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55 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Weaponized in 2022
The Hacker News report:
"As many as 55 zero-day vulnerabilities were exploited in the wild in 2022, with most of the flaws discovered in software from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
While this figure represents a decrease from the year before, when a staggering 81 zero-days were weaponized, it still represents a significant uptick in recent years of threat actors leveraging unknown security flaws to their advantage."
2023 Browser Security Report Uncovers Major Browsing Risks
The latest Hacker News newsletter includes a summary of the findings of a survey of web browser activity by a company called Layer X.
We know nothing about this company but the findings of their report, as summarised by The Hacker News, ring true.
Their report finds that the top browser security threats in 2022 included:
- phishing attacks via high reputation domains,
- malware distribution via file sharing systems,
- data leakage exploiting personal browser profiles,
- outdated browser applications,
- compromised passwords, and
- high-risk browser add-ons and extensions.
The report also states that more than 50% of browser applications used in the 'enterprise environment' last year were misconfigured.
Read more: 2023 Browser Security Report Uncovers Major Browsing Risks
Giving a streaming device this Xmas?
We have just received the latest Privacy Newsletter from DuckDuckGo - our favourite search engine.
It contained a link to the following really useful CNET.COM article.
The article states:
"Streaming devices are great gifts, but those from Apple, Amazon, Roku and Google use tools that can track your activity.
We show you how to make them stop."
Example streaming devices:
- Apple TV.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick.
- Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Visit the link below to learn how you can help protect loved ones to whom you give a streaming device this Xmas.
Krystal Hosting named UK’s Best Hosted Service
It was great to read in the latest monthly newsletter from our hosting provider that in late November they won the Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) “Best Hosted Service” Award for the second time!
The ISPA Awards are the longest-running and perhaps the most prestigious awards in the industry.
Krystal Hosting stated "it’s great to achieve this recognition (again!) for both our quality and style of doing business. I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to colleagues who work hard year-round to make us the best at what we do."
We would like to second that.
Reason: we have received fantastic support from Krystal Technical and Sales Support Teams over the past few years.
Krystal Support is so good that we recently renewed our subscription for another three years!
Well done everyone at Krystal Hosting :)
What stricter data privacy laws may mean for your organisation
A recent Hacker News report states:
"by 2024, 75% of the Global Population will have its personal data covered under privacy regulations."
Which begs the question:
does your organisation and its website comply with the General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR?
You can learn more about GDPR in an article we published last year in our JOOMLERS.UK website.
Read more: What stricter data privacy laws may mean for your organisation
Ask your hosting company for PHP 8.1
Joomla! 4 is compatible with PHP 8.1.
Security support for PHP 8.0 will end on 26 November 2023.
Switch to PHP 8.1 to protect your website from being compromised.
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