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NCSC Report Says Phishing On The Decline As Nation State Attacks Take Over, Major UK Cyber Attack Inevitable
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

This morning, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published its two-year review, detailing findings from its second year of operations. The report found that there is “little doubt” that a major cyber attack will happen in the near future and whilst the NCSC has cut the UK’s share of phishing attacks targeting the UK in half from 5.3% to …

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XSS Vulnerabilities Found In Tinder
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Researchers at vpnMentor were analysing Tinder and other dating applications when they discovered a Tinder domain, go.tinder.com, that had multiple XSS vulnerabilities. According to vpnMentor, the flaws could have been exploited to access Tinder users’ profiles. Following vpnMentor’s research please see below for commentary and insight from Rusty Carter, VP of Product Management at Arxan. Rusty …

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Looming PHP Expiration Deadline
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Websites are facing a PHP deadline coming up in 10 weeks. The Popular PHP 05.x will stop security updates by the end of the year and currently 62% of all Internet sites are running on it. PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that runs on a web server. PHP is used mostly to create dynamic web …

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Number Of People Searching Cyber Security Recruitment Increases 93%
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

It has been revealed that there has been a 93% increase in the number of people searching for cyber security recruitment and related terms in Google, according to the latest figures by technology recruitment company Finlay James. The news comes after the ISC anticipated a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million cyber security professionals by 2022 but the lack of skills to tackle …

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IoT Code Of Conduct
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

With today’s IoT Code of Practice from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), wanted to share insight from Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu – around the need to instil a culture and OS rooted in security. Below Jamie Bennett, VP of IoT and Devices at Canonical commented, focused …

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Pentagon Data Breach Of 30,000 Personnel’s Credit Card Data
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

CNBC is reporting today that the Pentagon disclosed a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information and credit card data of up to 30,000 U.S. military and civilian personnel. IT security experts commented below. Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud: “In context, this breach at DOD is potentially part of a much …

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UK Govt Code Of Practice For IoT
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Following the news that a recent investigation has revealed that Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, IT security experts commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: “Due to the criticality of their services, government networks have become a key target for cyber criminals …

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MoD Secrets Exposed In Data Breaches
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Following the news that a recent investigation has revealed that Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, Edgard Capdevielle, CEO of Nozomi Networks commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: “Due to the criticality of their services, government networks have become a key target …

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Identity Authentication Caveats
Publicado el: Tuesday October 16, 2018

Caveats about ‘Password’ Sometimes the word ‘Password’ is narrowly interpreted as ‘remembered text password’ and sometimes it’s taken broadly as ‘whatever we remember for authentication’. We are of the view that it would be desirable to define ‘Password’ broadly enough. As a denotational definition, it could be ‘Whatever we remember and recall volitionally for identity …

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MoD Secrets Exposed In Dozens Of Cyber Security Breaches In 2017
Publicado el: Monday October 15, 2018

A report by Sky News has revealed that the MoD and its partners failed to protect military and defence data in 37 incidents in 2017. In light of this news, please see a comment from Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK, on what this means for national security and how future incidents can …

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