The UK will soon become the third largest 4G market in Europe, with nearly 8 million people connected, but with growing 4G adoption there are greater risks to privacy and personal data than ever before, experts warn.
A major new threat to mobile users comes from the switch to IP (Internet Protocol), according to security firm Cloudmark. 4G mobile networks are all-IP, whereas 3G networks are a combination of IP and mobile signalling protocols (SS7).
What is the information security triad? Just about everyone knows the answer to this question is CIA – Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. Security professionals, service providers, and technology vendors are responsible for these three infosec pillars in one way or another.
CISOs also take part of CIA oversight, but their responsibilities extend beyond confidentiality, integrity, and availability alone. In fact, the CISO role is changing rapidly and becoming so critical that these security executives deserve a cybersecurity triad of their own.
People using Internet Explorer and possibly other Windows applications could be at risk of attacks that abuse counterfeit encryption certificates recently discovered masquerading as legitimate credentials for Google, Yahoo and possibly an unlimited number of other Internet properties.
A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted U.S experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began breaching computers of experts on Iraq as the rebellion there escalated, a security firm said on Monday.
CrowdStrike Inc said that the group is one of the most sophisticated of the 30 it tracks in China and that its operations are better hidden than many attributed to military and other government units.
ATM skimmers are not new and have been around for many years already. In fact there are some ATMs that displays warning messages to customers, informing them that if they spot a foreign device on the machine, such as a skimmer, that they probably shouldn’t use it and go to a different machine instead.