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Yahoo! launches password on-demand service for simpletons!

March 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

Yahoo! is trialling a service that removes the need to remember passwords, providing users aren’t so absent-minded they don’t also lose or mislay their phones. The on-demand password service allows registered users to get a short password sent to their phone. On-demand passwords is an opt-in service, initially only available in the US. Users would

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Is This a New Security Authentication Method?

March 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

Customers at Halifax bank could soon be able to prove their identities online using their heartbeat, rather than a password. A bracelet called a Nymi Band may be trialled which measures cardiac rhythms unique to each person to keep them logged in online – without having to remember passwords, codes and PIN numbers. It can

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Cyber-Security to be included into UK Curriculum

March 10, 2015 by Alex Tough

Cyber-security will appear on the UK curriculum from next year in a bid to get more kids into the industry, the government has announced. The topic will be a key part of UK computing and digital further education qualifications from September 2016, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said today. Its inclusion is part of a

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Man arrested during Cyber Crime Operation

March 06, 2015 by Alex Tough

POLICE have arrested a man in Wearside as part of a national crackdown on cyber crime. Northumbria Police have arrested man in Wearside as part of a national crackdown on cyber crime.He was arrested on suspicion of gaining unauthorised access to computer material after an allegation that a company website had been hacked back in

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Data Protection Day

February 03, 2015 by Alex Tough

“According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 50% of targeted cyber attacks are directed at companies with fewer than 2,500 employees”. On 26 April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to launch a Data Protection Day, to be celebrated each year on 28 January. The 28th of January was chosen

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404 – Plane Not Found!

January 28, 2015 by Alex Tough

On Monday morning, the main page of its website was replaced by the words “404 – Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad”. Initially the words “ISIS will prevail” appeared in the browser tab for the page, but that has since disappeared. It is not clear why Malaysia Airlines has become the target of

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Will IT Security be tougher in 2015?

January 22, 2015 by Alex Tough

“The IT industry seriously needs to up its security to stay ahead of the game!” As we predicted around this time last year, 2014 has seen more high-profile targeted attacks with motivations of stealing information, making a statement and permanently destroying sensitive/valuable data. Analysts, Hold Security, startlingly announced in February that it had managed to

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Multi-factor Authentication for your Business

January 21, 2015 by Alex Tough

Want to lower the odds of someone getting in to your network to as low as one in 100,000,000,000,000? (That’s 100 trillion!) Then add a third layer of protection! New threats, risks, and vulnerabilities as well as evolving business requirements underscore to the need for a strong authentication approach based on simple service delivery, choice,

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Sony Hack and Your IT Security Testing

January 14, 2015 by Alex Tough

Sony’s secure system was hacked late last year by an unknown source, the employees hacked screen involved a digital image of a skull with a message threatening to expose “secrets” from data acquired in a refined hack. Speculation throughout media suggested the hack was conducted due to the newly produced Sony Pictures movie “The Interview”, starring

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Cyber Spy Training: GHCQ and Universities Join Forces

August 05, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

The GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) has accredited six universities to teach specific cyber spy master’s degrees for future internet security experts. This move forms part of the UK’s cyber security strategy, which was published in 2011. According to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, these courses would help to make “UK one of the safest places in

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Warning: How to Protect Yourself From GOZeuS

June 03, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

You have two weeks to prepare before GOZeuS steals your personal and bank details. It’s a strong statement to make, but that’s the severity of the situation. A warning has been issued by the National Crime Agency (NCA) over the GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware, which is designed to infect PCs and search them for confidential

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