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US FBI seizing customer data stored in overseas datacenters

Microsoft has lost the first round in its fight to stop the US authorities from seizing customer data stored inside its overseas data centers. Following a two-hour hearing before the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday, District Judge Loretta Preska ruled that a US warrant ordering Microsoft to hand over...
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SaaS – Do Your Homework!

There are many SaaS (Software as a Service) products available on the market and the list is ever growing but with them comes lots of confusion about what SaaS is, what benefits it provides and cost effectiveness. SaaS is simply any software that you would normally purchase and install on your computer that is instead...
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Apple devices 'hijacked for ransom' in Australia

Several users of Apple devices in Australia have reported that their gadgets have been "hijacked" - with a message demanding money. Experts believed the hack had targeted users by exploiting the Find my iPhone feature. A message appeared on some targeted phones asking for "$100 USD/EUR" to be sent to a PayPal account. Networks advised affected users to...
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Ebay have been hacked!

Ebay have been in the news over the last 2 days after sending the following security announcement dated 21/5/14. VirtualTin would strongly advise that you update your personal passwords and advise all of your customers to do the same. Ebays announcement:Earlier today eBay Inc. announced it is aware of unauthorised access to eBay systems that may have exposed some customer...
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Hosted Desktops Safe from latest Microsoft warning of Internet Explorer flaw

Microsoft has warned consumers that a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could let hackers gain access and user rights to their computer. The flaw affects Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” to exploit it. Hosted Desktops however provided upon Microsoft Windows server operating systems have...
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Microsoft Buys Nokia Phones

The era of Nokia as a mobile phone manufacturer is over after Microsoft completed a deal to buy the Finnish firm's troubled device division. Microsoft acquires Nokia's smartphone and mobile phone businesses as part of the $7.5bn (£4.46bn) deal, plus its design team, most of its manufacturing and assembly facilities and operations, and sales and marketing...
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Heatbleed recent published threat

A recent vulnerability known as 'Heartbleed' was discovered within OpenSSL which could theoretically allow an attacker to steal the private keys of SSL certificates. We would like to let you know that all SSL certificates provided by and used by VirtualTin including all of VirtualTin’s supplier’s websites have been checked and are not affected by this...
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BYOD – The way of the future or flawed concept

Bringing your own device to work is not a new concept and ever since the invention of PC’s people have in some way been able to bring or use their own devices for work but the recent shift in technology to the cloud has brought this matter to the forefront and many people use the...
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Apple Serious Security Issue reported

Apple has been reported to have a security hole in both its mobile and desktop operating systems that could let a malicious hacker jump in on what you think is a secure Web transaction if you’re on a public Wi-Fi network like those at a coffee shop, airport or some other location. The vulnerability affects SSL/TLS,...
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