Gambling Online: How to Stay Safe in 3 Simple Steps

The first online casino launched in 1994 and in the intervening two-and-a-half decades, more and more of us have embraced this innovation and taken advantage. The result is that the gambling industry now contributes around $137.5 billion to the US economy, with a UK study suggesting that around half of us gamble on a semi-regular basis.     It's such a popular…

Huawei opens Brussels security lab in bid to reassure EU

Huawei has opened a cybersecurity lab in Brussels as the Chinese tech company tries to win over EU leaders amid US allegations that its equipment poses a national security risk. Company executives inaugurated the Huawei European Cybersecurity Centre, which will allow the wireless companies that are its customers to review the source code running its…

MWC 2019: McAfee warns internet users still not protecting themselves from cybercrime

Cybersecurity experts have encouraged people to do more to protect themselves from online crime, warning the rollout of 5G will only increase the potential devices that could be hacked. Raj Samani and Gary Davis, both industry experts at cybersecurity firm McAfee, said the average internet user was still making basic security errors such as using…

CES 2019: BlackBerry boss buoyant as firm now focused on cybersecurity

BlackBerry boss John Chen has hailed the company’s resurgence after moving away from smartphone manufacturing. The company endured a torrid time in the wake of the launch of touchscreen smartphones such as the iPhone and Android devices from firms such as Samsung – which took market share from the firm’s own predominately keyboard-based devices. Mr…

Quora reveals data breach affecting up to 100 million users

About 100 million users of question-and-answer website Quora may have had their personal information compromised following a data breach, the company said. The affected data includes account details such as names, email addresses and encrypted passwords, as well as any data imported from linked networks when authorised by the user. Quora said it discovered on…

Fourth generation espionage: How spy agencies are turning to Quantum computing and AI

The head of MI6, Alex Younger, says there is a need for “fourth-generation espionage” as adversaries take advantage of “blurred lines” between the cyber and physical worlds. Here are some of the ways Britain’s security services are adopting, and responding to, modern technology. – Artificial intelligence and quantum computing These are potentially valuable tools for…