Fake Science!!

I have just listened to a podcast on the BBC Sounds service in which Fiona Hill discusses the issue of Fake Science and how this is being used to distort actual scientific fact to further political, social and religious extremist viewpoints. It appears that extremist organizations, as well as political/nation state actors are cherry picking... Continue Reading →

A Review of 2019

What a difference 365 days makes. 2019 has been an eventful year for cyber security professionals with a number of new threats emerging as well as an escalation in ransomware and level of data breaches as well as all the normal threat vectors. IoT has also featured heavily in the cyber security landscape. But first... Continue Reading →

1 Year Anniversary

On the 30th December 2018 we published our inaugural post on this site. For those who weren't following us at this point, this was a A Review of Cyber Security in 2018. We will be publishing a similar review just before New Year 2019 as a means to re-enforce the lessons learnt from the failings in... Continue Reading →

Windows 7 Support ends 14th January 2020

As I have blogged on two previous occasions, support for Windows 7 ends on 14th January 2020. This means: All patching of security flaws ends and you will not receive any further patches from 14th January 2020 being the last patch Tuesday that will include widely available Windows 7 patchesMicrosoft Security Essentials also retires on... Continue Reading →

Industrial Hacking

I don't normally comment on specific news stories on here (that is what our Twitter account is for), but this one was of particular interest. Earlier this year an Israeli intelligence expert named Tal Dilian (co-founder of Circles Technologies – a surveillance firm) showed off his van with surveillance equipment worth $9 million in Cyprus.... Continue Reading →

Thanks to all our Followers

I would like to thank all our followers for their support in 2019. And for those of you who follow us on WordPress and Twitter a special thank you. As we are coming to the close of 2019, we are reviewing what happened throughout the year and we will be publishing our findings in a... Continue Reading →

Open Redirects & Malware Installers

This week I noticed a report on how malware could be downloaded and installed using an Open Redirect from Cisco. Lets first define what an Open Redirect is. An open redirect is when a legitimate site allows unauthorized users to create URLs on that site to redirect visitors to other sites. For example, Google has... Continue Reading →

Myths of Cyber Security

I have found there is a general perception among people that they won't be hit by a cyber attack of some form and that cyber security is not something they need to worry about too much, after all you have installed an Internet Security product on your PC and you download apps from the official... Continue Reading →

Virtual Private Networks

We have all seen the adverts on TV, and in the media in general, around how a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will secure your web browsing, and make your connection totally private. Well, I hate to say this, but this is not totally true. So, what is a VPN? We need to first of all... Continue Reading →

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