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Infosec in spaaace! NCC and Surrey Uni to pore over satellite security

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NCC Group and the University of Surrey have set up a “Space Cyber Security Research Partnership” to investigate the security issues faced by satellites.

A breathless statement from the British university and infosec firm informs us all that they “will […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Cyber News|

Banks most vulnerable to cyber threats: Govt official

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Credits: The Hindu

The banking system needs to prepare itself to address the risks and challenges arising from cyber security and the disruptions being thrown up by technology adoptions, a top government official said.

Banks also need to strengthen their software as they […]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data

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Credits: BBC

Security giant Symantec found more than 4,800 websites were being hit by these “form-jacking” attacks every month.

High-profile victims of these attacks include airline BA and Ticketmaster.

Online crime groups had turned to the attacks as other more established techniques proved less […]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Formal cyber security framework in smart cities a must: report

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Credits: The Hindu

Need to establish a formal cyber security framework in smart cities with a well-defined policy and a structured security organisation with roles and responsibilities to reduce the cyber risks in the smart cities, according to FICCI-KPMG report.

The report titled […]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Welcome to the sunlit uplands of HTTP/2, where a naughty request can send Microsoft’s IIS into a spin

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Credits: The Register

Updated Oops! Microsoft has published an advisory on a bug in its Internet Information Services (IIS) product that allows a malicious HTTP/2 request to send CPU usage to 100 per cent.

An anonymous Reg reader tipped us off to the advisory, ADV190005, which warns […]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Cyber News|

Indane leaked millions of Aadhaar numbers: French security researcher

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Credits: India Times

A French researcher has claimed that he found a major security lapse that allegedly exposed millions of Aadhar numbers of dealers and distributors associated with Indane, an brand owned by the Indian Oil Corporation.

Baptiste Robert, who goes by the […]

By |February 19th, 2019|Cyber News|

Chinese and Iranian hackers increase cyber attacks on US

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Credits: The Register

Chinese and Iranian hackers have been aggressively targeting US businesses and government agencies because of Donald Trump’s ongoing conflicts with the two countries, the New York Times has reported.

According to the newspaper, dozens of US banks, businesses and government offices […]

By |February 19th, 2019|Cyber News|

Are you an ethical hacker? Join Dubai Police ‘Capture the Flag’ cyber security challenge

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Credits: ABC News

Dozens of professional and amateur young people in the information technology, digital applications and programming field are poised to the launch of second version of the “Capture The Flag”, the cyber security challenge, to demonstrate their technical capabilities against […]

By |February 14th, 2019|Cyber News|

Cyber Security Risk in Retail and How to Handle It

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Credits: Forbes

Hackers and their tactics are continually evolving but one thing remains the same: retailers are prime targets for a cyber-attack. This is such a widespread issue that in nearly every cyber-security report in the past few years retail is the industry […]

By |February 14th, 2019|Cyber News|

What if the internet suddenly stopped? Russian tests raise devastating prospect of cyber war

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Credits: AU News

What if the world wide web suddenly went dark? No Netflix? No YouTube? No Facebook? While this may sound like bliss for some, the full extent of our reliance on internet would quickly become evident. And it would be […]

By |February 14th, 2019|Cyber News|