Data Security

Featured Article – ‘Vishing’ and How to Guard Against It

Featured Article – ‘Vishing’ and How to Guard Against It ‘Vishing’, or ‘phishing over the phone’ is on the rise and in this article, we look at vishing techniques and examples, and how to prevent them. Vishing The word Vishing is a combination of ‘voice’ and ‘phishing’ and describes the criminal process of using internet …

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eBay Port Scanning Causes Alarm

eBay Port Scanning Causes Alarm Reports that eBay has been running port scans against the computers of visitors to the platform have caused alarm over potential security issues. Port Scans Port scanning is something that many people associate with cyber-attacks and penetration (‘pen’) testing.  Port scanning scripts are used to determine which ports a system may …

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Are Masks A Challenge To Facial Recognition Technology?

In addition to questions about the continued use of potentially unreliable and unregulated live facial recognition (LFR) technology, masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus may be presenting a further challenge to the technology. Questions From London Assembly Members A recently published letter by London Assembly members Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM and Sian Berry …

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More Warnings Over Scams Aimed at Zoom, Teams and Meet Users

Reports indicate that hackers are still using domains related to popular remote, collaborative working platforms to target users working from home with phishing scams during the lockdown. Domains Almost as soon as the lockdown started, there were reports at the beginning of April by Cybersecurity company ‘Check Point’  that there had been a major increase …

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Google Blocks 18 Million Coronavirus Scam Emails Per Day

Google Blocks 18 Million Coronavirus Scam Emails Per Day Google is reported to have been blocking 100 million phishing emails per day and 18 million email scams relating specifically to coronavirus. Millions of Scams and Spam Messages Daily On its Cloud blog on 16th April, Google reported that Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing emails each …

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