With the recent release of the Apple watch and the already existing wearable android watches, wearable devices are fast becoming the must have piece of tech in today world. Wearable devices such as the Fitbit or pebble watch are able to interact with smartwatches and can be used to view and send texts and emails as well as access other phone functionality.
The attack allows attackers to downgrade the vulnerable connection to 512-bit export-grade cryptography which would allow the hacker to carry out a man in the middle attack and read and modify and data that is passed over the connection, including sensitive data such as confidential emails, and bank details.
e-Crime Scotland has been developed through the Scottish Business Resilience Centre with key partners in Scottish Law Enforcement, Scottish Government and the wider business community who are all committed to equipping Scottish businesses with the knowledge and tools to be aware, vigilant, informed and ultimately safe from the destructive effects of e-crime in all its forms.
In today's ever evolving digital landscape e-crime can be notoriously difficult to detect partly because unseen attackers can strike at victims from hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
By bringing together a multi agency response with both public and private sector organisations, e-Crime Scotland shares and distributes the knowledge and intelligence vital for Scottish businesses to conduct business on line both safely and securely.
We hope this website will aid your understanding and appreciation of the wide range of online threats, how these threats could impact upon your business and the ways in which you can significantly reduce your business's exposure to risk online.
The Dangers of using Public WiFi
SBRC Ethical Hackers set-up an unsecured WiFi access point in a city-centre coffee shop to highlight the dangers of using public WiFi. Watch what happened below.
Cyber Security Myth Series: Myth 1- SMEs are not targets for cybercrime
This is the first video in a series, from SBRC's Ethical Hackers, exploring cyber security myths. This video debunks the myth that SMEs are not targets for cybercrime and explores reasons why SMEs are attractive targets for cybercrime. Steps businesses can take to secure their data are also discussed.
Cyber Security Myth Series: Myth 2 'Anti-virus is all I need'