Microsoft Patches Critical Flaw

Windows Encryption Keys Could Expose Users to Hackers

In response to the news that Microsoft has rolled-out security updates to fix a critical remote code execution flaw affecting Windows Defender and other anti-malware products, Aaron Zander, IT Engineer at HackerOne commented below. Aaron Zander, IT Engineer at HackerOne: “Criticality for Microsoft depends greatly on the individual product line. For the Windows Product, the […]

Intel Gives Up Patching Some Chips With Spectre Flaws

In response to the news that Intel has announced it has dropped plans to patch certain older CPU families affected by the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Ondrej Kubovic, Security Awareness Specialist at ESET commented below: Ondrej Kubovic, Security Awareness Specialist at ESET: “This approach by Intel is not completely new. End-of-support for legacy systems is […]

Credit Cards Exposed In Sears, Delta Airlines Data Breach

Overnight, news broke that Delta Airlines, Sears, Kmart and more were affected by a data breach at software service provider [24]7.ai. Despite the incident starting on Sept. 26, 2017 and being resolved by Oct. 12, Sears has said it was only notified of the incident a few weeks ago. The incident led to unauthorised access to the credit […]

2.7m UK Businesses Vulnerable To Internet Of Things Hacks

It has been reported that 2.7 million businesses in the UK are leaving their corporate networks vulnerable to Internet of Things (IoT) hacks. Forty seven percent admitted to not updating default passwords on IoT devices when they’re added to corporate networks, and 15% admitted to not keeping security patches up to date. Natan Bandler, CEO and Co-Founder at Cy-OT commented […]

Facebook Scandal Hit 87 Million Users

RBS signs up to Facebook

News broke yesterday evening that Facebook now believes that the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica – many more than previously disclosed – with around 1.1 million UK-based. Despite this story being covered by every major media outlet, we are just scratching the surface. Thoughts such as “isn’t this total disrespect […]

Charities Warned Of Phishing Threat

The Charity Commission has issued a warning to be on the lookout for ‘phishing’ emails impersonating charity CEOs. The warning comes after Action Fraud UK, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, reported an increase in this type of fraud. Charity trustees, employees and volunteers are being told to be aware of ‘requests to your finance department or […]