Following is a short list of recent articles on cybersecurity and advice on how to avoid the latest threats and protect your network.
Ciaran Martin, GCHQ’s director general of cybersecurity, gives advice on preventing cyber-attacks.
On a tight budget and looking for ways to save money but not compromise your PC’s security?
Your MySQL servers could be vulnerable to attack. ‘The flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-6662, can be exploited to modify the MySQL configuration file (my.cnf) and cause an attacker-controlled library to be executed with root privileges if the MySQL process is started with the mysqld_safe wrapper script.’ Click here to find out how to avoid breach.
Dropbox has the capability to circumvent the safeguards of your Mac which could leave your data vulnerable. ‘Concerns were raised after it was demonstrated that Dropbox appears in the Security & Privacy tab for Accessibility, despite the fact that users are never prompted to grant access to the features.’
For as little as £45 someone can buy a USB device which can fry a computer in just a few seconds.
A Security Researcher has discovered an unusual attack method to steal passwords from locked computers.
A rather disturbing article – an unknown government may be testing the defenses of the internet with the intention of bringing down the web.