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Dean is Features Editor at IT Security Guru. Aside from cyber security and all things tech, Dean's interests include wine tasting, roller blading and playing the oboe in his Christian rock band, Noughts & Crosses.

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Risk of Malware still high in 2018

2018 is predicted to be just as bad in terms of malware related cyber attacks according to the latest McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Today Read More »

Bitcoin Boom Attracts Hackers

The latest rise in Bitcoin popularity has and will attract unwanted attention from cyberattackers warns security industry. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Right to be Forgotten: 75% of employees likely to exercise rights under GDPR

New research by data security company, Clearswift, has shown that 75% of employees are likely to exercise their right to be forgotten (RTBF). The principle also known as ‘right to erasure’ dictates that an individual can request their data to be removed or deleted when there is no compelling reason for a business to continue processing that information.   The ... Read More »

Positive Technologies analyzes Q3 2017 cyberthreats: cryptocurrency and ICOs in the crosshairs

Experts at Positive Technologies note increased hacker interest in cryptocurrency wallets and initial coin offerings (ICOs), in which ordinary users and major companies alike run the risk of losing millions in just minutes. By attacking the website of an initial coin offering, hackers can replace the address indicated for the ICO wallet with an address controlled by them. As a ... Read More »

Alert Logic Launches Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF to Provide Enhanced Protection Against WordPress Vulnerabilities

Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, yesterday announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF – Virtual Patches for WordPress.  The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the most recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities. WordPress, one of the main ... Read More »

CIA continuing cloud push

In a bid to keep up with the times, the CIA began cloud adoption in 2013 by leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and today are currently “overachieving” where the cloud is concerned. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Hi-tech thieves are stealing hi-tech cars

Footage has emerged of burglars stealing a Mercedes from the owners driveway within a matter of minutes after the thieves used a relay box to transfer the signal from the transmission key, which was inside the house, to unlock the car. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Mirror Read More »

Top Secret NSA docs left unprotected

It has been revealed that top secret files related to classified Army communication systems were left unprotected online for years. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CBS News   Read More »

Alert Logic Unveils Cloud Insight Essentials and Integration with Amazon GuardDuty

Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, yesterday announced at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Cloud Insight Essentials. Architected to support the newly launched Amazon GuardDuty, the new Alert Logic service helps users continuously identify and fix configurations of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments that don’t meet security best practices and ... Read More »

Facebook bug can erase private images

A security researcher has stumbled across a coding bug that allows the user to access and delete images, whether they are public or private when trying to set up opinion polls. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »