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# vulnerability - Saturday 10 December, 2016

When should you be told you're at risk of a cyber attack?

A new EU regulation enshrines in law the reaction companies should take if a security risk is found – to be applied by 2018.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Eir only became aware of potential security breach after reading about it online

The company will contact 130,000 customers after at least 2,000 modems were breached.

# vulnerability - Monday 8 August, 2016

Another major security flaw has been discovered on Android phones

And it affects more than 900 million devices.

# vulnerability - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Using a wireless keyboard? It could allow hackers to see what you're typing

A newly-discovered flaw would allow hackers to track any passwords or sensitive info that is typed out.

# vulnerability - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Windows has a 20-year-old flaw that lets printers install malware on your PC

Thankfully, a patch for it has been released.

# vulnerability - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Use these antivirus products? Then you need to update them asap

The latest update to Symantec and Norton antivirus products fixes a number of serious security flaws.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Facebook Messenger flaw allowed hackers to secretly alter messages

Facebook has fixed the problem but said it was a “low risk issue”.

# vulnerability - Friday 15 April, 2016

If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap

Newly discovered flaws and no more security updates makes it a significant risk to you.

# vulnerability - Thursday 25 February, 2016

This flaw lets attackers take over your PC through your wireless mouse

If it’s a non-Bluetooth mouse, you might want to check for updates when you get the chance.

# vulnerability - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From Business ETC This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust NO MORE

This legacy software for the web is finally biting the dust

The Java plugin was introduced back in the 90s but security flaws and vulnerabilities have seen many call for its end.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Dell apologises for shipping a built-in security flaw with its latest laptops

The company has provided a removal tool and instructions, saying the certificate wasn’t adware or malware.

# vulnerability - Friday 2 October, 2015

More than a billion Android devices are vulnerable to second Stagefright bug

This time, an attack can happen just by previewing a song or video on your phone.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Microsoft released a critical security fix for Windows that you should install

The vulnerability could allow someone to take over your computer by getting you to open a document or directing you to a webpage.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Lenovo is really sorry for effectively putting malware on its PCs

Like, it’s really, really sorry.

# vulnerability - Monday 12 January, 2015

Microsoft criticises Google for revealing a Windows bug before it could fix it

The company has criticised Google’s Project Zero for revealing details of a Windows 8.1 vulnerability two days before it was due to fix it.

# vulnerability - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Google publishes a Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft could fix it

Google’s Project Zero, which identifies bugs and informs the relevant parties about them, published the bug after giving Microsoft 90 days to fix it.

# vulnerability - Monday 13 October, 2014

Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters

Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.

# vulnerability - Friday 3 October, 2014

Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks

Even completely deleting the contents of a USB stick wouldn’t get rid of the dangerous code.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Android Fake ID vulnerability could put millions of users at risk

A new vulnerability found in older versions of Android could allow malware to bypass security and take control of your phone and apps as well as access your data.

# vulnerability - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Tweetdeck takes service down after security flaw was discovered

The service was taken down after users started receiving random pop-up messages on the Chrome and Windows version.

# vulnerability - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

'Heartbleed' security bug leaves encrypted web servers at risk

The bug can reveal the contents of a server’s memory – where sensitive data like usernames, passwords and credit card numbers is stored – and allows attackers to steal info without a trace.