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IronVest CMO predicts rise in CNP fraud & masking tech use in 2024
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IronVest CMO, Guy Bauman, forecasts an increase in card-not-present fraud and usage of 'masking' technologies in 2024.
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Bazaarvoice acquires Granify to enhance eCommerce with personalised shopping experiences
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Bazaarvoice set to revolutionise eCommerce by acquiring Granify, aiming to offer personalised online shopping experiences.
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Vodafone encourages Australians to recycle unused mobile devices
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Vodafone urges Aussies to recycle old mobiles this holiday, revealing 22.3 million devices lay redundant across the nation.
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Consumers adapt spending & embrace technological shopping trends
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Consumers lead change in global spending habits amid economic crisis, attracting to cost-effective offers and novel tech trends.
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Festive season online shopping spurs rise in luxury brand phishing scams
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Cyber threats are on the rise this holiday season, warns Check Point Research, with a 13% increase in malicious files related to online orders and deliveries.
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Innotec Security on avoiding social network job scams
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Innotec Security offers invaluable advice on thwarting job scams on social networks amid rising fraudulent ventures.
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AP+ & Five by Five Global campaign tackles data oversharing issue
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AP+ and Five by Five Global have launched a campaign to counter data oversharing issue with novel ConnectID solution.
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Kaspersky uncovers malicious WhatsApp mod spreading via Telegram
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Kaspersky reveals a dangerous WhatsApp mod, dispersed via Telegram, that secretly installs malware impacting over 340,000 users.
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EU aims to standardise digital IDs with personal data control by 2026
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EU aims to standardise digital IDs with personal data control by 2026, moving away from cloud-based providers.
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DerSecur offers free vulnerability checks at Govware event with DerScanner
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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DerSecur, a cybersecurity start-up, is offering a free vulnerability check for mobile and web apps at this year's Govware event in Singapore.
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Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Gen Z and millennials, the digital era's major users, are most at risk of falling prey to cybercrimes, a study suggests.
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GAIN LINE's suggestions for robust data security post Lyca Mobile attack
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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Leading business consultancy, GAIN LINE, calls for stronger data security measures following recent cyber-attack on Lyca Mobile.
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Innovative UK cyber firm coc00n joins NCSC initiative to tackle national cyber threats
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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British cyber security tech firm, coc00n, has joined a programme by the National Cyber Security Centre to bolster the UK's cyber resilience.
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Private Internet Access expands global server network to 91 countries
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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Private Internet Access (PIA) has expanded its global server network to 91 countries, strengthening its position in the cybersecurity sector.
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Magecart web skimming threat targets food and retail
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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New Magecart web skimming campaign targets food and retail websites, using advanced concealment techniques to hide malicious code.
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Yoti & Lloyds bank launch digital ID app amid rising identity fraud threat
Thu, 5th Oct 2023
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UK's Yoti and Lloyds Bank introduce a digital ID app, the Lloyds Bank Smart-ID, to combat increasing ID fraud.
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Gartner: Security spending to reach $215 billion by 2024, bolstered by Cloud & AI
Fri, 29th Sep 2023
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Cloud tech, AI, hybrid workforce, and evolving regulations will drive global security spending to $215 billion by 2024.
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Norton launches Secure Browser to halt cyber criminals
Mon, 25th Sep 2023
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Norton launches Norton Secure Browser to protect consumers from browser-based cyber threats and unwanted tracking.
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Australians most nervous globally about AI – report
Thu, 13th Jul 2023
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Less than half of the nation trusts artificial intelligence, while only around 40% are excited about the AI revolution.
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Cyber crime costing the world $8 trillion every year
Fri, 23rd Jun 2023
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In the context of our technologically advanced society, the protection of personal data has emerged as a critical concern.
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UK and US ‘data bridge’ to extend Data Privacy Framework
Tue, 13th Jun 2023
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UK and US to create 'data bridge' to facilitate free flow of personal data. Move aims to reduce costs and increase opportunities for businesses.
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Check Point highlights new ChatGPT4.0 account theft concerns
Mon, 17th Apr 2023
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Check Point Research has identified a growing trend on the dark web and hacking underground involving the theft and sale of stolen ChatGPT Premium accounts.
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Norton brings consumer identity protection to New Zealand
Wed, 22nd Mar 2023
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Norton launches Norton 360 Platinum in New Zealand, offering identity theft victims help resolving their issues.
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How to prevent dark web criminals profiting from your data
Wed, 15th Feb 2023
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Dark web trade of stolen login details is booming, putting individuals and companies at serious risk. Action is needed to prevent it.