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August 23, 2015

Monthly roundup from CST
Your guide to the IT news this month

Welcome to the August edition of our information and system security monthly news roundup.

Each month our newsletter covers current and emerging issues from the world of IT, technical tips, security events, best practice advice and ideas that can reduce budget spend and maximise return on investment.

Ashley Madison hack an ‘inside job’

A high profile security breach of the now infamous Ashley Madison website has been making headlines in recent weeks, with commentators speculating on the hackers’ motivations.

Now, with the site still operational, it has been claimed that the hack most probably came from within the company.

How do hackers steal our passwords?

If you enter an incorrect password into your online banking account three times, you’ll be locked out. So hackers must be subjected to these same limitations, right? Well actually, no they are not, and this can create a false sense of security.

“Invisible ads” destroy battery life and use mobile data

Reacting to the security threats we can see is hard enough, but dealing with the ones we cannot presents a bigger challenge. This is the reality for millions of smartphone owners who have invisible apps interacting with invisible ads on their mobile devices.