Security

A sneak preview of 2017's security challenges
In 2016, there was a large increase in vulnerabilities in software from Adobe, Apple and Microsoft. The 2017 security focus will be on IoT and mobile.
Many Wi-Fi hotspots waiting to be hacked
Kaspersky Lab has found that every fourth (28%) Wi-Fi hotspot is unsecured and poses a risk to users' personal data.
Singapore leads in digital wallet usage
Singapore leads the region in digital wallet usage. But Gordon Shields at J.D. Power feels there is still a trust gap to be overcome.
Kaspersky accuses Microsoft of monopoly abuse
According to Eugene Kaspersky, Microsoft does not provide enough time to develop Windows 10-compatible security software and is abusing its market position.
Bad omen for the IoT future
The attack recently on the core internet infrastructure is a bad omen for the imminent IoT future, writes Ajith Ram.
Warning about financial cyberthreats in APAC
According to Consumer Security Risks Survey 2016, 67% of respondents in APAC countries are worried about online banking fraud. Average money lost to fraud is above US$400.  
Tech vendors may need to change the way they reward channel partners  
Fundamental conflict between reward programme set-up, how vendors are telling channel partners to change The issues of security are going up, spending will continue to grow  
Google Play infected with hundreds of malware apps
Google Play was found to be hosting hundreds of apps which could compromise security. And they have been downloaded millions of times.  
Online extortion dominates security threats this year
2016 is predicted to be the year of online extortion threats. Trend Micro says it has already discovered a total of 79 new ransomware families – more than the whole of 2015.
Ransomware operators innovate to maintain profits
In 2015, a ransomware family called CryptoWall brought in US$325 million for its operators. Operators are even providing customer service to ransom victims.  
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