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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What is Spectre and Meltdown?

By Alex Probert Two vulnerabilities have been identified on the main part of a computer component, this component is the processor. The processor’s main job is to handle instructions from the user with input and output operations. The processor will essentially predict the information that it may need to improve speed and performance, this is […]

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This is why you don’t trust Free Wi-Fi…

By Tyrese Garvie & Lewis Rogers Starbucks had to embarrassingly acknowledge that one of their branches’ free wi-fi was using customer computers to mine cryptocurrency. The branch would use the wi-fi provided, to secretively take control of the computers and use their processing power to generate digital money. Starbucks was quoted as saying that they had taken […]

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[Video] HP – The Wolf

HP’s advertisement shows us how easy it really is… By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect You’ve got anti-virus and a strong password – but is that enough? The answer is no. HP’s popular cyber-security video, featuring Christian Slater, highlights the fact that even a printer (that’s right, a printer) can be the epicentre to your […]

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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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Companies Held to Ransom

Article by BBC N. Ireland, October 14th 2016. The CEO of a Belfast business centre has issued a stark warning to other businesses after being “held to ransom” by cyber criminals. Computers were rendered unusable and business ground to a halt during the hack at the Townsend Business Centre earlier this month. Locked screens displayed a […]

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