WHAT!! a grinch steal Christmas and you have to throw Christmas puddings at it and because it's a greedy pig and will overdo on the brandy butter, we will get Christmas back in one piece - yet? No, no, its a new bug that Alert Logic research team has discovered impacting all Linux platforms, including mobile devices. They’re calling it the “Grinch.” As 65% of all web servers on the Internet utilise a Unix/Linux based OS the “grinch” will have a huge impact on e-commerce sites - particularly worrying during the holiday period; furthermore it could be as astronomical as Shellshock; affecting not only home but corporate users too.
Police Scotland is removing its Dumbarton local HQ so Argyll & Bute and West Dunbartonshire division are now merged with Renfrewshire and Inverclyde as a mega area aoperating from south of the Clyde in Paisley. Simultaneously UK's only Search & Rescue co-ordination centre is to move from Kinloss barracks in Moray to Fareham on the English south Coast
SFSA-C (Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops) collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has been awarded €2million funding to research global links between food security and land use change.
As Europe is completing a new round of privacy rules to be finalised 2015r, giving greater power to individuals over who can access their data and how it is used, the UK finds that mass surveillance programs of internet users are lawful and do not violate human rights, according to the recent ruling by the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)
After 2 years of intensive collaboration with the British government, the Dutch company Digidentity is now available to provide a digital identity for British citizens. The British public is now able to interact with the government online in a secure and simple way, while ensuring and maintaining user privacy Digidentity also provides the Dutch government’s virtual ID ‘DigiD’ and is a member and contributor to various international identity schemes.
Power plants and grids are stretched to their limits. To ensure operational safety, critical factors such as "Hot-Spots" inside high voltage transformers, power factor correction capacitors and alternators are monitored. Other possible capabilities are temperature measurement on high voltage distribution power lines s as for electric trains or in gas isolated power breakers and in power factor adjustment capacitors.
A New York Times article on the Failure Age may well be the coining of a descriptor term 'failurage' that not only addresses the impact of excessive innovatio, but also inevitable and implicitly hurtful accompanying impact.
A new malware threat group, BlackEnergy, has been gaining momentum recently with widespread attacks across Europe, Middle East, Asia and the US, impacting on Linux systems, Cisco hardware and industrial controls like Windows SCADA
Offering another target stream for the AntibioticDriveAB, some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, suggests an Edinburgh University study. A strain of drug-resistant bacteria carried by some livestock - the MRSA strain Staphylococcus aureus CC398 - has also been found in patients, say researchers.
Internet security company Zscaler has released its 2014 Fall Zscaler Internet security and compliance platform. This includes new capabilities for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) protection, guest Wi-Fi security, global administration, policy management and reporting with instant assessment of security risks.
After more than 10 years of active service, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is to receive an intergalactic flash memory reformat. The process is Opportunity’s first memory upgrade and will see the next generation motor vehicle trawled for worn out memory cells. Although the reformat is occurring 54.6 million kilometres from the earth, it stands as a reminder that everyone should consider reformatting their flash memory drives every once in a while.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
The JPMorgan Chase bank cyberattack impact affects 76million households and 7million small businesses reports "NYTimes" putting the intrusion among the largest ever. Security specialist Alert Logic offers users some advice.
A Scottish Enterprise award of £100,000 brings Payfont closer to market its online security to counter data theft disasters such as those that have impacted Adobe, Target and Amex, protecting millions of online users and providers from cybercrime.
New research co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is to focus on cyber-security aspects of UK's critical infrastructure as vital industrial control systems running power and manufacturing plants, the national grid, and the country's rail network system.
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