University of East Anglia leaks confidential health details to hundreds of students in mass

News broke today that the University of East Anglia in Norwich accidentally leaked an employee’s confidential and sensitive health information in a mass email sent to hundreds of postgraduate research students. The email was sent on Sunday (5 November) afternoon to about 300 students in the social science faculty which included the personal health information of a member of staff.

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Tyreweld – the ‘emergency service’ in your boot

We’ve all been there, dashing to a meeting last minute, on the school run or heading to the airport when a flat tyre strikes. Getting a flat tyre can be anything from a mild irritation to downright dangerous if you are on the motorway.  But try adding to that equation – a dark rainy night, kids in the car or a young, newly passed driver behind the wheel, and you have the stuff of nightmares.

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No one can avoid flat tyres, but you can prepare yourself and your family so that when the inevitable strikes, you are only 90 seconds away from a solution.  Tyreweld Emergency Car Tyre Repair  As you drive, the foam finds and seals the puncture, so you can get off the roadside and to a garage for full repair.

Tyreweld is the hassle free way of getting you back on the road quickly and safely. It won’t damage tyres and washes out safely and easily after use. One little can, stashed in the boot can provide massive peace of mind  

Frequently asked questions about Tyreweld

How do I used Tyreweld?

  • Put yourself into the safest possible position before you try to use.  Then simply unscrew the cap, attach Tyreweld to the valve and switch on.  Move away whilst it fills the tyre, if that is safer and keeps you further from the traffic.  After about 90 seconds the can should have filled your tyre, with no need for tools, jack or a spare.

Can I use Tyreweld on a run flat?

  • No, emergency tyre repair products such as Tyreweld should not be used on a ‘run flat’.

A mechanic refused to repair my tyre after using Tyreweld, why is that?

  • Tyreweld causes no damage and can be easily washed out before repairing the tyre. If your tyre had further damage, the mechanic might advise that it has become unroadworthy. If this is the case, ask for further details.

Will Tyreweld permanently fix my tyre?

  • No, it is a fast, temporary solution to get you back on the road and to a garage.

What should I do after using Tyreweld?

  • You need to drive to make sure the foam is distributed around the whole tyre, allowing it to find the puncture. Then visit a garage as soon as you can for a permanent solution.

Where can I buy Tyreweld?

  • It is available nationwide, at Halfords, Tesco, Asda, Wilko, B&Q and Homebase for RRP £7 for  a 400ml can

Fancy Bears exploit Microsoft vulnerability. plays on US terrorism fears

It has been reported that the ‘Fancy Bears’ hacking group have changed a phishing campaign which uses a Microsoft exploit to install malware, to focus on the US instead of Europe. They have done this by encouraging users to click on ‘US-centric’ topics surrounding the recent terrorist attack in NYC. More info below:

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Paradise Papers – additional expert comments

Yesterday we posted commentary from Mark Sangster, VP and Industry Security Strategist at cyber security company eSentire surrounding the Paradise Papers – 13.4M leaked documents (1.4TB worth of data) were obtained by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a network of more than 380 journalists in 67 countries. The documents were published, revealing numerous leading politicians who were legally tax sheltering funds in offshore accounts.

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Hackers target Amazon, Argos and Tesco shoppers ahead of Cyber Monday

UK consumers urged to shop with caution as a fifth of the population admits to being caught out by online scams

London, UK, 8 November 2017 –  DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey which found that nearly all (98 percent) of the UK population shops online and nearly a third (29 percent) plans to shop on Cyber Monday. This is despite the fact that one in five admitted to having already been caught out by an online scam. With this in mind, DomainTools wants to remind the UK to shop with caution and has provided tips for avoiding Cyber Monday scams.

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Thousands of your personal photos are heading to a digital graveyard

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Only 22% of people know how many pictures and videos they have stored away whilst 56% regularly struggle to find pictures taken in the past

·         Only a third of us now use physical photo albums to store photos

·         UK based Pholio takes on the Cloud with a book sized ‘smart drive’ that offers powerful visual search, including video content – and it works offline

?According to conservative estimates, we are harvesting around 2,080 photos per UK adult, per year.  Survey data from image data experts Pholio suggests the average person takes 40 photos each week, primarily using smartphones and mobile devices. [1]

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Pro-Isis hackers hijack 800 US schools’ Sites

It has been reported that Hackers managed to hijack and deface hundreds of websites across the US to post pro-ISIS messages, images of Saddam Hussein and a recruitment video. SchoolDesk, the Atlanta, Georgia-based web hosting company servicing these sites, confirmed the attack. A hacking group going by the name “Team System Dz” claimed responsibility for the hack that took place around 4am EST on Monday (6 November).

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