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2 sides of Symantec

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Dropbox – hacked or not hacked? Does it matter?

Dropbox – hacked or not hacked? Does it matter?

Thought for the weekend… This week the security world was hit by vulnerability after vulnerability after vulnerability. Or at least that’s what it felt like. We’d barely finished with the news that another retailer, Kmart, had suffered a breach before Sandworm started burrowing through defences, POODLE ran amok and finally we ended the week being (…read more)

The lowdown on POODLE

The lowdown on POODLE

Around 24 hours since the POODLE bug hit the internet and the headlines, the severity of the flaw has made this the new most talked about flaw of the moment. POODLE, short for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption”, affects the 15 year old SSL v3 protocol, which Gavin Millard, Tenable’s technical director for EMEA, (…read more)

Third parties to blame for breach fatigue?

Third parties to blame for breach fatigue?

This week I have been more out of the UK than in it as I attend the ISSE and Black Hat Europe conferences.   However, to the delight of this writer, there has been no shortage of security news to keep me hunched over my laptop. One such story surrounded the apparent leaking of usernames (…read more)

Scam of the Week

Irish Tax and Customs refund scam spotted

Irish Tax and Customs refund scam spotted

With the deadline for Irish tax returns looming, scammers are now stepping up their efforts to catch people out.   According to ESET , there has been an increase in the “quality” of Irish Tax and Customs fake emails this year, which are targeting Irish mailboxes with “tax refund” phishing.   ESET Ireland said it has seen a (…read more)