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Barclays Use Intrusive Monitoring Software on Employees

April 2nd, 2020|

Earlier this year, Barclays found themselves under fire
regarding a staff monitoring scheme that they had been trialling.

The scheme involved tracking software on employees’ machines
to log the length of time they spent at their desks, resulting in warnings
being sent if they took extended breaks. Barclays had been running this …read more

Don’t let COVID-19 Take Your Eye off Information Security

March 26th, 2020|

In reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are taking
government advice and asking employees to work from home where possible to help
slow the spread of the virus. This is an excellent plan, but it does mean that
the home office security then comes into focus for the would-be eavesdropper …read more

UK Retailer’s Loyalty Scheme Suffers Cyber-Attack

March 12th, 2020|

The UK health and beauty retailer, Boots, has suspended all
payments using their loyalty card points both online and in store after
unauthorised attempts had been made to enter customers’ accounts using stolen
passwords.

Boots have said that customers won’t be able to use the
points on their Boots Advantage Card while they …read more

Partner Caught Cheating after Late Night Activity Spike on Fitbit

March 5th, 2020|

A story broke late last year highlighting the importance of being
aware of what your smart devices are tracking, and when they’re tracking you. In
this instant, it resulted in a cheating partner being caught out, however there’s
many other malicious use case scenarios for smart device tracking/monitoring.

In this particular case, …read more

Ring Employees Fired for Watching Users Camera Footage

February 27th, 2020|

In a letter to US Senators, Ring stated that users’ video
data had been accessed improperly by some of its employees and that these
employees had now been let go. Ring is a home security company owned by Amazon.

The abuse of private data being accessed by employees of
tech companies is …read more

A Smart Bulb Could be an Attackers Gateway to Your Network

February 20th, 2020|

Late last year, 2019, a cyber threat intelligence company,
Check Point Research, informed Phillips of an exploit affecting their Hue
line-up of products. Phillips Hue is a range of internet connected smart lighting
products that are connected through an IoT bridge.

The research company outlines the exploit in their findings
to be …read more

US to Release New Counterintelligence Strategy

February 10th, 2020|

This week a new counterintelligence strategy will be
released in the US. The new strategy is designed to help encourage more
participation from the private sector in protecting the US from cyber threats.

The new strategy release comes after the FBI discusses the ever-growing
threat from China to the US economy and …read more

Is Your Smart TV Watching You?

February 6th, 2020|

A report was released by the FBI at the end of last year warning
the public about internet connected televisions, smart TVs.

Smart TVs are finding their way into more and more homes,
with an ever-growing list of functions and features, from voice control to
video calls. Most of these features require …read more

NSA Urges Windows 10 Users to Update

January 30th, 2020|

Earlier this month, users of Microsoft’s Windows 10 were
urged to update their computers by US security agency, NSA, after a huge
vulnerability was discovered. Microsoft was informed of the vulnerability
before it was made public and created a patch that was then pushed out in an
update to the operating system. …read more

Billionaire’s Phone Compromised After Receiving a Video on WhatsApp

January 22nd, 2020|

It was reported earlier this week that Jeff Bezos, the owner
of the Washington Post and CEO and founder of Amazon, had his mobile phone
forensically examined and found that it had been compromised.

According to reports from the Guardian and the Financial
Times, the forensic analysis of Bezos’s phone revealed that …read more