Luxury vehicles are not characterized by their cosseting ride, broad degrees of innovation and refinement, however the degree of notoriety they bring.

Luxury vehicles, a class comprising a significant proportion of large traditional limousine saloons with one or two oversized hatchbacks and demure SUVs included are the cars in which high-end executives choose either to drive or to be drive in.

That means they need to offer outstanding comfort both in the front and back seats, a silky smooth ride, excellent drivability and refinement, ample performance and they must also serve as better status symbols than most things on four…


The force may be strong with you on the fourth, but can you say the same about your passwords?

The 4th of May is not only Star Wars day but it is the World Password Day as well. Rest assured, the constant bombardment of May the 4th puns in regards to your passwords may have already given this away.

That being said, even though everyone knows how important it is to create good passwords, not a lot of people take it into account while using their profiles online. …


Everyone is entitled to their privacy online, but it has become more of a fantasy now that the internet is filled with cyber-threats. As if that is not enough, the implementation of the latest anti-privacy law has come to show how internet users will need to take things into their own hands to ensure online security and anonymity at all times.

What is really interesting is that even though everyone is able to enjoy their privacy on a day-to-day basis, the same cannot be said about their virtual lives.

There are plenty of reasons why anyone would want to remain…


Wordpress, the most popular and most used content management system, is also a great tool for businesses and individuals. Around 17 million websites are already powered by WordPress. This means that approximately 27% of the web is being powered by the service. Besides, over 76% of all blogging websites used WordPress.

WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to your WordPress security.

There are over 1 million new…


On October 13, 2015, the Metadata Retention law came into play. On that sad and gloomy day, Australian Federal House of Representatives passed the law labeled “Metadata Retention Law.” The law forces internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies to keep track, collect and store the communication data of internet users.

Metadata is basically the data about your data. It includes every phone call you make, text messages you send and emails you write. Moreover, what you do on the internet can be tracked and stored by the Government under this metadata retention scheme.

Is Data Collection Good for Aussies?


Back to back cyberattacks made large corporations and companies to think about their digital security. Breach at Deloitte leaks confidential emails and data.

One of the largest private firms in the US, which reported a record $37bn (£27.3bn) revenue last year, faced a massive cyberattack.

Deloitte provides auditing, tax consultancy and high-end cybersecurity advice to some of the world’s largest banks, multinational companies, media enterprises, pharmaceutical firms and government agencies.

A hacker, or group of hackers, was able to break into Deloitte’s systems by compromising an email server via an “administrator’s account”. …


A Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS is a method used to deny access for legitimate users of an online service. This service could be an e-commerce website, a bank, a SaaS application, or any other type of network service. Some attacks even target VoIP infrastructure.

DDoS attacks are becoming threatening to every type of business. Whether, ecommerce or other online business, none of the firms are safe these days. The situation turned grave especially since 2010 onwards. Hundreds of businesses, both small and large, have lost millions of dollars because of the DDoS attacks.

Blizzard of DDoS attacks to…


Thanks to the metadata retention law, nothing is private anymore. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015 has not just put our privacy at risk, but also the privacy and security of friends, colleagues and loved ones we communicate with. Fortunately, there are steps you can take keep yourself protected.

Australia Data Retention Law

The data retention bill has been brought into existence in the name of equipping “Australia against emerging and evolving threats.” The bill legally authorises all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia to retain the metadata of its customers for up to two years.

As per the retention…


Hundreds of thousands of mobile applications are downloaded by users on the Internet every day. Likewise, thousands of applications hit the app stores on a daily basis.

The extreme use of mobile applications shows how deeply we are engaged in our “connected” life than ever before. Not only mobile devices have invaded our households, but these devices are raiding the corporate sector with equal intensity. In fact, according to a study conducted by Tech Pro Research in 2014, 74% of organizations reported to be embracing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

However, the ever-increasing use of mobile devices and now the…


Data breach incidents have nearly doubled in the past year and this trend is continuing to escalate at an alarming rate. However, the security market remains fairly quiet when it comes to data breaches, whether big or small. Dozens of data breaches, millions of people affected. When will these disasters end?

In this year alone, there have been countless data breaches and hacks, targeting both organizations and individuals. While taking preventative measures is the first step in the right direction, knowing the kind of breaches that happened in the past can help you be better prepared. …

Anas Baig

Cybersecurity Journalist &Tech Writer with a profound interest in online privacy, security, AI, Bot & IoT. Got a story idea? Email: anasbaig113[at]gmail[dot]com

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