Category: Security


WhatsApp faces another privacy PR disaster

WhatsApp has picked up in 2017 where it finished in 2016 fighting another potential PR disaster as researchers claim there is a security backdoor to its encryption.

2017 Predictions: What the industry thinks

While 2016 proved to be a solid year for incremental advancements in 5G, IoT and cloud computing, 2017 is set to be a big year for a number of breakthrough technologies.

Data Revelations: Nominum Data Science Security Report

The new era of cyberthreats is a growing concern for most service providers especially since October 21st 2016, when a massive DDoS attack took down many popular web domains including Netflix and Twitter. We were quickly reminded how important DNS security is to every organization. This inaugural security report from Nominum Data Science comes from […]

Did Yahoo breach Verizon’s trust?

As news of the Yahoo data breach hits the headlines, two questions spring to mind; who would have thought Yahoo has 500 million users, and secondly, what does this mean for the Verizon deal?

Keeping one step ahead of SMS fraud

A significant percentage of all SMS traffic is now spam or fraud related in some way, with mobile devices being hacked, attacked or exploited in order to send phony promotional messages to or from the unwitting victim’s phone.

Why the board needs to look again at cyber security

The telecoms industry has had a long relationship with cyber security. Many operators not only practice cyber security within their own organisations, protecting critical data and national infrastructure, but many also supply cyber services to other firms.

The Telecoms.com Podcast – Crippling Insecurities

This week the band gets back together as Scott returns from his self-imposed exile. The gang has a look at recent claims of Qualcomm’s insecurities in 900 million Android devices, followed by the growth, and inevitable hacking, of eSports gaming titles like Dota 2. Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo and the growing role of content in telcos’ bundling strategy falls under the spotlight, before a dedicated app for couples seeking greater “intimacy” gets analysed. Meanwhile, Jamie FINALLY gets with the times… sort of.

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