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GFI – Top Cyber Stories for August 2019

GFI – Top Cyber Stories for August 2019 Digital assistant makers admit staff listen in on users   Digital assistants – mainly home speaker/microphone combos such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant range, plus similar technologies deployed in smartphones and other devices – are fast becoming an everyday thing, present in growing numbers of homes […] … [Read more...]

Top cyber stories for July 2019

Top cyber stories for July 2019   No jail time for malware author turned WannaCry hero   Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher credited with averting the WannaCry worm but later accused of creating malware himself, has been released from the threat of jail with a “time served” sentence.   Hutchins’ name hit the headlines in […] … [Read more...]

GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019

GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019 Another month, another raft of privacy and security blunders at world-straddling social media giant Facebook. Following up on a problem first admitted by the firm in late March, where a security review turned up the passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users being stored in plain text, […] … [Read more...]

GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019

GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019 With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the more important stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of three pertinent cybersecurity stories of March 2019. Citrix breach leaks 6TB of data In early March, collaboration and cloud giant Citrix […] … [Read more...]

Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it.

Have you been pwned? Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it. Infosec researcher Troy Hunt has revealed last week that 773 million email addresses have been shared in a “a popular hacker forum” – along with a very large number of plain text passwords. This seems to be a collection of […] … [Read more...]

The top cyber stories of December 2018

The top cyber stories of December 2018 Marriott data breach The Marriott hotel group revealed that the systems of its “Starwood” division had been compromised and could have leaked detailed data on as many as half a billion customers. The Starwood group includes such major hotel brands as Sheraton, Westin and W hotels, among many […] … [Read more...]

Security round up

Security round up With so much cyber security news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of the three top cyber security stories. Federal bug bounty programmes seem to pay off The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United […] … [Read more...]

 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users

 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users In late September Facebook revealed details of a security breach they had apparently first spotted close to two weeks earlier. The problem was rooted in a feature (View as) allowing users to view their Facebook pages the way others would see them, which inadvertently allowed attackers to […] … [Read more...]

There’s still time to implement BYOD this year

The year is more than half done, and there is still time to implement initiatives to keep your business moving. In fact, organizations of all sizes are expecting to see more ransomware attempts, as well as digital currency scams trying to steal an owner’s unique passcode or stealing computing power for currency mining in years […] … [Read more...]

Last month’s top cybersecurity stories – August 2018

With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Software round-up of the three top cyber security stories of August 2018. Fortnite app comes to Android, bringing multiple security worries Wildly popular shoot-em-up game, Fortnite, finally came to Android this month, […] … [Read more...]