Security News, Features, and Interviews

  • This is how blockchain might solve the internet privacy problem

    Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even employers.

    09 April 18 20:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Bitcoin mining leads to an unexpected GPU gold rush

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency miners have created a dearth of mid-range and high-end GPU cards that are selling for twice as much as suggested retail. The reason: miners are setting up server farms with the cards.

    02 April 18 19:59 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Tech Talk: What's trending for 2018?

    The end of passwords may – or may not – be nigh. Blockchain is clearly evolving, as is 'serverless' computing. And our panel remains convinced Apple's HomePod is late to the game.

    27 Jan. 18 06:30 Written by Ken Mingis
  • How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible

    Who are you? And who decides you’re really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for everyone. Here’s how.

    10 Jan. 18 22:12 Written by Phillip Windley
  • Mingis on Tech: Blockchain explained

    One of the buzziest topics in IT right now involves blockchain, the distributed ledger tech that underpins Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. But it can – and likely will – do much more than that.

    14 Dec. 17 05:30 Written by Ken Mingis
  • How blockchain will underpin the new trust economy

    Over the next two years, businesses will increasingly turn to blockchain to establish trust among parties looking to transfer everything from money and movable goods to property.

    07 Dec. 17 22:20 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • IT Distribution moves full circle to VAD: WatchGuard's Randy Johnson

    WatchGuard Technologies continues its steadfast focus on delivering integrated, multi-function threat management appliances. A provider of network security appliances, the company has overhauled its distributor ecosystem as and when to ensure a profitable channel that caters to the changing security needs of the organizations globally. ChannelWorld India spoke exclusively to Randy Johnson, Director, Worldwide Distribution, WatchGuard on his recent India visit on the current state of network security, the distribution model and the channel ecosystem.

    07 Nov. 17 03:46 Written by By Yogesh Gupta
  • Tech Talk: The technology that scares us

    Halloween may be over, but the frights remain. Whether it's from the loss of privacy from Alexa or Google Home, fake news on social media or A.I. the future could be a tech dystopia.

    02 Nov. 17 03:12 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Dishwashers on the rampage: LG IoT security bug highlights risks of home automation

    The discovery this week of a security vulnerability within SmartThinQ, a technology touted by LG for automating communication with its range of home appliances and devices, has reinforced the risks of remote Internet of Things (IoT) takeover as attackers progressively master new methods of attacking increasingly smart devices.

    31 Oct. 17 01:01 Written by By David Braue
  • Office 365 account compromise attempts on the increase

    While moving email services to Office 365 is a fantastic way to provide anywhere access for employees and reduce costs, its ubiquity has also made it a breeding ground for highly personalised, compelling attacks by cyber criminals.

    27 Oct. 17 11:06 Written by Mark Lukie, Barracuda Networks