Archive for the ‘Security threats’ Category

‘Gloomy times ahead’ for security on critical infrastructure, warn experts

August 21st, 2017

NIST is raising awareness that security through obscurity has become a thing of the past – but are we doing enough to protect infrastructure such as dams and power plants?

Posted in critical infrastructure, government security, Industrial Control Systems, process sensors, Security threats | Comments (0)

‘Pulse wave’ DDoS – another way of blasting sites offline

August 18th, 2017

If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that any new way of DDoSing will reveal that there are a huge number of undefended devices online

Posted in DDoS, DDoS-for-hire, Security threats, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Scanners to be patched after government warns of vulnerabilities

August 9th, 2017

Siemens says that there’s no evidence its scanners have been compromised – but the patches will be ready by the end of the month

Posted in healthcare, IoT, medical devices, Security threats, Siemens, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Cyberattacks on GPS leave ships sailing in dangerous waters

August 7th, 2017

A spate of attacks on GPS tracking of ships has focused minds on a radio technology that’s been stalled for years

Posted in GPS jammer, GPS spoofing, Security threats | Comments (0)

Going on holiday? Here are our tips for a security-minded trip

July 28th, 2017

From taking care with hotel WiFi to keeping your cellphone safe, we’ve got some advice as you head off on holiday

Posted in security awareness, Security threats, summer vacation | Comments (0)

Independent labs to probe medical devices for security flaws

July 27th, 2017

Medical devices have been a focus of concern – but a network of independent labs will work with manufacturers and health providers to improve their security health

Posted in healthcare security, medical devices, Security threats, WHISTL Labs | Comments (0)

Independent labs to probe medical devices for security flaws

July 27th, 2017

Medical devices have been a focus of concern – but a network of independent labs will work with manufacturers and health providers to improve their security health

Posted in healthcare security, medical devices, Security threats, WHISTL Labs | Comments (0)

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

July 11th, 2017

Although SIM cards themselves are very secure, it’s annoyingly easy for a crook to get hold of one for your number

Posted in 2-factor Authentication, 2FA, data loss, Mobile, Security threats, sim swap, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Two-factor via your mobile phone – should you stop using it?

July 11th, 2017

Although SIM cards themselves are very secure, it’s annoyingly easy for a crook to get hold of one for your number

Posted in 2-factor Authentication, 2FA, data loss, Mobile, Security threats, sim swap, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

News in brief: PCs’ PCs still running XP; bug-hunters cashing in; airport security stepped up

June 29th, 2017

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in Airport Security, bug bounties, government security, laptop ban, Law & order, Metropolitan Police, news in brief, Security threats, Vulnerability, Windows XP | Comments (0)