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9 May 2017
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Microsoft just fixed a serious Windows Defender bug

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Over the weekend, Google Project Zero researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich tweeted about discovering “the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory.” Read More »


29 April 2017
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New Mac malware has an evil way of taking over your entire computer

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It used to be that Mac users didn’t really have to worry about malware. But we live in a brave new world with easy Read More »


27 April 2017
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7 out of 10 UK Universities admit being duped by Phishing attacks

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Back in November 2016, we filed Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 70 universities across the U.K. asking questions around each institution’s experiences with Read More »


12 April 2017
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April 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

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This month brings us, by my manual count, fixes for fifteen critical vulnerabilities, all of which are remote code execution issues. We also get Read More »


4 April 2017
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UK SMEs not educating staff on the risks of cyber-security

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CFC Underwriting finds that 38 percent of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided if better education and training processes were in place. Read More »


15 May 2016
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Adobe…sigh…issues critical patch…sigh…for Flash Player zero day

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Adobe…sigh…issues critical patch…sigh…for Flash Player zero day Adobe has pushed out a patch for 25 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, including one that is already Read More »


12 April 2016
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Windows Vista enters last year of extended support

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Windows Vista enters last year of extended support Microsoft’s nine-year-old operating system, Windows Vista, will stop receiving updates in exactly one year from now. Read More »


5 April 2016
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Internet surfers, beware: Malware hiding on sites you misspell is on the rise

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Internet surfers, beware: Malware hiding on sites you misspell is on the rise Netflix.om is not the same as Netflix.com. While it’s common for Read More »


30 December 2015
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Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’

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Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’ The number of attacks by cybercriminals against businesses doubled in 2015, research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed. The Read More »