Category: Security

iOS users easily give up password to fake alert

Security researcher and founder of fastlane.tools Felix Krause has revealed just how easy is it to get hold of an iOS users Apple ID. The news will not only worry users of Apple devices but may have some of them wondering if they’ve fallen for this already. In his blog, Krause has been careful to…

HMRC VAT scam returns

Two weeks ago, HMRC was celebrating its success at stopping one million visits to scam websites. But while HMRC was posing for the cameras, scammers were working hard on new attacks. Trustwave SpiderLabs has revealed that on 6th September, a month before the HMRC news, scammers launched a new wave of attacks. In the blog…

KRACK Wi-Fi alert sparks patch scramble

Researchers from KU Leuven, a university in Belgium, have disclosed a long standing flaw in the way WiFi is secured. The flaw exists in the WPA2 protocol which manages the secure connection between devices and the WiFi network. They have dubbed the attack KRACK which is an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack. The seriousness of…

Necurs drives a resurgent Locky

The Locky Ransomware, first detected in February 2016 has surged back up Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index (GTI). It now stands at No 2 in the GTI, only beaten by the Roughted malvertising attack. This is the first time Locky has appeared in the GTI since November 2016. Check Point puts this current rise…

Evan Goldberg talks about work done, doing and going to do at NetSuite

At SuiteConnect in Oracle Openworld Enterprise Times spoke to Evan Goldberg, founder of NetSuite and EVP, Development, Oracle NetSuite. Fresh from his keynote he spoke about the direction that NetSuite is now taking as part of the larger company. Goldberg also spoke about the autonomous database that Larry Ellison announced, security and blockchain. Specifically how…

Trustwave warns of new cyberattack on banks

Trustwave SpiderLabs has published details on a new banking attack it believes is set to go worldwide soon. Entitled Post-Soviet Bank Heists, the 11 page report can be downloaded from their website (registration required). In the introduction to the report it says: “…each bank compromise resulted in a significant amount of stolen funds. The actual…

Google Chrome users fooled by fake Adblock Plus app

Adblock Plus has built a reputation around blocking annoying ads, blocking domains spreading malware and disabling tracking. It has been successful with versions for all the key browsers available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It’s success has led to a fake version of the app being downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. At present,…

HMRC stops one million visits to scam websites

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has stepped up the war against scammers. It is claiming to have: “averted over a million visits to deceptive websites, including those which promote misleading and costly helpline numbers.” This is a significant result but it still has much more to do. HMRC’s Director for Customer Services, Angela MacDonald, said: “HMRC…