Third Intel Computer Chips Exploit

In August, researchers found the third significant security flaw from Intel computer chips exploit this year which is known as the Foreshadow. The US government’s body for cyber security has identified the Foreshadow exploit to have vulnerabilities that could have been exploited to gain access to sensitive information. This is a similar vulnerability to the
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Phishing Attack against Butlins

Up to 34,000 guests may have had their information stolen as a result of a phishing attack against Butlins. No financial details were compromised during the attack, but this information does consist of names, home addresses, holiday arrival dates, email addresses and telephone numbers. The cause of the data breach was solely down to a
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iOS Trustjacking

iOS Trustjacking is a new vulnerability which allows attackers to exploit the iTunes Wi-Fi sync feature. Designed to allow users to manage their iOS devices without requiring a physical connection to a computer, this feature can be manipulated by attackers to acquire persistent control over the victim’s device. So how does Trustjacking work? Firstly, the
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Reddit’s Data Breach

Reddit suffered a data breach between the 14th and 18th of June this year and have subsequently lost all Reddit data from 2007 and before, containing account credentials (username and hashed + salted password), email addresses and both public and private messages. More recent data includes email digests sent during the period of June 2018
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The Networks & Information Systems Directive (NISD)

The Networks and Information Systems Directive, more commonly referred to as the NIS Directive, is a law that was introduced on 9th May this year. The purpose of this directive is to improve the security of businesses providing essential services such as energy, transport, banking and healthcare. NISD also applies to businesses providing critical digital
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5G

Most of us are well acquainted with 4G by now. The wide use of this technology has been rapidly increasing from 2012 to present with a colossal jump from 1.2 million subscribers in 2010 to approximately 1.4 billion subscribers in 2018. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless networking standard we all use to stay
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Google Play Store & Fake Applications

There are an enormous number of fake applications that linger within the Google Play app store, this week’s blog is designed to raise awareness of fake applications and how to best identify them. Recently, an attacker had uploaded three banking applications onto the Google Play app store to harvest banking information from unsuspecting users. The
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Google Chrome Pushes for More Encryption on the Web

Google’s push for more encryption on the web has started with Google Chrome 68, the latest version of Google’s web browser. It comes with a new feature that will list all non encrypted websites as “Not Secure”. This change to Google Chrome means that all HTTP sites will now show a “Not Secure” icon in
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Protect your data!

In recent news, documents have been found for sale on the dark web containing sensitive information relating to the U.S. Air Force. These documents were featured for as low as $100 to $200 and were found by Information Security Analysts while trawling through the dark web searching for criminal activity. These analysts posed as potential
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Farnborough Airshow

borwell team support Farnborough Airshow 2018

Visualisation Project for the Farnborough Airshow flying committee The borwell team had a part to play in the Farnborough Airshow 2018. A team from the QinetiQ Farnborough site commissioned the borwell team to produce a front-end software display, to provide Situation Awareness to the Flight Safety Team responsible for the Airshow. The QinetiQ team provided
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