The Tech That The Parties Are Promising

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With the UK’s General Election due to take place on 12 December, many issues have been covered in the media.  One key area of interest for businesses is technology and for those of you who may not have time to plough through the manifestos of the main parties, here’s a quick look at some of […]

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Google Or Samsung Android Cameras Could Be Spying On You

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Researchers at Checkmarx say they have discovered vulnerabilities in Google and Samsung smartphone apps that could allow hackers to remotely spy on users using their phone’s camera and speakers. Study The proof-of-concept (PoC) study results, highlighted on the Checkmarx blog reveal how the Checkmarx Security Research Team cracked into the apps that control android phone […]

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Scale of Police Computer Misuse Uncovered

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A Freedom of Information (FoI) request made by think tank Parliament Street has revealed that 237 serving officers and members of staff have been disciplined for computer misuse in the last two financial years. Sackings and Resignations The FOI request, which was responded to by 23 forces also revealed that 6 employees resigned and 11 […]

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Security Updates 15th November 2019

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Ring Doorbell Tech Leaves Door Open To WiFi Password Hack Security analysts at Bitdefender have announced a major vulnerability with the Amazon-owned Ring doorbell technology platform. The flaw exposes the Ring doorbell by making the Wi-Fi password publicly available during setup. According to Tech Crunch: “Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending owners’ Wi-Fi passwords in […]

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Security Updates 17th October 2019

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The latest news finds the Cookie ‘Monster’ attacking Sesame Street’s Online Webstore, FIFA 20 has had a major user data breach, spoofing emails are becoming more and more elaborate and costing companies millions, and more … Cookie Monster Malware Attacks Sesame Street Online Store Thousands of online retailers – including Sesame Street’s online webstore – […]

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Online Ad Updates 20th May 2019

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20.05.19 Your Online Ad Updates The news this week finds Facebook unveiling its new design along with new ad simplification resources for video marketing, big changes for Google analytics and tag management and more …  Facebook Is Simplifying Video Ad Buying For Digital Marketers Last year, Facebook unveiled ThruPlay. ThruPlay was a unique way in […]

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Security Updates 9th May 2019

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The latest news from the sector sees HMRC fall foul of GDPR rules on biometric data content, Dell and Sierra Wireless rush out patches to fix flaw issues, farming businesses now targeted by cybercriminals, new rules on IoT hardware being devised by HM Government … HMRC falls foul of GDRP with Biometric Voice ID Data HMRC […]

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Security Update 24th April 2019

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The latest news from the sector sees Bounty UK fined £400,000 from the ICO, NCSC launch a venture capital drive for new cybersecurity start-ups, this month’s patch Tuesday updates … New Mums Service Bounty Fined £400,000 For Unlawfully Sharing Personal Data Bounty (UK) Ltd, the pregnancy and parenthood support service, has been fined by the Information […]

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Security Updates April 2019

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Hi again Paul and welcome to our latest ‘Essential IT Security Updates’ newsletter : essential reading for IT security and data protection leaders like you wanting to stay ahead of developments and news in this ever-changing sector. Feel free to use this content in your marketing or simply to keep abreast for yourself and your team. The latest news from […]

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Cyber Security Trends for 2019 – What to Look Out For?

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A New Year means a new round of ‘trends’ for the upcoming year from tech sector pundits. However, in the cyber-security field, these trends could help change the way you protect your IT infrastructure and business. Let’s find out what awaits cyber-security professionals in 2019: Start ‘beefing up’ your Internet of Things Security – The Mirani […]