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Vulnerability in exposed ports in older Windows OS

A vulnerability has been found existing in unpatched versions of Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft recently issued the first patch for Windows XP in May 2019, years after the last patch was released. Attackers are searching for vulnerable unpatched Windows systems that…

High-severity vulnerability found in Chrome

Over the weekend Google announced a high-severity bug in its Chrome browser that is already actively being used to hijack computers. We have already updated every customer machine that has been turned on this morning and have notified customers that they need to manually restart their browser to update Chrome. To get the latest version…

Recognising and Avoiding Phishing Attacks

Have you ever received a dodgy email? One that’s from an account you didn’t recognise, or someone asking you for details they wouldn’t normally ask for, or an email with an odd link? Chances are that it was a phishing email. Hackers and scammers alike have been using these for years to try and gain…

CISCO Mega-Vulnerability

On January 29th Cisco released a high-urgency security alert. Firewalls, security appliances, and other devices configured with WebVPN clientless VPN software are vulnerable to an internet based attack that allows an attacker to gain full control of your cisco device. The affected systems include: * 3000 Series Industrial Security Appliance (ISA) * ASA 5500 Series…