Goh Su Gim
There seems to be a disconnect between how C-suite and IT executives perceive the complex landscape of cyber security in Malaysia, according to a new study by BAE Systems plc.
While most digital security firms are focusing on new cutting-edge malware plaguing the world and making millions of dollars in the process, the majority of the Asian nations still suffer from vulnerabilities brought about by age-old malware that still exists on the Internet, writes Goh Su Gim of F-Secure..
Citizens and civil advocates may be reeling from the revelations that various governments, including those of Malaysia and Singapore, were using spyware from Milan-based Hacking Team, but there are other implications that are just as severe, Gabey Goh reports
The Singapore Government is using spyware that can copy files from your hard disk; record your Skype calls, e-mails, instant messages and passwords; and even turn on your webcam remotely – and if you’re Singaporean, you have no constitutional right to complain.
Mobility was a dominant theme last year as smartphone and tablet sales grew exponentially, but one theme connected closely with it that did not receive as much spotlight was security, writes Edwin Yapp.
Cybercriminals have developed more advanced malware and phishing schemes in the past few years, yet many developing nations in South-East Asia are still struggling with older attack vectors, according to F-Secure Corp.
eBay has denied that data claiming to be from its database breach being offered online were legitimate accounts, but the fact remains that the leaked data contains details of over 10,000 Malaysian consumers. CSM said it is investigating this, reports Gabey Goh.
Virtual private network (VPN) service provider BolehVPN looked at HTTPS vulnerabilities and analysed Malaysia’s top banks and their Internet services, finding some 'shocking results.'
The prevalence of pirated versions of Windows XP and legacy systems that prevent operating systems (OS) upgrades has led to a continued rise of the computer worm WIN32/Downadup affecting old platforms, especially unpatched Windows XP systems.
The intrusion on Apple’s developer site brings greater attention to the importance of securing developer accounts, and the potential consequences if such accounts are compromised and misused, writes Goh Su Gim of F-Secure.