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Month: December 2017

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Miscarriage Risk From Wi-Fi And Smartphones

A U.S. study has found a link between high levels of magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation such as that emitted by Mobile phones and Wi-Fi transmitters, and a 2.72x higher risk of miscarriage. What Is MF Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation? Radiofrequency energy is a form of electromagnetic radiation, and this can be categorized as either…
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Beware Android Phone-Melting Malware

A type of crypto-currency mining malware has been found to overload an android phone with so much constant traffic that its battery physically bulges and bends the phone cover. Malware Causing Physical Damage The Android phone-wrecking Trojan malware, dubbed “Loapi”, was discovered by Kaspersky researchers. In tests, after running it for several days mining the…
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Kaspersky Tries To Overturn U.S. Directive

Embattled Moscow-based cyber security firm, Kaspersky Lab, is appealing against a U.S. Government’s ban on its software on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, and that there is no technical evidence. What Directive? Back in September, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Directive ordering civilian government agencies to remove Kaspersky software from…
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No More Chrome Apps From Next Year

Google has announced that Chrome apps for Mac and Windows will no longer be available from the Chrome Web Store by early next year and that they will be replaced next year by Progressive Web Apps (PWA). Why? Google has had Chrome-browser supported stand-alone apps on Mac, Windows and Linux since 2013, but back in…
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School Heating Hack Risk

Cyber-security Company, Pan Test Partners, have warned that schools with building management systems that are linked to the Internet could face the risk of hackers turning the school heating system off – or worse. The Problem The problem is that many electricians and engineers may be lacking in knowledge about cyber security and / or…
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Tech Tip – Storage Sense

If you want to make sure that you don’t start running out of space on your device, Windows 10 includes the Storage sense tool to monitor and free up space on your device automatically. Storage Sense can empty the recycle bin every 30 days, and automatically cleaning up any temporary files from on your drives.…
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Supply Chain Attacks

With GDPR on the way, it is more important than ever for companies to protect themselves from online attacks via a 3rd party in their supply chain. What’s The Risk? Many companies have professional relationships with 3rd parties in their supply chain / value chain that involve granting them access to systems and sensitive data.…
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HP Laptop ‘Keylogger’ Security Risk Discovered

HP is reported to have issued patches for 450+ commercial workstations, consumer laptops and other HP products after a keylogger was found to have been hidden in a driver. What Is A Keylogger? As the name suggests a keylogger / keystroke-logger usually refers to covert spying / monitoring software that tracks every key that you…
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$80m Bitcoin Hack

Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash has reported that it has become the victim of a highly professional attack with sophisticated social engineering that has resulted in the theft of bitcoin to an estimated value of $80m. The Hack The 4,700 bitcoin(s) were reported stolen in a hack of the NiceHash digital currency marketplace’s payment system…
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Stick and Carrot Measures To Deal With GDPR

A report by Veritas Technologies has said that since 91% of most companies lack a strong data management culture they will be considering a number of ‘carrot and stick’ motivators to bring about the changes needed to help them to implement and comply with GDPR. GDPR Next Year The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…
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