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Information Security for Smart Businesses

Is the global banking system being hacked?

The recent news that banks in Bangladesh and Vietnam have been successfully hacked is a concerning fact about the level of IT Security in financial services. SWIFT has warned its 11,000 members worldwide about the recent incidents, which allowed hackers to transfer more than a million Euros from TPBank in Vietnam. It seems the malware…
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An Apple backdoor is too dangerous to create

Tim Cook refusal to comply with the US Government demand to weaken its security has created such a turmoil on internet. During the investigation of the San Bernardino terror case, the FBI recovered iPhones from the murderers which are encrypted and its information inaccessible. Therefore now they’re asking to create a new version of iOS which…
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No industry is safe from hacking

One common misconception in many industries is that “our data is of no interest to hackers”. While it is true that certain data might have no much monetary value, in general, personally identifiable information is a gold mine for hackers and should be protected accordingly. On Friday, the  Hong Kong-based telephone and toy maker VTech was…
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Cyber-insurance is getting more costly

High-profile hacking events this years is not only directly costing million of Euros to the affected companies, it is also affecting the rest of us. Reuters recently published an article stating that cyber-insurance premiums are on the rise to the point that some companies are struggling to find the money to buy appropriate coverage. Insurance companies are…
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Protecting your domain from DNS spoofing

In the IT Security circles, DNS has been a hot topic for quite a long time. The fundamental problem is that the entire Internet relies on the DNS, the phonebook of the internet. Back in the early 1980’s when DNS was being created, security was not a priority and it has remained an unauthenticated database…
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Free booklet: Cyber-essentials for SMEs

Here at Metaluxo we prepared a free booklet with an essential guide to cyber-security in Small and Medium Enterprises. IT Security for Small and Medium Enterprises | Free download (PDF 1.5 MB)

A large number of sites haven’t patched Magento

Magento is reporting that a large number of websites using Magento haven’t patched and are still vulnerable to┬áthe Shoplift Bug. If you are one of the thousand of business using Magento please be aware of this vulnerability and have your IT personnel patch this immediately. Magento has a quite comprehensive list of best security practices…
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