GDPR, the big update in Data Protection law for the UK and Europe will come into effect on May 25 2018. Contrary to popular belief it is more a tightening of the UK’s Data Protection Act rather than a revolutionary change in how organisations manage their contacts’ data. Continue reading “GDPR Changes 2018”
Those hoping to find out if their Social Security number and other identifying info was stolen, along with a potential 143 million other American’s data won’t find answers from Equifax. Continue reading “Equifax Hack”
300% increase in attacks on Microsoft cloud services
Microsoft has revealed that the frequency of attacks against users of its cloud services, including Microsoft Azure and Office 365, has increased by 300% over the last year. Continue reading “Microsoft Cloud under attack 2017”
WannaCrypt ransomware worm, aka WanaCrypt, Wanna Crypt0r or Wcry has crippled Windows systems in at least 74 countries, from government departments to local butchers. At the moment it appears there are up to 16 NHS health trusts taken out by the malware, FedEx in the US, Telefonica and Santander in Spain, Scottish Power and Germany’s rail system. The Russian Federation has been particularly hard hit. Continue reading “Wanna Crypto Worm 2017”
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Microsoft have confirmed to The Register on Sept. 10 that the necessary files for the upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems to Windows 10 have been pushed via Windows Update .. “For those who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help customers prepare their devices for Windows 10 by downloading the files necessary for future installation” [Microsoft spokesperson] Continue reading “Windows 10 Being Installed By Force”
In this story the customer has lost £2800 – the bank and, so far, TalkTalk will not refund. Continue reading “TalkTalk Breach Fraud Risk”
The plug-in, which is installed in up to 1.3 million sites, has now been patched, but not everyone has updated or has auto-update enabled.
All previous versions of this plug-in are exposed to this vulnerability which paves the way for a SQL-injection attack on the database, potentially exposing all data.
It takes maybe less than 30 minutesInstall Linux 😉
Seriously, would you trust your machine without completely wiping the hard disk and reinstalling (something) anyway? And if there’s any residual Windows infection on the hardware you need an operating system immune to Windows nasties.
Personally, I would consider replacing the hard disk as well
Put together, doesn’t this rather demonstrate the NSA’s approach to freedom and truth? Like a gun, once data is in the hands of those that will use it for no-good, it is a weapon. History has taught us well what happens when humans get their hands on a new weapon.
We’re not good at walking the straight and narrow, governments (and political bodies) especially so
Publication of any such or similar information is intended to smear the target, how can anyone be sure that such a disclosure (aka leak) is in fact of genuine data. The NSA (and others) is certainly capable of at least altering any information it has collected, if not actually planting such evidence for others to find.