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Cisco patches vulnerability in WebEx

A Cisco security advisory is warning users of a vulnerability in the firm's WebEx Meetings and WebEx Meetings Server that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on their system.

Ongoing Third-party & insider threats plague organisations' cyber-security

This week, the UK and US governments issued warnings about malicious cyber-activity carried out by the Russian government, but the biggest dangers are closer to home with insider threats a leading risk says new research.

Charities across UK are vulnerable to CEO fraud, warns Charity Commission

The Charity Commission recently shot out alerts to charities across the UK, warning them that cyber-criminals posing as CEOs or senior executives at charities could launch phishing attacks on employees.

Staff at Northern Ireland assembly warned over email breach

Warnings issued to change passwords. Northern Ireland Assembly has issued warnings to staff following cyber-attacks on its IT system, according to reports by the Belfast Telegraph.

Interpol warns IoT devices at risk

Cyber-attacks against IoT devices have grown markedly over the past two years, prompting a warning from Interpol that nearly any IoT device - from refrigerators to smartphones - is vulnerable to attack.

2018 Winter Olympics hit with destroyer malware during opening ceremony

Warnings that the 2018 Winter Olympic Games would be the target for hackers came true almost immediately as the Pyeongchang computer system was hit with a "destroyer" cyber-attack knocking its website and other services offline.

Pulse Secure VPN vulnerability can allow MITM attacks

The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (KB CERT) posted an advisory warning stating the Pulse Secure VPN Linux graphic user interface (GUI) fails to validate SSL certificates.

Bitcoin Gold issues critical advisory after spotting suspicious files

Bitcoin Gold issued a critical alert and expanded the recall window for the Windows Wallet installer after a link on its Download page and the file downloads on its Github release page were found to be serving two suspicious files.

US CERT issues warning on ASLR vulnerability in Windows

US CERT has issued a warning on a vulnerability in Windows' Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) that affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 which could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

'Unverified app' warning adds anti-phishing protection to G Suite

Google claims new 'unverified app' warning will cut down on phishing attacks from within G Suite by giving users information on potentially dodgy apps and scripts.

UPDATE: Amex warns of breach, cardholders should protect data

After a merchant prompted Amex to warn cardholders that their information may have been compromised, they should take multiple steps to protect sensitive data.