The Security of Network Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which aims to ensure that critical infrastructure is protected from cyber-attacks and computer network failure, has come into force today with fines for non-compliance.
Last year, Logitech announced that the security certificate of its Harmony Link IoT device, which allowed users to control their home cinema setup using a universal remote control, was to expire on 16 March 2018.
It was often suggested in the past by many that lack of appreciation of true cyber-threats posed by hackers made people complacent about their password habits, but new research has revealed that even though people are now more aware of security best practices than in the past, their password management has remained largely unchanged.
75 percent of online banking systems contained cross-site scripting flaws, 69 percent lacked protection from data interception, 63 percent had insufficient authorisation, 50 percent were vulnerable to sensitive data disclosure.
Hashed email addresses do not provide any significant protection for consumers as many firms are now offering services that can reverse email hashing to correctly guess consumers' email addresses, security experts warn.
Only one in three consumers in the UK have so far been contacted by brands asking for consent to keep sending marketing materials, even though fewer than 50 days are left before GDPR comes into force, says a recent study.
Amidst a major rise in zero-day malware attacks in Q4 2017, researchers have observed how hackers are increasingly using Microsoft Office documents as carriers to deliver malicious payloads in enterprise systems.