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Security

Delivery firm Yodel disrupted by cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Delivery firm Yodel disrupted by cyber attack

The company confirmed that some services are down but deliveries are continuing, though specific details are currently unknown
21 Jun 2022
BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn
phishing

BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn

The new variant can now access SMS, GPS, and device control to better steal financial data
21 Jun 2022
Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing
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antivirus

Avira Free Security review: An effective antimalware suite, but heavy on the marketing

It’s hard to fully appreciate Avira’s malware protection when the packaging feels so manipulative
21 Jun 2022
Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash
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cyber security

Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash

A surprise booking of a divisive social engineer prompted a number of cyber security experts to pull out of BSides Cleveland
21 Jun 2022
Cloudflare fixes outage that knocked major web services offline
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Network & Internet

Cloudflare fixes outage that knocked major web services offline

Online services such as Nord VPN, Shopify, and Steam were all inaccessible by users in most regions
21 Jun 2022
IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated
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IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
17 Jun 2022
Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android
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antivirus

Microsoft Defender for Individuals to offer protections on macOS, iOS, and Android

Family-friendly offering will come with a centralised dashboard to help manage security across different platforms
17 Jun 2022
Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive
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ransomware

Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive

Functionality allows ransomware to encrypt files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive to make them potentially unrecoverable, vendor says
17 Jun 2022
Ubuntu Core 22 is now generally available for IoT and edge devices
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Ubuntu Core 22 is now generally available for IoT and edge devices

The new release brings security updates and support for a fully preemptible kernel
16 Jun 2022
Cisco unveils new ‘intelligent’ approach to networking with brace of product launches
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Network & Internet

Cisco unveils new ‘intelligent’ approach to networking with brace of product launches

Cloud Management for Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus both aim to bring deeper insights and ease the burden of IT teams
16 Jun 2022
A guide to cyber security certification and training
Network and security
Careers & training

A guide to cyber security certification and training

Cyber security skills are in demand from every organisation, but what training and certification is needed?
16 Jun 2022
Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses
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phishing

Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses

Cisco’s cyber security experts agreed that social norms may also become “super weird” as a result
16 Jun 2022
Cloudflare mitigates biggest ever HTTPS DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Cloudflare mitigates biggest ever HTTPS DDoS attack

A botnet generated over 212 million HTTPS requests from over 1,500 networks in 121 countries
15 Jun 2022
TSA greenlights trials for Pangiam’s AI-based baggage screening solution in Arlington
Travel
cyber terrorism

TSA greenlights trials for Pangiam’s AI-based baggage screening solution in Arlington

The solution is intended to make air travel safer by discerning forbidden items in carry-on baggage in real time
15 Jun 2022
Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”
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cyber security

Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”

Cyber security company Tenable said that the tech giant is putting customers at risk after it found two bugs in Microsoft Azure analytics software, on…
15 Jun 2022
Mozilla adds 'Total Cookie Protection' to its browser
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privacy

Mozilla adds 'Total Cookie Protection' to its browser

The new function will separate cookies into a "cookie jar" and prevent user tracking
15 Jun 2022
Microsoft bolsters threat intelligence capabilities with Miburo acquisition
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cyber attacks

Microsoft bolsters threat intelligence capabilities with Miburo acquisition

Cyber threat and research firm will tackle malicious foreign information campaigns as part of Microsoft’s Customer Security and Trust organization
15 Jun 2022
Businesses need to be more aggressive with their cyber security, Cisco warns
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cyber security

Businesses need to be more aggressive with their cyber security, Cisco warns

Government warnings of Ukraine-Russia cyber war spillover must be heeded in order to stay safe
15 Jun 2022
What is phishing as a service (Phaas)?
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cyber security

What is phishing as a service (Phaas)?

With phishing as a service attacks surging, we explain what this low-cost, off-the-shelf method of targeting businesses is and why it’s growing in pop…
15 Jun 2022
Atos looks to split up cyber security division as CEO exits
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Business strategy

Atos looks to split up cyber security division as CEO exits

The company is set to split into two but so far the news hasn’t been taken well by investors as shares are down by nearly 20%
14 Jun 2022
How rural businesses can overcome their cyber security handicaps
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Security

How rural businesses can overcome their cyber security handicaps

From a false sense of safety to fewer resources, rural organisations face unique cyber security challenges that need to be addressed
13 Jun 2022
Using Google Takeout to reclaim your data
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privacy

Using Google Takeout to reclaim your data

Everyone knows your data drives the Google machine, but now you can find out exactly what it holds on you
11 Jun 2022
What is shoulder surfing?
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social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
10 Jun 2022
How does a SQL injection attack work?
SQL injection
hacking

How does a SQL injection attack work?

Understanding one of the simplest, yet most effective, methods of cyber attack
10 Jun 2022