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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The news this week finds Twitter launching a new paid ads podcast, Google and Facebook making changes to their ad platforms whilst HM Government are set to explore the dominance of Google and Facebook on the paid ads marketplace …  Chancellor Announces Watchdog Study on Facebook/Google’s Online Ad Dominance Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the…

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