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Security

Windows 10 users locked out of devices by unskippable Microsoft 365 advert
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bugs

Windows 10 users locked out of devices by unskippable Microsoft 365 advert

Entering payment information was the only way for some to enter their own PCs
3 Feb 2023
Lacklustre leadership from DCMS delays UK-wide biometric identity platform rollout
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Policy & legislation

Lacklustre leadership from DCMS delays UK-wide biometric identity platform rollout

For years the UK government has longed for a fully functional digital identity system, but it isn't helping those who are crying out to build it
2 Feb 2023
Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status
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Security

Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status

Proofpoint research found that hackers deliberately abused verification procedures to dupe firms with malicious apps
1 Feb 2023
What is Apple's T2 security chip?
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components

What is Apple's T2 security chip?

Apple’s T2 security chip powers an array of security features in Macs including biometric login and data encryption
1 Feb 2023
Cyber criminal groups wooing hackers with seven-figure salaries and holiday pay
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cyber crime

Cyber criminal groups wooing hackers with seven-figure salaries and holiday pay

Paid leave, competitive salaries, and ‘friendly team’ environments were among the benefits highlighted by dark web job ads
31 Jan 2023
Yandex data breach reveals source code littered with racist language
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data breaches

Yandex data breach reveals source code littered with racist language

Yandex source code for a range of key services was leaked to a popular hacker forum last week
30 Jan 2023
10 million customers exposed in JD Sports cyber attack
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cyber attacks

10 million customers exposed in JD Sports cyber attack

The sports fashion retailer has urged customers to be “on the look-out" for scam emails in the wake of the incident
30 Jan 2023
US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison
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hacking

US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison

The hacker is believed to be a member of the hacking group known for its spree of data breaches across 2020 and 2021
30 Jan 2023
The IT Pro Podcast: The problem with APIs
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application programming interface (API)

The IT Pro Podcast: The problem with APIs

With API attacks on the rise, knowing your attack surface is crucial
27 Jan 2023
Podcast transcript: The problem with APIs
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application programming interface (API)

Podcast transcript: The problem with APIs

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
27 Jan 2023
Bitwarden users raise alarm over 'highly convincing' Google malvertising risks
Malware in code
Security

Bitwarden users raise alarm over 'highly convincing' Google malvertising risks

The volume of fake ads impersonating popular software has increased significantly in recent months
27 Jan 2023
FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'
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cyber crime

FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'

A huge win for law enforcement, but the 'hacking back' takedown of Hive's domain is just a small drop in the expansive ransomware ocean
27 Jan 2023
CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months
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phishing

CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months

Threat actors used legitimate remote access software to maliciously target federal employees
26 Jan 2023
Dutch hacker steals data from virtually entire population of Austria
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data breaches

Dutch hacker steals data from virtually entire population of Austria

The data was stolen from a misconfigured cloud database found by the attacker through a search engine
26 Jan 2023
NCSC warns UK under state-sponsored spear-phishing attacks from Russia and Iran
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cyber security

NCSC warns UK under state-sponsored spear-phishing attacks from Russia and Iran

The acceleration in spear-phishing campaigns last year coincided with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, according to the NCSC
26 Jan 2023
GoTo admits hackers stole customer backups in LastPass breach
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hacking

GoTo admits hackers stole customer backups in LastPass breach

In addition to losing encrypted backups such as hashed passwords, the firm has confirmed hackers stole an encryption key relating to the data
25 Jan 2023
Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages
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programming languages

Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages

Companies have been urged to create plans on how they intend to get rid of memory-unsafe code in their products
25 Jan 2023
How MSPs can capitalise on SMBs' security spending spree
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Sponsored

How MSPs can capitalise on SMBs' security spending spree

A single cyber attack can easily provide a death blow to SMBs and they’re now ready to spend their way to safety
25 Jan 2023
Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader
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Security

Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader

The 25-year veteran joins after previously holding leadership positions at Optiv and RSA
25 Jan 2023
Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug
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open source

Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug

Researchers at Trellix and GitHub have patched nearly 62,000 affected projects so far
24 Jan 2023
GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks
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vulnerability

GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks

Millions of GTA Online players could fall prey to malware or data corruption
23 Jan 2023
Mailchimp data breach impact unravels as second customer reveals extent of damage
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data breaches

Mailchimp data breach impact unravels as second customer reveals extent of damage

Mailchimp customers affected by a recent data breach have warned users to “remain vigilant” of heightened security threats
23 Jan 2023
Freshworks CISO Jason Loomis on the first 100 days as security chief
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chief information security officer (CISO)

Freshworks CISO Jason Loomis on the first 100 days as security chief

Fewer than 100 days in the role, Jason Loomis reveals his plans for the future of security at Freshworks, and discusses the rising threat of API vulne…
23 Jan 2023