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  • Security Alert: WiFi vulnerability

    This month researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK which impacts WPA2 a security protocol of many WiFi connections. KRACK stands for Key Reinstallation AttaCK. Mathy Vanhoef who discovered the vulnerability said “Attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that …

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  • Security Alert: Bad Rabbit

    Rise of Bad Rabbit  Bad Rabbit appears to be a Petya/NotPetya cryptoware variant. Masquerading as an Adobe Flash update, Bad Rabbit tricks the user into installing it. Once installed the Malware encrypts files and replaces the Master Boot Record. This disables the device and the …

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  • Security Alert: Rise in Phishing Delivery Emails

    The latest email phishing trend that we have noticed is from delivery companies… or cybercriminals pretending to be delivery companies! There are two types of delivery company phishing emails circulating at the moment Attempted delivery/ Delivery cancellation An email claiming that a parcel delivery was attempted …

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  • How should you handle a security breach?

    During a security breach Be quick – As soon as you notice something is wrong you need to act quickly. Limit the ability for the attacker to gain further access to the network – the quickest way to do this is to switch off the …

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  • Security Alert: WannaCry Ransomware

    Our blog post, Security Alert: Microsoft remote access vulnerability, on Wednesday, highlighted a vulnerability within Microsoft’s Windows Defender virus protection that allowed threats to be activated on Windows machines without the user having to click any links or email attachments. Unfortunately, on Friday (2017.05.12) this vulnerability was …

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  • Security Alert: Microsoft remote access vulnerability

    2017.05.15 See our update on this here! Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers being able to take control of computers using a single email. The vulnerability was residing in the Microsoft antimalware software (e.g Windows Defender) and could be exploited by sending …

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  • Security Alert: Google Docs phishing email

    Google has suffered a severe widely spread phishing attack. This phishing process utilises a legitimate Google Docs sharing facility to gain access to individual’s personal details. Google said in a statement: “…[we] disabled offending accounts. We’ve removed the fake pages, pushed updates through safe browsing, …

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