New WhatsApp Scam Wants Your Money

… A new scam wants to get your money and Bank credentials. If you remember in the beginning, WhatsApp actually demanded one time payment from iPhone and Android users after one year of app use.

The new scam is trying to get your Bank account information in a creative way. They send you a message supposedly from the Whatsapp team as they ask for you to subscribe to the service. The message itself looks very realistic and reliable for most users and probably only a  few will “pay” the attackers the money. If you will try to pay the symbolic price you will actually pay more after they will use your credit card. …

Source: New WhatsApp Scam Is Here, And It Wants Your Money – UTB Blogs


BlackBerry keeps train lease company on track

… Angel Trains is one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, providing rolling stock to every train company in the nation. The sheer size of this operation means that Angel Trains needed a way to manage their employee’s mobile devices, no matter where they were across the United Kingdom. Not only that; their staff also needed simple, swift and secure access to company resources through those devices.

Up until recently, the company had been using MobileIron, but as their staff required both a greater range of features and support for more variety in supported devices, it became clear that Angel Trains’ current MDM provider couldn’t keep up. That’s where BlackBerry came into the picture.

At first, Angel Trains deployed BES10 alongside their MobileIron package, but soon transitioned to BlackBerry UEM. BlackBerry UEM meant that Angel Trains could support their device fleet from a single screen, using an MDM solution that supported their internal Microsoft Exchange server. BlackBerry UEM provided the flexibility and cross-platform compatibility their business required. Another advantage of BlackBerry UEM is its ability to support IoT devices – effectively future-proofing Angel Trains’ MDM provision.

Anthony Albon, Angel Trains’ IT Support Manager said,

As a company, and within IT, we have a lot of experience with BlackBerry powering our business. Since we were already using BlackBerry, moving to UEM and ditching MobileIron to meet the expanding needs of our users seemed like a natural choice.

Since transitioning to BlackBerry UEM, Angel Trains has increased efficiency and improved connectivity across the company – and now employees can register devices with the UEM dashboard for themselves, with nothing more an email and a registration code! …

Source: BlackBerry keeps train lease company on track – UTB Blogs


Hackers Gain Access To Australia’s Medicare Service – Customers Private Data Up For Sale

Hackers have gained access to Australian Government Agency Medicare and are selling the card details of millions of Australians on the Dark Web. This can potentially lead to access to private health records of millions of Australians.

A trader on the Dark Web is illegally selling the Medicare patient details of any Australian on request by “exploiting a vulnerability” in a government system.

The seller is using a Australian Department of Human Services logo to advertise their services and are reportedly selling card details for just $30.

The precise method the seller is using to obtain the Medicare details remains unknown and may be difficult for government agencies to track.

Australian Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said the concerning incident was being treated seriously, but the information being sold wasn’t sufficient to access any personal records.

However, IT experts dispute this and have called for the Government to abandon plans to automatically create a My Health Record for every Australian. …

Source: Hackers Gain Access To Australia’s Medicare Service. Customer’s Private Data Up For Sale. – UTB Blogs


One month with the BlackBerry KEYone: Productivity and battery life trump mid-level specs

Matthew Miller, contributor at ZDNet, used the new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone as daily driver for one month. This are his impressions:

After using the BlackBerry KEYone for a month, it is easy to see how this mid-level specced device serves as a productive daily driver for enterprise customers. It’s been a joy to use and the classy looking device fits in perfectly at the office.

The BlackBerry KEYone is more than just a smartphone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard and is proving to be one of my favorite phones of all time.

While there are some excellent mid-tier devices, I use my phone as an essential tool for several hours a day, so I can justify paying the high price for flagship phones. However, the BlackBerry KEYone keeps taking my primary SIM and has proven to be an extremely productive device with very few tradeoffs — while being priced at a reasonable $550, hundreds less than flagships from Samsung and Apple.

My initial experiences focused on the excellent QWERTY keyboard and it continues to impress me with its capability. However, the entire package is proving to be compelling with BlackBerry Hub’s efficient communications management, a solid camera experience, stunning battery life, timely software and security updates, and a unique look that stands out from the crowd.

The more I use my phones for work, the more important that battery life becomes. You can use the BlackBerry KEYone as heavily as you want and it will last into the next day. It is refreshing to just use a phone as much as you want or need and not have to worry at all about topping it off to get to the end of the day. As people use their smartphones as their primary computing device, long battery life gets to be an essential feature and the KEYone stands out from the pack.

BlackBerry Hub on Android offers a better experience for me than having Gmail and/or an Exchange client on an Android phone, with options to manage my email being a bit faster than other email clients. The ability to easily swipe through all of the messages in the Hub is also essential for efficiency. Similar to how the iPad makes work enjoyable, the BlackBerry Hub takes away some of the pain of communications with its centralized system and user interface.

I bounce around phones with fingerprint scanners on the front and on the back, but having the scanner included in the space bar where I naturally rest my thumb when using the KEYone means I am able to unlock and start using the KEYone faster than with any other phone I have used in the past couple years with fingerprint scanners.

The BlackBerry KEYone is not your typical black slab smartphone and offers innovation in its hardware keyboard and software. It feels fantastic in your hand and looks like it belongs in the office with smart looks and unique design. To be honest, the BlackBerry KEYone is one of my favorite Android devices of all time and is even more compelling with its reasonable $550 price tag. If you haven’t tried one yet, visit your local Best Buy and take a spin on the QWERTY keyboard.

Source: One month with the BlackBerry KEYone: Productivity and battery life trump mid-level specs | ZDNet


AMD unveils Ryzen PRO: enterprise processors with security focus

AMD’s new processor range will include enhanced security at the hardware level.

AMD has revealed the Ryzen Pro processor range with an eye on enterprise users looking for better security built from the ground up.

On Thursday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based semiconductor company said the new addition to the firm’s enterprise CPU portfolio is a family of desktop processors, designed to “meet the demands of today’s compute-intensive workplace.” …

If you’re going to target the enterprise market, especially in today’s current environment with cyberattacks a constant threat, vendors must keep security in mind. AMD says that the Ryzen Pro will include silicon-level security with cryptographic technologies embedded at the hardware level.

In addition, the processor family supports secure boot, fTPM (firmware Trust Platform Module), AES, and Windows 10 Enterprise security features.

The Ryzen Pro range also has a built-in AES 128-bit encryption engine, DRAM encryption independent of the OS and applications, and has been created in what AMD calls a “secure production environment” in the supply chain.

“Ryzen PRO processors provide commercial-grade quality and reliability to help ensure platform longevity for future-ready computing. Industry-leading, open-standard DASH manageability allows for CPU-agnostic administration and helps ensure businesses avoid getting locked into proprietary solutions,” AMD says. …

Source: AMD unveils Ryzen Pro, enterprise processors with a security focus | ZDNet


BlackBerry Secures Text and Voice from SS7 Vulnerabilities

SS7 (Signaling System 7) is the routing protocol used in cellular calls and text messaging. Developed in the 1980s, this protocol has grown long in the tooth. SS7 has multiple vulnerabilities which places user’s text and voice messaging at risk. This is by no means, a newly found risk, and malicious attacks have started occurring.

BlackBerry offers enterprise customers protection from SS7 attacks with their SecuSUITE product. BlackBerry took to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to explain their solution which can fully protect against this threat. In typical BlackBerry fashion, they understand that the solution needs to be simple for employees to ensure that the solution is used.

For call encryption to be useful, it cannot interfere in any way with a phone conversation. The call quality and latency must be exactly as it would be with no encryption at all. And employees must never be forced to do additional legwork to encrypt their calls – the only thing they should have to do is dial a number.

Source: BlackBerry Secures Text and Voice from SS7 Vulnerabilities – UTB Blogs


Global Cyber Attack: multiple companies were hit

A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.

The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate and government networks.

It included code known as “Eternal Blue,” which cyber security experts widely believe was stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and was also used in last month’s ransomware attack, named “WannaCry.” …

The ransomware virus crippled computers running Microsoft Corp’s Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, then demanded $300 in bitcoin payments to restore access. More than 30 victims paid into the bitcoin account associated with the attack, according to a public ledger of transactions listed on

Microsoft said the virus could spread through a flaw that was patched in a security update in March. …

Here’s a list of Companies that were hit by global ransomware attack in Europe, Russia and India

Source: Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Researchers See ‘WannaCry’ Link


Video: All of the Ways that BlackBerry Software Impacts the Enterprise of Things

From the 60 million cars on the road running BlackBerry software, to the 80+ security certifications we have earned, to the 20,000+ enterprises that rely on our software, BlackBerry secures, connects, and mobilizes businesses all around the world today. Watch this video to learn more.

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