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The Final GDPR Checks You Mustn’t Forget

Adam Mayer, Technical Product Marketing,
Qlik

We are now less than 48 hours away from the Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming enforceable on 25 May. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, you don’t need me to tell you that this new regulation promises to put power back into the hands of consumers, giving them more control over how their ... Read More »

Okta Eliminates Passwords, Backed by New Okta ThreatInsight

Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced that organisations can replace passwords with stronger authentication for employees, partners, and customers with the launch of Okta’s new contextual access management features. By combining signals such as device, location, and network context, with threat intel from across Okta’s ecosystem through Okta’s new ThreatInsight functionality, organisations will ... Read More »

Android shopping apps found with serious flaws

It has been reported that 84% of Android shopping apps have high-level vulnerabilities. The security assessment was carried out across 50 mobile shopping apps and revealed over 270 vulnerabilities. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

More security added to Firefox accounts

Mozilla is rolling out support for a two-step authentication process for Firefox Accounts, the credentials system that protects bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and other data synchronized between devices via the Firefox Sync feature. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

GDPR: Organisations ready; employees not

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into forces this week – on May 25 – but 57 percent of employees still don’t know what they are supposed to do to protect personal data, according to a OnePoll survey of 1,000 employees undertaken for London-based Egress Software Technologies. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Cyber hack warning issued to Congress for 2018 elections

Senior Trump administration officials warned Congress on Tuesday of ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2018 midterm congressional elections as the federal government prepares to hand out $380 million in election security funding to states. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

BMW Cars found with mile long vulnerabilities

A security audit conducted by Tencent’s Keen Security Lab on BMW cars has given the luxury automaker a handy crop of bugs to fix – including a backdoor in infotainment units fitted since 2012. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Pen testers find weaknesses in banks’ cyber security

Banks have formidable barriers to external cyber attacks, but some are still vulnerable to internal attacks using social engineering, vulnerabilities in web applications and the help of insiders, a report reveals. As soon as attackers access the internal network, they find friendly terrain that is secured no better than companies in other industries, according to a report on cyber attacks ... Read More »

Phishing Email Ironically Provides a List of Scammers You Should Avoid

I was looking through my spam folder today and found a phishing email with the subject line “and has a subject line of “FW: Contact Bank of England: Stop Contacting Scammers..” that took me by surprise. This email pretends to be from the United States Department of Treasury and states that $6.5 million USD is being held for you at ... Read More »

Google Chrome users beware: Malicious software can STEAL your credit card details, passwords and files

If you use Google Chrome, you may want to think twice about storing your credit card details on the browser. A new malicious software called ‘Vega Stealer’ has been discovered that can steal any credit card details, passwords or files you have stored on either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. And Proofpoint , who spotted the malware, has ... Read More »