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Quantum security: will we make it in time?

Quantum computing is one of those concepts that promises so much but seems to be just beyond our grasp. Researchers have made great progress in their attempts to manipulate the basics of quantum computing in recent years, and yet so much is still not understood about exactly how it works. The only thing that is certain is… Read More


Cortana leaves Windows 10 vulnerable on locked devices

Windows 10 users are at risk of their devices being accessed even when they’re locked thanks to a Cortana vulnerability. Researchers at McAfee discovered that Windows 10 users who have not applied the most recent updates could be leaving their devices at risk. By activating Cortana, the Windows personal digital assistant, either through a voice… Read More


Dixons Carphone suffers data breach after attack

Customers of Dixons Carphone have had their financial and personal data compromised following a cyber attack on the firm’s systems. The firm’s shares have dropped more than 6% the announcement. According to an announcement by the British electronics retailer, there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in a processing system of Currys PC… Read More


Kaspersky sues Dutch newspaper for defamation

Embattled security firm Kaspersky has taken its fight against ‘fake news’ to the next level by suing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf for defamation. The Russian cybersecurity company, led by Eugene Kaspersky, is taking the paper to court after it ran a sensational story about a female hacker gaining access to Kaspersky’s corporate network and obtaining a… Read More


MyHeritage leaks 98 million email addresses

Genealogy website MyHeritage has suffered a data breach which exposed nearly 100 million email addresses, the company has said. Users who signed up for the service, which is based in Israel and runs DNA tests, puts together family trees and helps people find family members, prior to October 26, 2017, have had their email addresses… Read More


SOC workers and bosses cant see eye-to-eye, says study

Workers in security operations centres (SOCs) deal with understaffing, work with old tech, and have managers that don’t understand their needs, a new study says. The State of the SOC report, released by security information and event management (SIEM) firm Exabeam, found that 83% of managers and frontline employees are frustrated with legacy technology, compared… Read More


Police discouraged TalkTalk from going public with breach

The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who… Read More


The mania of GDPR Day One

The first day of GDPR is proving manic, with many U.S. websites unavailable in the EU and an activist immediately going after major tech firms. Known to many as GDPR Day, the 25th May is a big date for many reasons; not least because it should put an end to incessant emails begging for permission to… Read More


Zerto previews 7.0 and releases IT resilience platform

Zerto has released an IT resilience platform designed to merge backup and disaster recovery as part of a preview of its release of Zerto 7. The company’s IT Resilience Platform was announced at the opening of its annual conference, held in Boston, and is designed to change the way businesses look after their data. Its… Read More


AimBrain releases free biometrics platform for small businesses

A biometrics-based security firm has released a free platform to help smaller businesses move towards identity-based authentication. AimBrain’s product is designed to replace more traditional methods of security, such as passwords and PINS, with biometric-based security. It sells to customers that run services like online banking apps. It has always used open-source software development kits… Read More


Car salesman asks customer to tick reCAPTCHA box on paper

A Florida resident was left bemused when a car salesman asked her to tick a reCAPTCHA box… on a piece of paper. Writer Marci Robin was buying a used 2016 Fiat 500X in West Palm Beach, Florida and was going through the usual paperwork process when the salesman handed her a page with the offending tickbox on… Read More


Microsoft to extend GDPR rights internationally

Microsoft has announced that it will be extending the rights contained in the European General Data Protection Regulations to all of its customers around the world. Microsoft has said that it will extend GDPR principles, which apply in the European Union, to all of its customers around the world. In a blog post, Julie Brill,… Read More



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