Highlights and Updates

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.

Web ads and Pornography are the leading sources of Mobile Malware new report says

Friday, 7th March 2014
Web adverts and Pornography are the highest volume delivery channels of malware for mobile devices, says a new report by Blue Coat security labs.

Cisco Patches Vulnerabilities in Small Business Routers and Wireless LAN Controllers

Friday, 7th March 2014
Cisco Systems has released new firmware versions for some of its small business routers and wireless LAN controllers in order to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to compromise the vulnerable devices or affect their availability.

Cisco assigned an impact score of 10 to this vulnerability—the highest in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)—because this flaw is very severe.

GnuTLS Security Flaw Leaves Linux Users Vulnerable To Hacks

Friday, 7th March 2014
Linux users are vulnerable to hacks because of a bug that allows people to bypass security protocols to intercept and disseminate encrypted information.
This bug is similar to the Major SSL flaw that afflicted Apple a week ago.

Google Releases Update for Chrome

Thursday, 6th March 2014
Google has released a new Google Chrome update for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Bitcoin Safety!

Thursday, 6th March 2014
Although Bitcoin is an easy and free way to transfer money and buy things online the dangers of using it are significant. If you use bitcoins please read these security tips.

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin closes down after Hackers Rob over $600 000 worth of Bitcoins

Thursday, 6th March 2014
Online Bitcoin bank Flexcoin becomes the second Bitcoin bank to close down within a month after all of the Bitcoins in its online storage, over $600 000 were stolen by one or more hackers.