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Titan Atlas | Do you have the brains for Cybersecurity?

If you want to stop people reading your secret messages, use a code to conceal the meaning.

From ancient times to the present day, security, codes and puzzles have been intertwined, as have the people who have tried to crack those codes to read messages they were never meant to see. During World War Two, the code-cracking centre at Bletchley Park was known to recruit people who were a dab hand at solving crosswords and other puzzles. The thinking was… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. The University of Greenwich has apologised and said it is in the process of contacting those affected. The matter was brought to the BBC’s attention by one of the students, who discovered the information could be found via a Google search. They also flagged the matter to the UK’s data watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that an investigation is… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered – with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services.

However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is. “Many people are running around right now trying to work out if this is truly catastrophic or whether we have dodged a bullet,” said Prof Alan Woodward, a security expect from the University of Surrey. Google… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Fury after Adobe Creative Cloud deletes files

Adobe has patched its Creative Cloud apps after people noticed the software was deleting Mac users’ files without warning. After customers updated Creative Cloud, it accessed their hard drive and deleted the first folder that appeared in alphabetical order. Due to file-naming conventions on Mac computers, the bug often deleted hidden system folders or data backup files. Adobe issued a fix for the issue on Sunday. Many people in the creative industries have reacted angrily on social media. “So Creative… Continue reading

Titan Atlas | Phone software bug ‘eavesdrops and makes premium calls’

A VOIP software bug can enable scammers to eavesdrop on phone conversations and make high-cost calls on other people’s lines, security experts have shown. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly used by businesses. Just by running a couple of lines of code on a website visited by the phone user, the researchers demonstrated how premium-rate calls could be made. A security expert said such bugs could make “millions” for the perpetrators     More >>>>

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G Data

Titan Atlas are very proud to announce the expansion of its product portfolio for 2013 with the inclusion of G Data Antivirus.

G Data is unique in that it offers Unified Scan Engine Technology offering dual scanning of data with two of the most effective and known products on the market bundled into one simple effective solution. G Data utilises the avast! & BitDefender Engines to offer a higher level of protection than has been seen before.

The G Data… Continue reading

Avast 4.8 Anti-Virus Discontinued

Dear Valued Customers,

We would like to remind you that the avast! v4.8 products are no longer supported from 1st January 2013. We are urgently asking you to upgrade* to the latest version of AVAST for continued portection against external security threats.

If you have any questions / queries, please contact Titan Atlas Sales Dept on (01536) 738297 or visit www.titanatlas.co.uk

Kind regards

Kevin Edwards (Director, Titan Atlas Limited)

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Sophos identifies itself as malware

Sophos antivirus glitch causes false positive chaos. Security firm Sophos has been had to issue an embarrassing apology after the company’s antivirus program suddenly started classifying every and any software update – including the company’s own – as ‘Shh/Updater-B’ malware. The issue became apparent on Wednesday morning when the firm’s support forums were deluged with reports from customers that the software was generating large numbers of false positives for legitimate programs including Java, Adobe Reader, Microsoft and Google.

“I’ve just… Continue reading

AVAST the best-rated Android antivirus app

The new release comes just eight months after the introduction of avast! Free Mobile Security, which proved to be a breakthrough hit. “The free-but-full-featured Android antivirus and anti-theft app has become the highest-rated security solution on the Google Play store, with a score of 4.7 stars,” said Ondřej Vlček, CTO of AVAST Software. “We protect over 8 million active devices now and we are growing by 1 million active devices per month,” added Vlček. “We’ve now made that product even… Continue reading

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