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Important: Shellshock web vulnerability

Posted on 30 September 2014 by saggj2

What is Shellshock? It is a vulnerability or bug in a piece of software called Bash (Bourne Again Shell) which has been discovered this week. The bug has the potential to affect millions of computers and has been nicknamed Shellshock. How serious is it? The United States National Vulnerability Database have rated the bug as
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eBay hacked and account holders left at risk for months

Posted on 22 September 2014 by saggj2

What A flaw in eBays security settings has allowed criminals to use Cross Site Scripting (XSS) to list items on the popular auction site which redirect users to phishing pages designed to steal usernames and passwords or potentially deliver viruses and malware to users computers. The issue was originally identified in February, but hit the
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Stop Changing Your Passwords!

Posted on 8 September 2014 by saggj2

“In the aftermath of Heartbleed, users of web services have been widely exhorted to change all their passwords, and reminded that they should be changing them regularly. Such advice is passed around as an accepted, near-axiomatic best practice, but is it? Should you actually be changing your passwords regularly? Or ever?” Source: http://www.kirklennon.com/a/passwords.html  The article quoted
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Encryption – What is it?

Posted on 6 August 2014 by saggj2

The University Information Security Framework programme is in the process of establishing the most cost effective means by which to deliver enterprise encryption in order to secure University laptops used to handle confidential information. The ultimate aim being to deliver a centralised service for those who need to encrypt a University laptop (whether the whole disk
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