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Cyber crime: A third of people in Yorkshire admit to sharing online passwords

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Senior police officers leading the fight against cyber crime in Yorkshire and the Humber have urged the public to take basic precautions after statistics revealed almost one in three people in the region had shared their passwords with someone else. Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/cyber-crime-a-third-of-people-in-yorkshire-admit-to-sharing-online-passwords-1-8203148

Almost 6,000 online shops hit by hackers

October 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The code has been injected into the sites by cyberthieves, said Dutch developer Willem De Groot. He found the 5,925 compromised sites by scanning for the specific signature of the data-stealing code in website software. Some of the stolen data was sent to servers based in Russia, he said. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37643754

Fears of massive net attacks as code shared online

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Security experts fear the release will prompt more massive attacks that knock sites offline by swamping them with data. The attack tool seeks out smart devices in homes that are weakly protected with easy-to-guess passwords. Net monitoring firms said they had already seen an increase in scans that seek out vulnerable devices. The “Mirai” source […]

Dropbox hack leads to 68 million passwords dumped online

September 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Earlier in the week, Dropbox forced password resets after stumbling across user credentials online that it believes were stolen in a 2012 breach. Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus […]

5 back-to-school tips to help kids stay safe online

August 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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As children around the world end their summer breaks and start to head back to school, they’ll be using the internet and their phones for schoolwork and socialising.  Of course, we want to make sure kids are safe and smart online, so we’re sharing these 5 back-to-school tips to help. Take a moment to check in and […]

Push to tackle online ‘booter’ services

August 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Teenagers are behind many of the web attacks that cripple websites and knock people offline, suggests an FBI study. Presented at the Black Hat security conference the study scrutinised so-called “booter” services that carry out denial of service attacks. The study investigated how attacks were carried out and sought to identify their operators. It comes […]

World-Check terrorism database exposed online

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A financial crime database used by banks has been “leaked” on to the net. World-Check Risk Screening contains details about people and organisations suspected of being involved in terrorism, organised crime and money laundering, among other offences. Access is supposed to be restricted under European privacy laws. The database’s creator, Thomson Reuters, has confirmed an […]

Online scams ‘target Apple customers for richer pickings’

April 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cybercriminals are targeting people using Apple products as they are more likely to have disposable income, a security expert has warned. Blogger Graham Cluley said that while malware was more common on Windows, Apple customers could not “afford to be lackadaisical” about security. On Monday, he reported a text message scam that tried to trick […]

Junk food ads face online ban in UK

March 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Advertising junk food could soon be banned from children’s content streamed online, according to the UK’s advertising watchdog. Ads for foods considered unhealthy are already banned on children’s television, but not online. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), which sets the rules for advertisers in the UK, will soon launch a public consultation on the […]

The 25 most common stolen passwords of 2015

January 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Every year, the password manager software company SplashData compiles a list of the 25 most common stolen passwords from the previous 12 months’ publicly disclosed data breaches. 2015’s results have now been published, and they demonstrate one thing: people are still no good at choosing passwords. No good at all. Here’s the list: Worst 25 […]

Advent Tip 21: Bought online? Watch out for bogus courier emails!

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve been doing any last-minute on-line shopping for Christmas gifts, you may well be waiting with increasing anxiety for the items to be be delivered. So, don’t let your guard down when it comes to emails claiming to be from couriers. The trick usually goes like this: the courier company tried to deliver your […]

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