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GDPR: Don’t Get Caught Out By Your Logfiles

With all the focus on the more visible elements of GDPR compliance ahead of the Regulation’s introduction of May 25th, one EU Working group is warning businesses not to forget what’s stored in the logfiles of their Internet-facing servers. What Are Logfiles and Why Should We Care? Logfiles record either...

Martin Lewis Fights Facebook In Court

MoneySavingExpert’s (MSE) founder and TV consumer champion Martin Lewis (OBE) has commenced UK High Court proceedings against Facebook to sue the tech giant for defamation over a series of fake adverts bearing his name. What Happened? Mr Lewis alleges that 50 fake ads bearing his name appeared on the Facebook...

WhatsApp Raises Age To 16 For GDPR

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service is raising its minimum age in Europe to 16 to comply with GDPR which comes into force on May 25th. Was 13 Up until now, the minimum age has been 13, and that minimum age will remain for the rest of the world, in line with...

Half of UK Manufacturers Hit By Cyber Attacks

A new report published by manufacturers’ organisation EEF in partnership with insurance firm AIG and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) shows that 48% of UK manufacturers have been subject to a cyber-security incident at some time. Loss and Disruption Half of those manufacturing companies who admit to being hit...

New Google ‘Chat’ SMS Message Replacement Rollout Begins

Google has begun the rollout of ‘Chat’, the messaging service that, it is hoped, will replace SMS text messages on Android phones, and bring it into the same ballpark as WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage. What’s The Problem? The SMS messaging system for Android phones has suffered over many years from...

Tech Tip – Send Different File Types With WhatsApp

These days, many of us use the WhatsApp messaging service as part of our business communications. Thanks to functionality introduced last year, you can now send multiple file types e.g. APK’s, Zip and RAR files using WhatsApp. Here’s how: – Open your WhatsApp chat thread and tap the Attachment icon....

Russia Suspected of Hacking Campaign

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security have warned that Russia may be behind a broad hacking offensive targeting millions of machines that direct data around the net. Networking Equipment Targeted US and UK security agencies have issued a joint internet...

UK Launched Major Cyber Attack Against ISIS

GCHQ’s new director has revealed that last year, the UK has conducted a large-scale cyber-attack against ISIS that was designed to suppress online terrorist propaganda and hinder ISIS’s ability to coordinate attacks. Growing For A Decade Confirmation that the attack took place came as part of the first public speech...

Phishing Attack Simulator: Microsoft Goodies

Microsoft has announced a set of business security tools, including a phishing attack simulator, that make it easier and more affordable for businesses to identify and fix vulnerabilities before they become an issue. Attack Simulator One of the key tools announced to coincide with the annual RSA conference in San...

Facebook … Face Recognition Woes

Facebook is in the news yet again, this time for having to face a class action lawsuit for allegedly gathering biometric information without users’ explicit consent, via facial recognition technology. What Facial Recognition Technology? A facial recognition technology feature in Facebook’s platform suggests who might be present in uploaded photos,...