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Introducing CFC’s Cyber Case Study Series

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Although cyber insurance is simple at its core – where property insurance protects against the theft, loss or damage of tangible assets, cyber insurance does the same for intangible assets – claims often develop in unexpected ways. That’s why we’re launching a Cyber Case Study Series, which will take a… Read more »

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Are cyber battle lines the new nuclear deterrent?

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It seems that much of the next Cold War will be fought online. Security agencies in Britain and the US are working together to counter the increasing Russian penetration into western cyber networks. At the same time, the allies are infiltrating Russia’s own systems – so that they are in… Read more »

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Apple file system hit by new glitch

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For the third time since its introduction a year ago, Apple’s high-end file system (APFS) has fallen victim to a bug. The latest vulnerability affects macOS High Sierra, leaving the encryption passwords of users with external storage devices exposed in plaintext – and therefore wide open to attack. Not all… Read more »

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Are your emails secure?

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S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a protocol for sending digitally signed and encrypted messages. So far, so good. Unfortunately, if you use Microsoft Outlook to send secure emails, any set-up employing S/MIME may not be encrypted after all – leaving the email contents wide open to snoopers. The trouble… Read more »

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Google Play users blackmailed into giving good reviews

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Online games players are being bombarded with pop-up ads by an aggressive Trojan Android app. They are then conned into thinking that the ads will disappear if they give the app a bogus five-star review. As well as contravening Google Play Developer Policy on placing phoney reviews, it also has… Read more »

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Hey you, get off of My Cloud

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Information security consultancy SEC Consult has exposed a major vulnerability in Western Digital’s My Cloud storage devices, rendering them easy hijack targets. Anyone who can reach the administrative web server, either through the public Internet or a user’s private network, can execute arbitrary commands on the machine and upload files…. Read more »

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How to protect yourself against ransomware

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Ransomware is increasingly the modus operandi of choice for cyber criminals, and organisations of all sizes are at risk – including individual users and their home computers. So how can you stay safe and prevent the dreaded denial of access to your most precious assets? Industry experts agree that a… Read more »

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The entire internet could be hacked… seriously

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Both Google and the software firm Red Hat have independently discovered a flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), a vulnerability that is part of a universally used code which could spread havoc far and wide across the internet. The weak spot works by tricking browsers into looking up… Read more »

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Obama’s Cybersecurity plan receives lukewarm response

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President Obama’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, has received a lukewarm response from industry commentators. The criticism focuses on the relatively basic information included within the plan, as well as the common sense proposals made, which many argue should already be in place. Overall, the plan is said… Read more »

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Hacking group sets sights on PlayStation, Xbox over Christmas

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You may need to dust off Scrabble and Monopoly this holiday season after hacking group Phantom Squad has promised on Twitter that they will take down the PlayStation network and Xbox over the Christmas period. This is not an original idea; last year, another group called Lizard Squad did just… Read more »

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