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Guru News Snapshot – 31st October 2014

Guru News Snapshot – 31st October 2014

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Thought for the weekend – We don’t talk anymore

Thought for the weekend – We don’t talk anymore

A study announced today, by taxi app Hailo, claims that making calls on a Smartphone is now only the sixth most common use for a mobile phone. Which made me question – why it’s still called a phone! Sadly I fear it’s just a matter of time before we’re all carrying around ‘Smartscreens’ instead.   (…read more)

Hallowe’en scares for IT professionals

Hallowe’en scares for IT professionals

Today may be Halloween, but security provides plenty of scare stories according to industry researchers.   We reached out to some of security’s finest minds to give us their thoughts on what the greatest threats and scares to security professionals are.   Dr David Chismon, senior security researcher at MWR – Windows XP – The (…read more)

Breaking hypervisors and virtual security

Breaking hypervisors and virtual security

The “hype” over the Xen hypervisor flaw put the technology back in the spotlight.   Not specifically covering virtualisation or cloud in any great depth, this hasn’t been an area I have focused on, but we do cover flaws and this was of interest. I recently caught up with hypervisor vendor Bromium, whose security researcher (…read more)

Scam of the Week

US-CERT warns on Ebola scams

US-CERT warns on Ebola scams

The world is talking about the Ebola virus, and unsurprisingly this has not stopped cyber criminals and scammers from jumping onboard also.   In fact, there have been so many scams that US-CERT has issued a warning about phishing emails that may contain links that direct users to websites which collect personal information such as (…read more)