Highlights and Updates

Fake data-stealing version of FileZilla in circulation on the web.

Tuesday, 25th February 2014

There is a fake version of FileZilla currently in circulation on the web that steals data from users.

Read more to find out how to check if your version is authentic.

'Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security' released by the NIST

Tuesday, 25th February 2014

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security was released by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on February 12th. 
The framework can be downloaded from our website in pdf format here.
It is a Cyber Security framework intended to complement the cyber security processes of any organization that deals with National Critical Infrastructure. 

Syrian Electronic Army Hijack FC Barcelona twitter account

Thursday, 20th February 2014

Hacktivist group the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the FC Barcelona twitter account and posted a number of messages including one to FC Barcelona "management," to not let "Qatari money" fund its operations.

Anti Pornography Bill Enacted into Law

Wednesday, 19th February 2014
The Anti-Pornography bill has been enacted into law. 
The enactment of the bill criminalizes all forms of pornography and in the case of ICT, it is illegal to view, store, promote or participate in pornography. 

For more details view a copy of the Anti-Pornagraphy Act here.

New Self-Replicating Malware Targets Linksys Routers and Access points

Tuesday, 18th February 2014
If you own a Linksys router or access point beware: There is a new strain of malware that is making its way through the Internet called 'TheMoon'.

Hackers using the TheMoon can log into your router without actually knowing the router's credentials.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks into Forbes.com, Steals over 1 million usernames and passwords

Monday, 17th February 2014
Hacktivist group "The Syrian Electronic Army" hacked into the Forbes.com database this Friday and stole usernames,emails and encrypted Passwords for over 1 million users.

Microsoft issues multiple critical Windows patches

Friday, 14th February 2014
Microsoft has released their monthly Patch Tuesday updates. 

A total of 32 vulnerabilities are addressed in these updates and Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks in the wild which attempt to exploit them.

Top 10 Facebook Scams to Avoid

Thursday, 13th February 2014
Here is a list compiled by Facecrooks.com of the Top 10 Facebook Scams to look out for.

Adobe fixes critical Flash flaw

Thursday, 13th February 2014
Adobe released an emergency update for its Flash Player plugin for Windows, OS X and Linux to fix a zero-day vulnerability. 

Adobe reports that the vulnerability has been in use in the wild, meaning attackers are already aware of the flaw and actively exploiting it.

EX NSA Employee Develops a Free Mail Encryption Service

Wednesday, 12th February 2014

While working at the NSA, Will Ackerly helped invent an encryption format that has become the standard for sharing sensitive data between U.S. intelligence agencies.

Now he is providing a service to the public based on this encryption. It is a freely downloadable software called Virtru.