Category: Security

Integrating digital IDs via blockchains

A digital identity service that makes blockchains safe for a broad range of business and personal use cases and meets national and international legal standards? Sounds too good to be true? Netki now offers a service to: automate onboarding and validation of new customers share of digital identities close the compliance gap which limits innovation…

iPass calls CEOs the greatest risk to security

The latest iPass Mobile Security Report has been published. According to the responses, the biggest risk to enterprise security are the C-Suite, especially CEOs. They are key targets for hackers both inside and outside  the office. There is also increasing concern over the use of public Wi-Fi with coffee shops now regarded as the most…

Microsoft battling tech support scams

In a blog on the Microsoft website, Courtney Gregoire, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has written about the vendors fight against tech support scams. Gregoire is joining other vendors, the AARP, FTC and a number of other organisations at events to educate consumers in Washington state. The programme is called “Unmasking the Imposters”. …

Are your Google Analytics accurate?

Google Analytics is used by many websites to record the number of visitors, pages viewed and to help them monetise their online presence. Over the past year, however, it has run into problems in terms of accuracy. First there was the mass move to blocking JavaScript followed by the blocking of cookies. Both of these mean that…

Distil Networks acquires Are You A Human

Distil Networks has acquired Are You A Human for an undisclosed amount. Are You A Human uses a range of technologies to determine the difference between humans and bots. It works by analysing how a remote computer is interacting with a system. It looks at mouse movements, scrolling up and down and a number of…

IBM delivers blockchain solution to Santiago Stock Exchange

IBM is providing the technology to allow Chile’s Santiago Stock Exchange to become the first stock market in Latin America to introduce blockchain. The solution will be used to manage securities lending in the short selling system. Short selling is where a company or individual “borrows” shares to sell while hoping to buy them back…

Oracle reminds people about security

Oracle issued a timely press release last week to remind people of their identity SOC framework. Eyes were focused on the Wannacryt ransomware worm that impacted 74 countries. That was according to one of the better articles out there on The Register. So what was Oracle Security shouting about? According to Oracle their identity-based, Security…

Want to move 100PB+ from your data centre into the cloud?

DigitalGlobe collects imagery of the Earth from its QuickBird satellites (first launched in 2001). Since then new satellites have added capacity and improved resolution. The total data being stored is reaching 100PB. In the past 17 years, DigitalGlobe has collected more than 7 million square kilometres of imagery. Some images can be as large as 30GB. The total…

Intercede secures WordPress logins

Digital identity vendor Intercede has announced RapID Secure Login (RapID-SL). It is targeted at WordPress sites to improve the security of access. WordPress users regularly suffer brute force attacks against their sites. A successful breach leads to them being taken over, defaced or used to distribute malvertising and spam. For many WordPress site owners, the…