Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

This week brought a few articles that indicate privacy and security threats are increasing in the private sector and it is quite difficult to find the best defense against attacks launched by very well-prepared criminal minds.

Our security blog provided this week one important security article for the protection of your Twitter online account. This article brings 10 valuable steps which can greatly increase your social media account protection. At the same time, you will notice they are very easy to follow.

Our goal is to bring you the latest security news from the digital world. And this is what we do.

These are the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

Security articles of the week


1. The 7 deadly sins of startup security – Don’t let security be an afterthought

You have decided to built your startup and all you think about is user and product growth, but what security? This article could give you some clues.

2. Darkhotel espionage campaign targets corporate executives traveling abroad

Are you a top executive who travels all over the world? Maybe you prefer to stay in luxury hotels and use their wireless network? Then, you should find out about Darkhotel, a threat spread by cyber-criminals that targets sensitive information likely to be the intellectual property of the business entities you represent.

3. Many IT pros store compromising material on their mobile phones

How do you protect your data on your mobile phone? This should not be a problem if you are an IT pro. This article and the survey it mentions say that even IT pros forget about security steps.

4. The biggest challenges around connected devices

Internet of Things leads us to have more and more devices connected and sharing common information. But, how is this a good thing when we bring those devices into our working spaces? How do we create a common defense strategy for our private data?

5. Retail Hacking: What To Expect This Holiday Season

You better watch out! This shopping season expects new online threats and phishing campaigns to affect the online environment. Follow the recommendations in the article and stay safe this winter.


A simple and easy to follow article on using a VPN. Are you connecting to public wireless networks? Then you should use a VPN. It’s simple as that.

7. FBI Insights On Fighting Cybercrime

How do we fight cyber-criminal threats and malware? Who could lead the way into this fight if not one of the largest security agencies in the world?

8. Credit Card Breaches Happen: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

We are all afraid of having our credit card accessed and our money stolen. So, how can we stay safe from such a terrible event?

9. US ‘won’t stand idle’ in charging China over cyberattacks

We all heard about the relatively recent connections between cybercrime and spying activities sponsored by states, such as China or Russia. Apparently, the Chinese sponsored espionage targets and tries to steal industry related secrets.

10. How China Influences The Internet

China is growing. Everybody knows that. But how much is this country influencing the IT industry and the world wide web? Check this article for some numbers.


We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?

This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in November 2014.

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