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British Army Takes Delivery of ‘Nano Drones’

March 11th, 2021|

The British Army took delivery of the first of its new ‘Bug’ nano drones at the end of last year, weighing in a just 196g (6.9 ounces) and able to fit in the palm of a soldier’s hand, these nano drones could be a real asset to British …read more

Turkish Opposition Party Discovers Eavesdropping Devices in Offices

January 21st, 2021|

After announcing that they had uncovered covert listening devices in their offices at the end of last year, a Turkish opposition party alleged they had been victims of a state sponsored operation to spy on the governments rivals.

The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey have said that they’ve …read more

Is Your TV Remote Listening to You?

January 14th, 2021|

Earlier this year, the security researchers at Guardicore discovered a flaw in the firmware of a popular Comcast remote that enabled them to use it as an eavesdropping device.

The firmware update process for Comcast’s XR11 TV remote was reverse engineered by the researchers at Guardicore, allowing them to …read more

VoIP Systems Infiltrated after Security Patches aren’t Applied

December 11th, 2020|

Over the past year more than 1,000 companies have become victims of a hacking campaign that has targeted VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems. The attackers have been exploiting known vulnerabilities in order to gain remote access to VoIP accounts and then selling access to the compromised …read more

Do You Keep Your Laptop Digitally and Physically Secure?

November 19th, 2020|

Last month it was reported that the security chip found in Apple’s recent computers, the T2 chip, could be susceptible to being jailbroken. A demonstration and an extensive report has been released by the team behind the exploit.

Several controller features are handled by Apple’s custom silicon T2 co-processor, …read more

New Era of Surveillance Devices Requires New Solutions – QCC Sentinel

November 5th, 2020|

Since 2010 there has been a noticeable change in the types of surveillance devices that are being used in both commercial and government settings. Also, the way in which Video, Audio and Data product is transported to an eavesdropper or attacker has also evolved.

In addition to cellular surveillance …read more

US Internet of Things Security Bill

October 29th, 2020|

Last month the US House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to ensure that a minimum security requirement (set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) is met by all Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are acquired by the federal government.

Named the bipartisan Internet of Things …read more

Simple Measures Could Have Stopped Government Cyber Attack

October 8th, 2020|

Within the last year the New South Wales government has suffered from several phishing attacks, one of the worst being in April of this year. The targeted attack to Service NSW resulted in the theft of more than 500,000 documents holding personal information that related to 186,000 people. …read more

More US Espionage Arrests

September 24th, 2020|

Last month, former US Army Special Forces officer, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, was arrested for allegedly handing national defence information to Russian intelligence operatives. He was later charged with conspiring to provide US national defence information to agents of a foreign government.

A week prior to the Debbins arrest, …read more

The Latest in a String of High-Profile Ransomware Attacks

September 17th, 2020|

This year has seen a rise in high profile ransomware attacks, with one of the latest victims being cruise ship operator, Carnival Corporation. The specific ransomware attack used hasn’t been confirmed, but its being reported that a portion of one of Carnival Corporation’s IT systems has been accessed …read more