Highlights and Updates

SAFETY WHEN USING PUBLIC WI-FI

Thursday, 13th March 2014
Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, has seen an increase in hackers using Wi-fi hotspots to steal identity, passwords and ultimately money from people who use them.

WINDOWS XP USERS SHOULD STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER AFTER END OF SUPPORT DATE

Wednesday, 12th March 2014
When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, its web browser, Internet Explorer will also stop receiving security updates on Windows XP computers.
If XP users continue using Internet Explorer after this date they will be vulnerable to Internet-based threats.

Adobe releases important Security Updates for Flash Player

Wednesday, 12th March 2014
Adobe has released security updates to address important vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.70.
Adobe's Flash update brings the media player to version 12.0.0.77

WARNING! A TROJAN IS CIRCULATING THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER

Wednesday, 12th March 2014
A Trojan is a Malicious Program,that at first glance will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer. 
This Trojan is currently spreading through Facebook's Messenger service.

Microsoft to release a new batch of critical Windows XP security updates this Patch Tuesday.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
Microsoft is set to release a fresh batch of security patches that the company rates as either "important" or "critical." These updates will apply to both Windows XP Professional x64 Service Pack 2, as well as Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Just released Apple iOS 7.1 patches 41 vulnerabilities

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the latest version of the operating system for iPhones and iPads. It fixes 41 vulnerabilities. Details of the security improvements can be found here.

Justin Bieber's Twitter account hacked. Hackers spammed malicious links to 50 Million Followers.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
On Saturday (March 8th) Hackers gained access to Pop singer Justin Bieber's Twitter account and posted links to websites that contain malicious software to all 50 Million followers. If you also clicked on these links or authorized a malicious application to access your twitter account here is what you should do.

Privacy Advocates Look to Block Facebook's WhatsApp Purchase

Monday, 10th March 2014
Privacy groups are calling on US regulators to block Facebook's $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp until there is greater clarity about how Facebook plans to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million members.

1 in 30 people have been hit by Cryptolocker

Monday, 10th March 2014
Cryptolocker is a malicious software that encrypts(locks) all of your personal files and demands that you pay a fee to have them unencrypted (unlocked). A new survey shows that 1 in 30 people have had there PCs hit by this malware.
It could happen to you!

Joomla! 3.2.3 released, four security bugs fixed

Monday, 10th March 2014
Joomla 3.2.3 is now available for download. The latest release addresses a total of more than 40 bugs, four of which are security issues.