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Britain on High Alert – Blackout threat from Russian cyber-attack

Blackout threat to Britain from Russian cyber-attack

Spy chiefs have warned the bosses of Britain’s key power companies to boost their security amid fears of a Russian cyber-attack that could put the lights out.

The National Grid was put on alert last week by officials from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) — a branch of the […]

How to Stay Safe & Avoid Viruses on Your Mobile Phone

How to Stay Safe & Avoid Viruses on Your Mobile Phone
Smartphones are gradually overtaking PCs and laptops as our primary computing platforms. With their speedy quad-core processors, advanced display technologies and powerful operating system software, the smartphone has now become a device through which we conduct day-to-day commerce, online banking and healthcare. Our smartphones are […]

How To Recognise Viruses & Malicious Apps On Your Smartphone

How To Recognise Viruses & Malicious Apps On Your Smartphone
Do you think you might have a virus or malicious app on your smartphone? This guide shows you how to recognise a smartphone virus. We’ll also discuss the ways to clean up your smartphone.
The Problem of Smartphone Viruses & Malware
Virus Symbol.jpgWe’ve all heard about PCs and […]

Pornhub Advertising Hacked Infecting Millions of Users with Malware

Pornhub advertising hijacked infecting millions of users with Malware claims cyber security experts.

Proofpoint claims to have uncovered in recent research a large scale attack known as malvertising, which presents fake adverts that encourage web browser updates to visitors of the site. How to recognise Viruses & Malicious Apps On Your Smartphone 

The cybersecurity firm said the attack […]

Cyber criminals are stealing reward points and airmiles to book luxury holidays

British couples are finding holidays and hotel rooms booked under alias names as Russian cyber criminals use their reward points and airmiles to enjoy luxury holidays at budget prices.

Research undertaken by security firm Flashpoint has uncovered a thriving online marketplace where illicit bookings are made at the expense of genuine customer in the UK and elsewhere.

The […]

Snow – What Snow?!

Greetings from Narnia!

Despite today’s snowy conditions, we wanted to let you all know that we’re still here to support you.

Conditions “up North” are pretty grim, but we’ve got out big coats on and won’t let the snow affect the service we give you!

Stay safe!

The Stonegate team

Porn Adverts Populating Childrens Apps Due to Malware

Malware that displays explicit pornographic adverts has been found lurking in 60 apps available on Google’s Play store.

Many of the apps infected with the malware are aimed at children, and some have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.

The malware also promotes fake security programs and tries to get people to sign up to expensive […]

Windows passwords hacked!!

Google Project Zero’s Tavis Ormandy has turned up a howling blunder in a password manager bundled with Windows 10.

On Friday, Ormandy dropped the bug, not in Windows but in the third-party Keeper password manager. He wrote: “I’ve heard of Keeper, I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI […]

Are Starbucks using your laptop?

Starbucks has acknowledged that visitors to one of its branches were unwittingly recruited into a crypto-currency mining operation.

The wi-fi service provided by a branch of the company’s Buenos Aires outlets, who hijacked connected computers to use their processing power to create digital cash.

Starbucks said that it had taken “swift action” to address the problem.

But one […]

Apple inside your house?

The bug appeared in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 11.2, and could have let criminals unlock internet-connected doors.

Apple said it had now disabled remote HomeKit access for shared users, as a temporary solution to the problem.

The company’s HomeKit framework lets iOS devices control internet-connected gadgets made by a variety of manufacturers.

Customers […]