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A not so daily update on all things Web related and more.

Android users beware: Cloak and Dagger Exploit 5/30/2017 3:15:25 AM If you are an Android then it seems there is a new, and relatively simple exploit out there in the wild. Read more about it on the link below, but more importantly, be very careful of exactly what apps you download. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/android-cloak-and-dagger-vulnerability/


Backup the Backups 5/30/2017 2:11:09 AM How often do you backup your computer? Even with the most obsessive backup plan there is no way to avokd something like the recent WannaCry work from making it’s way through all your backup media whether it is on the same network, a USB drive or off-site – depending on your off-site provider of course. […]


A new threat – JAFF Ransomware 5/22/2017 9:24:00 PM OK, so we all had the news about WannaCry shoved in our faces, which is a good thing, however now that it is not headline news anymore does not mean you can let your guard down. There is yet another variant of your typical ransomware on the loose and given it has only come about […]


WordPress: powerful, yet vulnerable 1/17/2017 9:16:55 PM Not to give this framework that powers much of the world’s Websites a bad rap, but at any one time there are around 1000 known direct or indirect vulnerabilities that are constantly being patched. So, if you have a WordPress Website, ALWAYS make sure it, and any plugins, are up to date with the latest […]


4 Information Security Risks coming in 2017 1/17/2017 9:12:50 PM You would have to be living off the grid to not realise there are constant threats to not only your personal and financial information, but also to critical infrastructure and pretty much anything that is directly, or indirectly connected to the power of the Internet. 2017 sees the emergence of more regulations that could leave […]


BBC News: Tomorrow’s Buildings: Help! My building has been hacked 4/21/2016 2:29:10 AM Tomorrow’s Buildings: Help! My building has been hacked – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35746649


Selling Security and Compliance 3/18/2016 2:08:08 AM I read an interesting article on how as an IT professional, you can sell security and compliance of your internal and external network infrastructure to stakeholders and management. It is all about how you sell it; Sales. Not everyone wants to hear that they need to spend more on security in their IT infrastructure, however, […]


Target Corporation Cyber Attack 3/10/2016 8:43:36 AM I was talking with a friend and colleague of mine today who got in a panic about a major hack involving millions of credit cards being stolen via a simple malware-based approach. I never knew about it, so got reading and came to realise rather quickly that this is really quite a simple attack, however, […]


Form April 21 2015 Google has been re-ranking all sites based on it’s new mobile friendly algorithm 5/13/2015 4:09:52 AM Have you ever tapped on a site in the search results on your own mobile or tablet and found it impossible to read and backed out and tried the next in the list? Well, your customers could be too if your site is not mobile friendly. In fact, your site may not even rank anywhere […]


How secure is your company Website or network 11/24/2014 10:51:04 PM OK, so first off I do apologise for the lack of posts, it has been a very busy time here at Modulus with all that has been going on in the online space, particularly around security and the privacy of your information and that of your customers. So, how secure is your Website and corporate […]


 

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