Fight against online threats and cyber-crime continues.

This week we found some articles that indicate state authorities in Russia and China intensify the social media control. At the same time, we discovered that even security specialists in this field cannot agree on the best solutions to protect your online account access.

Our security blog provided 2 important articles for your online safety. Do you need all the necessary steps to protect your BYOD from online threats? Or do you want to find out right now the 8 vulnerable apps we all use?

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. City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

How good are your security questions? Are they easy to guess by an online criminal? To protect your online account, it is best to use the double authentication method if it’s available. Don’t lose your phone!


2. Signing Into Websites With Google, Facebook is Good for Security

A very interesting article which is actually a reply to another article that supports the opposite. In how many online accounts databases do you keep your credentials?


3. In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

Malicious activities are not random, but are part of a larger system, which transforms this activity into an industrial enterprise. To reach the highest profit margin, criminals are even flexible and open to negotiation.


4. The founder of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ explains how the Kremlin took his company away

Social media networks have an important social and political role and their influence can affect the way people think. The Russian leadership knows this and leaves nothing to chance.


5. China, Russia Seek New Internet World Order

It is not something new that Russia and China try to develop and keep a good relationship, if not an alliance of common interests. Will there follow a common security cooperation in the cyber-security field against American interests?


6. FBI: researcher admitted to hacking plane in-flight, causing it to “climb”

Who plays with your plane? Do you know who’s next to you in the plane taking control of your flight? If a plane can be hacked, what can we say about the IoT?


7. Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war

Why all non-democratic regimes fear social media platforms? We noticed that in Russia and now we see it in China too. Is it a good idea to try controlling the freedom of speech?


8. Website Security: How Do Websites Get Hacked?

Do you know how websites are hacked by cyber-criminals? Read this article to find the main factors and discover how to protect your website.


9. Every 4 Seconds New Malware Is Born

How can we protect our sensitive files from so many malware samples? Does it become easier or more difficult to protect?


10. Study: Employees acknowledge risky security behavior, continue to engage in it

We know the risks, but we still use various apps, open spam e-mail and access unsafe websites. Who can keep us safe if not our own security measures?


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 May 2015.

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