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What are biometrics?
Security

What are biometrics?

Your face, iris, DNA, and typing style can all be used as a password
27 Nov 2020
What is two-factor authentication?
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Security

What is two-factor authentication?

Passwords aren't secure; it's time to add multi-factor authentication
25 Nov 2020
350,000 Spotify users hacked in credential stuffing attack
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Security

350,000 Spotify users hacked in credential stuffing attack

Hackers left the stolen data unsecured and unencrypted, so anyone with internet access could access it
24 Nov 2020
WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services
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WAPDropper malware hooks you up to premium telecoms services

Hackers have incorporated machine learning into a strain that subscribes victims to legitimate services provided by telecoms firms
24 Nov 2020
VMware sounds alarm over zero-day flaws in multiple products
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VMware sounds alarm over zero-day flaws in multiple products

Temporary workarounds have been released for a critical vulnerability that could allow a hacker to seize control of enterprise systems
24 Nov 2020
Manchester United resists ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack
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Manchester United resists ‘sophisticated’ cyber attack

The incident was contained and the football club suffered no customer data loss or service disruption
23 Nov 2020
Active vs passive reconnaissance
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Active vs passive reconnaissance

Exploring essential tools of both ethical and malicious hackers alike
19 Nov 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Cisco, BlueKeep, Apache Unomi
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Weekly threat roundup: Cisco, BlueKeep, Apache Unomi

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
19 Nov 2020
What is a Trojan?
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Security

What is a Trojan?

The malicious malware lurks behind legitimate software to invade your computer
18 Nov 2020
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
17 Nov 2020
What is ransomware?
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ransomware

What is ransomware?

This type of malware could hit you hard in the pocket
17 Nov 2020
Best ransomware removal tools
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Security

Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid toolkits available right now to protect you from hackers
17 Nov 2020
BlueKeep is still haunting thousands of enterprise systems
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Security

BlueKeep is still haunting thousands of enterprise systems

Millions of devices in total are vulnerable to historic security threats that have been patched
17 Nov 2020
Cisco patch notes ‘left out’ details of RCE flaws
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Security

Cisco patch notes ‘left out’ details of RCE flaws

The company has since released advisories for three flaws a week after first patching its security management platform
17 Nov 2020
Hackers are increasingly reaping the benefits of the cloud
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Security

Hackers are increasingly reaping the benefits of the cloud

Cyber criminals bring the cloud to the dark web, making it easier to move stolen data
16 Nov 2020
Up to 350,000 people affected by Capcom ransomware attack
Security

Up to 350,000 people affected by Capcom ransomware attack

Update following the initial disclosure suggests personal information and sensitive corporate material was compromised
16 Nov 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Windows, Intel, and Ubuntu
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Weekly threat roundup: Windows, Intel, and Ubuntu

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
13 Nov 2020
Ticketmaster fined £1.25 million for 2018 data breach
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Ticketmaster fined £1.25 million for 2018 data breach

The incident affected 9.4 million customers and led to at least 60,000 instances of fraud
13 Nov 2020
Hackers target flaws in PBX system to hijack VoIP calls
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Hackers target flaws in PBX system to hijack VoIP calls

Flaws in Sangoma PBX allow hackers to make outgoing calls to premium-rate numbers
6 Nov 2020
McAfee: 7.5 million attacks on cloud accounts recorded in Q2
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McAfee: 7.5 million attacks on cloud accounts recorded in Q2

The UK experienced the seventh-highest number of attacks for the quarter
5 Nov 2020
Ransomware gangs pretend to delete stolen data to extort victims twice, report warns
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Ransomware gangs pretend to delete stolen data to extort victims twice, report warns

Security experts warn that paying ransomware hackers will likely lead to more demands
5 Nov 2020
Over 23,000 hacked databases shared over Telegram and Discord
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Over 23,000 hacked databases shared over Telegram and Discord

Around 13 billion user files are believed to be circulating on hacker forums
5 Nov 2020
Customer payment details stolen in JM Bullion hack
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Customer payment details stolen in JM Bullion hack

Malicious code was embedded on the site for six months and captured personal and payment information
3 Nov 2020