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UK #Citizens In #Danger Of #Identity Theft Due To #Negligence Towards #Cyber Security

Source: National Cyber Security News

A recent survey has found that 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for many online services, increasing the likelihood of identity theft. It was also found that the majority had sent critical data such as bank details or passport copies and driving licences via messaging systems. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.

“Security training or raising awareness of best practices shouldn’t be limited to just corporate employees, rather should extend to all members of the public starting from schools.

It is important that the dangers and risks are understood by all in order to change behaviours.

On the flip side, service providers have their part to play by designing user interface in ways to encourage better security behaviour, for example, making two-factor authentication readily available and easy to understand, as well as having internal monitoring controls to detect where fraudulent or suspicious activity is taking place.”

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Do you have a #jailbroken #Apple TV running #Kodi? You are in #danger of being #hacked!

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Apple TV has long been a wonderful device for consuming media on your big-screen television. From video to music, it is a great experience. Some people weren’t satisfied with the default functionality, however, opting to jailbreak Apple’s media box. In fact, the jailbroken Apple TV 2 was one of the most popular XBMC/Kodi boxes for this reason.

Are you running one of those jailbroken Apple TV 2 devices? You should be worried then. You see, as the folks over at TVAddons warn, the jailbreak process installed OpenSSH by default. This means your network could be compromised by the fairly outdated media box. A hacker only needs your ip address to attack you.

“Under normal circumstances, most people are aware of the need to set a strong password on their computer. However, in this circumstance, most users aren’t aware that their jailbroken Apple TV 2 is a computer that can be programmed for any purpose. Anyone who gains access to your insecured [sic] jailbroken Apple TV 2 device could run code to do things like send spam, DDoS, or even infiltrate your phone and personal computer,” says TVAddons.

The group also says, “Who’s to blame? We hate to say it, but the company behind the popular Seas0npass jailbreak for Apple TV 2 should have known better. For years Firecore distributed what was the only method of jailbreaking the Apple TV 2, and knowingly chose to include OpenSSH with the jailbreak. They should have seen this coming, and given the user the chance to change the SSH password at the time of jailbreak. Instead they likely turned a blind eye in order to make things simple for the average joe, to whom they also tried to upsell other premium apps.”

Before you get too scared, just know that disconnecting the jailbroken Apple TV 2 from your network will take away the threat. In other words, if you don’t use it, just get rid of it — it is outdated anyway. If you are still using it, however, you can just change the default root password to secure yourself — easy peasy.

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Cyber attacks: clear and present danger for banks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Banks as well as governments make tempting targets for cyber warriors, whether they are individuals or state actors. The number and sophistication of attacks will grow and become increasingly difficult to counter. While cyber attacks by Russia are prominent in the news, that country is not alone in excelling at…

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Indian firms in danger from cyber attacks due to unregulated software

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans More than 60 per cent of the software used by companies in India is unregulated which poses a threat of cyber attacks, …

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Digital Danger: Prevent hackers from breaking into your computer

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Digital Danger: Prevent hackers from breaking into your computer

Computers are everywhere–in the home, at the office, and even in our cars and phones. With all of the technology in our lives, hacking is a major risk. Computer expert Matt Ham has been helping us protect our devices from hackers during the I-Team’s Digital Danger series. This comes after the recent WikiLeaks report that explains how the government can …

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Online Dating Danger: Woman looking for love forced into prostitution

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Online Dating Danger: Woman looking for love forced into prostitution

PORTLAND, Ore. — Does this Valentine’s Day find you looking for love? Maybe you’ve thought about online dating. The success stories are advertised and talked about far and wide, but there are still some dangers lurking in this digital age. …

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Former head of SAS says cyber security is “clear and present danger” to oil industry

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. The former head of Britain’s elite SAS regiment said cyber attackers pose a clear and present danger to energy sector, with countries and compnaies at risk from crippling assaults on […]

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Obama’s Diplomacy-Dominated Policy Ignores Growing Russian Cyber Danger

putinYour ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Cyber warfare and secret cyber intelligence-gathering operations by Russia pose a major threat to America, yet Moscow has managed to keep its activities largely secret while President Obama and his […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Nukes They Can Use? The Danger of North Korea Going Tactical

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

On March 2, 2016, Kim Jong Un gave direction to the military to “get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired at any moment.” The North reiterated versions of this formulation for days afterwards, including a “preemptive nuclear strike of justice.” These threats drew international attention because […] Nukes They Can Use? The Danger of North Korea Going Tactical is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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Hacking attacks pose danger of big financial losses for small businessesNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. The costs associated with computer …

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