What to know about security vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre

What to know about security vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre

In early January, it was revealed that nearly every computer chip made in the past 20 years contains fundamental security flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. Both bugs use a side-channel analysis attack, where malicious code can let attackers see information stored in...
Security vulnerabilities discovered in security cameras, routers

Security vulnerabilities discovered in security cameras, routers

Some Internet-connected surveillance cameras could be doing more harm than good. Researchers from ReFirm Labs, a Maryland cybersecurity startup founded by former National Security Agency employees, recently discovered vulnerabilities in TRENDnet, Belkin, and Dahua...
KRACK Attack and What it Means for Insurance Agents

KRACK Attack and What it Means for Insurance Agents

On October 16, researchers at a Belgian University announced their discovery of a new vulnerability called KRACK that can affect any Wi-Fi enabled device. KRACK, an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack, exploits a flaw in the WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption system, and can be...
Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data

Law Firms Are Pressed on Security for Data

In 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation met with managing partners of top law firms in New York and other major American cities to discuss the problem of online security, especially for law firms with offices in foreign countries.  F.B.I officials and security...

The Hacker – Why You Need Cyber Insurance

A hacker could come after your company’s data at any time. Are you prepared? Even if you think your data isn’t that valuable, there is probably at least some of it that is marketable for cyber criminals. Buy cyber liability insurance to protect your...

Guccifer hacker cracks celebrities’ accounts

Hacking attacks are not always motivated by money.  Sometimes the cyber criminals behind data breaches can be more interested in the thrill of uncovering personal information of celebrities and the accompanying fame that such exploits bring.  That seems to be the...