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Surprising facts about online security

It is safe to say that our lives, both personal and professional now revolve around the internet and the more we take advantage of its benefits, the more we risk becoming a victim of cybercrime. Heimdal Security has released a new infographic as part of a wider investigation into how to protect yourself against online…
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Teenager sentenced over Spamhaus web attack

A British teenager has been sentenced for taking part in the ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’. The attack on anti-junk mail group Spamhaus in 2013 slowed the internet around the world. Spamhaus tracks the sources of junk mail messages in order to help law enforcement organisations network administrators to block spam senders. Seth Nolan Mcdonagh, who…
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Hacking Team advises customers to stop using tools

Last Sunday the cyber security firm ‘Hacking Team’ saw 400GB of private data published in a humiliating hack. The company is now advising customers to stop using its software until it assesses all damage. Clients are largely law enforcement and national security agencies who use the company to provide surveillance capabilities. Unfortunately these customers have…
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Adobe issues emergency Flash Player Fix

Adobe has released an emergency software patch for its Flash system after it found a serious vulnerability that was being exploited by hackers. The company has stated that it has had evidence of “limited, targeted attacks” and urged users to update their software straight away. Affecting Microsoft, Macintosh and Linux platforms, the company’s security bulletin…
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Government broke data privacy rules

The British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) did not follow the correct data privacy procedures when gathering information. The action was brought forward by a variety of non-government organisations (NGOs), including Amnesty and Privacy International, who accused the intelligence agencies of intercepting their communications. In most cases, the following tribunal found that if any…
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Protecting your business against Cyber crime

Cyber crime is an increasing threat and concern for business owners. Large scale hackings on organisations such as Sony, Microsoft and the US Government have been all over the news, but cyber crime damages companies of all shapes and sizes. This blog contains advice on how your business can lower the risk of being hacked…
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iOS bug has potential to steal Apple Credentials

A security researcher, called Jansoucek has published a proof-of-concept video online, in which they demonstrate how simple it is to create a fake Apple ID login screen in order to steal user passwords. Jansoucek released the “proof-of-concept” video in order to bring the issue once again to Apples attention, so that they increase security levels…
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