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Trump issues order to protect US communications from foreign adversaries

The US, which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, has sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at stopping foreign adversaries from taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten US communications systems. The order, which declared a national emergency in response… Read More


Fitbit-style USB tracker proposed to improve cyber diligence

Researchers are working on a prototype of a USB dongle that flashes, beeps and vibrates when security action is required Technology used in fitness trackers could hold the key to reducing cyber attacks, researchers say. The team, from the University of Bath and Goldsmiths, University of London, are investigating a device that plugs into a… Read More


Microsoft issues urgent Windows XP patch to prevent WannaCry-style attack

The company does not believe the vulnerability has yet been exploited, but it urges users to update PCs immediately Microsoft has issued a critical Windows update to older machines to prevent a vulnerability which could allow attacks to spread in a similar way to WannaCry. The computing giant has taken the drastic and unusual step… Read More


Huawei boosted the UK economy by £1.7 billion in 2018

Oxford Economics report shows the Chinese firm added £1.7 billion to the UK economy in 2018 An independent report claims Huawei boosted the UK economy by £1.7 billion in 2018, as the debate over the company’s security continues. A study by Oxford Economics, commissioned at the end of last year, said the Chinese firm now… Read More


MongoDB database containing over 275 million personal records exposed and hacked

Hu-Mongo-us database exposed on Shodan before being swiped by an unknown hacking group An unprotected and public-facing MongoDB database containing over 275 million records of personal information on Indian citizens has been discovered on search engine Shodan. Shodan indexes publicly viewable internet-connected devices and software applications, including unsecured webcams and exposed databases. The database was… Read More


Hackers loot £31 million in Bitcoin from Binance, wallet identified

The hackers used a combination of techniques to steal API keys and two-factor codes, CEO Changpeng Zhao said One of the world’s most respected cryptocurrency exchanges has suffered a stunning data breach, in which hackers stole more than £30 million in cryptocurrency. Binance said hackers were able to withdraw 7,000 Bitcoin (£30.9m) in one transaction… Read More


Security labels for IoT devices proposed

Under Government proposals, IoT devices could be required to carry a label proving they are secure Small connected devices could be made to carry labels telling people how secure they are from cyber attacks, under plans announced by the Government. The labels would be initially introduced on a voluntary basis to help consumers identify which… Read More


Check ‘cyber fitness’, local authorities and emergency services told

Theresa May’s de-facto deputy David Lidington is to announce a new ‘cyber fitness’ tool in Glasgow Vulnerable local authorities, emergency services and small businesses are being urged to beef up their online defences by using a new cyber fitness tool to better prepare for potentially crippling attacks. Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy David Lidington… Read More


61% of businesses reported one or more cyber attacks in 2018

A surge in cyber crime included a number of high profile victims including British Airways and Dixons Carphone The number of cyber attacks against businesses surged last year, with more than 60 percent of companies reporting at least one attack in 2018, according to a new survey. Around 61 percent of businesses reported one or… Read More


Establishment payment platform PayPal wants to save us from crypto ransomware

Cache comparison technique could detect and prevent ransomware in its early stages, PayPal says Despite the dramatic plunge in the value of cryptocurrencies, crypto ransomware still remains a popular weapon of choice for hackers around the world, as crypto transactions provide a reliable and secure means for attackers to process payments extorted from unfortunate victims…. Read More


Facebook embarrassed by yet another huge data flop-up

Social network uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their permission Facebook harvested the email contacts of more than 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016, without their consent. The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts after asking some users to email passwords when signing up to the… Read More


Microsoft confirms attack on email services exposed some Outlook accounts

OS Maker and operator of Outlook, MSN and Hotmail admits the contents of user emails could have been accessed by hackers Microsoft has confirmed that some of its email services have been breached by hackers, with the contents of some user emails exposed by the attack. The technology giant said a “limited” number of accounts… Read More



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