Instagram has added a feature it says will help users identify hoax emails from hackers pretending to be the social network, to help better protect them from email scams.
The Facebook-owned platform says the tool allows users to check all correspondence sent to them by Instagram in the previous 14 days, helping to distinguish genuine emails from fake ones.
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A “historic” agreement on sharing data will “dramatically speed up” investigations into criminals’ online activity, the Home Secretary has said.
Priti Patel and US attorney general William Barr signed the arrangement – the first of its kind – on Thursday evening when she visited Washington DC, the Home Office said.
Ms Patel said: “Terrorists and paedophiles continue to exploit the internet to spread their messages of hate, plan attacks on our citizens and target the most vulnerable.
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A number of home security cameras listed and recommended to users on Amazon contain flaws which could be putting customers at risk, Which? has claimed.
New research by the consumer group claims it found security issues in six cameras it tested, despite each of them having “thousands” of positive reviews and featuring an Amazon’s Choice recommendation.
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Data centre hosted sites selling drugs, weapons, fake documents, stolen data and illegal pornography German investigators said they have closed down a data centre in a former NATO bunker that was used to host sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. The bunker was acquired in 2013 and managed by a 59-year-old Dutch man... Read More
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UK police have raised a pretty penny through the auction of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency seized from a crypto trader and hacker.
On September 26, Irish firm Wilsons Auctions sold 62 lots of crypto from a stash that included Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision.
It is the first time that UK police have auctioned off criminally-seized cryptocurrency.
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Airbus was struck by four cyber attacks on its suppliers in the last 12 months, according to reports.
According to AFP, which broke the news this morning, the European aerospace giant was hit by a series of attacks by hackers targeting its suppliers for commercial secrets. AFP cited security sources who linked the attacks to a Chinese hacking group APT10.
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Cybercrime is getting smarter and data is growing in value. So, as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, businesses need to rise to the challenge and protect their digital operations. This October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which aims to draw attention to the threats that are putting businesses, and individuals, at risk. To highlight the importance of this awareness month, Techerati spoke with seven industry experts to get their thoughts and advice.
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Over the past few years, cyber security specialist Frank Satterwhite has been working with a talented group of cyber engineers to create and package a security platform that allows users to protect their data in cyberspace. One of the group’s key focuses is on increasing mobile cyber hygiene as smartphones become the default device for most digital tasks at home and, increasingly, in the workplace.
Smartphones have become the central tool of our daily digital lives, whether for facilitating quick communication with friends and family, browsing social media or keeping up to date with the latest news. But from a cyber security perspective, mobile devices present easy targets for hackers seeking to compromise personal data.
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In a few short years, Slack has transformed from a relatively unknown cloud application into one of the most popular team collaboration solutions in the world. For many enterprises, Slack is initially used in small, unsanctioned (shadow IT) deployments amongst internal workgroups. From there, use of the app typically balloons so quickly that it simply cannot be ignored. Today, Slack boasts over 10 million daily active users and more than 85,000 paying customers worldwide.
Ecommerce is booming, it’s fast-moving and exciting. However, someone is trying to steal from you - but they aren’t taking your products. They are pickpocketing your customer’s data, directly from their machines and in the process damaging your reputation, sometimes irreparably.
Data breaches are not a new phenomenon; the frequency and size of attacks have increased dramatically since Magecart first appeared in 2015. Even worse, you now have to publicly report them to the ICO. Damage limitation has never been so important.
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It’s Rugby World Cup time in Japan, with the first round of rugby union’s most elite competition kicking off over the weekend. During the next few weeks, thousands of fans will travel far and wide across the country to soak up the action. In addition to bringing bundles of optimism about their teams’ prospects, die-hard supporters will arrive armed with a legion of connected devices.
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Chester Avey outlines what firms must prioritise in the fight against the latest ransomware threats It might seem like a long time ago since WannaCry, which caused widespread disruption to the NHS other businesses, but ransomware attacks continue to make headlines. In fact, two very recent attacks successfully targeted two major US cities, Baltimore and... Read More
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