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Intel chip flaw: Math unit may spill crypto secrets to apps – modern Linux, Windows, BSDs immune

A security flaw within Intel Core and Xeon processors can be potentially exploited to swipe sensitive data from the chips’ math processing units. Malware or malicious logged-in users can attempt to leverage this design blunder to steal the inputs and results of computations performed in private by other software. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Smart lock can be hacked ‘in seconds’

A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found. On its website, Tapplock is described as the “world’s first smart fingerprint padlock”. But researchers said it took just 45 minutes to find a way to unlock any Tapplock. In response, the firm acknowledged the flaw and said it was issuing “an important security ... Read More »

Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation. The move will also make it more difficult for police to unlock handsets without authorisation. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »


A survey of 1000 UK adults, carried out in May 2018^, showed that the main reason people upgrade their smartphone is due to the embarrassment of having an older handset, rather than the desire to have the latest tech.   Despite mobile technology drastically improving in recent years, the survey, by Satsuma Loans, revealed that 63% of respondents would be ... Read More »

Only 26% of researched security vulnerabilities are resolved

New analysis from NCC Group has revealed that only 26% of vulnerabilities discovered over the last nine years by its research team are likely to have been fixed.   For the first time, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert analysed nine years of vulnerabilities discovered by its researchers. Of these, just 289 were classed as “closed”, meaning they ... Read More »

One in three London startups suffer from shortage in tech talent

A new survey among more than 100 founders of London tech startups, conducted by Studio Graphene in partnership with City RoadCommunications, has revealed the main staffing challenges and concerns that are holding back London tech companies. It found: 33% of the founders believe there is a shortage of skilled tech workers in London Worryingly, 30% also say their growth has been hampered as a ... Read More »

Dixons Carphone breach – Views from the cybersecurity industry

Dixons Carphone is investigating a breach involving millions of customer payment cards and personal data records. The firm has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems  in July 2017. The processing system in question contained details of 5.9m payment cards. Dixons Carphone said there was no evidence of fraud as a result ... Read More »

Immersive Labs achieves CREST Approved Training Provider status

Immersive Labs, the highly accoladed UK cyber security company that helps companies identify and develop talent through a unique cloud-based cyber training and assessment platform, has today announced that over 100 labs on its platform have been deemed suitable learning resources to help cyber security professionals study for their CREST CSPA and CREST CRT examinations. These CREST exams are vital to providing individuals with the professional ... Read More »

71 percent of IT professionals can successfully hack ANY organisation

Outpost24 has today announced the results of a survey of 155 IT professionals, which revealed that 71 percent believe they can successfully hack any organisation using one of four common attack vectors, with social engineering being the most popular choice. The survey, which was carried out at the RSA Conference in April 2018, asked respondents about the techniques they would ... Read More »

Energy IT and OT Pros working together to address ICS Security

According to new information the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. Tripwire’s Energy ICS Security research, which was conducted by Dimensional Research in March, explored how IT and OT (operational technology) teams are working together. According to the survey, the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. 73 percent of participants said that their IT ... Read More »