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Author Archives: Dean Alvarez

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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Swiss users targeted with Windows, macOS banking Trojan

Swiss users are once again hit with emails delivering banking malware, for both Windows and macOS systems. Trend Micro researchers believe the campaign to have been mounted by the threat actors behind Operation Emmental, who have been targeting users based in Switzerland for at least four years, as well as occasionally users based in several other “rich” countries like Sweden, ... Read More »

‘Excellent Job, Thanks’: You May Never Know about the Cybersecurity Incidents Caused by Your Employees

Employees hide IT security incidents in 40 per cent of businesses around the world – that’s according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, “Human Factor in IT Security: How Employees are Making Businesses Vulnerable from Within”. With 46 per cent of IT security incidents caused by employees each year, this business vulnerability must be addressed on ... Read More »

“Mind the (breach) gap”: Gemalto research reveals businesses overly confident about keeping hackers at bay, but less so about keeping data safe

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016 (source: Breach Level Index), the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorised users out of their networks. However, companies are under investing in technology that adequately protects their business, according to the findings of ... Read More »

One in Twelve UK Consumers Admit to Watching Adult Content on Public Wi-Fi

Consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network, but their online behaviours may be placing their personal information and privacy at risk, according to Norton by Symantec’s (NASDAQ: SYMC) 2017 Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report, released today. But the siren song of free data means many throw caution to the wind when it comes to their digital secrets. Whether ... Read More »

Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

Chris Boaz,
PCA Predict

Chris Boaz, Head of Marketing at PCA Predict (a GBG Company) Retailers around the UK know that summer is the ideal time to begin the build-up to the Christmas season. When should they start though? Considering that 26% of UK consumers begin hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts come August, July would seem like the ideal time to prepare. Whatever ... Read More »

Windows 10 Finally Getting a Feature to Reset Passwords from the Lock Screen

Windows 10 users will finally be allowed to reset their account passwords from the lock screen, with Microsoft currently testing a feature that would enable password recovery with help from digital assistant Cortana. Available in the latest preview build of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the new password recovery option is displayed alongside the sign-in options link. As MSPU notes, Microsoft has ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Customers’ Data Allegedly Hacked – Company Denies Data Breach

Personal details of some 120 Million customers have been allegedly exposed on the Internet in probably the biggest breach of personal data ever in India. Last night, an independent website named went online, offering Reliance Jio customers to search for their identification data (Know Your Customer or KYC) just by typing in their Jio number. Reliance set up the Jio ... Read More »

Donald Trump backtracks on proposed cyber security unit with Russia after backlash

Donald Trump appeared on Sunday to back away from a proposed cyber security unit that he had discussed forming with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. The president had described a new era of co-operation with Russia as he returned from Europe on Sunday, outlining plans for a joint cyber-security unit to protect against election hacking. In his first public comments on his meeting mr ... Read More »

Biometric data stolen from corporate lunch rooms system

A US payment kiosk vendor has been stung by malware scum. Avanti Markets helps employers monetise the lunch-room and get rid of counter-service, going beyond a simple vending machine to cover the whole sandwiches-fruit-drinks-junk-food with one payment system. Last week, as first spotted by Brian Krebs, the company posted this breach notice. The outfit explains it’s telling people their personal information, ... Read More »

Facebook and WhatsApp HACK risk – Malware steals sensitive info from YOUR favourite apps

FACEBOOK and WhatsApp users have been warned about a dangerous piece of malware that can steal sensitive information from your favourite apps. The SpyDealer malware has existed for almost TWO years and is capable of stealing information from 40 apps including Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. The trojan is capable of grabbing vast amounts of sensitive information from users, such as phone ... Read More »