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ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Facebook backdoor; Verizon findings; Cisco vulnerabilities; 6th TalkTalk arrest; cyber-crime rampant

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UMICH researchers remotely pick locks of Samsung SmartThing connected home systems

UMICH researchers remotely pick locks of Samsung SmartThing connected home systems

In a series of attacks, University of Michigan researchers hacked into Samsung SmartThing connected home systems and remotely unlocked doors.

'Wizz' kids: Talos researchers pinpoint French firm as source of spyware-adware threat

'Wizz' kids: Talos researchers pinpoint French firm as source of spyware-adware threat

A supposedly legitimate French software firm, Tuto4PC, has actually infected an estimated 12 million PC users with a generic Trojan disguised as downloadable utilities programmes, according to an analysis from Cisco's Talos research division.

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

Researchers spot Android Infostealer disguised as Chrome update

Zscaler researchers spotted an Android infostealer disguised as a Google Chrome update that is capable of terminating antivirus applications and even ending calls.

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets getting bigger and stronger, says Kaspersky

Botnets are getting bigger and DDoS attacks more frequent according to Kaspersky

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Meeting the new vulnerability disclosure challenge

Meeting the new vulnerability disclosure challenge

Michael Fimin considers the impact new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws will have on current vulnerability disclosure practices and recommends a number of best practices to help organisations measure up to the challenge.

The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?

The BYOD explosion: How much of a threat do personal devices really pose to your network?

How much of a risk is BYOD to network security? No more than company-issued hardware - provided businesses follow these four essential steps says Lee Painter.

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

The Snooper's Charter is a tricky subject, not least because of its double standards

Brian Chappell looks at why the backdoors of the Snooper's Charter are so repugnant to tech firms and how it can't be reconciled with the government's own directive to businesses to protect people's personal data.

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