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Hacker tried to blackmail Apple by threatening deletion of 319 million accounts

A cyber criminal who tried to blackmail Apple by claiming that he had access to a huge cache of iCloud and other Apple accounts has been sentenced following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Kerem Albayrak, 22, from North London, demanded Apple give...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Leaving the European Union: How Might Brexit Affect Contractors in the UK?

With 29 March 2019 edging ever closer and the politicians still arguing their myriad points in the House of Commons, everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what the effects of the decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be, both in the short and longer terms. For...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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3M extends range of privacy filters “to fit many popular touch-screen devices”

3M, the science-based technology company, has announced that its range of Gold and Black Privacy Filters is now extended to fit a variety of popular touch-screen laptops and mobile tablets, from 11.6 to 15.6-inch diameter displays. Fading to Gold or Black from a 30-degree side...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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TDSi unveils new features for powerful EXgarde Web integrated security solution

Integrated security systems developer TDSi has unveiled some “exciting new features” for its powerful EXgarde Web security solution. Additional functionality includes approving door entry PIN codes and photo capture, all from any secure Internet-enabled device. Alex...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
Isabelle Moeller
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Digital ID: Biometrics are the Key to Marrying Security and Convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user experience and digital security, believes Isabelle Moeller, and when it happens the effect will be remarkable.  Thanks, in no small part, to the whims of Hollywood, biometrics have now become something of a go-to...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
John Davies
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Going Mobile: Smart Phone Technology for Access Control

If you think about one item that has revolutionised the way in which we’ve all interacted with the world over the last ten years, it has to be the smart phone. Given that it’s now a decade since the first Apple iPhone was launched, and with the smart phone becoming as essential a...
Posted On 29 Dec 2017
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IFSEC transforms into “integrated security event” and adopts “new industry role” addressing critical global security challenges

Security has never been a more critical subject of discussion. 2017 has been a year wherein organisations and Governments have become increasingly aware of the fact that the substance of the threat which they’re working to prevent has changed irrevocably. Europe fell victim...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017
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“Banking malware accounts for 41% of recorded cyber attacks” warns Action Fraud

In a recent report run by Action Fraud and the City of London Police, it has been found that banking malware now accounts for over 40% of recorded malware infections* in the UK. Banking malware is a type of software used by cyber criminals to target online bank account...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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CIPS Risk Index: “Natural disasters test global supply chain resilience as risk edges higher”

Supply chain risk rose for the second consecutive quarter in Q1 2016, with several natural disasters revealing stark regional differences in the resilience of global supply chains. That’s according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s (CIPS) latest...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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