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IoD members warn of Brexit hiring freeze

The BBC is reporting that after surveying 1000 of its members, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that a quarter planned to freeze recruitment and five percent would be planning to cut jobs.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Quora account hijacked by Zuckerberg hackers

Three weeks after hijacking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, the mischievous OurMine hacking group appears to have briefly seized control of Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account.

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Code generator for Swagger spec vulnerable to remote code execution

Rapid7 yesterday publicly disclosed a class of vulnerabilities in Swagger-codegen, a code generator for the OpenAPI specification, aka Swagger.

News Bytes Blasphemy! Godless malware preys on nearly 90 percent of Android devices

Blasphemy! Godless malware preys on nearly 90 percent of Android devices

Godless, an emerging mobile malware threat capable of rooting Android phones, has started to adopt the traits of an exploit kit, in that it searches for multiple vulnerabilities through which it can automatically infect a victim.

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Many IT pros are still not sure what the EU GDPR means to them

Many IT professionals are still unaware of what the EU GDPR means to their organisation with 20 percent being oblivious to the possibility that a data breach could lead to fines of up to €30m (£23m) or four percent of annual turnover.

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Conficker tops ranking of most common malware family

Conficker maintains its rank as the most common malware family, according to Check Point's May 2016 Threat Index.

News Bytes Facebook chief Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape - should you?

Facebook chief Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape - should you?

A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been released showing tape being used to cover his MackBook Pro's webcam and microphone. The photo was uploaded to celebrate Instagram reaching 500 million users on Tuesday.

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No more pesky codes with Google's new and easy two-step verification

Google has introduced a new process that simplifies two-factor authentication for users to secure access to accounts and web-based services.

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Apple fixes memory corruption vulnerability in AirPort product line

Addressing a vulnerability that could have potentially resulted in remote code execution, Apple yesterday announced a firmware update for several of its AirPort Wi-Fi products.

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NSFOCUS receives Bounty Award for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, NSFOCUS has received the honour of the Microsoft Mitigation Bounty Award.