PERSONAL DATA

INFOSEC

Big news this week as Windows fixes a two-decade-old bug that hits every version of Windows since 95. Yikes. Think your offline PC is safe from internet nasties? Think again: even air-gapped PCs can be vulnerable. Fruity Things aren’t safe either: there are ever-increasing numbers of Mac-tageting malware, and recently we’ve heard about a clever nasty hitting iOS. Whilst we’re on the subject of mobiles, tapping ‘Agree’ to the T&Cs of free apps might mean you’re leaking a wealth of personal data. Remember Stuxnet? Of course you do. Four years later, and there’s an in-depth analysis that gives some interesting insights in the zero victims.

PERSONAL DATA

There have, sadly, been enough big retail breaches in the US to warrant a look at the different types of malware used. And on that note, the US Postal Service admits to a large leak, saying names, numbers and addresses went missing. Worse, it supposedly tried to keep the breach secret. Worse again: the data might be in China. Though the biggest threat to personal data might not be hacking, rather it’s device loss. Do you agree?