As if we didn't have enough to worry about at the moment, criminals are now using the panic surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic as a hook to try and get people to follow links and / or run software that will compromise their machines.
Earlier this month, a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone user discovered that her husband was able to unlock her phone using the fingerprint scanner. Naturally, she was somewhat surprised and alarmed by this discovery. As a security precaution, some UK banks are temporarily pulling their services from the phone.
A GCHQ survey has revealed a list of the most popular passwords. As usual, it makes for a depressing read for those of us ensuring that systems are secure as can be, only to find out that many still pick passwords that basically leave the front door unlocked! Our blog highlights a selection of the worst offenders.
In this blog, we look at a recently released report from leading security business Kaspersky that details their malware findings from the past year. They found that Microsoft Office is by far the most attacked bit of software. We look at this report in more detail and ask if there's anything you can do about this.
Over the past few months, we have seen an increase in reports from users about a certain type of spam that we haven't covered in our blogs before. Rather than trying to get you to click something so they can install something nasty on your machine, this variant tries to embarrass you into handing over your details. We provide an example of this and also explain what's going on here and what you should do about it.