Tag Archives: Security

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Facebook Taps Hackers To Find Security Flaws

Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan discusses Facebook security with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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NSA: The Biggest Security Leak of the 21st Century?

Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath discusses the government’s confirmation that they are monitoring communications for national security interests. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

6 Ways To Protect Your Dropbox – Infographic

Top 6 Ways to Protect Your Dropbox Account to address security concerns. Ranging from cleaning out personal and professional files and monitoring 3rd party apps to encrypting your Dropbox, learn how you can ensure that your files on Dropbox are secure. Continue reading

Email Security & Usage Around the World – Infographic

In the following part of the article we will study some stats and facts about the email security and the usage across the globe. It has been seen that around 25% of the people send email at late night just to prove their commitment. Continue reading

The Future Of Credit Cards – Infographic

Technology advances have prepped credit cards for easier use and tighter security. It’s now up to consumers to make the changes widespread.

It’s now possible to make a credit card purchase without ever taking the card out of your wallet. If you didn’t know that, then you’re not alone, which is why CreditDonkey put together this infographic introducing consumers to the next generation of “smart cards.” Continue reading

Permission Slips: Do You Know What You Are Sharing? – Infographic

Facebook users have scanned with MyPermissions to find out what third party apps and websites have access to their information and just what permissions they have granted. We’ve created this infographic to show you what the truth is about the data that is collected and the access you’ve granted. Continue reading

How To Combat The Growing Threat Of Cyberattacks

Cyber security expert Richard Wang discusses the growing threat of cyberattacks with Adam Johnson, Sara Eisen and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” Fusion IQ’s Barry Ritholtz also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Cyber Attacks Are Global And Growing In Numbers – Infographic

An explosion of business and personal information on mobile devices and in the cloud leads to exciting opportunities – and unprecedented risk. Cyber attacks are global, sophisticated and growing in number. Even a small amount of leaked information can trigger a security breach with catastrophic results. Security breaches can cost you millions of dollars in lost revenue and customer goodwill. Continue reading

Cyber Crime Explained: What The “Hack” Is Going On? – Infographic

Bot Revolt decided to dig through recent cyber crime reports to discover what the hack is going on. Continue reading

Is Big Data The New “Big Brother”? – Infographic

How much information do you believe Facebook (FB) has on you? What about Google (GOOG) and LinkedIn (LNKD). A lot, clearly. These websites track our every click, adding the information to a gigantic and ever-growing database. Continue reading

Data Breach Review: When, Where, How – Infographic

Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report covering the year 2011 gives a very thorough statistical analysis of the global security state. According to the study, there have been 855 breaches worldwide in 2011, involving more than 174 million compromised records. We’ve looked through the 90+ pages of the report and prepared an easy-to-understand infographic showing the study’s most important statistical data and conclusions, which we hope will be of use to business managers in all industries. Continue reading

Is Your Social Media Life Ready For Armageddon? – Infographic

Infographic showing the biggest online security breaches of 2012 and how they can be avoided in the future.

Source: Visual.ly, Frostbox

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This Can Be A Real Breakthrough For Marketers: Online Shoppers Put Personalization Over Security – Infographic

Privacy may be a big concern for online users, but it takes a backseat when it comes to shopping online.

Nearly two-thirds of online shoppers say they would trade increased privacy for more personalized offers from retailers, according to Accenture’s survey of 2,000 adults in the U.S. and U.K.

For example, about half of those surveyed said they are comfortable with the idea their favorite retailers tracking their personal data in order to better inform their future purchases. In fact, the majority (51%) of those surveyed in the U.S. said they were comfortable with this trade-off.

The catch, according to the survey results, is that the vast majority of online shoppers believe retailers should give customers options to decide how their personal information is used.

In other words, online shoppers are okay with giving up some of their personal information for greater personalization — as long as they get to make that choice themselves.

Source: Mashable.com

Apple vs Android: Mobile Phone Security – Apps And Hijacks – Infographics

You could be carrying a virus with you everywhere you go. This new strand doesn’t target the immune system, but rather the operating system — on your smartphone.

Smartphone usage has skyrocketed over the past few years. There are now more than 1 billion active smartphones, or one for every seven people on the planet. Because of their immense popularity, smartphones have become a main target for nefarious hackers looking to spread malware and steal personal information.

The main avenue for viruses to infect smartphones is through third-party apps. There are over one million apps combined for the two most popular mobile operating systems, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

Many hacked apps, often made to look like popular apps, are rigged with malware. More than 90% of the top-selling Android and iOS apps have hacked versions available for download on torrent sites and other unofficial platforms, according to a study by Arxan, a mobile security company.

Up to this point, Apple seems to be doing a better job protecting its mobile users against cyber threats. The iPhone has never seen a virus, and its only spam app was removed. Conversely, 75% of smartphone malware targets Android devices, according to F-Secure.

One probable reason hackers target Android over Apple is that the former enjoys a much greater share of the smartphone market. More than 50% of all smartphone users employ the Android OS, while Apple’s market share is closer to 30%. With far more people using Android devices, a virus has the ability to do much greater damage.

For more on mobile app security and how the top two operating systems stack up, check out the following infographic, created by Ladbrokes Games.

Source: Mashable.com

10 Spooky Cyberattacks In 2012 – Infographic

It’s been a chilling year so far for web and mobile security. Cybercriminals continue to think of clever and sneaky ways to strip millions of consumers of credit card information and personal data, thanks largely in part to malicious links, phishing scams and password hacks.

The team at cybercrime prevention company ThreatMetrix has put together an infographic detailing the top 10 spookiest cyberattacks of the year so far. And with big names such as Zappos, Amazon, LinkedIn and Android gracing the list, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has fallen victim to a security breach.

“With threats looming everywhere from banks and web browsers to online dating and social networking sites, this list is sure to leave you with goosebumps,” the company says.

For a full look at the spookiest cyber attacks of 2012, check out the infographic.

Source: Mashable.com, threatmetrix.com