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Podcast: SC Intel in Five 19 - 25 June

Podcast: SC Intel in Five 19 - 25 June

Catch up on the most viewed stories in the cyber-security sector reported by SC Media UK over the past week, from 19 - 25 June, presented by Tony Morbin, Editor-in-chief at SC Media UK.

Dodgy doctor: 100 million plus Windows users affected by high severity vulnerability in PC-Doctor

Dodgy doctor: 100 million plus Windows users affected by high severity vulnerability in PC-Doctor

A high-severity security hole found in a Windows support tool, PC-Doctor, which is bundled with Dell computers and licensed to others, leaves millions of systems at risk of a privilege-escalation attack

CCTV configuration requirements aim to prevent another Mirai botnet

CCTV configuration requirements aim to prevent another Mirai botnet

Minimum requirements for manufacturers of surveillance camera systems and components address the issue of compromises of systems left live and internet-facing in an 'unacceptable security configuration.'

Microsoft Sharepoint vulnerability spotted in the wild, likely being exploited

Microsoft Sharepoint vulnerability spotted in the wild, likely being exploited

A vulnerability in Microsoft's SharePoint that is being exploited in the wild, spotted by Canadiain and Saudi Arabian cyber security centres and, "It's likely multiple attackers are now using the exploit."

Two-thirds of consumers think IoT devices are 'creepy'

Two-thirds of consumers think IoT devices are 'creepy'

Research finds that half of people don't trust their connected devices

Online porn to have age-restricted access enforced from 15 July this year

Online porn to have age-restricted access enforced from 15 July this year

Age-verification arrangements should only be concerned with verifying age, not identity say the UK government as it brings in mandatory restrictions on access to online pornography.

Users with online porn habits bitten by wave of sextortion, as sextortionist gets 6 years

Users with online porn habits bitten by wave of sextortion, as sextortionist gets 6 years

Contradictory reports about current sextortion scamming include claims of an upsurge in scams, & that scammers are making less money, plus in a major NCA investigation one player gets six years prison.

Today's other news in brief: Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Today's other news in brief: Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Jullian Assange has been arrested in London today; Every Police Force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit; Free CryptoPokemon ransomware decryptor launched

£28 million Institute of Digital Technology set up at Blechley Park

£28 million Institute of Digital Technology set up at Blechley Park

An Institute of Digital Technology is being established by a consortium of Milton Keynes College, Microsoft, KMPG & McAfee at Bletchley Park with £28 million from the UK government Institutes of Technology fund.

New vehicle cyber-security rating scheme under discussion

New vehicle cyber-security rating scheme under discussion

Feedback is sought from automotive manufacturers, government and insurers by the 5StarS consortium to its consultation paper on establishing an assurance framework to assess the cyber-security of vehicles.