielle Correa Nov 14 2016, 11:17AM
IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities.
By Danielle Correa Nov 11 2016, 10:22AM
How to: Shop safely online with these 5 tips

How to: Shop safely online with these 5 tips

Nearly half (48 percent) of consumers who shopped online in the past year have experienced payment fraud. Don't be one of them.
By Danielle Correa Nov 10 2016, 12:47PM
65% of Windows devices run Windows 7, where 600 vulnerabilities reside

65% of Windows devices run Windows 7, where 600 vulnerabilities reside

This seven-year-old version of the software is leaving users open to 600 security vulnerabilities.
By Danielle Correa Nov 2 2016, 12:21PM
Emails containing malware spikes 35% worldwide

Emails containing malware spikes 35% worldwide

DDoS-sourced malware is on the rise, according to AppRiver's Q3 Global Security Report, which analysed malware and spam trends in Q3 2016 (between July and September 2016).
By Danielle Correa Oct 26 2016, 11:44AM
Ransomware became main threat to Android users in the first half of 2016

Ransomware became main threat to Android users in the first half of 2016

The Android SLocker ransomware family accounts for 16 percent of mobile malware in the UK.
By Danielle Correa Oct 10 2016, 10:30AM