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Mark Samuels

Tech Journalist

Mark Samuels is an experienced business technology journalist with an outstanding track record in research. He specializes in the role of chief information officers (CIOs) and is adept at helping executives understand the business benefits of complex technologies. Key areas of interest include innovation, digital transformation, cloud computing, mobility, information security, ecommerce and big data. Mark has written articles for national newspapers, including The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times. He has also produced features and columns for a range of IT trade publications, such as Computer Weekly, ZDNet, Tech Republic, IT Pro, Channel Pro, CBR and The Register.

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RDP Risk Leaves Enterprises Exposed to Attackers

Millions of ports are being left open online, and many of these are being exposed to potential attackers through the remote desktop protocol (RDP).

Password Strength Concerns Mean Corporate Security Policies Might Need Resetting

The man who first wrote about password strength has modified his stance and written new guidelines that IT managers should follow.

Hacking Risk for Computer Vision Systems in Autonomous Cars

Security researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to use stickers to get computer vision systems in autonomous vehicles to wrongly identify signs.

Typosquatting Attack Puts Developers at Risk From Infected JavaScript Packages

Investigations by npm, a Node.js management registry, revealed that an errant attacker uploaded 38 malicious JavaScript packages on the repository.

Triada Trojan Creates Fresh Security Headache for Android Users

The Triada Trojan has been found in the firmware of various Android devices. The malware can run cyber espionage modules and steal sensitive data.

Controller Area Network (CAN) Vulnerability Puts Vehicles at Risk

A Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus standard vulnerability could impact the security of connected automobiles and other products.

Nuclear Power Plants at Risk Due to Radiation Monitoring Flaws

Researchers discovered unpatched vulnerabilities in radiation monitoring devices (RMDs) that attackers could leverage to breach nuclear power plants.

CowerSnail Backdoor Trojan Puts Windows Users at Risk

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab recently discovered a new backdoor Trojan, called CowerSnail, that targets Windows computers.

Cybersecurity Threats Create Growing Risk of Destruction of Service

As dangerous attacks evolve, IT teams must proactively combat cybersecurity threats and decrease the time to detection within their networks.

WordPress Sites at Risk From PHP Code Execution

New attacks against unfinished installations of WordPress aim to give attackers admin access and the opportunity to run PHP code.