HP HAS issued an update for hundreds of laptops and notebooks which removes a keylogger accidentally left in place within the driver for the touchpad. The Synaptics Touchpad driver included afile which contained a debugging script that could easily have been turned into a keylogger with one simple registry change – turning it from off to on.
Security researchers have discovered a new database floating around the dark web that contains a whopping 1.4 billion user names and password combinations in clear text. While scouring the dark web for stolen, leaked or lost data, researchers at 4iQ found the 41GB file with an interactive, aggregate database dubbed the largest ever found in the dark web to date.
Mimecast has released its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) Report and it includes a lot of interesting statistics. For example, While many organisations still fear of malware being the main burden to their email cyber-resilience, the findings show only 15 percent increase in these type of email attacks compared to the last figures. As part of the ESRA program Mimecast analysed more than 55 million emails, finding that more than 9,055 contained dangerous file types and that of those 1,844 known and 691 unknown contained malware attachments. 18,971 impersonation attacks were missed by incumbent providers and delivered to users’ inboxes.
Millions of British victims of data breaches are unaware their personal data has been stolen, according to research published today. About 30 high-profile hacks over the past two years were analysed, including on TalkTalk, Yahoo, PlayStation, the AA and Three, with researchers calculating up to 77 per cent of Britons had fallen victim to cybercriminals.