Don’t take your eye off the ball…

The CIA elite hackers were so preoccupied with building cyber weapons they neglected to secure their own systems… With “Vault 7”, the CIA could hack into any device with a suite of tools designed to read and copy data from electronic devices. Unfortunately their “woefully lax” security procedures  allowed those weapons to be stolen by hackers. The leaked […]

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Things are not always what they seem…

When things look familiar, it’s easy to proceed without checking. This is where one mouse click could kill your business… With millions working from home with little or no meaningful Internet security, it’s been ‘open season‘ for Cybercriminals. Malware first launched 5 or 10 years ago is again getting huge traction as home and small business routers […]

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Hackers revive ancient malware to hit remote workers

Social Engineering Malware is again growing in popularity – because it still works! Hackers are using years-old malware for fresh attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The result? A surge of remote access spyware, trojans, botnets, keyloggers, many highly dangerous. They rely on social engineering and phishing campaigns to spread in a shift to remote working. • NetWiredRC, […]

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Work from home – securely

The new “Normal” –  Working from Home… The new Criminal “Normal” – Easy passwords, no meaningful security, easy Phishing… With Sensitive Data on Company Laptops, its easy pickings for criminals to take advantage of the lax, or non-existent home security staff are using to access company data and cash. You always lock your house because […]

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Is the House of Commons modern and efficient?

MPs, like many business, might be turning their backs on what’s possible… ​MPs’ attempts to follow the government’s own advice to work from home has, by all accounts, been a success. It’s an example of the fascinating dynamics at play with MPs using Zoom to remote-into parliamentary debates while using a web platform to hold […]

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How to work from home like a boss!

Ignore the flood of homeworking advice and find your own way The coronavirus has sent us all home to work and that’s sparked an outbreak of advice. Twitter is flooded with advice such as “get dressed” and “go for a walk”, while newspapers and tech sites alike share tips like “maintain normal hours” and “use collaboration tools”. Forget […]

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MoD stockpiles 550 Zoom accounts despite security concerns

MOD also invests in 10,000 Microsoft 365 accounts and 20,000 units of hardware The MoD has purchased 550 Zoom video conferencing licenses despite ongoing security concerns raised by security agencies in both the UK and the US. The MoD licences represent 75% of the video conferencing purchased by six major government departments, including 150 for the Cabinet Office, […]

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EasyJet hack loses 9M customer details

Data breach also saw attackers access the credit card details of 2,208 users EasyJet admitted today that “highly sophisticated” hackers had breached its systems, accessing email addresses and travel details and up to 2,208 also had their credit card details exposed. EasyJet says it has seen “no evidence” that the stolen data has been misused, but […]

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General Data Protection Regulation is three months away…

By James Pink With its threat of huge fines for non-compliance, every business must comply with this far stricter Data protection regulation by May 25th. However, the Information Commissioners Office don’t have the man power to fine every non-compliant business on day one. It will take time to get around to your business, but when it […]

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