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  • Wider public sector needs better understanding of cyber security

    Local government, the NHS and the wider public sector needs to have a better understanding of the threat of cyber security

  • Smartphone users unaware of hacking risks

    More than half of mobile users are unaware that hackers can take control of their smartphones

  • Finance and retail applications most vulnerable to breaches

    Finance and retail applications are most susceptible to hacking attacks because of data input by customers, according to research

  • GCHQ produces BYOD guidelines for organisations

    GCHQ's IT security arm provides guidance to organisations who want to allow employees to use personal devices at work

  • Courier firm UPS warns of potential data breach

    UPS has found malware at 51 franchises in 24 US states, which may have compromised customers' credit and debit card information

  • National Crime Agency calls for public to update security software

    The National Crime Agency (NCA) is launching a campaign to make people aware of the dangers of being online without security software

  • Android banking apps susceptible to hacking

    A vulnerability in Android applications built on the Apache Cordova platform has sparked new fears over mobile banking

  • USB-connected devices present cyber vulnerabilities

    Connecting devices to computers using a USB port could lead to security breaches, say Berlin-based researchers

  • Global Risks 2014

    Cybercrime and government surveillance pose a risk to the internet comparable in a scale comparable to the 2008 financial melt-down, the World Economic Forum warns in this analysis of the risks facing business and governments in 2014. The report assesses the impact of cybercrime and government surveillance on the public’s trust in the internet, and warns that the potential fragmentation of the internet could have a serious impact on the global economy. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report identifies cyberattack as one of the most likely global risks in 2014 and the breakdown of critical information infrastructure as among the global risks likely to have the most impact. The report analyses 31 global risks and includes a special in-depth investigation into digital disintegration. Other risks of significant concern include income disparity, extreme weather events, unemployment and fiscal crises.

  • Time puts servers at risk of denial-of-service attacks

    The Network Timing Protocol, which is used to keep servers on the internet synchronised, could become a major vector of attack for hackers

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