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Massive Ransomware Attack Strikes Globally

A massive ransomware attack struck globally infecting organisations and companies including the NHS, Fedex and Renault. Dubbed as Wannacrypt the virus is being delivered by email and also exploits vulnerabilities in un-patched computers, with computers running older Windows XP being the most vulnerable. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malicious code or 'malware' that encrypts files on the infected computer and network and demands a fee to decrypt the files. Holding...

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What you need to know about the Heartbleed security issue

If you missed the news last week, experts have discovered a flaw in popular encryption software OpenSSL. This is a big deal because OpenSSL protects hundreds of thousands of websites, including big names like Google, YouTube, Tumblr and Yahoo. The issue is called Heartbleed. Although OpenSSL is meant to protect data transferred between a website and person using it, Heartbleed may allow hackers to access that data. Time to panic? Heartbleed is a high-profile story because...

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