Rene Millman
Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?
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blockchain

Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?

With Bitcoin transactions consuming enough energy to fuel a small country, can blockchain technology ever be considered environmentally friendly?
1 Dec 2021
More than 90% of IT decision makers reuse passwords
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Security

More than 90% of IT decision makers reuse passwords

Bitwarden survey also finds that half of IT professionals share their passwords with colleagues
30 Nov 2021
Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware
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hacking

Over 300,000 Android users downloaded banking trojan malware

Hackers defeated Google Play restrictions by using smaller droppers in apps and eliminating permissions needed
30 Nov 2021
Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists
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spyware

Chinotto spyware spies on North Korean defectors and activists

Long term operation by ScarCruft hackers has been linked to the North Korean government
30 Nov 2021
Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals
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ransomware

Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals

The rebranded hacking group is demanding multi-million-dollar ransom payments, according to Mandiant
29 Nov 2021
CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected
Cronrat strikes Linux
malware

CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected

The malware allows for server-side payment skimming that bypasses browser security
26 Nov 2021
Best C++ courses to kickstart your career
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software development

Best C++ courses to kickstart your career

If you want to learn C++ for a new job, these are the courses you should consider
26 Nov 2021
Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls
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Google Android

Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls

The vulnerable chips are thought to be present in 37% of all smartphones worldwide
26 Nov 2021
Education and government most at risk from email threats
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phishing

Education and government most at risk from email threats

New report finds phishing remains most dominant threat to IT security
26 Nov 2021
Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy
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mobile networks

Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy

Masts will be built in remote locations in the UK following a trial later this year
25 Nov 2021
Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows
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zero-day exploit

Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows

The exploit allows hackers to elevate privileges and create admin accounts
25 Nov 2021
Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory
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components

Samsung selects Texas for $17 billion semiconductor factory

New plant to be built in Taylor, just 25km away from Samsung's existing site in Austin
25 Nov 2021
UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices
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IT regulation

UK gov introduces cyber bill designed to clamp down on unsecure devices

Law could prevent sale of smartphones, TVs, speakers, toys, and other digital devices that fail to meet minimum security requirements
24 Nov 2021
Vast majority of US healthcare web apps vulnerable to attack
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network security

Vast majority of US healthcare web apps vulnerable to attack

Report suggests patient data is at risk from poor security hygiene
24 Nov 2021
Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts
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cyber crime

Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts

Hackers are targeting victims using phone calls and voice mails about cryptocurrency transactions
22 Nov 2021
Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign
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malware

Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign

Researchers discovered malicious emails being sent as replies to existing email chains
22 Nov 2021
Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw
Sky router flaw
vulnerability

Sky Broadband took almost 18 months to fix serious router flaw

Flaw could expose user’s home network to hackers
19 Nov 2021
Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer
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malware

Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer

Cyber criminals in China control the malware
19 Nov 2021
Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector
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hacking

Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector

Microsoft security researchers warn hacking is part of broader cyber espionage effort
19 Nov 2021
What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?
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web browser

What is HTTP error 503 and how do you fix it?

It may not always be obvious what's causing the issue, but there are steps you can take to get back online
19 Nov 2021
TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts
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social media

TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts

Hackers threatened to delete accounts over copyright violations
18 Nov 2021
CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks
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cyber security

CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks

Playbook follows President Biden's April executive order
18 Nov 2021
Saving red squirrels with AI and cloud computing
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cloud computing

Saving red squirrels with AI and cloud computing

Cloud, artificial intelligence, and bioacoustics are being brought together to save this beloved animal of the British countryside
18 Nov 2021
Iranian hacking groups are evolving, warns Microsoft
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hacking

Iranian hacking groups are evolving, warns Microsoft

Cyber espionage groups are increasingly utilizing ransomware to either collect funds or disrupt their targets
17 Nov 2021
Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments

The services enable cyber criminals to anonymously clean proceeds from illicit activities
17 Nov 2021
What are cookies
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Security

What are cookies

What do they do, how they work, and why does every website want you to accept them?
17 Nov 2021
Intel CPU flaw could enable hackers to attack PCs, cars, and medical devices
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Hardware

Intel CPU flaw could enable hackers to attack PCs, cars, and medical devices

Vulnerability found in Pentium, Celeron, and Atom processors
16 Nov 2021
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign
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cryptocurrencies

Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign

Cyber criminals have been disabling security features in the cloud to mine for Monero
16 Nov 2021
Genesys and Google Cloud partner to push multiple clouds to enterprises
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Cloud

Genesys and Google Cloud partner to push multiple clouds to enterprises

The deal will also deepen integration with Google Cloud Contact Center AI
15 Nov 2021
Smart luggage is not so smart when it comes to cyber security
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cyber security

Smart luggage is not so smart when it comes to cyber security

If luggage owners aren’t careful, hackers could use app to steal baggage
15 Nov 2021
BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack
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phishing

BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack

The highly targeted phishing campaign abuses appxbundle to infect devices
12 Nov 2021
Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware
Malware in code
malware

Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware

The malware takes advantage of 33 different exploits to attack routers and IoT devices
12 Nov 2021
Big zero-day flaw found in Palo Alto security appliance
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internet security

Big zero-day flaw found in Palo Alto security appliance

Vulnerability in GlobalProtect VPN could enable hackers to take control of the security system
11 Nov 2021
83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years
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cyber security

83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years

Survey finds security practices are weak if not non-existent in critical firms
11 Nov 2021
Nitro acquires European e-sign SaaS provider Connective
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Acquisition

Nitro acquires European e-sign SaaS provider Connective

The deal should propel Nitro into the top three enterprise e-signing providers worldwide
10 Nov 2021