Highlights and Updates

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.

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP after April 8th 2014.

Wednesday, 5th February 2014
Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft after April 8th 2014. This means that after this date Microsoft will no longer provide Security and Software updates for this operating system, as well as any technical support for its Windows XP customers.
What does this mean for you if you are still using this operating system?

Some ways in which Cyber Criminals could use your stolen personal information

Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
In the wake of the hacking of major retail stores in the US you may wonder what cyber criminals could do with your stolen personal information. This article gives some interesting examples

2013 was the year of cybersecurity

Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
Cybersecurity came up so many times in 2013 that it was easy to miss how quickly and completely it became a central feature of how we think about U.S. foreign policy and national security.

Cyber security challenges in 2013

Friday, 17th January 2014
The security issues affecting businesses are similar around the world. Most involve employees innocently bringing an infected personal mobile device into the corporate network,

100Gbps DDoS attack takes down gaming servers with NTP Servers

Tuesday, 14th January 2014
The New Year begins with a new form of amplified Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack, a weapon for attackers to bring down websites and servers.

Cisco releases security advisory for critical router password reset vulnerability

Tuesday, 14th January 2014
A security researcher found a secret service listening on port 32764 TCP, allowed a remote user to send unauthenticated commands to the device and reset the administrative password