How Can I Setup HTTPS For Website?

To set up HTTPS for a website, you will need to obtain an SSL/TLS certificate and configure your web server to use HTTPS. Here are the general steps to set up HTTPS: It’s worth noting that the specific steps may vary depending on your web server software and hosting environment. Therefore, it’s recommended to consult… Continue reading How Can I Setup HTTPS For Website?

Medibank won’t pay hackers ransom. Is it the right choice?

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Edith Cowan University and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University Medibank is still refusing to pay a ransom of an undisclosed amount to cybercriminals, despite the hackers now allegedly threatening to release the stolen data on the dark web. It’s reported the data of about 9.7 million current and former Medibank customers were compromised… Continue reading Medibank won’t pay hackers ransom. Is it the right choice?

AI-generated spam may soon be flooding your inbox – and it will be personalized to be especially persuasive

John Licato, University of South Florida Each day, messages from Nigerian princes, peddlers of wonder drugs and promoters of can’t-miss investments choke email inboxes. Improvements to spam filters only seem to inspire new techniques to break through the protections. Now, the arms race between spam blockers and spam senders is about to escalate with the… Continue reading AI-generated spam may soon be flooding your inbox – and it will be personalized to be especially persuasive

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What to Look For to See if my Website Has Been Hacked.

There are several signs that can indicate if a website has been hacked or compromised. Here are some common indicators to look for: If you suspect that your website has been hacked, it’s essential to act quickly to mitigate the damage. Begin by isolating and securing the affected website, and consider consulting with a security… Continue reading What to Look For to See if my Website Has Been Hacked.

Cyber peacekeeping is integral in an era of cyberwar – here’s why

Helge Janicke, De Montfort University Cyber warfare is upon us, from interference in elections to a leak of cyber weapons from a national stockpile. And, as with most evolutions in warfare, the world is largely unprepared. Cyber peacekeeping presents significant challenges, which we explore in our research. Any theatre of war now includes cyberspace. It… Continue reading Cyber peacekeeping is integral in an era of cyberwar – here’s why

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How math and language can combine to map the globe and create strong passwords, using the power of 3 random words

Mary Lynn Reed, Rochester Institute of Technology It’s hard to imagine that three random words have the power to both map the globe and keep your private data secure. The secret behind this power is just a little bit of math. What3words is an app and web-based service that provides a geographic reference for every… Continue reading How math and language can combine to map the globe and create strong passwords, using the power of 3 random words

Moveit hack: attack on BBC and BA offers glimpse into the future of cybercrime

Danny Steed, Cranfield University and Robert Black, Cranfield University British Airways (BA), the BBC, Ofcom and Boots were among a number of organisations that were reportedly victims of a major recent cyber-attack, resulting in the breach of numerous staff details. The stolen data is said to include staff names, staff ID numbers and national insurance… Continue reading Moveit hack: attack on BBC and BA offers glimpse into the future of cybercrime

Four ways criminals could use AI to target more victims

Daniel Prince, Lancaster University Warnings about artificial intelligence (AI) are ubiquitous right now. They have included fearful messages about AI’s potential to cause the extinction of humans, invoking images of the Terminator movies. The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has even set up a summit to discuss AI safety. However, we have been using AI… Continue reading Four ways criminals could use AI to target more victims

Fear trumps anger when it comes to data breaches – angry customers vent, but fearful customers don’t come back

Rajendran Murthy, Rochester Institute of Technology The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea When a person is notified of a data breach involving their personal information, if they react with a feeling of fear – as opposed to anger – they’re more likely to stop using the site.… Continue reading Fear trumps anger when it comes to data breaches – angry customers vent, but fearful customers don’t come back