Tag: Security

News and information from the Advent IM team.

The iceberg that is camera surveillance and data privacy

From Head of Client Development, Derek Willins A recent complaint filed with the ICO by Big Brother Watch (BBW) reminded me of the iceberg that is camera surveillance and data privacy. The accused is Southern Coop. The charge is that they are using “biometric cameras” (Live Facial Recognition technology or LFR), and they are “infringing […]

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Back to the office in 2022?

From Advent IM Head of Client Development, Derek Willins So much has been said and written about the new world of work everyone is coping with, it’s hard to find something original to say about it. So, I will stick to one eternal truth. That change is constant, and therefore good security will constantly change […]

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Security requirements for MoD Suppliers

If you are a supplier to the Ministry of Defence you will be aware of the stringent security requirements that need to be in place to maintain your commercial relationship. Finding all the resources you need can be a challenge, whether that is for assurance (JSP440 or NIST) or audit or just finding the right […]

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Banks accused of neglecting customer security measures

Many UK retail banks are leaving their customers exposed to fraud by neglecting to implement website protections and allowing users to set laughably insecure passwords to use their online services, according to consumer rights organisation Which?. Which?’s investigation, conducted with assistance from security firm 6point6, tested the online and mobile app security of the UK’s […]

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Beware of Fake Telegram Messenger App Hacking PCs with Purple Fox Malware

Trojanized installers of the Telegram messaging application are being used to distribute the Windows-based Purple Fox backdoor on compromised systems. That’s according to new research published by Minerva Labs, describing the attack as different from intrusions that typically take advantage of legitimate software for dropping malicious payloads. “This threat actor was able to leave most […]

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