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NCSC Weekly Threat Report February 2019

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released their Weekly Threat Report. Among the stories in this edition is Deliveroo whose customers are reporting that their accounts have been accessed, delivery addresses added, and orders made without their knowledge or consent. Read the report here >
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Apple Release Update 12.1.4

Apple have just released software update 12.1.4 for iPhones and iPads. Please ensure you check your devices and install the update as soon as possible. This update resolves the Group FaceTime security flaw which you may have heard about in the press. (Read about it on the BBC website here > ) You can find […]
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Phishing Continues to Dominate Global Cybercrime Arena

We’ve discussed phishing in many of our previous security briefings, but it is something that continues to dominate the global cybercrime arena. “In 2018, we saw a huge proliferation of very successful phishing campaigns,” said Ryan Rubin, partner, UK Forensic & Integrity Services team, Ernst & Young. “Unfortunately, cyber criminals are being very effective and […]
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January’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to our first IT Security Briefing of 2019. This month you can find out about: Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7; Tips for staying safe online;  SMS phishing is alive and well;  Did you know hackers can access your router? We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you […]
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Did you know Hackers can Access your Router?

In the last three years, cyberattacks against insecure routers have rocketed. Wired have reported how hackers can use security vulnerabilities in routers to access personal details. Find out how and read the article here >
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SMS Phishing is Alive and Well

Text messaging may be seen as an old form of communication nowadays, but SMS phishing is still alive and well. Below is an example of a phishing text purporting to come from Argos. Whilst the language used isn’t exactly what the retailer would use, if you looked at it quickly you could be tricked into […]
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A Few Tips for Staying Safe Online

Here are a few tips for staying safe online: Never insert an unknown USB stick into your computer – this is a huge security risk but many people do this without thinking about what could be contained on the USB. Always lock your workstations when not at your desk. Never use a post-it note or […]
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December 2018’s IT Security Briefing

Welcome to December’s issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: How to spot a phishing email; The top-clicked phishing email subjects; Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers; Marriott International’s data breach.   We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like us to cover in […]
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Support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Ending

  Be prepared! Microsoft will officially end its support for SQL Server 2008/R2 on 9th July 2019 and Windows Server 2008/R2 on 14th January 2020. Please get in touch with your Account Manager to discuss migration and upgrade to a new server
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Marriott International Data Breach November 2018

  You may have seen in the news that the records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. To read more about the breach on the […]
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