80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Safe “national quantum Internet” planned by the US

The draft strategy for the development of a national quantum Internet was presented last week by the “US Department of Energy” at a press conference at the “University of Washington”. The move is part of the broader context of the international quantum “race” in the telecommunications industry, with the report providing –at the US department’s announcement– a path to the development of the “National Quantum Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Tips for secure access to free Wi-Fi on holiday

Most of us usually search for a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our holidays to connect, in order to avoid data charges from mobile operators. Most of us connect all devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, to public open Wi-Fi spots, so we can access our e-mails, surf the Internet, or post on social media. But are we aware of the proper and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How social media make access to financial services more difficult

18% of consumers worldwide face problems accessing financial services due to the evaluation of their information on social media through rating systems, according to the latest Kaspersky report: “Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings”. While such social scoring systems are now more widespread and have already been implemented in many countries and Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Trojans, Backdoors and Droppers the most popular malware

Anonymous statistics from free requests in the “Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal” revealed that almost three-quarters (72%) of the analyzed malicious files were divided into three categories:“Trojans”,“Backdoors” and “Droppers”. The statistics also show that the types of malware that researchers often investigate do not match those most prevalent. Malicious activity detection is only the starting point for attack research. To develop response Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber: The self-destructive messages came

The long-awaited “self-destructive messages”, which are now available in all personal conversations, were also put into operation in the Greek Viber. Until now it has been a function found in secret conversations, but now all users will be able to set a timer for seconds, minutes, hours or even days when they send some text, photo, video or any other type of file. The countdown to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Viber breaks off all business relationship with Facebook

Rakuten Viber, the company behind one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announces that it will cut off all business relationship with Facebook. As announced the app will remove “Facebook Connect”, “Facebook SDK” and “GIPHY”, but will also cut off all advertising spending on the social networking platform, giving further impetus to the #StopHateForProfit movement that calls for a boycott of this tech giant. Amid Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Massive espionage case in Google’s Chrome

A spyware cyber-espionage operation targeted users through 3.2 million “downloads” of extensions to Google’s popular web browser “Chrome”, researchers from “Awake Security” told Reuters; pointing to the problems the tech industry faces in protecting “browsers”, while they are increasingly used for communication, payments and other sensitive functions. Google said it removed more than 70 of the malicious “add-ons” from the “Chrome Web Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Corporate users are the main target of banking malware in 2019

In 2019, 773,943 Kaspersky solution users were attacked by banking “Trojans”. Of these users, one third (35.1%) belonged to the business sector. These are among the findings of Kaspersky’s analysis of the economic threat landscape last year. Banking “Trojans” or “bankers” are one of the most common tools for cybercriminals, as they focus on stealing Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Could your children be a cyber threat?

Canon security expert Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security Canon, offers his top tips for staying safe, while working from home. Electronic “phishing” for problems: Cyber criminals are always lurking for new opportunities, and employees moving out of the company’s network are attractive targets. According to new researches, there has been a significant increase in fake e-mails, which claim to offer important security Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …