Equifax confirms march struts vulnerability behind breach

by Chris Brook for Threat PostSeptember 14, 2017 , 4:00 pm Equifax said the culprit behind this summer’s massive breach of 143 million Americans was indeed CVE-2017-5638, an Apache Struts vulnerability patched back in March. The bug was widely assumed by experts to be the “U.S. website application vulnerability” implicated by the company last Thursday, especially after an […]

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D-Link Router WIDE OPEN to Hacking!

The common D-Link DIR 850L wireless AC1200 dual-band gigabit router is wide open to hacking, with over 10 well known “holes” and “vulnerabilities”. They are so badly designed that if you know what you are doing, you can “Walk straight in” said one analyst. “Encryption keys are stored on the device and bugs allow backdoor […]

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Remember this date: 25th May 2018.

Ignore it, and your business is at high risk of a massive fine. Why? Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK, unifying the law across Europe. GDPR is new legislation to replace the UK Data Protection Act. It adds huge legal responsibility for the safe use of data directly […]

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is about to hit us all!

GDPR becomes law on the 25th May 2018, it reflects modern behaviours and values for personal data. It is critical all business owners or IT decision makers have the security controls and procedures in place to ensure to follow GDPR. Make no mistake, almost no one has and the resulting fines will be horrendous! GDPR […]

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Call Recording & Law

How does the new Call Recording legislation affect UK Businesses?  By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect If your business takes Credit Card details over the phone, it is a legal obligation to record the whole call – but pause call recording when sensitive information, such as credit card details are being communicated. The legal requirement, specified in […]

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The Real Threat of Malware

Malware and Ransomware are by far the biggest threat to your business. They are making newspaper headlines every day. Given that, you would think that businesses would adapt to stay safe online but they are failing to even follow the basics to protect against the very real dangers. Just one click on an email or […]

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The GDPR will bring data protection law up-to date to reflect modern behaviours and values. It is critical that our customers, who are all business owners or key IT decision makers, should start thinking about compliance now! Pink Connects End-Point Security Partners ESET have a lot to offer in terms of both resources to prepare […]

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Is your business GDPR compliant?

By Comms-Dealer Almost a third of organisations questioned in the Veritas 2017 GDPR Report said they were compliant with the upcoming data laws until asked about specific details that brought to light the likelihood of non-compliance. Jason Tooley, VP Northern Europe, Veritas, said: “More education is needed on the tools, processes and policies to support […]

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How to Prevent a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, you can’t get to the data unless you pay a ransom. However this is not guaranteed and you should never pay! Here are the basics: Back-up! Back-up! Back-up! Have a recovery system in place so a ransomware infection […]

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Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

The DarkHotel hacking group has returned — but this time they’re focusing on a different target, using a new strain of Inexsmar malware. By Danny Palmer | July 20, 2017 – zdnet.com The DarkHotel campaign takes aim at high-profile targets using hotel Wi-Fi.Image: iStock An advanced hacking and cyberespionage campaign against high-value targets has returned. The so-called ‘DarkHotel’ group […]

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