Tesco Clubcard security warning and Boots cyberattack

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Missed out on last week’s security stories? Here’s a quick overview of five of the top cyber security stories from last week.

  • Tesco sends security warning to 600,000 Clubcard holders

"The big risk is via brute force attacking the accounts where criminals use leaked common password combinations against the emails to try to break into other personal accounts." Read the full story here.

  • Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

"It would be a good idea for people to check they have implemented two factor authentication on each of their accounts as this makes the password stuffing attack that much harder." Read more here.

  • Are your gadgets spying on you? Experts' advice on laptops, phones and smart speakers

“If you’re going to buy a smart speaker, you’re ­effectively putting a surveillance bug in your home.” For the full story, click here.

  • Warning: Millions Of Websites Could Become Insecure Today, Here’s How To Check Yours

"Affected businesses will need to quickly apply for a new certificate which could result in a temporary notice on a website saying that they are ‘not secure.’” For more, click here.

  • GCHQ's infosec arm has 3 simple tips to secure those insecure smart home gadgets

"Password managers should not be feared; many people think that putting all their passwords in one place on the cloud will make them somewhat vulnerable to attack.” Full story here.

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