Newsletter – September 2020

September blogs September intelligence and threat report Here is a round up of the news that we saw and tweeted about on our Twitter account during September. It is not surprising that the number of ransomware attacks and data breaches seem to be increasing as we are also seeing a rise in malware attacks on... Continue Reading →

New UK Coronavirus Test & Trace App in Trial

On the 13 August 2020 the UK government released a revised Contact Tracing app to be trailed on the Isle of White, the London Borough of Newham and NHS volunteer responders. In addition to the Contact Tracing function it also has other features including: An alert system that informs users of the coronavirus risk level... Continue Reading →

UK Coronavirus Contact Tracing Update

This is an update to my blog Location Tracking, Your Privacy & COVID 19 Contact Tracing to bring this up to date with the recent developments in the UK. The UK were going to develop a COVID 19 Contact Tracing App using a hybdrid technology that was centralised and in which they owned the data... Continue Reading →

Android 11 Preview Released

This week (WC 7 June 2020) the first preview of Android 11 (the latest iteration in the Android smartphone operating system) was released for specific test handsets. This brings a number of security and privacy updates as well as some functional updates that you may either love or hate. Privacy Updates A number of privacy... Continue Reading →

Securing your Smartphone/Mobile Device

An interesting factoid came to be earlier this week via a tweet by Twitter user @Tarah about the top 20 most commonly used 4 digit Mobile PINs. I also found a similar list on Gizmodo that also gave the percentages. These are as follows: 1234 1111 0000 1212 7777 1004 2000 4444 2222 6969 9999... Continue Reading →

Android 10 Security and Privacy Updates

Every year around May Google host their global developer conference. This is the venue where developers, and consumers alike, hear about new features provided by Google services and OS's. In the Keynote they normally make most of the main announcements for new features and products, and in this blog I want to focus in on... Continue Reading →

Removing Malicious Apps from Android

Over the past few weeks cyber researchers have discovered a number of apps in the Android Play Store that were infected with a form of Adware that had the nasty capability of hiding itself from the app list. The AdWare, which security firm Check Point calls “SimBad,” creates a backdoor and allows its creator to... Continue Reading →

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