Windows XP Spotted Running Aboard Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier

A new aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy appears to be running the outdated 2001 Windows XP operating system on at least some of its machines. During a tour of the £3.5 billion HMS Queen Elizabeth, someone reportedly spotted a screen inside the aircraft carrier’s control room running Windows XP. Microsoft hasn’t supported this […]… Read More

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Koler Ransomware Using Fake Adult-Themed Apps to Infect U.S. Android Users

Koler ransomware is masquerading as fake adult-themed apps to infect unsuspecting Android users based in the United States. An infection begins when a user visits a suspicious adult-themed website. The attack campaign says the user must download an app for a popular adult site to view their desired content. But the app is a fake. […]… Read More

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800K Virgin Media Users Told to Change Passwords over Hacking Risk

Virgin Media is advising 800,000 of its customers to change their router passwords over the fear that attackers could easily hack their devices. On 23 June 2017, consumer choice advocacy organization Which? published the results of an investigation it conducted to analyze the security of connected devices in the home. It set up wireless cameras, […]… Read More

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Report: Average Organizational, Per Capita Data Breach Costs Reach New Highs

Data breaches remain a constant concern among boards and executives. Part of the reasoning behind this anxiety is the cost of responding to a data breach. Most years, not only does the per capita cost of a record compromised in a breach go up – so, too, does the total organizational cost. For 12 years, […]… Read More

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Top 7 Tips to Stay Secure on Your Summer Vacations

We all look forward to summer and its promise of fun-filled vacations. But in our haste to momentarily escape the daily grind, many of us overlook key elements of our digital security. Computer criminals don’t take vacations, after all. Digital threats follow us everywhere we go, which is why we can never let our guard […]… Read More

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20 Percent of Users Still Don’t Know about Phishing or Ransomware, Reveals Survey

Digital security threats like ransomware and phishing attacks frequently make headlines these days. One would hope this publicity translates into heightened awareness and more secure behavior online by web users. To test this theory, Wombat Security surveyed more than 2,000 working adults (1,000 in the United States and 1,000 in the United Kingdom) in early […]… Read More

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