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Improving Security By Pulling The Plug On USB Ports

When it comes to cybersecurity, it’s no secret that the human aspect of any organisation is its weakest link. From bad password sharing practices to falling victim to phishing emails,


Backdooring connected cars for covert remote control

We’ve all known for a while now that the security of connected cars leaves a lot to be desired. The latest proof of that sad state of affairs comes from


How cybercriminals exploited Telegram flaw to deliver malware

A “vulnerability” in Telegram’s desktop instant messaging client for Windows was exploited for months by Russian cybercriminals to deliver malware to users.Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in October 2017 that the


Internet of Things security issues bleed into 2018

In 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) devices rose to prominence as attackers have continued to target and use them to support various cyberattacks. IoT devices are almost the perfect target

Industry Insights

Nuke Weapon Systems at Risk From Cyber-Attack

Nuclear weapons systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks which could at worst lead to compromise and inadvertent launches, a leading thinktank has warned.These risks have been outlined in the new Chatham


Strong encryption an ‘urgent public safety issue’, says FBI head

Director Christopher Wray slams unbreakable encryption as an obstacle to tackling crime and terrorism.FBI not being able to access electronic devices due to strong encryption is an “urgent public safety

IT Compliance

The IT Security Lessons From 2017

George Santayana famously observed that: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In a year where data breaches escalated, and cyber-criminals found yet more ways to


Hard-Coded Backdoor in My Cloud Devices Offers Attackers Access to Personal Photos, Videos

Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices have been found to contain an easily exploitable, secret hard-coded backdoor.My Cloud is a popular personal cloud storage unit that consumers

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10 Biggest Cyber Espionage Cases

Cyber spying is now becoming more sophisticated and widespread both on the international and domestic stages. Cyber terrorists can attack you from any place in the world at any time


Return of Necurs botnet brings new ransomware threat

The Necurs botnet has returned to the top ten most prevalent malware during November 2017, as cybercriminals used it to distribute a new form of ransomware, according to Check Point.Researchers