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How will WPA3 improve WiFi security?

In October 2017, researchers made public a serious vulnerability in WPA2, the security protocol that protects most of today’s WiFi networks. This discovery put the protocol’s security in the spotlight and led to discussions about the need for a new standard. Finally, the WiFi Alliance, the organization that certifies WiFi devices, announced WPA3, […]

Vulnerabilities reached a historic peak in 2017

Vulnerabilities are one of the elements frequently identified in security incidents and, together with other threats like exploits and malware, constitute a latent risk. In 2017, the number of vulnerabilities reported reached its historic peak, smashing records set in previous years. Not only that, but the number of vulnerabilities identified as critical also […]

UK-led police operation quashes Luminosity Link RAT

A hacking tool that was able to give full remote control of a victim’s computer to anyone with nefarious intentions has been taken down in an international law-enforcement operation, according to announcements by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and by Europol. The remote access Trojan (RAT), called Luminosity Link, was peddled on […]

Trends 2018: Personal data in the new age of technology and legislation

Privacy is, or should be, a fundamental human right. Nowadays, the understanding of what the term privacy means for the end user inclines towards data privacy or information privacy. This deviation makes maintaining the desired data-neutral position for the end user increasingly complex. On one hand, there are extremely technology-driven […]

Carphone Warehouse faces hefty fine for 2015 breach

British mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has been slapped with one of the heftiest fines – £400,000 – by the United Kingdom’s official data watchdog for a security breach dating back to 2015. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concluded after a detailed enquiry spanning more than two years that the company’s lax approach to […]