Data leaks, privacy intrusions, ransomware attacks - dangers such are these seem to be both increasingly frequent and subsequently larger in scale. This is the price we pay for living in a deeply interconnected and digitalized cyber-scape. Damjan, whose career started in anthropology, applies his background in humanities to analyze and dissect the Brave New Cyber World we live in. His main interests are cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and AI. Besides writing reviews, he spends time digging up dirt on Big Tech, advising people on safe Internet practices, and cleaning his tin foil hat.
Security Vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux Revealed on Same Day
Security vulnerabilities for two popular operating systems - Windows and Linux - were both revealed on the same day, July 20th. These security flaws can allow hackers with toehold access to bypass security and elevate access, letting them extract passwords and other sensitive data. Toehold access
Pegasus Spyware Used to Spy on Journalists, Politicians, and Activists
Pegasus, military-grade spyware created by a private Israeli cybersurveillance company called NSO, has been used to spy on over 50,000 people around the world, including journalists, politicians, and human rights activists. This information comes from an investigation coordinated by Forbidden Sto
VPN Router – What It Is And How To Install It
If you are looking for an adequate way of protecting your privacy, you probably already use a VPN service. Some researchers have predicted that the VPN market will continue to grow 12% each year until 2026. Most internet users install VPN clients on their computers or use in-browser VPNs to secur
Survey: Network Security Incidents on the Rise
The COVID-19 crisis is fuelling a cyber pandemic. According to a new survey by telecommunications provider Telia Carrier, 45% of businesses in some of the world’s biggest markets experienced a sharp increase in the number of network security attacks since the arrival of the coronavirus in the West
Panoply Moves to Google Cloud BigQuery, Adds More Storage
Panoply, a cloud data warehouse and management service, announced the migration of its services to Google Cloud BigQuery on Tuesday, June 15. The move should allow users to get more storage space and achieve better performance. Moving to Google Cloud will enable Panoply users to link their data t
Nintex to Integrate Newly Acquired AssureSign With its Platform
Nintex, an online provider of workflow automation solutions for businesses, announced the acquisition of AssureSign, an electronic signature software, on June 2. According to a news release on Nintex’s website, the company made this step to meet its users' need for a native e-signature feature.
IDrive Releases Cloud-Based Full Image Backup Tool
If you’re running a Windows-based server or computer network, the latest app from IDrive is for you. It’s called IDrive Mirror, and it’s designed to create full image backups of Windows computers, whether those are personal machines or servers. These are direct backups to the cloud, using j
1Password Launches Full Linux Desktop App
After its initial beta release in October 2020, 1Password for Linux has arrived in its complete form. The password management company officially announced it on Tuesday, May 18. Following the official launch, Jeff Shiner, 1Password CEO, said: “1Password for Linux is the latest step in our commi
LastPass Delivers Unified MFA App to Consumers and Businesses
LogMeIn Inc., a remote-work software provider, announced the release of a new free LastPass Authenticator update on Tuesday, May 18. The latest version combines the existing security tool with the company’s other authentication app, LastPass MFA, to create a single solution for consumers and busin
Cisco Fixes Six-Month-Old Security Flaw
Six months after disclosing a zero-day arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client VPN software, the company finally resolved the issue. The security flaw was identified by the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team in November 2020, but PSIRT was
Avast Launches New Cybersecurity Platform
The Prague-based cybersecurity company, Avast, launched a new security platform in response to a spike in cyberattacks and the new challenges facing businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Avast Business Hub combines the new Cloud Backup service with several SMB security protocols, a centralized da
VPN Market Booming – What Awaits in the Future?
Over the last decade, more and more people have started using VPNs, but it wasn’t until Covid-19 trapped many of us indoors that the demand for online identity protectors surged. According to a study conducted by Global Market Insights, a market research and management consulting company, the V