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Australia Boosts Funding for Counter-Terror & Counterespionage Agencies

June 13th, 2019|

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, made an
announcement earlier on this year in which he unveiled significant funding
boosts were planned for their security and law enforcement agencies.

It was said that the increased funding was an investment to strengthen
both the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the
Australian Federal …read more

Do You Check Your Hotel Room for Cameras?

June 6th, 2019|

In March of 2019, it was uncovered that more than 1,500 hotel guests had been secretly filmed in 42 rooms across 30 hotels around South Korea. The footage was live streamed to paying customers via a specialist website that had in excess of 4,000 members.

The covert cameras were …read more

Is WhatsApp Safe to Use After New Vulnerabilities Are Discovered?

May 14th, 2019|

It’s been confirmed this week that a group of hackers were able to successfully install surveillance software on mobile phones remotely by exploiting a major vulnerability in the Facebook owned messaging service, WhatsApp.

WhatsApp have said
that the cyber-attack was coordinated by an
advanced cyber actor and that it targeted a …read more

Did Assange use the Ecuadorian Embassy to Spy?

April 19th, 2019|

According to the President of Ecuador, the Ecuadorian
embassy in London has been used by Julian Assange (co-founder of WikiLeaks) as
a centre for spying and his political
asylum was revoked, ending what was a stay of seven years inside the embassy.

The Ecuadorian President, Lenín Moreno, has stated that it
was a …read more

Are Amazon Employees Listening to You?

April 17th, 2019|

It was reported last week, that it is isn’t just the Alexa AI that’s listening to you when
you give your Amazon Echo device a command, but in fact an Amazon employee may
be listening to what you’re saying.

At first you may not be overly concerned by an employee, …read more

Jeremy Corbyn’s Private Meeting Bugged

April 15th, 2019|

Sunday the 14th April, The Sunday Times released
a recording
of a partial, private, conversation between the Labour party leader, Jeremy
Corbyn and Dame Margaret Hodge.

Dame Margaret Hodge is the MP for Barking, and a member of
the Labour party.

The Dame secretly recorded her conversation with the party
leader in what …read more

Why do you think she was carrying the infected memory stick?

April 4th, 2019|

An Asian woman was found attempting to gain access to the Trump owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida while allegedly carrying an infected memory stick containing malware. The incident took place on the last weekend of March this year, 2019. Although Donald Trump has been spending time …read more

ASIS Europe 2020 Dates!

April 3rd, 2019|

We’d like to say a massive thanks to all the ASIS members who came to ASIS Europe 2019 and made this year one of the best. The event this year broke records by being the largest European ASIS event to date!

We’re looking forward to next years event …read more

Do you check your Microphones off?

March 13th, 2019|

During a recent BBC news show, a technical blunder has showcased the importance of treating any microphone as live. It doesn’t matter whether you believe a microphone is active or not, it’s best practise to always treat them as live.

In the news show, the
presenters are in the …read more

Are You on Top of Your BYOD Security?

February 14th, 2019|

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can be a great asset to a business but if it’s not implemented correctly, it can present an abundance of security issues.

When implementing BYOD, security can be a challenge so it’s important to be prepared and have robust policies in place. It can …read more