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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Research Says Memes Can Tell Between Humans and Bots

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Researchers from the University of Delaware have concluded that when it comes to authentication for logins, Memes may be one of the strongest techniques to distinguish between a human and a bot. The Bot Challenge One of the great challenges to websites when it comes to authentication for logins is that software bots can fool […]

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Researchers Warn That Intel Chips Are Still Vulnerable

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The New York Times has reported that despite Intel issuing patches for security flaws (that were discovered last year) in its processors, security researchers are alleging that the processors still have some serious vulnerabilities. What Flaws? In January 2018, it was discovered that nearly all computer processors made in the last 20 years contained two […]

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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 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 5th September 2019

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South Korean Biometrics Firm Under Fire For Cyber Security Flaw Suprema, the manufacturers of Biostar 2, a biometric on-site physical security system, have responded to researchers who claimed to have accessed data from the company’s online systems. Researchers found that large swathes of cyber security data were obtained online and the leak could have impacted […]

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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 […]