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New way to slip past firewalls disclosed

This week, privacy and security researcher Samy Kamkar has disclosed a new hacking technique which allows an attacker to trick Network Address Translation (NAT) devices such as routers / firewalls to provide remote access to services on victim machines not normally accessible via the internet.   Network Address Translation (NAT) is the process where a network device, such as a firewall, remaps an…

November 06, 2020

Why Credit Union's should secure their Web Application's

If your Credit Union offers an online or mobile banking service, you may find your clients are using this service more frequently. With many customers embracing this new way of banking with their Credit Union, it is important to recognise the risks associated with operating an online banking service.   Throughout COVID-19, with people restricting their movements they have turned to the internet to…

November 03, 2020

New Zero-Day Vulnerability exposes Google Chrome browser

On the 21/10/2020, Google released a stable channel update of Google Chrome desktop to patch several high-risk security issues which have been uncovered. Included in the patch release was a zero-day vulnerability which could be exploited by an attacker to hijack targeted computers. Designation Threat Level Description CVE-2020-15999 High Heap buffer overflow in FreeType CVE-2020-16000 High…

October 22, 2020

Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

With the advent of COVID-19, many businesses have had to hurriedly take their businesses online. According to the IE Domain Registry, registrations of .ie domains have jumped by 56% in Q2. With so many businesses embracing this new way of working, it is important to recognise the risks associated with operating your business online. Throughout October, given it is European Cyber Security Month…

October 08, 2020

Cyber Hygiene Basics

Last month, we published a blog post on the four main reasons to secure your website. This month, given it is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) we’d like to focus on four simple tips that can help you improve your cyber hygiene. Cyber hygiene is a term that refers to improving your practices and technologies to stay safer online. With businesses growing their online presence, cyber hygiene is…

October 01, 2020

Ransomware Attack leads to Fatality

A ransomware attack on the University Hospital of Dusseldorf (UKD)was reported to have a fatal outcome last week. German authorities revealed that the ransomware attack caused a failure of the hospital's IT systems, which resulted in a woman who needed urgent care tragically passing away while being transferred to another hospital 20 miles away for treatment. It is believed the attack exploited a…

September 24, 2020

Key steps for SMEs to securely live with COVID-19

With Ireland’s new 5 level plan for living with COVID-19 now in effect, it has become apparent people are being advised to work from home where possible for at least the next 6 months. The entire country is currently on Level 2 which states in relation to work that you are advised to only attend work for essential on-site meetings, inductions and training. In all other instances, you should work…

September 17, 2020

Effectively manage risk within your Credit Union

To coincide with our sponsorship of the CUMACon Autumn Conference, Secora Consulting is delighted to announce the launch of our bespoke IT Security Framework for credit unions. Our tailored framework will assist credit unions' with aligning with the Central Banks requirements regarding IT Governance and Risk Management. We will provide your credit union with a bespoke independent third party…

September 02, 2020

Back to School Bedlam for the University of Utah

As we enter into the end of August/start of September, a lot of us are concerned with our children going back to school. Even without the current COVID restrictions, parents have plenty on their plate: school supplies, books and a plethora of other tasks that need to be tended to. On the other hand, teachers and lecturers now find themselves returning to a familiar environment with some unfamiliar…

August 26, 2020

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