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Competitors at the Tianfu Cup 2021 successfully broke into Windows 10, Linux, iOS and Chrome

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukThe Hacker News report that competitors at the Tianfu Cup 2021 successfully broke into operating systems including Windows 10, Linux, iOS and Chrome using original, never-before-seen exploits.

This was the fourth edition of the international cybersecurity contest held in the city of Chengdu, China.

Details of the flaws have not been made public.

But developers should be releasing updates in short order to patch the exploits identified.

This news underlines the importance of checking that your device's operating system and any software applications are always up to date.

More about this competition at the following link.

533 Million Reasons why NOT to use Facebook

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukIf you haven't yet stopped using Facebook (like we did last year) then you might want to now.

Why?

The Hacker News have just announced that "533 Million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online".

How many affected users are in the UK?

A cool ELEVEN MILLION.

Find out more about this egregious leak at the link below.

Giving an Internet of Things device this Xmas?

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukIf YES then read on.

Use by your friend or loved one of an IoT device could form the weak link which leads to a breach of their home or office security; both if they work from home!

Read on if you want to avoid aiding and abetting the hackers.


Questions to ask before using an IoT device

Ask yourself the following questions before giving an IoT device as a gift.

Ask your hosting company for PHP 7.4

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukJoomla! 4 is compatible with PHP 7.4.

Active developer support for PHP 7.3 ended on 6 December 2020.

Security support for PHP 7.3 will end on 6 December 2021.

SWITCH TO PHP 7.4.

Joomla! Project further enhances security becoming a CVE Numbering Authority

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18 November 2020

The Joomla! Project has announced that the CVE Program now authorizes the project as a CVE Numbering Authority (or CNA).

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) is an international, community-based effort that maintains a community-driven, open data registry of vulnerabilities.

A CNA is an organisation authorized by the CVE Program to assign CVE IDs to vulnerabilities affecting products within their distinct, agreed-upon scope.

The Joomla! Project announced that:

"Being a CNA allows the security team to collaborate more closely with the security community to grant Joomla and its ecosystem an even more secure CMS."

Read more at the link below.

World Backup Day

joomla support coach trainer cheshire manchester merseyside ukWorld Backup Day takes place each year on 31st March.

Back in 2016, CMS Critic reported that 123-Reg had "accidentally wiped out all of their VPS servers, along with all the customer websites that had the misfortune of running on them." Source: cmscritic.com.

Crises like the one reported above underscore the importance of RESILIENCE for any business or organisation.

Resilience is the ability to cope when faced with a crisis.

Many organisations draw up contingency plans to help increase resilience.

For example: the steps they will follow if their website is hacked or they lose data.