Tenable Study Finds Many Consumers Fail to Practice Basic Cyber Hygiene

Consumers continue to engage in risque online behavior, putting themselves at further risk

19 December 2017: A study conducted online by Harris Poll, on behalf of Tenable, has found that consumers* still fail to practice basic security cyber hygiene. While nearly all respondents (94%) were aware of recent data breaches, few have taken critical steps to protect their data or changed their online habits. The study found 44% of those questioned did not use a password to protect their computers with 55% failing to add a PIN to protect their mobile devices. When it comes to the industry recommended practice of two-factor authentication, a staggering 75% revealed they’d not implemented this feature to protect their personal information. Just 32% of respondents said the affect of recent security breach news stories meant they’d reduced their use of public Wi-Fi or unknown hotspots. There were some positives as over half surveyed (53%) confirmed that they had made their account passwords more complicated, with 15% opting to use a password management tool.

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Huge security flaw discovered in Windows 10 that could allow hackers to steal passwords

The Daily Mail reported yesterday afternoon that a Google researcher discovered a huge security flaw in Windows 10 that could have allowed hackers to steal the passwords of thousands of users. For around eight days this month, some versions of the operating system shipped with a password manager with a massive security flaw. The bug meant cybercriminals could easily take the passwords stored in the third-party app and use them to break into people’s online accounts.

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Credit card stealing malware targets UK Christmas shoppers

It’s being reported that hackers have been using credit card stealing malware to infect popular retailers such as Zara just as the Christmas shopping craze begins. Cybersecurity firms have confirmed that hackers have recently been using the notorious Zeus Panda Trojan to target UK-based shoppers getting ready for the festive season. Once hackers inject the Zeus Panda Trojan or any of its variants into its target, the hackers can steal a retailer’s customer credit card information.

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Transatel Selected by Airbus to Power Skywise with Global and Secure Cellular Connectivity

The IoT connectivity solutions provider Transatel was selected by Airbus today to provide secure global cellular connectivity for its open data platform Skywise. To leverage its advanced data analytics solutions, one aspect of Airbus’ cloud-based platform is the systematic collection of data from aircraft during layover between flights. Transatel’s role will be to enable seamless, secure, and speedy data transmission (data captured by on-board sensors) from aircraft to Airbus datacenters, wherever the passenger airliners may have landed.

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Based on state-of-the-art cloud and data analytics technologies, Skywise integrates operational, maintenance and aircraft data, rigorously “taking the pulse” of Airbus aircraft in operation. Commercialized to airlines as a value-adding service complementary to aircraft manufacturing, Skywise performs at its best with high availability / high performance LTE/4G connectivity at various airport locations to efficiently and securely upload the massive amount of data collected during flight. Transatel’s IoT global connectivity solution and distributed Packet-Gateway architecture can accommodate Airbus’ strict quality of service and security requirements, including delivery of flight data directly into the Skywise cloud environment.

Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO: “We’re most honored to have been selected by Airbus as the cellular data solution for this prestigious and global project. We went through a thorough selection process, and it’s most gratifying to be contributing to the valuable force of change that Skywise represents for the aeronautics industry.”

 

About Transatel

As the leading European MVNE/A (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler/Aggregator), Transatel has, since its inception in 2000, launched over 150 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) and built a strong expertise in Machine-to-Machine connectivity, before entering the Internet of Things arena in 2014. Today, the company offers an unparalleled cellular solution for global, multi-local data connectivity with eSIM capabilities, to address the connected car, connected objects, and embedded connectivity markets.