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EnSilica integrates post-quantum cryptography accelerators in eSi-Crypto range
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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encryption
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quantum computing
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accelerator
EnSilica, a cybersecurity firm, integrates Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) accelerators into its hardware range, strengthening encryption against prospective quantum computing threats.
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Checkmarx uncovers disruptive prank on NPM by user gdi2290
Thu, 4th Jan 2024
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storage
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application security
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meme
NPM user gdi2290 causes chaos by uploading an 'everything' package with countless dependencies to the registry, causing disruption and highlighting over-dependency issues.
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UK internet users at risk due to password duplication
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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online security
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mfa
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online services
Nearly 40% of UK internet users risk data breaches by using identical passwords for multiple accounts, according to Yubico.
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Top tips for staying safe online this festive season
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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technology gifts
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cybersecurity
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passwords
Protect your Christmas tech presents: Keeper Security advises on safe gift operation to ward off cybercriminals.
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2/3 consumers have digital privacy concerns when shopping online
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cios
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online shopping
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ebay
Two-thirds of US online shoppers are anxious about their digital privacy, according to a Private Internet Access survey.
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Australians would prefer tax stress over dealing with scam messages
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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digital entertainment
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casb
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ai
Over half of Australians would choose the stress of tax filings rather than dealing with scam messages, a McAfee study reveals.
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'World More Than A Password Day' initiative launches to strengthen cybersecurity
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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online security
World More Than A Password Day launches with endorsement from 90 global organisations to bolster online security.
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ExpressVPN unveils Keys, its new password manager in security toolkit expansion
Thu, 9th Nov 2023
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smartphones
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apple
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breach prevention
ExpressVPN branches into wider security tools, unveiling its new password manager, Keys, for a safer and more secure online experience.
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Securing festive shopping: Tips to avoid online scams and protect personal data
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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apple
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martech
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commerce systems
As online festive shopping skyrockets, concerns about personal cyber security have deepened. Avoid becoming a victim of scams with these top tips.
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Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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malware
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phishing
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physical security
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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Magecart web skimming threat targets food and retail
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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akamai
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online security
New Magecart web skimming campaign targets food and retail websites, using advanced concealment techniques to hide malicious code.
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Gen Z dismissive of online security: Findings from the annual 'Oh Behave Report'
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
New report reveals alarming trends in Gen Z's attitudes towards online security, as well as increased cybersecurity concerns and adoption of measures.
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Hands-on review: Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Keys
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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reviews
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biometrics
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technology gifts
Kensington's Verimark Fingerprint Keys offer a passwordless solution to online security, providing a simple and secure way to protect your data.
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Quarter adults wish personal info not available online:Uswitch
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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accounting systems
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broadband
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digital banking
Photographs, home addresses, and date of birth were among the personal details available online through search engines.
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Social engineering biggest threat to online safety - Avast
Fri, 11th Aug 2023
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cios
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online security
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privacy
The Avast Q2 Threat Report found that over 75% of all threat detections on desktops were attributed to scams, phishing, and malvertising.
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APAC consumers expect security and ease-of-use when online
Thu, 1st Jun 2023
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online security
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okta
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identity
Enterprises’ ability to provide their customers with top-notch yet secure online experiences has thus become critical to business success.
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Major media companies sign new online safety framework for Aotearoa
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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netsafe
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online security
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nztech
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.
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Increase in ransomware attacks targeting organisations during the holiday period
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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ransomware
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malware
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ai security
Researchers also observed a 70% average increase in attempted ransomware attacks in November and December compared to January and February.
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Kiwis have a strong distrust over how companies use their personal data
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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social media
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privacy
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online security
The majority of New Zealanders are concerned about data privacy, with 53% stating companies are requesting too much personal information.
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Mistrust amongst online shoppers over data privacy fears
Thu, 13th May 2021
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privacy
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cios
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online shopping
Almost a quarter of UK online shoppers use guest accounts due to data privacy fears, according to a report by Empathy.co.
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Mozilla launches first ever VPN, Kiwis amongst first to access
Tue, 21st Jul 2020
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vpn
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wfh
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cybersecurity
Mozilla launches VPN in New Zealand, offering users an extra layer of protection for their personal data and information.
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Scam warning: Fake Google reviews and business listings targeting the vulnerable
Thu, 11th Jul 2019
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email security
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cybersecurity
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google
NZ hit by scam Google reviews, firms urged to update listings.
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People and data privacy: The insights (and contradictions)
Tue, 2nd Jul 2019
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privacy
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online safety
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kaspersky
39% of people would take money in exchange for giving a stranger complete access to their private data online.
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Renewed concerns over use of personal data, according to survey
Thu, 6th Jun 2019
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privacy
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online security
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data usage
New survey reveals 79% of New Zealanders concerned about protection of personal data, with 73% changing online behaviour as a result.