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Over 50% of young Brits reuse password for multiple online accounts

Feb 22, 2018, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

Hackers targeting young Britons might find it easier than they think. According to the most recent UK government Cyber Awareness Campaign, over half of British citizens between 18 and 25 reuse a password for multiple accounts, including social media and online shopping networks. Some...


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Facebook aims to outsmart future high-tech election meddlers with 1861 technology

Feb 21, 2018, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

To prevent high-tech meddling in US national elections of the future, Facebook plans to use a technology dating back to 1861 – the humble postcard. The social media giant plans to use the cards, first patented in 1861 in Philadelphia, as a form of two-factor authentication to confirm that political...


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Securing Our Connected Car Future with Panasonic

Feb 21, 2018, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

There are few more exciting frontiers of the Internet of Things (IoT) than connected cars. Gartner predicts that there will be 61 million vehicles with built-in connectivity on our roads by 2020. But as we drive ever closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are a commonplace sight, we must be alert...


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Russian hackers sentenced to prison in US for compromising 160 million credit cards

Feb 20, 2018, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

Two Muscovites have been sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the biggest data breach conspiracy ever prosecuted in the United States. Three co-conspirators are still at large. Vladimir Drinkman, 37 and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, had previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the...


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Using SpamTitan spam filtering with Microsoft Office 365 – the perfect fit!

Feb 19, 2018, 11:27 AM Ben Gane

Office 365 in the cloud has some great advantages. Microsoft manages the software updates,making it easier for the IT support services. You can collaborate in real time using different mobile devices and PCs. According to Adalloms annual Cloud Usage Risk Report...


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Russian nuclear weapons engineers detained after using facility’s supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency

Feb 19, 2018, 09:30 AM Ben Gane

Reminiscent of the California Gold Rush, the cryptocurrency phenomenon has captured the minds of virtually everyone who understands digital currency. And those with the means to ‘mine’ it will go to great lengths to do so, as evidenced most recently by engineers at a nuclear weapons plant in...


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NotPetya/GoldenEye back in the spotlight: UK officially points finger to Kremlin for June 2017 cyberattack

Feb 16, 2018, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

2017 has already gone down as the worst year on record from a cybersecurity standpoint. But the world is still not over the two infamous attacks deployed by hackers in May (WannaCry) and June (NotPetya/Goldeneye) of last year, which together dealt billions of dollars’ worth of damages to...


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Ivanti Customers Played ‘Would You Rather’ and The Results Are Hilarious

Feb 16, 2018, 08:57 AM Ben Gane

It’s been a long winter, but we’re getting through it together. Between mermaid-shaped Snuggies, Disney Monopoly, and Netflix and chilling, we’re making the most of being indoors. And as a special bonus for 2018, we have the Winter Olympics...


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DNS Filter versus Firewall in a guest Wi-Fi environment

Feb 15, 2018, 09:12 AM Ben Gane

In a recent Spiceworks community poll, 48% of IT professionals listed their perimeter firewall/UTM appliance as their chosen web filter solution for their respective guest Wi-Fi environments. Another 11% depended on their wireless management controller or software for filtering.This leaves only 41%...


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Winter Olympics ceremony allegedly hacked by Russia; no comment from IOC

Feb 15, 2018, 09:04 AM Ben Gane

Hackers attacked the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, organizers confirmed. The attacks were allegedly carried out by Russia following a doping ban, but the organizers made no comments, writes the Guardian. Soon after the event started on Friday...


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