Category Archives: Consumerization and BYOD

Using Wi-Fi on holiday is not without danger: smartphone users easy target

Summer travel should be a respite from work, when you relax and don’t have to worry about business. And your mobile devices can help make it easier, whether it’s booking a flight or a hotel room, ordering a cab or an Uber driver, browsing websites for your next destination, connecting to family via voice or messaging, even purchasing items in a checkout line or withdrawing cash from an ATM. Continue reading

How does it feel to be robbed?

Guest blog by Rense Buijen, Technical Director Trend Mico 

Imagine that you are not at home the coming weekend; maybe you are visiting a friend or staying at your parents. Maybe you are on vacation, who knows. Now imagine that someone breaks into your home, ravages trough your personal belongings such as your photos, documents, maybe even the stuff of your kids. How does that feel? Continue reading

Pacemaker security risks: the ‘heart of the matter’ brought by RTL … and explained by Trend Micro

The problem is not new to security specialists, but it gradually sinks in with the rest of the world as well: the more pacemakers are connected to the internet for any form of communication, the more security risks arise. Following a recall action by pacemaker manufacturer Abbott, thousands of Belgians had to come to the hospital to have their device upgraded, on order to shield it from possible hacking events. Continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Consider A Career In Cybersecurity

The need for more technologists with cybersecurity skills is undeniable. That may be an awkward way to phrase it, but it’s a better representation that “cybersecurity professionals.” In today’s world, everyone who works on and with technology needs to be aware of cybersecurity challenges. This week as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), let’s take a closer look at what a career in cybersecurity looks like. Continue reading

HTTPS: the importance of the S

Starting October, Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on HTTP pages.” That was an e-mail recently sent out by Google. If you’ve ever bought anything online, checked your bank accounts through the app, or logged on to your favorite social media network, you’ve used a technology called SSL/TLS. Meet the S in HTTPS.

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6.5 million Belgians use unprotected computers

schermafbeelding-2016-10-10-om-08-11-17The entire month of October is European CyberSecMonth, when the EU tries to raise more awareness with citizens of cyber security threats and provide up to data information on how to protect your computer on the internet. Yesterday on the evening news it was said that almost 6.5 million Belgians are using unprotected computers, so the #CyberSecMonth is definitely a necessary campaign.  Continue reading

Penetration testing: Researchers successfully hack a vibrator

phone-958066_960_720Cyber security researchers have gone to great lengths in their efforts to raise awareness about the cyber threat-laden world we’re living in. They’ve hacked cars on the highway, found ways to sneak into the power grid, tried to break into airplane infotainment systems and even managed to get into Ashley Madison’s database.

But of all the penetration testing stunts to date, one recent demonstration in Germany really hits below the belt. Continue reading

When Apps Act Like Gods: Your Apps Could Compromise Your Privacy

app-privacyPopular ride-sharing mobile application Uber was recently made to pay a $20,000 fine in New York, following a 14-month investigation into a 2014 incident that exposed information that included names and license numbers of over 50,000 present and former drivers. Uber Technologies, Inc., the billion-dollar startup behind the app, also received flak after it was found that the app could snoop on its riders’ locations without consent. Continue reading