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Let’s play in the cyber war room

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US tech giant IBM has opened a new security facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of its $200 million global investment in cyber security. As a counter to the growth in high-profile malicious hacks on both private and public sector organisations, IBM is setting up a ‘Cyber Range’ state-of-the-art war… Read more »

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No antidote for new PoisonTap tool

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American super-hacker Samy Kamkar has invented a plug-in device that could take PC vulnerability to a whole new level. The aptly named PoisonTap is an inconspicuous tiny USB dongle. An attacker only needs briefly to plug it into a computer – whether locked or unlocked – to open a series… Read more »

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NHS cybersecurity in parlous state of health

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As if budget deficits and junior doctor strikes aren’t enough, Sky TV has revealed that the NHS’ IT system is also in need of major surgery. It is not only patients’ sensitive health data that’s at risk – hackers could also shut down vital equipment and systems. Hospitals have become… Read more »

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