Technology News from the LIS Helpdesk

Intel Chip Flaw

Worried about the latest Intel cpu bug? LIS customers are all fully patched automatically as fixes are released and LIS Managed Antivirus is fully compliant with the patched being deployed. If your LIS icon is in the system tray by the clock you are OK. If not, call us and we will get you back on the straight and narrow!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42562303

Laptop and PC users are at risk of data breaches after researchers found flaws with computer chips.

 

Cash Machine Hacker

You think computer hackers just sit around sending viruses via emails and stealing data? Think again. Now they’re attacking cash machines too, and they’ve already taken £7.5 million.

The LIS security package is not designed for cash machines but we can cover desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Contact LIS if you have any concerns.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42322706

The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.

 

Bitcoin

Bitcoin bitcoin bitcoin. Just joining the popular conversation. Here are a few things you might like to know, from a posh newspaper in the States.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/12/04/bitcoin-is-going-mainstream-here-is-what-you-should-know-about-it/?utm_term=.ddb0d8bec34c