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US business warned about new chip-based card fraud

Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Get the March patches for your Windows machines installed, but watch out for Win7

The quality of March’s patches set new lows, even by Windows’ tarnished standards. The Win10 patches flew fast and furious, with new Microsoft-induced bugs introduced and swatted multiple times over the month. The Word 2016 security patch demands that you first install the Word 2016 non-security patch, or Word refuses to open files. That bug hasn’t been fixed. Windows 8.1/Server ... Read More »

Facebook’s data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Whew. This whole Facebook data mess sure is spiraling into quite the fiasco, isn’t it? Seems every day lately, there’s some new shocking twist to how everyone’s personal data was used (and abused) without their knowledge. While much of the issue revolves around Facebook itself and practices that are out of our control, there’s an angle that ties in directly ... Read More »

Facebook: Cambridge Analytica got its hands on the details of 87 million users

Facebook has admitted that Cambridge Analytica, the marketing firm that claimed to have swung the US presidential election for Donald Trump, was able to access the details of 87 million Facebook users – not 50 million. Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer made the admission overnight. He suggested that Cambridge Analytica may have had data of up to 87 million ... Read More »

Warning as Mac malware exploits climb 270%

Reputable anti-malware security vendor Malwarebytes is warning Mac users that malware attacks against the platform climbed 270 percent last year. Be careful out there The security experts also warn that four new malware exploits targeting Macs have been identified in the first two months of 2018, noting that many of these exploits were identified by users, rather than security firms. In one ... Read More »

Universities targeted for cryptojacking by both hackers and students, claims IT security firm

Universities have been warned about students running cryptocurrency mining operations on academic networks as one of the key security risks targeting the sector. According to cyber security firm Vectra, it is not just hackers targeting university systems to run cryptocurrency mining campaigns, but students looking to make extra cash by exploiting their inside access to university networks.  A new report from ... Read More »

Cybersecurity: How to devise a winning strategy

In 2017, as in previous years, cybersecurity incidents made the news on a regular basis: Equifax, Verizon, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, NotPetya, Bad Rabbit, Uber (a covered-up 2016 hack, admitted in 2017)…the list goes on. Already in 2018 we’ve seen the Meltdown/Spectre CPU vulnerabilities and a huge row over the governance and usage of Facebook data. Beneath these headlining cyber-incidents is ... Read More »

Windows patches for Total Meltdown, bluescreens, an IP stopper — and little documentation

As many of us were getting ready for the holiday weekend, after the surprise announcement about Windows being torn into three pieces, Microsoft shoveled yet another load of patches out the Automatic Update chute. Think of it as the software equivalent of a Friday night news dump. A destructive fix for Total Meltdown KB 4100480 kicked off the two days ... Read More »

Cyber actors using ‘password spraying’ against organisations’ email systems

Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

That new ‘privacy icon’ in iOS 11.3 does nothing to prevent password phishing

(Image: ZDNet) iPhone or iPad users, if you update to iOS 11.3 now, you’ll have new features and a bunch of security updates. But you’ll still be just as vulnerable to on-device phishing attacks as you ever were. A long-expected privacy icon debuts in the software update out Thursday which help users identify when Apple requests more of their personal ... Read More »

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