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RM Technology unveils NX-Generation IT services for UK schools
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RM Technology launches NX-Generation Services, an AI-enabled, holistic IT portfolio for UK schools, aimed at improving tech proficiency, digital safety, and combating cybersecurity threats.
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Rising cybersecurity threats push shift from passwords to passkeys
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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cloud services
As cyber threats intensify, passkeys are replacing passwords as the prime defence against phishing attacks, says Yubico.
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Innotec Security on avoiding social network job scams
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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Innotec Security offers invaluable advice on thwarting job scams on social networks amid rising fraudulent ventures.
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ESET: WhatsApp backups using Android spyware GravityRAT
Fri, 16th Jun 2023
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smartphones
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technology gifts
ESET researchers have identified an updated version of the Android-based GravityRAT spyware being distributed as the messaging apps BingeChat and Chatico.
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ESET discovers active campaign targeting Android users
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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smartphones
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phishing
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email security
Malicious apps used in this campaign are able to exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages.
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Kaspersky researchers uncover previously unknown cyber threats
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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vpn
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smartphones
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new Android espionage campaign called SandStrike, targeting a Persian-speaking religious minority.
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Zimperium warns enterprises about new android spyware threat
Thu, 6th Oct 2022
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vpn
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breach prevention
Zimperium uncovers new type of Android spyware called RatMilad, capable of reading, writing and deleting files.
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New variants of Android spyware linked to advanced persistent threat
Fri, 26th Nov 2021
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smartphones
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firewall
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network management
Sophos has identified new variants of Android spyware targeting victims in the Middle East, developed by APT C-23.
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Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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After five years, the InvisiMole spyware isn't so invisible anymore
Wed, 20th Jun 2018
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cios
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retail
InvisiMole is able to turn the affected computer into a video camera, which allows the attackers see and hear what’s going on around their victim.
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2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Wed, 31st Jan 2018
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cybersecurity
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
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Global ISPs could be complicit in major spyware surveillance program
Mon, 25th Sep 2017
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ISPs suspected of abetting new FinFisher spyware, targeting users across seven nations in covert surveillance ops.
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Welivesecurity reveals the eight things you should know about spyware
Tue, 21st Feb 2017
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Spyware is widely spread across the web, and is ever present on today’s mobile and desktop devices. You should be security-conscious at all times.
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ESET offers up secure USB drives with built in antivirus
Tue, 10th Nov 2015
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data protection
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malware
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encryption
ESET has debuted a new range of secure USB drives to aimed at preventing malware from spreading via portable drives.
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Web porn sites major security risk
Tue, 1st Mar 2011
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cloud services
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hp
The lure of ‘adult’ content online continues to prove too strong for many people, despite the fact that a lot of these sites host malware.
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Beware of phony friends
Sat, 1st May 2010
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facebook
Social networking has put an increasing strain on network security.
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Australian data centre to benefit New Zealand
Fri, 12th Mar 2010
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sydney
Blue Coat Systems has expanded its WebPulse offering with a fifth data centre in Australia, which will provide a better response against security threats, the firm’s ANZ Country Manager told IT Brief.
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Latest malware exploit: tsunami warnings
Fri, 2nd Oct 2009
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malware
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martech
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seo
The tsunami warnings issued following the recent Indonesian earthquake are being exploited by malware developers.
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90% Innovation, 100% Passion
Tue, 1st May 2007
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malware
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cloud services
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av
BitDefender opens market in New Zealand due to its growing IT market, low rates of piracy, and favorable legal environment.
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Centralising security management
Sat, 1st Jul 2006
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malware
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cloud services
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licensing
Scenic Circle hotels have partnered with Gen-i and CA to improve their security against malware and spyware attacks.