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Cisco & McAffee aim to stamp out human error

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Human nature dictates that, if we see something we know we shouldn’t touch, we nevertheless feel an overwhelming urge to do it anyway – fire alarms, wet paint, the link to a dodgy attachment. To save us from ourselves, networking giant Cisco is coupling McAfee’s Advanced Threat Defence (ATD) to… Read more »

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Yahoo cookies not very palatable

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Attention all Yahoo account holders – you are not out of the woods yet. The cyber crooks who famously hacked Yahoo in 2015 and 2016 (and possibly 2013 too) succeeded in forging its website’s session cookies, which allowed them to log into potentially one billion user accounts without even needing… Read more »

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Is email past its sell-by date?

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Almost everyone complains about email at some point or other – both for its overuse and its susceptibility to viruses, Trojans, phishing and spam. Despite this, it has many virtues – borne out by the fact that over 2.5 billion people now use it. It’s free, easy to access, has… Read more »

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Washington’s email scandal continues… with the RNC

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Having previously threatened Hilary Clinton with prosecution for using personal email accounts for government business, President Trump now has to contend with, according to Newsweek, some of his most senior lieutenants doing exactly the same thing. Oops. The use of private email for government business is frowned upon because laxer… Read more »

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Siblings hack Italian elite

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A brother and sister hacking team has gained access to the private emails of two former Italian Prime Ministers, plus senior businessmen, bankers, a security chief and even a Vatican cardinal. The FBI is assisting the Italian police with their investigations, as the campaign targeted victims in the US as… Read more »

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