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Security Updates 26th October 2018

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The latest news from the sector sees Cathay Pacific hack affect 10 million customers, Facebook gets slammed with a £500,000 fine from the ICO, IT Governance provides a useful check-list for SMEs looking to protect themselves against data breach regulatory headaches and more… Cathay Pacific Hack Affects 10 Million Passengers Worldwide The personal identifiable information […]

Facebook Revamps

Facebook Revamps Privacy Settings

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In a move that Facebook says was due to happen before the recent personal data harvesting scandal, the social media giant has updated its privacy tools to make users more informed and in control. 50 Million Profiles Harvested The high-profile outcry that followed revelations over data from 50 million profiles that were harvested for use […]

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Eight New Cyber Threats Every Second

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The latest McAfee Labs threat report shows that in the last quarter of 2017, organisations faced 8 new cyber threats a second as there was an 18% increase in the number of reported security incidents across Europe. 478 New Cyber Threats Every Minute The report makes worrying reading as businesses and organisations try to secure […]

Facebook Ads That Target Your Beliefs

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In a new trial involving a small number of users in the UK, Facebook has said that it will be testing the targeting of adverts based on users’ specific political and religious beliefs. Why? According to Facebook, the trial will help the social media platform to process and manage its customer data, so that it […]

Location Based Marketing … Creepy?

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MoviePass CEO, Mitch Lowe, has caused controversy by telling the Hollywood audience at the Entertainment Finance Forum that his MoviePass app can track and gather information about users before and after their trip to the movies. What Is MoviePass? MoviePass, based in New York, offers a service whereby, for a flat monthly fee ($9.95 per […]

Fight For DPOs With Introduction of GDPR

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Technology and employment commentators are predicting that with the already high demand for skilled and talented Data Protection Officers (DPOs), the introduction of GDPR may see businesses having to compete to recruit the right one. What’s A Data Protection Officer? A DPO’s role is essentially that of looking after any legal and ethical issues related […]

Google Acted On Less Than Half Of Requests To Remove URLs

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Google’s latest Transparency Report reveals that of the 2.4 million requests made since 2014 to remove certain URLs from its search results, Google has only complied with less than half. Removal Requests The removal requests relate to a ruling by the European Union’s Court of Justice in May 2014 which said that Google and other […]

A Quarter Of Councils Have Been Hacked

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A freedom of information request by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed the shocking statistic that a quarter of all UK councils have had their IT systems breached in the past five years. 37 Attempted Cyber Attacks Every Minute The ‘Cyber Attacks In Local Authorities’ report from Big Brother Watch shows that local governments are […]

GDPR Extortion Prediction

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A report by Security Company Trend Micro has predicted that, as cyber-criminals are now focusing more on maximising financial return, the introduction of GDPR this year could give them potentially lucrative extortion opportunities. How? The point that this report is making is that with the prospect of massive fines under GDPR e.g. fines up to […]

Facebook In Authentication Spamming Row

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Facebook is facing criticism for allegedly using sign-ups to 2 factor authentication as an opportunity to send spam SMS notifications. What 2FA? Facebook has been allowing users to sign up for SMS-based two-factor authentication to mitigate the risk of phishing attempts and to help protect people from having their accounts compromised. Spam Too Unfortunately, in […]