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Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security, Uncategorized

Huawei and ZTE ‘can’t be trusted’

November 15, 2019

Via: Techradar

Huawei and ZTE have been branded as security threats that can’t be trusted by US Attorney William Barr. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Barr noted that Huawei has faced charges on breaching American sanctions on Iran, […]


Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Linux Wi-Fi bug leaves systems vulnerable to forced crashes and full control by hackers

October 18, 2019

Via: Techradar

A vulnerability has been discovered in the RTLWIFI driver, which is used to support Realtek Wi-Fi chips on Linux system. A flaw in the driver could be exploited to either crash your device, or even allow an attacker to take […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Malware discovered in Google Play app with over 100 million downloads

August 28, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Kaspersky researchers reported that the app in question was CamScanner, “a phone-based PDF creator that includes OCR (optical character recognition.” The report notes that CamScanner was a legitimate app with no malicious intentions. Like other applications, the developers displayed ads […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Getting to grips with data security

August 27, 2019

Via: Techradar

UK enterprises are demonstrating a high degree of growth in their awareness of the need to secure data. Yet, the biggest misconception is the belief that as long as organisations have a strong security posture, they’re safe. Charles Eagan, Chief […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Internet scam data shows which states had most victims and lost most money

August 22, 2019

Via: TechSpot

CenturyLinkQuote examined the FBI’s annual report based on the Internet Crime Complaint Center to discover the number of victims in each US State and how much money was lost in 2018. For the second year in a row, Alaska had […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Security Think Tank: Balancing data accessibility with security controls

August 12, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Data architects and infosecurity professionals might work for the same organisation and spend much of their time dealing with data, but that is often where the similarities end. While data architects focus on how data can flow smoothly and quickly […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Industrial control system cyber security risk high, report warns

August 1, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

The oil and gas industry is a valuable target for adversaries seeking to exploit industrial control systems (ICS) environments, an industry report has warned. As the number of attacks targeting ICS increases, adversaries with specific interest in oil and gas […]


Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Google reportedly shuts out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack

May 23, 2019

Via: The Verge

The Baltimore city government is recovering from a devastating ransomware attack that has locked up its systems, but officials in the city faced a new problem today. As first reported by The Baltimore Sun, Google blocked city departments from using […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Cyberattacks and data breaches spike in uncertain climate

May 1, 2019

Via: Techradar

In these times of political and economic uncertainty, as businesses turn their attention to new challenges and contingencies, the risk of a data breach can increase dramatically. By putting in place measures to pre-empt potential pitfalls, businesses must ensure they […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Why cyber security needs to be prioritised at board level

April 10, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

There is growing evidence that cyber attacks are now deliberately targeting executives and board members – not businesses themselves – which shows that attackers believe this group is particularly vulnerable as well as valuable. More must be done to raise […]