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Initial dos and don'ts. As you've no doubt heard from the news, there's a high profile cyber attack being carried out against large organisations, including the NHS, using a form of malware known as "ransomware". This is malicious software that encrypts files on infected computers and holds the owner to ransom, demanding payme [...]

TalkTalk Cyber Attacks

What has happened? Thursday 22nd October TalkTalk announced it had suffered a severe cyber attack compromising the personal details of up to four million customers. The company first indicated that the "sustained" attack was a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). A DDoS attack is where a website is bombarded with waves of traffic [...]

No Support for Windows Server 2003 from 14 July 2015

Do you have a server running Windows Server 2003? The BAD NEWS is that Microsoft is ceasing support for Windows Server 2003 after 14 July 2015 - so no security updates will be issued after that time. Don't leave your business vulnerable... can you imagine the consequences if you and your team couldn't access any of your business data and do [...]

Panda Security Problems (updated: 1612)

Affected products: Panda Cloud Office Protection Panda Cloud Office Protection Advanced Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 Panda Internet Security 2015 Panda Global Protection 2015 Panda Gold Protection A problem with a definition update released earlier today (Wednesday 11th March 2015) is causing legitimate applications to be marked as threats, whi [...]

Is it time to FREAK out?

Another day, another high impact security vulnerability... Yesterday news broke of another security vulnerability affecting SSL, the system that provides encryption between websites and browsers. This time the vulnerability is due to restrictions on encryption technology in the 1990s, that haven't been removed from modern products. FREAK: Facto [...]

Lenovo Superfish – Not an oriental comic hero

If you believe you have been affected by this vulnerability please contact us. Lenovo misstep leaves their customers vulnerable to hackers. How do you know the website you are browsing really is the website you were aiming for? We all rely on search engines such as Google and Bing to navigate the millions of sites on the Internet every day. However [...]

Win a FREE ticket to our Business Security in the Cloud event

Facebook Competition Visit our Facebook page to be in with a chance to win free entry to the first in our series of business briefings about moving your business "into the cloud". AND not only that you will WIN five free Panda Cloud Office Protection Licenses for your business. Complete peace of mind for one year. The first briefin [...]

Government tackle cyber threats in business

From 1st October 2014, all companies bidding for Central Government Contracts must have achieved the basic certification of the Cyber Essentials Scheme.  It appears central Government is… erm… “firmly encouraging” other public body procurement departments to seek the cyber essentials mark as a minimum requirement for [...]