Cybersecurity

Q&A: Businesses need to ward off bots that mimic humans, says Imperva
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Q&A: Businesses need to ward off bots that mimic humans, says Imperva

August 16th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Bad bots, automated programs created with malicious intent, are becoming hard to detect because they mimic human behaviour, says...
When your company wants to place a corporate Wi-Fi access point in your home
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When your company wants to place a corporate Wi-Fi access point in your home

June 14th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
With remote work the norm, some businesses are extending security and traffic management to employees' homes with new Wi-Fi access...
Ransomware hit 65 per cent of organisations in Singapore: Sophos
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Ransomware hit 65 per cent of organisations in Singapore: Sophos

May 19th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
As many as 65 per cent of organisations in Singapore were hit by ransomware in 2021, up from 25 per cent in 2020, according to...
Hit by unusual outage, Singtel website, mobile apps go down
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Hit by unusual outage, Singtel website, mobile apps go down

May 13th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Hit by an unusual outage, the Singtel website was down from roughly 9pm last night to early morning, along with a number of mobile...
As cyber threats loom, businesses look to more streamlined cloud tools to log, analyse data for intrusions
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As cyber threats loom, businesses look to more streamlined cloud tools to log, analyse data for intrusions

April 29th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Businesses are seeking new tools to log, monitor and respond to data generated by devices, networks and firewalls, as cyber threats...
CPF sends SMS about termination of Eldershield, raising concerns it was a scam
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CPF sends SMS about termination of Eldershield, raising concerns it was a scam

April 23rd, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Amid worries of scams, CPF has to craft better messages and be aware of the risks faced by users when sending out SMSes to...
Cars in the crosshairs: Automakers, regulators take on cybersecurity
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Cars in the crosshairs: Automakers, regulators take on cybersecurity

April 20th, 2022 | by Techgoondu
Car makers need to ensure their systems are shielded from cyberattacks so their vehicles are secure and passengers are...
Helpless and compelled to share data, Singapore users trust digital services less today: Imperva study
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Helpless and compelled to share data, Singapore users trust digital services less today: Imperva study

April 19th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Thirty-five per cent of respondents say their trust in digital service providers’ willingness to protect their personal data has...
StarHub offers F-Secure cybersecurity bundle for existing subscribers from S$4.99 a month
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StarHub offers F-Secure cybersecurity bundle for existing subscribers from S$4.99 a month

March 10th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub is bundling a suite of F-Secure cybersecurity products on a monthly subscription for its customers to ward off virtual...
As ransomware threats rise, reconsider remote access to your NAS at home
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As ransomware threats rise, reconsider remote access to your NAS at home

February 25th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
With more ransomware attacks against network attached storage (NAS) devices, home users should reconsider opening up remote access to...
New anti-scam measures are good but standards needed instead of “best effort” from banks
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New anti-scam measures are good but standards needed instead of “best effort” from banks

February 16th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
Standards for fraud detection and risk management measures need to be prescribed for banks instead of just relying on their "best...
No immediate, mass exploits but Log4Shell threat to remain for years: Sophos
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No immediate, mass exploits but Log4Shell threat to remain for years: Sophos

February 10th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
The Log4JShell bug that hit various online services in December will be a target for exploitation for years to come, warned...
Five steps to avoid being an easy victim of an online or SMS scam
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Five steps to avoid being an easy victim of an online or SMS scam

February 4th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
With online and SMS scams now increasingly common, it pays to be wary of emerging threats. Here are five steps to avoid being an easy...
After wake-up call from OCBC phishing scam, here’s what users and banks can do
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After wake-up call from OCBC phishing scam, here’s what users and banks can do

January 21st, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
The OCBC phishing scam has shaken confidence in the bank and also digital banking in general. A rethink is needed to fight new...
How your laptop can help boost your enterprise security posture
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How your laptop can help boost your enterprise security posture

January 19th, 2022 | by Techgoondu
Enterprises need to find a way to better secure endpoint devices like laptops, as part of a holistic defence against new cyber...
Meeting the healthcare sector’s unique challenges
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Meeting the healthcare sector’s unique challenges

January 18th, 2022 | by Techgoondu
During the pandemic, cyber attackers targeted the healthcare sector, cashing in as victims became desperate in life-and-death...
OCBC scam: Make banks share  risks by setting standard for login security, fraud detection
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OCBC scam: Make banks share risks by setting standard for login security, fraud detection

January 17th, 2022 | by Alfred Siew
The OCBC scam is a reminder that banks need to share risks more evenly with customers after they have reaped the benefits for...
Phishing, attacks on cloud entities and ransomware bring new cybersecurity challenges this year
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Phishing, attacks on cloud entities and ransomware bring new cybersecurity challenges this year

January 7th, 2022 | by Grace Chng
Phishing, cloud attacks and ransomware will bring new challenges in 2022, as hacking tools and expertise become easily...
Latest Log4j vulnerability a reminder of far reaching impact of software dependencies
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Latest Log4j vulnerability a reminder of far reaching impact of software dependencies

December 16th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
In an interconnected digital world, where software runs everything, a flaw in a foundational piece of code leads to widespread...
94 per cent in Singapore have bad password habits: Google study
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94 per cent in Singapore have bad password habits: Google study

November 3rd, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
As much as 94 per cent of people in Singapore have poor password habits like recycling passwords for different sites, a Google study...