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QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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malware

QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
Weekly threat roundup: SAP, Windows 10, Chrome
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: SAP, Windows 10, Chrome

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
21 Jan 2021
What is the Raspberry Pi Pico?
The Raspberry Pi Pico against blueprints
Hardware

What is the Raspberry Pi Pico?

Introducing the latest $4 member of the family of single-board microcomputers
21 Jan 2021
Raspberry Pi Pico gallery
Hardware

Raspberry Pi Pico gallery

Introducing the latest $4 member of the family of single-board computers
21 Jan 2021
NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout
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Technology

NHS turns to distributed ledger tech to manage COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The technology will be used to ensure results are securely recorded and validated at pace
20 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit
MalwareBytes antivirus software on a smartphone
hacking

SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit

They accessed company emails after abusing a dormant email protection product within the Office 365 tenant
20 Jan 2021
Citrix buys Slack competitor Wrike in record $2.25bn deal
The Citrix
collaboration

Citrix buys Slack competitor Wrike in record $2.25bn deal

The firm specialises in collaboration software incorporating planning and project management
19 Jan 2021
OpenWRT forum suffers data breach
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data breaches

OpenWRT forum suffers data breach

Hackers have compromised the personal information of up to 27,000 users
19 Jan 2021
Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'
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Careers & training

Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'

Only three universities can boast computer sciences teaching staff with more than 30% female representation
19 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review: Exquisitely crafted
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review: Exquisitely crafted

Although practically faultless, this gigantic device is more statement piece than must-have
18 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review gallery
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G review gallery

Although practically faultless, this gigantic device is more statement piece than must-have
18 Jan 2021
IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance

The German notebook seller has hit back, rejecting the fine and claiming it's being set up to be made an example of
18 Jan 2021
Apple drops controversial firewall-bypass feature on macOS
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firewalls

Apple drops controversial firewall-bypass feature on macOS

Researchers claim the ContentFilterExlusionList posed a huge cyber security risk
15 Jan 2021
IBM acquires Taos Mountain as cloud spending spree continues
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Cloud

IBM acquires Taos Mountain as cloud spending spree continues

The MSP has guided clients such as Netflix in their migrations from on-premise to cloud infrastructure
15 Jan 2021
HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics
Alternative front-facing view of the HP Pro c640 Chromebook
Laptops

HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics

While it’s a pleasure to type with, this device is let down by several serious weaknesses
15 Jan 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Defender, Adobe, Mimecast
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Defender, Adobe, Mimecast

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
14 Jan 2021
HP Pro c640 Chromebook review gallery
Laptops

HP Pro c640 Chromebook review gallery

While it’s a pleasure to type with, this device is let down by several serious weaknesses
14 Jan 2021
Dropbox sheds 11% of its workforce in “painful” restructure
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Business strategy

Dropbox sheds 11% of its workforce in “painful” restructure

The company is also parting ways with COO Olivia Nottebohm after only a year in the role
14 Jan 2021
World’s largest dark web marketplace taken offline
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cyber crime

World’s largest dark web marketplace taken offline

A multinational operation also involving Europol, UK and US authorities has put a halt to illegal trade valued at approximately £125 million
13 Jan 2021
What is a DNS server?
Networks servers
Domain Name System (DNS)

What is a DNS server?

We explain what a DNS server is, how it works and how to avoid DNS hijacking
12 Jan 2021
Hackers may have accessed personal data in Ubiquiti Networks breach
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hacking

Hackers may have accessed personal data in Ubiquiti Networks breach

The security incident with a third-party cloud provider has forced the firm to ask users to reset passwords
12 Jan 2021
UK businesses still vastly unprepared for IR35
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Policy & legislation

UK businesses still vastly unprepared for IR35

Although the changes are finally set to come into force in April, half of contractors are yet to be assessed
12 Jan 2021
Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft
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Computer Misuse Act

Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft

The individuals were accused of siphoning away personal data from RAC to an accident claims management firm
11 Jan 2021
2020 the busiest year on record for cyber attacks against UK firms
Unknown hacker on a computer in a dark room
cyber attacks

2020 the busiest year on record for cyber attacks against UK firms

Hacking attempts surged by 20% as hackers took advantage of factors such as COVID-19 and remote working
11 Jan 2021
Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million
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ransomware

Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million

The devastating strain is now among the most widely-deployed following several high-profile attacks in 2020
8 Jan 2021
Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim
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Network & Internet

Boris Johnson’s 2025 gigabit broadband vision in tatters, MPs claim

This is the second report within a month to conclude even 85% full-fibre coverage is unachievable
8 Jan 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Zyxel, Samsung Galaxy, Windows 10
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Zyxel, Samsung Galaxy, Windows 10

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
7 Jan 2021
Hackers publish Hackney Council data online after 2020 attack
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hacking

Hackers publish Hackney Council data online after 2020 attack

The suspected ransomware incident in October last year knocked a number of council services offline
7 Jan 2021
Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband
Close-up of a small business employee using a laptop on a table
Network & Internet

Vodafone offers small businesses a year of free broadband

New research shows the number of small firms wholly reliant on being online has doubled during the pandemic
7 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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cyber crime

ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
UK ranked second for value of GDPR fines issued in 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK ranked second for value of GDPR fines issued in 2020

The ICO, however, was one of the least active data regulators in Europe having collecting fines for three cases
6 Jan 2021
What is two-factor authentication?
The two-factor authentication (2FA) process displayed on tablet and smartphone displays
two-factor authentication (2FA)

What is two-factor authentication?

Passwords aren't secure; it's time to add multi-factor authentication
5 Jan 2021
What is an MSSP?
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Security

What is an MSSP?

Why appointing an MSSP is becoming the norm for SMBs
5 Jan 2021
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 chip promises 5G for all
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5G

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 chip promises 5G for all

The chipmaker's latest mobile CPU will offer users high-speed connectivity in the cheapest handsets
5 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code
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hacking

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code

The firm doesn't consider this as an elevation of risk due to its open source development best practices
4 Jan 2021