Category Archives: Security

Mozilla Firefox latest version taken offline

Mozilla’s latest version of the popular alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been taken offline for download due to a vulnerability found in the browser that could allow an attacker to gain access to your pc. “The latest version of … Continue reading

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US House passes the Cispa Cyber-security bill

The US House of Representatives passed the un-welcome Cyber-Security Bill yesterday, I do see that the White House wanted to veto this but didn’t. This topic is a hot one not only in computing circles but in that of privacy … Continue reading

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Microsoft Free eBook on Security and Privacy for Office 2010 Users

These days security is on almost everyone’s mind, especially if you work in industry or for a Government agency (I work in the UK Health Service “NHS”)or even a security conscious home user. With all the sensitive documents you may … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Report highlights Conficker Worm alive and well

The Conficker worm malware infection has been a real pest for a while now and Microsoft have released their latest security report (July – December 2011) highlighting how many times this malware variant was detected worldwide. “Microsoft Corp. today released … Continue reading

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Old Hard Drive’s and left over data

Some new information out today from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in that they found out of the Hard Disks that they tested, about 11% still held data on them and a lot of this data was personal/private information … Continue reading

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Apple developing a fix tool for the Flashback Trojan

As I reported last week Apple OSX and likely more than 600K users have been affected by a Trojan (a Trojan is a form of Malware). Apple are working on a fix tool to allow users to remove this Trojan. … Continue reading

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Tech Support Phone Scams

Today I was reminded of the scams that can go around and the tech support one is one of the most commonly used ones and is sadly still used today! So things to look out for…. Do not  trust unsolicited … Continue reading

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Microsoft to start Automatic Updates for IE in Windows XP, Vista and 7

In January of 2012 Microsoft will start pushing out updates for the aforementioned Windows Operating System versions, who’s users may have an older version of Internet Explorer (IE), this update will move you to the latest for your Windows version … Continue reading

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Can you spot a Phishing website?

Are you a Phishing Ninja or a Phishing Pole?  well in this day and cyber-age it has become a very major issue in that criminal gangs now find it much easier to try and steal your personal information to allow … Continue reading

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Anonymous vs Sony

I maybe completely wrong but I have some suspicions on this latest spat between Sony and the hacker collective “anonymous” in that its a bit co-incidental that anonymous have gained the blame, is this an easy scapegoat do to their … Continue reading

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