Category Archives: IT Security

Data Protection Changes With New EU Directive

Justice ministers at the European Commission (EC) have at last provisionally approved a finalised version of the laws, meaning that they can now move on to the next stage of the ratification process – final discussions between the European Parliament, the EC and the Council of the European Union. The first meeting between the three […]

Was Your Dropbox Password Hacked?

Popular online locker service Dropbox appears to have been hacked. A series of posts have been made to Pastebin allegedly containing login credentials for hundreds of Dropbox accounts. The poster claims that 6,937,081 account credentials in total have been compromised. reddit users who tested some of the leaked credentials have confirmed that at least some of […]

Potential business implications of running Windows XP or Office 2003

Potential business implications of running Windows XP or Office 2003 On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP as well as Microsoft Office 2003. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. The security and privacy implications of this event could have […]