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IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit FEB 23rd 2018

Rolling out (and scraping) the barrel of computing history

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Telephone operator, please put me through to… What's that? You want me to address you by your first name? Well, that's jolly friendly. I'm (thinks quickly, decides to use Starbucks name) "Alex". And how should I call you? Right.


Winter Olympics cyber attacks - they thought it was all over FEB 23rd 2018

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games closes this weekend, having been repeatedly targeted by malicious cyber-attacks, along with several organisations associated with the Games. But the threat is far from over as it has now been claimed that the attacks are part of be an escalating threat set to impact organisations worldwide.

The original attacks saw malicious Microsoft Word documents being sent as attachments to emails masquerading as originating from the South Korean National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC), but now CyberInt says they are the work of a single threat actor who will continue to pose an ongoing threat long after the PyeongChang games have ended.


Despite poor IT visibility, HR apps are the most highly used cloud services FEB 23rd 2018

Despite a lack of appropriate visibility and control measures in place, cloud-based HR applications are now the most highly used cloud applications across organisations, with 139 such apps being used by organisations on average.

Over the last few years, organisations across the UK have developed and put in use hundreds of thousands of enterprise cloud applications to benefit from their ease of usage and also to store and process enterprise and customer data on a large scale. So widespread has been the use of cloud applications, that according to Netskope's latest February 2018 Cloud Report, there are 1,181 cloud services in use at an average organisation.


Darkest Hour? Cyber-war clouds gather as unprecedented threat looms FEB 22nd 2018

The internet is more than an infrastructure - it mediates human behaviour so it can have unprecedented impact - threatening our survival. It can be manipulated to constitute an insider threat on an unprecedented scale.

Running through the maze of tunnels that form the Churchill War Rooms under Whitehall, ducking past the security barrier, and off the tourist trail into a darkened side-room, amid the gloom, a low light picked out a face among the dozen shapes around the table.


New Word malware attacks infect systems without using macros FEB 19th 2018

Security researchers have discovered a new email spam campaign that tries to get users to open up Word document attachments that downloads a password stealer as its final payload.

According to a blog post by researchers at Trustwave, the payload uses a four-stage infection process to download the password stealer.


Security bugs in Dell storage platform allowed hackers to gain root access FEB 19th 2018

Security researchers recently unearthed as many as nine security vulnerabilities in Dell EMC's Isilon OneFS platform allowing remote attackers to launch social engineering attacks and subsequently access the Isilon systems at root.

Security researchers recently unearthed as many as nine security vulnerabilities in Dell EMC's Isilon OneFS platform that allowed remote attackers to launch social engineering attacks and subsequently access the Isilon systems at root.


Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage FEB 18th 2018

Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England.

The government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the UK by 2022.


Anger at Google image search 'peace deal' FEB 16th 2018

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a "peace deal" with photo library Getty Images.

In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices.


Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash - Europol FEB 12th 2018

Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol.

The agency's director Rob Wainwright told the BBC's Panorama that regulators and industry leaders need to work together to tackle the problem.


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