Tag: security

Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
Let’s Encrypt with Let’s Encrypt
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Let’s Encrypt with Let’s Encrypt

Let's Encrypt is a not for profit company with a mission of encrypting every traffic on the internet. Based on recent news, they are on track of achieving their audacious target. They were able to disrupt the Certificate Authority (CA) industry in less than six (6) years. They turn industry on it's head by providing a low-cost, easy to use and widely trusted global solution. A CA (Certificate Authority) is an organisation that verifies internet traffic by issuing digital certificates. Think of them as a country issuing passports to its citizens. Right Timing In 2015, the internet was growing at a rapid pace and so was the hacking. Companies like Ashley Madison, IRS, Anthem were some of the companies got pwned by malicious actors. Users had their information stolen and were used ...
eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders
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eShore Ltd inspires the next generation of Information Security leaders

Cayman-based eShore Ltd has helped inspire 15 IT security professionals to obtain the industry accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in a 5-day, on-island bootcamp with instructor Jay Ranade. IT security professionals from leading organisations including Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), Fidelity Bank and XSOMO International joined the 1-to-1 interactive and web-based session. With IT security, cyber threats, and new CIMA guidelines on everyone’s mind, eShore Ltd offered the opportunity to leading Caribbean businesses who are looking to strengthen their information security program and protect their data from increasingly sophisticated attacks. Polly Pickering, Managing Director at eShore Ltd, said: “It was good to see so many...
GateKeeper USB Dongle & Security Key
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GateKeeper USB Dongle & Security Key

GateKeeper is a USB Dongle & Security Key that automatically locks your computer when you walk away & unlocks it when you are close to it. It is definitely for the security conscious computer user who doesn't want a complicated process to secure their PCs. I've been using the device with my workstation at work mostly for convenience but the added layer of security is also useful. Thanks to an easy setup process involving a quick download and installation I was able to get the device functioning in very little time. The Gatekeeper app turns the product into a tracker that keeps tab on you valuables such as laptops and even keys. visit gkchain.com for more info about gatekeeper and pick one up on Amazon.
Google Play Store Apps with AdWare threat to Android Security
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Google Play Store Apps with AdWare threat to Android Security

“When you install Durak, it seems to be a completely normal and well working gaming app. This was the same for the other apps. This impression remains until you reboot your device and wait for a couple of days. After a week, you might start to feel there is something wrong with your device. Some of the apps wait up to 30 days until they show their true colors.”  Avast's malware analyst Filip Chytry commenting on the Avast blog about the  Aware found in three (3) Apps on the Google Play Store People in Google Android land totin' Smartphone!! Be warned, as there's danger in them Apps!! A recent post by Security firm Avast identified three malicious Apps that contain AdWare Trojans. This is yet another worry to add to your plate! The news comes on the heels of the January 2015 revela...
AnyConnect for Samsung Knox is a Cisco Systems partnership for Secure VPN Communications
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AnyConnect for Samsung Knox is a Cisco Systems partnership for Secure VPN Communications

“We are very excited to raise the standard of secure mobility to a higher level for our customers by integrating our innovative Android platform, Samsung KNOX, with the leading enterprise VPN solution, AnyConnect. Mobile users will enjoy secure and seamless access to their applications and data without compromise” Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. Dr. Injong Rhee, commenting on their deal with Cisco Systems to integrate Cisco AnyConnect 4.0 with Samsung KNOX    It's nice to know that Samsung KNOX, their solution to make Android secure enough for even Secret Service agents working with the American  CIA (Central intelligence agency) and the British equivalent the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters...
Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop
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Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop

“Keeping software up to date is one of the greatest challenges in security," Adrian Ludwig wrote. Because the browser App is based on a version of the WebKit browser engine that's now more than two years old, fixing the vulnerability in Android Jelly Bean and earlier versions is "no longer practical to do safely” Google's Chief of Security Adrian Ludwig in a Google+ post on Friday January 23rd 2015 commenting on Google's Decision not to fix a security hole in Google Android Default Browser There is a security flaw in the Google Android Default Browser – not Google Chrome for Android, you have to download that as a free App – that is on 60% of Android smartphones. Personally I knew this was coming from the first article back in August 2014 that I did on Google’s Fragmentation probl...
5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone
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5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone

Tis fast approaching that time again when that crisp breeze has just started to blow and the urge for sorrel, ham and freeness begins to gain momentum. It is also a time where we prepare to fight, not for the last slice of cake, but to hold on to our most prized possessions because with the Christmas cheer also comes an increase in theft. Hold-ups and shake downs become common place as our urban “Robbing” Hoods come to take from the have’s (read YOU and ME) to give to the have not’s (Read THEM, Tisha Baby mother #1 and Staci Babymother #2) Yea I get it, they want to have iPhones and Galaxys too, but if you are anything like me you would rather save your charity work for the Salvation Army so here are a few tips to help you keep you and your favourite mobile device stay connected! ...