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Cisco vulnerability could allow attackers to eavesdrop on private conversations

A vulnerability in Cisco’s SPA300 and SPA500 IP phones could allow hackers to eavesdrop on private conversations from anywhere in the world, reports The Register.

UK businesses are unprepared for potential data breaches

Many UK businesses are unequipped to respond to potential data breaches, according to two new independent reports published this week.

7 tasks that waste your IT team’s time

IT teams’ time is always limited, and it doesn’t help when other things get in the way. Here’s seven things that waste your IT team’s time.

Hacker threatens cyberattacks against Detroit over court decision

A hacker going by the name of ‘Bitcoin Baron’ has issued a threat to the city of Detroit after a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge dismissed a police manslaughter charge.

The future of security in healthcare: Mobile devices

The pressure for businesses to allow their employees to access work resources with their personal mobile devices may be overwhelming. How can healthcare IT and Security staff implement this without giving criminals the keys to the castle?

Facebook announces peer-to-peer payments between friends

Facebook has announced a new feature of its Messenger product, which allows friends to send payments directly to each other, reports Tech Crunch.

Google Play security tightened with human screening process

Google is taking additional security measures to shut out malware from its app store by introducing a human screening process.

Premera Breach: Healthcare businesses in the crosshairs

Criminals are targeting medical records because of their value, and as a result, medical breaches are the fastest growing type of breach. What can healthcare businesses do to get themselves out of the crosshairs?

Dark Purple’s ‘killer USB’ will fry your computer’s circuit board

USB drives have been known to carry viruses and malware, but a Russian electronics expert has now created a thumb drive that will literally fry your computer’s circuit board with a high voltage surge.

$40k of bitcoin lost in Coinapult hot wallet hack

Coinapult, a long-running bitcoin wallet service, announced on Monday that its hot wallet had been compromised to the tune of 150 coins – around $42,900.

9-year-old cybersecurity expert hacks Android smartphone in minutes

Wondering how secure your Android smartphone is? Well, a 9-year-old cybersecurity expert has demonstrated how hackers could steal contacts, call logs and messages within just 15 minutes.

Advantage Dental hacked – over 150,000 personal records breached

Advantage Dental has sent out notices to 151,626 customers after a hacking which may have led to the leaking of valuable patient data, according to the Portland Tribune.

VPNs illegal in UAE, says Dubai Police

A senior official in the Dubai Police force has stated that the use of Virtual Private Networks is illegal across the United Arab Emirates.

Hacker holds South Korean nuclear plant to ransom

A hacker who claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to South Korea’s nuclear power plants is demanding money to keep the information private.

BBC website goes offline, but Jeremy Clarkson probably not to blame

This weekend, the BBC’s website went offline. The first conclusion many people jump to? It must be the work of Anonymous hacktivists angry about the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson. But how likely is that?

Women in Federal cybersecurity – How did they get their start?

While there may still be only a handful of women in Information Security, they can be found in increasing numbers in important, high-profile positions. In this post we look at how three women in Federal cybersecurity got their start.

Obama administration seeks more power to tackle botnets

The Obama administration wants greater power to shut down botnets, responding to the growing threat of cybercrime and increasingly complex, modern techniques.

British Bank trials heartbeat based authentication

A British bank has been trialling a different type of biometrics, allowing their customers to confirm their identity via heartbeat according to the BBC.

Heimdal blog, 19 Experts, 50+ Security Tips

Heimdal asked a range of security experts for their essential security tips. 19 experts (including David Harley) offered over 50 tips.

Will Windows 10 leave enterprises vulnerable to zero-days?

One thing Microsoft has been very public about is Windows 10’s new strategy of releasing patches to update the operating system at different times for consumer and enterprise versions.

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