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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The Danger of Selling Used Storage Devices

A recent study into used storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks and Hard Drives has been conducted by The University of Hertfordshire’s Cyber Security Centre to see how often used storage devices is bought and sold containing personal data from the previous owner. The study involved purchasing 100 used storage devices from online
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3 Cyber Security Threats You Could Face

In recent years there’s been increase in the frequency and severity of individual people and groups attempting to expose flaws in security systems. There are a number of reasons why people attempt do this such as: access to private information, stealing accounts, or even to demand money from the victim of the breach. Below are
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The Internet of Things Tops Lists This Christmas

One of the biggest trends in 2017 in terms of technology, has been the Internet of Things (IoT), so it comes as no surprise that it seems to be topping the tech Christmas lists. Tech Giant Curry’s and PC world have released their top pieces of technology it expects to take pride of place under
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UK Government Urged To Act Over Limited Computer GCSE Options

A recent report from the Royal Society found that over half of secondary schools in the UK did not offer computer science as a GCSE between 2015-16, it continued to urge the UK government to increase spending on computer education ‘tenfold’ to ensure that young people currently in education could “unlock the full potential of
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Cyber Security Month: The Skills Gap in Cyber Security

This week marks the last week of the European Cyber Security Month, the EU’s annual awareness campaign. The campaign runs an overall general message of ‘Cyber security is a shared responsibility! STOP.THINK.CONNECT’ in alliance with the EU’s ‘An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace cyber strategy.’ This project is in line with the Awareness Raising work
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Cyber Security Month: Protecting Your Home Networks

The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place across the month of October across Europe, with the overarching aim to raise awareness of cyber threats, promotion of cyber security among citizens and organisations alongside providing resources for people to protect themselves online. The month is also recognised in
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The National Cyber Security Centre, One Year On

Last week the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) celebrated its first year of operation. The initial reports of the past 12 months indicate the great work being conducted by the NCSC, making the UK one of the safest place to live and work online. The NCSC, an arm of GCHQ, bought together several elements of
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