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Malware attack puts lSS offline…..

A cyber-attack has hit the major facilities company ISS World, which has half a million employees worldwide.

ISS provides cleaning, catering, security and other services to companies in the UK and elsewhere.

Its websites have been down since 17 February. And This Week in Facilities Management said 43,000 staff at London’s Canary Wharf and its Weybridge HQ, […]

Windows 7 support. What should you do?

Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 7 so that it can focus on “newer technologies”.

As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe.

One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter.

What does this mean?

It means that Microsoft is ending […]

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones….

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to […]

Chargers Costing Peoples Security

Rigged MacBook chargers hijacking peoples laptops and stealing their data!

A neat feature of many modern laptops is the ability to power them up through the USB port. Unlike the rectangular USB ports of old, the newer type – USB-C – can carry enough power to charge your machine.

That’s great news: it means you don’t need to […]

Google Maps Always Tracks

Is Google Tracking You?

Thought you’d turned off location tracking in your Google account? Think again. Turns out Google tracks your location even when you think it isn’t.

Chances are if you’ve ever fiddled around in your Google privacy settings that you came across Location History. If you were spooked by the idea of Google tracking your […]

Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack

Yahoo’s UK arm has been fined £250,000 ($335,000) by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a data breach affecting more than 500 million users which took place in 2014.

The incident was reported two years later.

The firm said “state-sponsored” hackers had stolen personal information, which included names, emails, unencrypted security questions and answers.

The ICO said […]

Buffalo Wild Wings apologises over ‘awful’ tweets in targeted hacking

US restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings has apologised for a string of crude and racist posts that appeared on its Twitter account after it was hacked.

“We’re sorry,” the company said in a statement, adding “the awful posts… obviously did not come from us”.

The tweets were posted on Friday on the company’s verified account, which has […]

Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.

The companies are accused of forcing users to consent to targeted advertising to use the services.

Privacy group noyb.eu led by activist Max Schrems said people were not being given a “free choice”.

If the complaints are […]

How Safe Is A USB? IBM Bans staff from using all removable Memory Devices

Staff at IBM have been banned from using removable memory devices such as USB sticks, SD cards and flash drives.
The possibility of “financial and reputational” damage if staff lost or misused the devices prompted the decision, reported The Register.

Instead, IBM staff who need to move data around will be encouraged to do so via an […]

90% of GMail Users Dont Have Security Features Enabled

It makes it harder for people to break into your account, even if they have your login details

One of Gmail’s most effective security features is hardly used by anyone, Google has revealed.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been enabled on less than 10 per cent of active Google accounts, the company says.

The feature is designed to make […]