From thermostats and voice assistants to fitness trackers and toys, smart and internet-connected gadgets are now found in nearly every room of most homes. It’s tempting to try and save money on these devices by capitalizing on less expensive secondhand products sold by third-parties like eBay, Craigslist and even friends or family.
Security experts are constantly discovering new potential threats, and quite recently, they’ve found a new type of Spectre-style attack more dangerous than the original. Here’s a quick rundown of the new Spectre variant. Spectre 101 For those who don’t know, Spectre is a vulnerability in modern computer chips like Intel and AMD that allows hackers […]
Windows has been a target of hackers for a long time. The reason is simple: it is the OS with the largest deployment footprint around the world. Hackers discover vulnerabilities in Windows OS software as well as the various software that support Windows OS. Exploits as well as exploit mitigation techniques have evolved over the years.
On May 25th, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable under law in the European Union (EU). It fundamentally changes how businesses (and the public sector) must handle information relating to their customers, giving greater protection to individuals and harmonizing the laws for data-handling across the EU.
So, if this is an EU law then, as a non-EU organization, should you be concerned? This is a frequent question in articles, at events and in presentations.
Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you.