Cyber Security Travel Tips

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Wombat Security wants us to know that whether you’re taking a personal holiday or a business trip, traveling by car or by plane, planning a quick jaunt or preparing for an extended stay, make sure your cyber security best practices are coming along for the ride. Hackers and scammers don’t take vacations. In fact, they feast on tourists and travelers, taking advantage of people when their guards are down or when they’re distracted by other pursuits. We’ve pulled together four essential tips from our security awareness and training materials that you can use to stay safe when you travel: *** 1.      Stick to the Basics Many travelers think about packing light when it comes to clothes and toiletries. Well, this advice applies to your mobile devices and personal data as well. Here’s how to streamline: Leave data-packed business devices and materials behind whenever possible. If you don’t think you’ll use it, don’t take it. Ask yourself, “Is this business critical?” If the answer is no, it shouldn’t make the trip. Limit the credit cards and personal identification items you take with you; pare down to the things you know you’ll need. Before you go, make a note of what you have […]

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iPhone Hack : A bug that lets anyone crash your iPhone with a specially crafted text message

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Glitch in Apple’s iOS makes the iPhone/iPad crash and reboot when a specially crafted non-Latin script is sent in a text message to the owner Several Redditors have discovered a unique bug in Apple’s iOS system which can be used to send a specially text message to the iPhone/iPad and send his/her iPhone/iPad crashing or rebooting. The bug was posted on Reddit cause the Apple’s iOS to choke when it receives the message thereby crashing or rebooting the device as long as the recipient is not viewing their message history at the time. A Reddit user, Sanlansam first posted a thread regarding this bug which is given below : If you send the following: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 Send that to someone with an iPhone it turns their phone off To an iphone, it restarts their phone. HOW?!? As soon as somebody sends a message containing the above text, it is displayed as a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen of the iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch. The iOS then attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and […]

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Global Cyber Security Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 – Rising Venture Capital Funding for the $123 Billion Industry

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Growing inclination towards cloud storage, introduction of public clouds and growing emphasis on digitization are propelling the need for cyber security across the globe. North America and Europehave been the leading revenue contributors, capturing major shares in the market in 2014. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is rapidly emerging as a potential market for cyber security solution providers, driven by emerging economies such as China, India and South-East Asian countries, wherein, rising cyber espionage by foreign countries is inducing the need for safeguarding cyber space. Over the last few years, cyber security has become extremely vital for public as well as private enterprises as cyber-attacks have become more organized and sophisticated. In addition, the number of state sponsored attacks across the globe has surged. The prime motives steering cyber-attacks are monetary benefit and access to secret information of an organization. Banking and financial services sector has been the prime taret of cyber criminals over the last five years, followed by IT & telecom, defense and Oil & Gas sector. Thus, companies and governments across the globe are increasing their budget allocation towards cyber security. Countries such as the US, the UK, Japan, Singapore and South Korea have a dedicated cyber security policy in […]

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Cyber threats relatively unknown outside IT, says expert

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Few business people outside IT departments have any knowledge of current information security threats, according to BH Consulting founder and chief executive Brian Honan. “In many businesses, few non-IT people have heard of even big information security threats, such as the Heartbleed vulnerability or attacks like the one on Sony Pictures,” he told Computer Weekly. This lack of familiarity of the continually changing threats to information security is one of the biggest challenges to raising the cyber literacy and security awareness of non-technical executives, said Honan. “To many people in the business side of things, cyber security is something that is in the background, or something they pay attention to only for regulatory compliance reasons,” he said. Despite the growing importance of information security to business, added Honan, there is still not a good understanding of the issues by the business. “Information security professionals struggle to engage the business on the topic because they tend to focus only on the technical aspects using terms and concepts unknown outside IT,” he said. “This makes information security a mysterious part of the organisation that is associated with telling people in the business that they cannot do things because of security.” Consequently, information security […]

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Who should take the fall after a corporate hack? It may soon be the CEO

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Data breaches can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars, erode shareholder value, and indelibly tarnish corporate reputations. Yet, chief executives and other top brass at organizations that suffer such incidents have remained largely immune from the fallout. That may be changing. A new survey of 200 directors of public companies conducted by security firm Veracode and the New York Stock Exchange Governance Services shows that corporate boards have become much more serious about data breaches and are willing to hold top executives accountable for them. More than four in 10 of the directors in the survey felt that a company’s chief executive officer should take the rap for a data breach. When asked to prioritize who should be held accountable for such incidents, corporate boards ranked the chief executive officer first, followed by the chief information officer, and then the entire executive team. Chief information security officers, often the fall guys in a data breach situation, ranked fourth in the list – suggesting that directors get it that security executives can do only as well as the support and the resources they get from top management. Security has also become a growing priority for boards. In fact, 81 percent of […]

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A Dark Web Hacker Is Offering Ransomware for Free

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Ransomware is a real pain. It’s a type of virus that infects a target’s computer, encrypts their files, and keeps them locked out until the victim pays a hefty lump sum, often in bitcoin. For this, a blackmailer would usually either make their own ransomware program, or buy one ready-made from a forum or marketplace. Now, one dark web hacker has taken a crowdsourced approach to generating income: ‘Tox’ has released their own free ransomware for anyone to download and distribute. Users just have to cut the creator in on any profits. It takes only a few seconds to set up an account on the host site (also called Tox), and you don’t need to provide an email or any other identifying information. A user then types in the ransom amount they want to ask for, an additional note such as the name of the target, and clicks “Create”. The custom ransomware—which is designed to work on Windows systems—is then available to download and spread. “Once you have downloaded your virus, you have to infect people,” writes Tox, who suggests sending the virus to a target as an email attachment, much in the style oftraditional phishing emails. If a target […]

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Atlanta summer food service programs

Summer MealsAs summer approaches, many families are preparing for trips, summer camps, and various fun activities.  These families are fortunate to ensure their kids are kept occupied and engaged during this time of year.  But what about the families who are not as fortunate? What is not generally discussed is the number of children who go without meals during the summer months due to the closing of school.  Many children rely on school meals as their primary means to sustain themselves due to family hardships.  The USDA Summer Food Service Program has addressed this need through various partnerships and community programs.

Several non-profit organizations within metro Atlanta provide free breakfast and lunch throughout the summer to children up to 18 years of age.  The below organizations will begin serving meals starting Monday, June 1st through the end of July.  These organizations are dedicated to serving children within the community and ensuring healthy meals are provided.  For more information about the SFSP, please click here.

Little Scholars Academy

2591 Jerome Road

College Park, GA 30349

 

Golf Vista Apartments

445 Cleveland Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30354

 

Greater Victory Christian Center

2950 Sylvan Road

East Point, GA 30344

 

IMHOTAP Academy

667 Fairburn Road

Atlanta, GA 30331

 

AV Pride Afterschool Enrichment Program

215 Huiet Road

Fayetteville, GA 30214

 

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

1565 Highway 97

Fayetteville, GA 30214

 

Flat Rock E.S.T.E.A.M.

132 Old Chapel Lane

Fayetteville, GA 30215

 

Solid Rock

106 Commerce

Fayetteville, GA 30214

 

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Hit by Cyber Attack

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According to investigative reporter Brian Krebs, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has acknowledged that its domain name servers were hijacked last month by attackers who redirected Web searches and queries for domains run by the St. Louis Fed to phishing sites. The St. Louis Fed’s advisory states that “on April 24, 2015, computer hackers manipulated routing settings at a domain name service (DNS) vendor used by the St. Louis Fed so that they could automatically redirect some of the Bank’s Web traffic that day to rogue Web pages they created to simulate the look of the St. Louis Fed’s research.stlouisfed.org website, including Web pages for FRED, FRASER, GeoFRED and ALFRED.” The advisory notes that “users who were redirected to one of these phony websites may have been unknowingly exposed to vulnerabilities that the hackers may have put there, such as phishing, malware and access to user names and passwords.” As a result, the St. Louis Fed says, the attackers may have accessed the user name and password of anyone who tried to log into research.stlouisfed.org on April 24, 2015. Passwords have been reset in response. While a St. Louis Fed spokeswoman told The New York Times that she […]

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Phone hacking was ‘systematic’ at News of the World, trial told

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Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, knew about phone hacking because the illegal practice was “systematic” at the newspaper, a court has been told. James Weatherup, 59, the ex-news editor of the now defunct tabloid, said intercepting voicemails was part of “day to day” life and was discussed at daily editorial conferences. He told the High Court in Edinburgh that he used to make a telephone gesture with his hand to indicate to Mr Coulson that a story had been obtained by hacking. He added that the former editor always needed to know where a story came from, and would ask his staff in meetings. Mr Coulson, 47, David Cameron’s former director of communications, denies lying under oath while giving evidence at the perjury trial of the former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan in 2010. Mr Weatherup said that on one occasion a colleague told the editor a story had been obtained illegally. He said: “There was one time when Andy asked where a story had come from. “Another executive piped up, ‘It’s the dark arts boss’. He actually said not to use that language anymore.” The journalist said he joined the News of the World […]

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Nasscom-DSCI aims to boost cyber security in India with new task force

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National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India has announced the launch of the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force that aims to build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and develop a skilled workforce of cyber security experts. The taskforce members include industry leaders across IT, BPM and Internet, leaders from user organisations like banks and telcom companies as well as representatives from the government and academia. Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT was requested to chair this taskforce. The taskforce over a 12 week period will identify the key priorities and build the detailed action plan for the sector. “Securing the cyberspace has become an important priority for governments, businesses and citizens across the world. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a cyber-security expert nation and his recent exhortation to the industry, we have created the cyber security task force. This taskforce aims to make India a global hub for providing cyber security solutions including cyber security products and services. The taskforce will focus on the four key pillars of Industry development, Policy enablement, Technology development and Skill development,” said Rajendra Pawar, […]

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