Posts tagged with 'cybersecurity'
Researchers Hack Computer Fan. Seriously!Read the rest of this entry »
Cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way of stealing data that doesn’t involve exploiting bugs or vulnerabilities in software. Instead, they found a way to do it by controlling a computer’s cooling fan.
Amazingly, they found hackers could encode stored data into fan vibrations by imperceptibly slowing down or speeding up the fan’s rotation. The fan causes the computer itself and the surface it’s …
Security a Concern For Accountants Working RemotelyRead the rest of this entry »
As the coronavirus continues to spread, a growing number of companies are telling employees to work from home.
While it is one way to avoid exposure to the virus, remote work presents a unique set of problems for companies unprepared to conduct business entirely or even partially over the internet. Besides the potential for overtaxing in-house systems and inadequate connectivity at home, cybersecurity concerns present an even greater concern. With …
Your Trade Show Swag Could Be a Data GrabRead the rest of this entry »
Who doesn't love trade show swag? We've scored those balls that light up and blink when bounced and pens that write in different colors. The kids loved them.
The best was a huge houseplant some vendor was giving away because they couldn't take it on the plane with them.
The most useful stuff - besides an umbrella at a rainy show in Atlanta - has always been the flash drives. …
Researchers Finds Easy Way to Defeat CAPTCHA SecurityRead the rest of this entry »
One reason the cybersecurity field is so hot is the arms race between hackers and security pros. Almost as soon as a new security patch or app is released, hackers come up with a way to get around it.
Now, though, it isn't hackers, but a team of academics who have ratcheted up the security risk to many of the world's most trafficked sites with their quick and easy way …
Cyber Attacks On Finance Becoming More SophisticatedRead the rest of this entry »
Cyber attacks on financial companies are more sophisticated than those against other businesses, a likely consequence of the industry's better than average digital security.
An analysis by cybersecurity provider Lastline found that over a 30 day period "the proportion of malware displaying advanced behavior was 20% higher in the financial sector than elsewhere," according to an account on DarkReading.com. These behaviors use techniques to avoid both static and dynamic …