Why Can Application Security Be Considered A Enabler For Business?

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If you ask Alex, he won’t admit being old-fashioned. He has been working in the IT industry for a while now and accepts that security is important for the business’s health. But reluctant to take security as the business enabler. In today’s environment, moving to digitization is a critical step required to drive innovation and…

Cloudflare’s first year in Lisbon

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A year ago I wrote about the opening of Cloudflare’s office in Lisbon, it’s hard to believe that a year has flown by. At the time I wrote: Lisbon’s combination of a large and growing existing tech ecosystem, attractive immigration policy, political stability, high standard of living, as well as logistical factors like time zone…

Phishing Scams Increase in UK | Avast

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The coronavirus pandemic has shifted our everyday lives and has forced people online to perform many tasks we may have previously done in person. Cybercriminals have reacted to this behavior change, too, developing scams that might catch out online novices. So now, in addition to adjusting our lives to cope with coronavirus, we also need…

New Android Malware Now Steals Passwords For Non-Banking Apps Too

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Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered a new strain of banking malware that targets not only banking apps but also steals data and credentials from social networking, dating, and cryptocurrency apps—in total 337 non-financial Android applications on it’s target list. Dubbed “BlackRock” by ThreatFabric researchers, which discovered the trojan in May, its source code is derived from…

Ofcom Propose Tweaks and Dark Fibre for KCOM in Hull UK

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After a bit of a COVID-19 delay. Ofcom has today opened a review of regulation on KCOM’s network in the Hull (East Yorkshire) area, which last year completed the roll-out of a new gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service across their entire network and is now expanding beyond that footprint. In the past it was fairly…

A New Flaw In Zoom Could Have Let Fraudsters Mimic Organisations

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In a report shared with The Hacker News, researchers at cybersecurity firm CheckPoint today disclosed details of a minor but easy-to-exploit flaw they reported in Zoom, the highly popular and widely used video conferencing software. The latest Zoom flaw could have allowed attackers to mimic as an organization, tricking its employees or business partners into…

The Streaming Wars: A Cybercriminal’s Perspective

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Cyber threats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns. The most frequent attacks aren’t APTs and massive data breaches—they’re the daily encounters with malware and spam by everyday users. And, one of the areas where we’re most vulnerable is entertainment—particularly when we’re so used to finding everything and anything we want…

Leaked – Images of SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband User Terminals

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New details of the beta trial for SpaceX’s forthcoming Starlink broadband service, which will be based off a vast constellation of compact Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft (satellite), have been leaked across the internet after they were discovered hidden within the company’s website. The new LEO platforms weigh around 150-260Kg each and, with solar sails…

Crowdsourcing Security Fixes With Bug Bounties | Avast

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What are bug bounties? Every company needs to find and fix flaws in its products or services. As software becomes more complex, feature-rich and integrated, it gets harder – if not impossible – to eliminate all bugs. Now that users have accepted an always-online ecosystem and live-patching of already released products, vulnerabilities in code need…

Samsung Set 1Tbps Broadband Speed Target for Future 6G Mobile

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South Korean tech giant Samsung has published a new White Paper that sets out its aspiration for a future 6th generation (6G) of mobile broadband technology, which among other things targets internet data speeds of 1Tbps (Terabits per second) and latency times of just 100 microseconds. Good luck with that. We should start by saying…

Several High-Profile Accounts Hacked in the Biggest Twitter Hack of All Time

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Social media platform Twitter, earlier today on Wednesday, was on fire after it suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history. A number of high-profile Twitter accounts, including those of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Uber, and Apple, were breached simultaneously in what’s the biggest hacking…

Fixed Broadband Growth Slows as Global Subscribers Top 1.13bn

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New research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by just 1.25% (13.9 million) in Q1 2020 to total 1.13 billion, but the main impact from COVID-19 won’t be understood until Q2 and Q3. Meanwhile almost every connection technology saw growth, except copper (ADSL etc.) lines that fell -10.3% year-on-year. In…