Security predictions for 2014

2013 has been a very interesting year in information security. We anticipate that 2014 will be even more exciting, not necessarily a good thing! Here are our predictions for 2014: Malware The volume of malware will continue to increase, targeted at multiple platforms (especially mobile – see below) potentially hidden in utilities and games on […]

Ho Ho Ho! Those pesky nuisances are in the news again!

Ho Ho Ho! Those pesky nuisances are in the news again! In September this year we wrote about flaws in the pseudo random number generator (DUAL_EC_DRBG) which generates arbitrary numbers called nonces, and the fact that the algorithm ‘may’ (we aren’t Private Eye) have been deliberately compromised at the ..ahem.. encouragement of the National Security […]

Watch out! More CrpytoLocker badness forecast for 2014

Watch out! More CrpytoLocker badness forecast for 2014 The ransomware nightmare of 2013, ‘CryptoLocker’, which encrypts your files using a Windows API and then demands you pay 300 Euros or 2 BitCoins (probably 5 bit coins now – ed) to recover them, has been thoroughly researched by the great and good (and bad) of Internet […]

12 Days of Computer Viruses

12 Days of Computer Viruses Computer viruses have been around as long as computers themselves. But with the vast majority of the globe and its data now being connected to the World Wide Web, the potential scale of havoc reeked by these cyber threats is growing larger by the day. So, in keeping with the […]

Some good news this week – DDOS bad boys are being captured!

The hacking collective Anonymous advocate the use of two common Denial Of Service and Distributed Denial Of Service (DoS/DDoS) attack tools. These tools come with the Sci-Fi militarised names of High Orbit Ion Cannon and Low Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC/LOIC) and are used by serious Anonymous types and wannabes alike in coordinated attacks on organisations. […]

USA Tomahawks memorable moments from the Rugby League World Cup

USA Tomahawks memorable moments from the Rugby League World Cup ITC Secure Networking were the very proud Major Sponsors of the USA Tomahawks, who in their first Rugby World Cup made it to the Quarter Finals, losing to Australia who were eventual winners and crowned World Champions on the 30th November 2013! The unfancied Tomahawks […]