Lots of people can relate to their phone running out of battery when outdoors. Thus, the development of public charging stations was a perfect solution for this.

However, the threat of ‘juice jacking’ has recently been raised, prompting some to worry whether it is wise to use public charging points.

Consider this hypothetical example: Situation: Suddenly, you’re missing data (and probably money), your phone gets infected with a virus, and you’re wishing you’d just bought that transportable battery you’d been eyeing.

However, all hope is not gone. You can be proactive about this by being conscious of the risks.

What is Juice Jacking?


What if you could go to a coffee shop, have your phone charged, and pay without taking your phone out of your pocket? What if you could quickly pay without handing out cash while waiting in line at the cinema or the bus station? Or drive up to the gas pump and back out with fuel already paid? The consumer is all about never stopping, so making transactions convenient and seamless is essential.

A Rapyd research report in 2020 revealed a growing trend where consumers are looking for cashless methods of payment. The pandemic has pushed more people towards adopting…

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that uses encryption to prevent users from accessing their data. Usually, a ransom payment is demanded from the victim before giving access to the encrypted data. An ignorant act as simple as clicking on a phishing link could set off a situation that could put your important business or personal data at risk of being lost forever.

A research published on Statista revealed that the number of enterprises victimized to have gone up from 62.4% in 2020 to 68.5% in 2021.

The ransomware attacks experienced in the past are mostly a result…

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The concept of ‘absolute security’ in the context of cyberspace might be unattainable, considering the relative nature of security. Amidst the global turbulence in 2020, malicious actors have found low-hanging fruits in AI, IoT, cloud systems, and 5G, targeting enterprises worldwide. However, international organizations have been agile and adapting innovative mechanisms to thwart online vulnerabilities. Malicious actors today apply a high degree of sophistication in security breaches. Hence, organizations must resort to equally robust measures to address online threats.

The following figures of the last year help one gauge the weight of online vulnerabilities.

  • Between January and April 2020, cloud-based…

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The technology behind the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has taken the world by storm. Bitcoin is geared up by blockchain — a distributed ledger constructed with impenetrable cryptography that is open source, transparent, and highly anonymous. According to Gartner, blockchain was one of the most disruptive technologies in 2020. Let’s take a look at how the blockchain could disrupt eight major industries across the globe.


It has been broadly agreed that the financial services industry will be majorly disrupted by the blockchain, mainly because the blockchain is capable of performing everything that traditional financial sectors do — with incredible speed…

Workplace communication is getting revolutionized by the widespread adoption of the internet and digital technologies. However, while technology has improved productivity and innovation for the enterprise, the human element in People, Process & Technology has been the weakest link in enterprise information security. There is an alarming rise in employee-related data breaches that are affecting organizations today.

The evolution of technology is benefiting all areas of life and making lives easier worldwide. These considerable strides in technological development have one crucial aspect — ease of communication and use. The technology element demands rapid changes to the cybersecurity landscape of an…

With more companies moving their business models online and adopting new solutions, it’s been opening up more opportunities for cybercrime and identity theft. The spread of Covid-19 has only made it worse, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimated a loss of $13.4 million to Covid-19 scams as of April 15, 2020.

The Current Scenario

This makes the protection of digital identity more important than ever before. This is also a new era of identity authentication. With artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics, users today are enjoying more streamlined processes while reaping the benefits of added security.

Let’s take a further…

With technology evolving in leaps and bounds, AI is shaping the future of digital transformation for every business seeking speed, scalability, quality and flexibility.

Since DevOps is on the verge of delivering exceptional software development environments, DevOps in AI is undeniably the next breakthrough in technology. We’ve witnessed every industry racing toward the adoption of AI to transform their business. To support this transformation, smart automation solutions coupled with AI implementations is becoming the new normal.

So if you’re thinking about reinforcing your enterprise’s DNA by leveraging AI, DevOps principles for artificial intelligence are vital to these efforts. …

When it comes to Digital Identity concepts, Authentication is one of the most important. The previous articles of the Guide to Digital Identity series have included the knowledge bundle for it. In continuation, this article is dedicated to Single Sign-On (SSO), which is also an authentication concept.

What is Single Sign-on (SSO) and how it works

Single Sign-On (SSO) refers to the authentication process that allows consumers to access multiple applications with a single login credential and an active login session. The following are the two examples of the Single Sign-On environments:

  • Consumers access multiple applications of the same provider; they don’t need to create and remember separate credentials…

Operating in a multi-cloud environment is rapidly becoming the norm for most companies. In 2018, research from the IBM Institute for Business Value found that 85% of companies were already using a multi-cloud plan, and 98% had plans to use multiple hybrid clouds by 2021.

Fast-forward to 2021, one year into a global pandemic, and now the push to develop a comprehensive multi-cloud strategy has even more urgency. Businesses are managing distributed workforces and relying on multiple cloud platforms for both internal and customer-facing applications.

And remote work in some capacity is likely to remain a permanent fixture in the…

Deepak Gupta

CyberSecurity innovator and author. Developer at heart. Co-founder/CTO of @LoginRadius, 🇮🇳 learn more — https://guptadeepak.com

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