Trickbot Variant

A new variant of the Trickbot banking trojan has been discovered by security researchers at Trend Micro* that is using a redirected URL in spam email to spread malware. The redirected URL is a way to get around spam filters.     Expert Comments:   Mike Bittner, Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations at The Media Trust: […]

Windows 10 Zero-Day Exploit Code Released Online

Windows 10 Security

A security researcher has published today demo exploit code on GitHub for a Windows 10 zero-day vulnerability. The zero-day is what security researchers call a local privilege escalation (LPE), ZDNet reported.  LPE vulnerabilities can’t be used to break into systems, but hackers can use them at later stages in their attacks to elevate their access on compromised hosts from […]

Comcast Wants To Track Your Bedroom And Bathroom Habits

Not content with bringing TV, broadband and phone services to your home, Comcast is now developing a healthcare device that will use sensors to monitor your vitals and habits. According to TechRadar, Comcast’s device will use sensors to monitor whether you’re spending more time in bed than normal, and whether you’re making more trips than usual to […]

Organisations See Huge Rise In Encryption Implementation Following GDPR Enforcement

More than half of organisations enforce encryption of data on all mobile devices and removable media  Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced findings from a survey highlighting the rise in encryption technology post GDPR enforcement. Two thirds (66%) of respondents now hardware encrypt all information as standard, which is a positive step […]

LinkedIn Certificate Outage – Lesson Learnt

It was reported this morning that when some users noticed on Tuesday that when they tried to access LinkedIn from their desktop or laptop computer they were greeted by an alert that said the connection was not secure. It turned out that the company had forgotten to renew the TLS certificate for its URL shortener. The company quickly took action […]