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…

Are VPN app providers misusing data? Survey shows many run without adequate privacy policies

Apple and Google failing to provide proper oversight of VPN apps and putting consumers’ privacy at risk by allowing poor quality apps from secretive companies onto their app marketplaces Unsuspecting users are routing their entire mobile internet traffic through servers operated by companies, most of which have minimal online presence and whose privacy policies offer…

Cyber security: 8 tips to keep your devices safe

Every month cyber security becomes a more pressing issue for both people and businesses alike. With frequent headlines reporting data breaches at a corporate level, individuals may believe they’re not a tantalising target for hackers.   Unfortunately, this assumption is wrong. A recent report revealed that 86 per cent of respondents believe they may have experienced a phishing incident, whilst 40 per cent of millennials have experienced…