‏Athena Martinez is a security expert/analyst geek with almost 5 years of experience, writes on various topics pertaining to internet security with latest happening in the IT world thoroughly.

NZ Transport Agency’s Missing USB Drive a Major Data Breach

The New Zealand’s Transportation Agency is in the hot seat as a very important USB flash drive containing personal information of at least 1,000 of their employees is missing. Usually, personnel information is stored cryptographically locked in a secure server, however, due to the need to produce identification cards for 1,000+ employees, it needs to

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How to Protect Mid-Tier Enterprises from Cyberattacks in 2019

The new year has begun; here comes another New Year Special from The Threat Report. Today, we take a look at how mid-tier enterprises can protect themselves from all kinds of cyberattacks- known as well as unknown ones. 2018 saw mid-tier enterprises facing lots of cybersecurity challenges, with hackers seeking to exploit all kinds of

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Facebook In Hot Water Again In 2019? 3rd Party Android Apps Send User Data to Facebook Servers Without User Consent Observed

Facebook will be in the hot seat of controversy once more this New Year, as Privacy International’s keynote presentation in the 35th Chaos Communication Congress has publicly revealed that the social media giant gets hold of user data from 3rd party Android apps. This revelation involves users with specific user installed apps that have nothing

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How To Minimize The Chance Of Becoming The Next Victim of Cyber Attacks?

The world has breached the very limit of the Internet Protocol version 4 address, AKA IPv4. This addressing scheme enables around 4.3 billion distinct devices to be connected to the Internet at the same time. However, as mentioned by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, IPv4 was not designed as a ‘production’ protocol but

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Fileless Ransomware is an Emerging Threat for U.S: Report

Fileless ransomware, as per a recent report, is an emerging threat for businesses in the U.S. A new report by Malwarebytes, which is titled “Under the Radar: The Future of Undetected Malware”, points out that a new class of malware has now risen to prominence- under-the-radar malware. The report states, “This difficult-to-remediate group of threats

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4 Tasks System Admins Should Never Forget During Holiday Downtime

Holiday season is a period where system admins perform fine tuning of the systems and network. With employees taking their vacation, it is the best time to perform scheduled downtime in order to keep the computers working in their top shape as the New Year comes. Here, we have provided you another full year of

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User Resistance to UI Changes In Browsers Intensifies Recently

Mozilla Firefox underwent a massive UI change seven versions ago in Firefox 57 under the code name Quantum, its community is divided, but mostly accepted the changes as it provides speed. Google followed Mozilla’s footsteps, as it initiated a UI overhaul for Chrome in version 69 last September. However, compared to Firefox which is lagging

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Netflix Users Warned About Holiday Season Phishing

Netflix is a major player in the Internet today, in the business of streaming videos it is very dominant, in the first quarter of 2018 alone, they successfully grew with 7.5 million more subscribers. It is very influential on how people consume media these days, especially the streaming service company also started producing their own

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Idaho National Laboratory: A Covert Anti-Cybercrime Lab

The United States as a nation knows how to maximize its resources, that is one of the main advantages she has compared to other industrialized nations. The ‘double duty’ of a government agency or installation is usually done covertly in order not to attract attention, both internal and external. As cybersecurity defense needs grew not

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