Category: Security

Printing Errors Lead to Data Breach
Simple Printing Errors Lead to Data Breach: Too Unconventional, Yet Possible Did you know that careless handling in printing would lead to a data breach? Often, we heard of data breaches due to insiders’ jobs or cyber-attacks. Little do we know that printing errors can lead to unintentional data disclosure and data ... Read More
Personal Information of 1.5m SingHealth Patients Stolen in Singapore
Hackers Steal Millions of Patients' Personal Information: How Does Singapore React? The personal information of 1.5 million SingHealth patients, including Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and a few other ministers, has been stolen in one of the country’s most serious cyber attack incidences. SingHealth is Singapore’s largest group of healthcare institutions. ... Read More
The move from http to https
HTTP to HTTPS: What Can We Expect from this Massive Google Update? From July 2018 onward, all sites that do not use the HTTPS encryption will automatically be flagged by Google's Chrome browser. According to reports, this is in line with the launch of Chrome 68. In this update, all HTTP ... Read More
icann new domain whois verification
What Are the Policy and Procedures You Need to Know About ICANN's WHOIS Verification? The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ ICANN”), is an international non-profit corporation that plays one important role in the internet governance ecosystem. Moreover, this ranges from the Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol ... Read More
malware attack
Another Incident of a Malware Attack Potentially Compromising Private Information A malware attack has reportedly hit an outsourced Australian-based vendor in Singapore. Consequently, it may have compromised confidential information of applicants for public-service jobs. According to reports, the main victims were users of the Careers@Gov online portal, where vacancies are listed and ... Read More
Come September, Google Chrome Will No Longer Have the Secure Indicator
Implications of Not Having the Secure Indicator for the Google Search Engine Up until now, secure websites on Google Chrome showed the HTTPS secure indicator in the address bar along with other visual cues like the padlock icon at the bottom which indicates the website you were visiting was secure. Secure connections ... Read More
digicert completes its acquisition of symantec
DigiCert Acquisition of Symantec: What Can We Expect in the Coming Years Leading cyber security company, Symantec recently announced that it has sold it's public key infrastructure (PKI) technologies and website security to DigiCert. The latter is a leading provider of scalable security solutions. The landmark sale was for a whopping ... Read More
How GDPR Will Affect Your Domain Name?
GDPR Will Affect Your Domain Name Potentially Due to Accessing WHOIS Data For many of us, we are not familiar with the term GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR is basically a European regulation that aims to strengthen protection for the use and storage of a person's data. Even before it's ... Read More
HTTPS: A Game Changer of Your SEO Strategy
HTTPS SEO Strategy: Is it Really Feasible to Get SSL Certificates Or Just a Costly Add-on? The Secure Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTPS) was created to do similar tasks as HTTP with the additional layer of protection – it leverages Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, to create an encrypted channel to allow ... Read More
What Is a Firewall and How Does It Work?
How Can a Firewall Affect or Improve the Security of Your Business Website? The term firewall is common enough. You’ve probably heard it mentioned several times before. However, unless you’re in the IT line or heavily adept in technology, there’s still more to understand how the workings of firewall and what ... Read More
March 28, 2018IT Solution Singapore