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And the 10 latest blog posts relating to IT security and Cloud Web Security from ITWiser of Yorkshire :-

22 Sep
CCleaner targeted top tech firms!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported by security researchers that the purpose of the infected version of CCleaner is to create secondary attacks. The version of CCleaner riddled with malware was handed out by Avast, the purpose of the secondary attacks was to penetrate the technology companies. The malware  ..

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20 Sep
Manchester police still running XP!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Greater Manchester Police (http://www.gmp.police.uk/) (GMP) are still using machines that have Windows XP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP) installed. This information is according to a Freedom of Information response, the GMP are currently running 1,518 machin ..

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19 Sep
Iceland involved in a data breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported by a UK security researcher that Iceland (https://www.iceland.co.uk/) has been exposing customer’s sensitive information. The home delivery service has been doing this for months but the issue was plugged this week. Security researcher Paul Moore went public with h ..

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18 Sep
CCleaner full of malware!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that anti-virus firm Avast (https://www.avast.com/en-gb/index) has admitted to distributing a version of CCleaner (https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download) that is crammed with malware. The firm has said that this hasn’t been done deliberately but the devastation ha ..

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15 Sep
Google Play Store malware attack!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Google has had to remove 50 apps from the Play Store because they’re riddled with malware (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware). Researchers have found that virus creators had managed to trick the Chocolate Factory’s code checking system. Checkpoint (h ..

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14 Sep
Elastisearch hosting malware!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Once again an incident has occurred because software has been configured incorrectly. The result of this has ended in a malware (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware) infection. It’s been reported that 4,000 instances of search tools and open source analytics indicate that Elasticsearch a ..

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13 Sep
D-Link routers full of 0 day flaws!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that a security researcher has shamed D-Link (http://www.dlink.com/uk/en) by publishing 10 serious flaws that are unpatched vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities have been discovered in a line of routers that will be used by the public for personal use. Security researche ..

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12 Sep
Equifax involved in data breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that the impact of the data leak at Equifax (https://www.equifax.co.uk/) is still unclear even days after the breach was first made public. Reports are suggesting that upto 44 million Brit's personal information could be at risk. The credit reference company provides service ..

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11 Sep
400GB of data left wide open!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported by security firm Kromtech that a Mexican VAT refund site MoneyBack has exposed personal information online. This leak was a result of a misconfigured Couch DB (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchDB) database, in total 400GB of personal data has been made publicly available.  ..

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06 Sep
Hackers hijack bootloaders for fun!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara (https://www.ucsb.edu/) have uncovered bootloader vulnerabilities across lots of different Android (https://www.android.com/) chipsets. The vulnerabilities that have been found are across 6 different vendors. The team of 9 researche ..

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