Security

Google to fund Linux developers to fix kernel security problems
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Google to fund Linux developers to fix kernel security problems

Linux Foundation will use the developers to work exclusively on security developments
25 Feb 2021
Weekly threat roundup: IBM, VMware and Python
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Weekly threat roundup: IBM, VMware and Python

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
25 Feb 2021
Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data
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Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data

Cyber criminals obtained partial financial data following successful credential stuffing attacks
25 Feb 2021
Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups
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Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups

The renewed partnership will also include access to senior figures at VMware and Nvidia
25 Feb 2021
Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules
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Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules

The two companies believe companies should be able to report breaches without legal retribution
24 Feb 2021
FedEx and DHL phishing emails target Microsoft users
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FedEx and DHL phishing emails target Microsoft users

The campaign aims to steal credentials using spoof phishing pages hosted on legitimate domains
24 Feb 2021
VMware patches critical ESXi and vSphere Client vulnerabilities
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VMware patches critical ESXi and vSphere Client vulnerabilities

These include a 9.8-rated bug that hackers can exploit to execute remote commands with unrestricted privileges
24 Feb 2021
Gov considering revamp of NHS app for vaccine certification
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Software

Gov considering revamp of NHS app for vaccine certification

Privacy campaigners say vaccine IDs only offer a "future of more controls, not more freedom"
24 Feb 2021
Hackers publish Bombardier data in wide-reaching FTA cyber attack
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Hackers publish Bombardier data in wide-reaching FTA cyber attack

Hackers compromise the data of 25 firms as part of an attack against Accellion's legacy FTA application
24 Feb 2021
Austin Energy warns of scammers soliciting payments in the wake of mass power outages
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Austin Energy warns of scammers soliciting payments in the wake of mass power outages

Criminals threaten to disconnect power unless the customer makes a payment
23 Feb 2021
Cyber security firm saw attacks rise by 20% during 2020
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Cyber security firm saw attacks rise by 20% during 2020

Trend Micro found attackers also heavily targeted VPNs
23 Feb 2021
Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security
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Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security

From failing to patch exposed VPNs to meeting ransom demands, businesses are playing a role in fuelling the threat landscape
23 Feb 2021
What to look for in a secure cloud system
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What to look for in a secure cloud system

Not all cloud products support the same level of security, so what should organisations be looking out for?
23 Feb 2021
Top security tips for employees working from home
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Top security tips for employees working from home

Why working from home doesn’t have to mean working unsafely
23 Feb 2021
Hackers are using Google Alerts to help spread malware
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Hackers are using Google Alerts to help spread malware

Fake news gives rise to fake alerts that install phony Adobe Flash updates
22 Feb 2021
North Korea expected to increase cyber attacks due to COVID struggles
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North Korea expected to increase cyber attacks due to COVID struggles

CrowdStrike also expects an increase in the number of cyber attacks targeting health care institutions
22 Feb 2021
Hackers turn to 'silent stealing' in bid to exploit home workers
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Hackers turn to 'silent stealing' in bid to exploit home workers

Cyber criminals are abandoning large-scale heists in favour of scams that earn them significantly smaller amounts of money
22 Feb 2021
Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices
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Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices

The cluster is among the first to spread malware affecting devices fitted with Apple’s new M1 chip
22 Feb 2021
HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?
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Network & Internet

HTTP vs HTTPS: What difference does it make to security?

We look at the difference between the two and tell you how to switch between them
19 Feb 2021
Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work
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Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work

How to maintain a resilient cyber security strategy when your employees are outside the company firewall
19 Feb 2021
MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware
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MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware

The malware aims to encrypt macOS devices, which are typically less affected by ransomware
19 Feb 2021
IT Pro News In Review: 1,000 engineers hack SolarWinds, IBM climate plan & macOS update wreaks havoc
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IT Pro News In Review: 1,000 engineers hack SolarWinds, IBM climate plan & macOS update wreaks havoc

Catch up on this week's top news stories in our video series
19 Feb 2021
WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash
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WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash

The news of the update resulted in millions of new downloads for rival services Telegram and Signal
19 Feb 2021