Online security stories
EnSilica integrates post-quantum cryptography accelerators in eSi-Crypto range
EnSilica, a cybersecurity firm, integrates Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) accelerators into its hardware range, strengthening encryption against prospective quantum computing threats.
Checkmarx uncovers disruptive prank on NPM by user gdi2290
NPM user gdi2290 causes chaos by uploading an 'everything' package with countless dependencies to the registry, causing disruption and highlighting over-dependency issues.
UK internet users at risk due to password duplication
Nearly 40% of UK internet users risk data breaches by using identical passwords for multiple accounts, according to Yubico.
Top tips for staying safe online this festive season
Protect your Christmas tech presents: Keeper Security advises on safe gift operation to ward off cybercriminals.
2/3 consumers have digital privacy concerns when shopping online
Two-thirds of US online shoppers are anxious about their digital privacy, according to a Private Internet Access survey.
Australians would prefer tax stress over dealing with scam messages
Over half of Australians would choose the stress of tax filings rather than dealing with scam messages, a McAfee study reveals.
'World More Than A Password Day' initiative launches to strengthen cybersecurity
World More Than A Password Day launches with endorsement from 90 global organisations to bolster online security.
ExpressVPN unveils Keys, its new password manager in security toolkit expansion
ExpressVPN branches into wider security tools, unveiling its new password manager, Keys, for a safer and more secure online experience.
Securing festive shopping: Tips to avoid online scams and protect personal data
As online festive shopping skyrockets, concerns about personal cyber security have deepened. Avoid becoming a victim of scams with these top tips.
Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Gen Z and millennials, the digital era's major users, are most at risk of falling prey to cybercrimes, a study suggests.
Magecart web skimming threat targets food and retail
New Magecart web skimming campaign targets food and retail websites, using advanced concealment techniques to hide malicious code.
Gen Z dismissive of online security: Findings from the annual 'Oh Behave Report'
New report reveals alarming trends in Gen Z's attitudes towards online security, as well as increased cybersecurity concerns and adoption of measures.
Hands-on review: Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Keys
Kensington's Verimark Fingerprint Keys offer a passwordless solution to online security, providing a simple and secure way to protect your data.
Quarter adults wish personal info not available online:Uswitch
Photographs, home addresses, and date of birth were among the personal details available online through search engines.
Social engineering biggest threat to online safety - Avast
The Avast Q2 Threat Report found that over 75% of all threat detections on desktops were attributed to scams, phishing, and malvertising.
APAC consumers expect security and ease-of-use when online
Enterprises’ ability to provide their customers with top-notch yet secure online experiences has thus become critical to business success.
Major media companies sign new online safety framework for Aotearoa
A new joint development between Netsafe and some of the world's leading social media companies is set to provide Kiwis with safer online experiences.
Increase in ransomware attacks targeting organisations during the holiday period
Researchers also observed a 70% average increase in attempted ransomware attacks in November and December compared to January and February.
Kiwis have a strong distrust over how companies use their personal data
The majority of New Zealanders are concerned about data privacy, with 53% stating companies are requesting too much personal information.
Mistrust amongst online shoppers over data privacy fears
Almost a quarter of UK online shoppers use guest accounts due to data privacy fears, according to a report by Empathy.co.
Mozilla launches first ever VPN, Kiwis amongst first to access
Mozilla launches VPN in New Zealand, offering users an extra layer of protection for their personal data and information.
Scam warning: Fake Google reviews and business listings targeting the vulnerable
NZ hit by scam Google reviews, firms urged to update listings.
People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
Renewed concerns over use of personal data, according to survey
New survey reveals 79% of New Zealanders concerned about protection of personal data, with 73% changing online behaviour as a result.