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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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New Banking Malware Poses Fresh Risk to Android Users

A new banking malware called Red Alert 2.0 poses a significant threat to Android users. The Trojan leverages third-party apps to steal data.

Businesses Must Upskill IT Professionals to Win the Cybersecurity Battle

Too many businesses are not making the most of the capabilities of their existing IT professionals and are failing to provide high-quality training.

Disclosure of 10 D-Link Zero-Day Flaws Raises Huge Router Security Concerns

Router security fears have prompted a researcher to recommend that members of the general should disconnect their D-Link 850L routers from the internet.

New Wave of Cybersecurity Attacks Puts Energy Sector at Risk

Threat actors are targeting energy facilities in Europe and North America in a fresh wave of cybersecurity attacks that could disrupt operational systems.

Little-Known PDF Flaw Creates Crashing Concerns

A little-known PDF flaw in a parsing library that was originally discovered six years ago is also present in many contemporary and popular file viewers. 

More Than 711 Million Email Addresses Exposed in Huge Data Breach

A malware researcher uncovered a spamming operation that compromised more than 711 million email addresses, the largest known data breach of its kind.

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.