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Is Tech Making Crime Easier? – Ebuyer Blog

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Technology and crime, whether it’s cybercrime or more traditional ‘on the street’ crime, technology and criminal behaviour has always seen an uneasy partnership. Improvements in technology not only make products more desirable but also give criminals the apparatus to use the latest technological development to deceive, hack or steal.  This development of goods and services lends itself to …

Source: Is Tech Making Crime Easier? – Ebuyer Blog

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How secure is the smart home? – Ebuyer Blog

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How secure is the smart home? From networked appliances and monitors to IOT sensors, how vulnerable is the smart home to hacking and how can you protect it?

Source: How secure is the smart home? – Ebuyer Blog

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Making the cloud as easy as 1, 2, 3 | Microsoft Enterprise UK

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Most myths are generally pretty harmless – unless they stop your company from reaching its potential.

Source: Making the cloud as easy as 1, 2, 3 | Microsoft Enterprise UK

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What’s all the fuss about? | Windows 10 | Microsoft Enterprise UK

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Windows 10 can protect the information, systems and people in your business. So why put off upgrading to Windows 10 operating system?

Source: What’s all the fuss about? | Windows 10 | Microsoft Enterprise UK

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Badlock Bug

Badlock Bug

On April 12th, 2016, a crucial security bug in Windows and Samba will be disclosed. We call it: Badlock.

Engineers at Microsoft and the Samba Team are working together to get this problem fixed. Patches will be released on April 12th.

Admins and all of you responsible for Windows or Samba server infrastructure: Mark the date. (Again: It’s April 12th, 2016.)

Please get yourself ready to patch all systems on this day. We are pretty sure that there will be exploits soon after we publish all relevant information.


Which Samba versions will get patches?

Patches will be available for Samba 4.4, Samba 4.3 and Samba 4.2 on April 12th.

With the release of Samba 4.4.0 on March 22nd the 4.1 release branch has been marked DISCONTINUED.

Please be aware that Samba 4.1 and below are out of support, even for security fixes. We strongly advise users to upgrade to a supported release, so that you will not have to make a major version update at the time you need to get the security fix installed.

While there will be no official security releases for Samba 4.1 and below published by the Samba Team or SerNet (for EnterpriseSAMBA) some vendors probably will backport the patches.

When on April 12th will the patches be released?

Patches will be released around 17:00 UTC. That’s about the same time the Microsoft Patch Tuesday occurs.

Is there a CVE for Badlock?

Yes. Badlock has an assigned CVE. It will be listed here after the patches are released.

Why announce Badlock before April 12th, 2016?

The main goal of this announcement is to give a heads up and to get you
ready to patch all systems as fast as possible and have sysadmin resources
available on the day the patch will be released. Vendors and distributors of Samba are being informed before a security fix is released in any case. This is part of any Samba security release process.

Weighting to the respective interests of advance warning and utmost secrecy we chose to warn you beforehand, so that everyone has a chance to be ready to install the fixes as soon as they are available. Once the patch is released to the public, it will point to attack vectors and exploits will be in the wild in no time.

Yet Another Bug With A Logo?

What branded bugs are able to achieve is best said with one word: Awareness. Furthermore names for bugs can serve as unique identifiers, other than different CVE/MS bug IDs.

It is a thin line between drawing attention to a severe vulnerability that should be taken seriously and overhyping it. This process didn’t start with the branding – it started a while ago with everyone working on fixes.

Who found the Badlock Bug?

Badlock was discovered by Stefan Metzmacher. He’s a member of the international Samba Core Team and works at SerNet on Samba. He reported the bug to Microsoft and has been working closely with them to fix the problem.

Where to find more information?

This page will get updates regularly. Please come back for more information.

Badlock logo is free to use, rights waived via CC0.
[download logo in SVG format]

We are grateful to the Heartbleed team to use their template.

Last updated 2016-03-31 09:30 UTC.

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Millions of OpenSSL secured websites at risk of new DROWN attack | ZDNet

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A new patch to OpenSSL has come just in time to combat the new deadly DROWN security hole. Here’s how to defend yourself.

Source: Millions of OpenSSL secured websites at risk of new DROWN attack | ZDNet

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We know it’s been a worrying and frustrating time since Wednesday’s cyber attack on our website. We’re doing everything we can to get to the bottom of what happened as soon as possible and to keep you updated. Our investigations are currently showing the following:
The number of customers affected and the amount of data potentially stolen is smaller than originally thought. Our website was attacked, but our core systems weren’t and remain secure.
On its own, none of the data that may have been accessed could be used to leave you financially worse off.
We don’t store unencrypted credit or debit card data on our site, so any card details which may have been accessed have the 6 middle digits blanked out. For example, it would appear as 012345XXXXXX6789. This means it can’t be used for financial transactions.
No My Account passwords have been accessed.
No banking details were taken that you won’t already be sharing with people when you write a cheque or give to someone so they can pay money into your account.
We will continue investigating and promise to keep you updated as we know more. In the meantime, we strongly encourage that you:
Sign up to your free credit reporting service using this code: TT231. We have partnered with Noddle, one of the leading credit reference agencies, to offer 12 months of credit monitoring alerts for all customers. You can find out more at
Stay vigilant – TalkTalk will NEVER call customers and ask you to provide personal details or passwords. Please take all steps to check the true identity of any organisation that calls requesting personal information. If you have any doubts, please call us on 0800 083 2710 or 0141 230 0707.
We are sorry for the concern this week’s attack has caused, but want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to keep your information safe.

For more information, please visit:

Yours sincerely,
Tristia Harrison
Managing Director, Consumer
TalkTalk Telecom Limited, 11 Evesham Street, London W11 4AR. Registered in England & Wales No. 4633015

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TalkTalk cyber-attack: Website hit by ‘significant’ breach – BBC News

Banking and personal details of up to four million TalkTalk customers may have been stolen in a “sustained” cyber-attack on its website, the company says.

Source: TalkTalk cyber-attack: Website hit by ‘significant’ breach – BBC News

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Everything Must Go!!!

After 23 years A. D. Computing is closing its retail shop to concentrate on business customers and home computer maintenance. Our phone number and email address will remain unchanged.

We have stock to clear as well as shop and office equipment to dispose of at bargain prices. Our current list is here but changes daily. ask if you want anything in particular.

We are clearing the shop. In addition to standard stock we have some used items going cheap. These are mainly things we used in the shop, or items that were ordered in error. Keep your eye on the list, we will be adding to it.

Digital display

SAMSUNG Syncmaster 320Mxn 32” Digital display – Win XP –
with stand and wall mount £175
Good condition working – boxed


KYOCERA TK-18 Compatible black toner – opened, not used £30

Kyocera FS-C1020MFP Colour printer/copier/scanner £250
With extra paper tray. (tray 1 not working)

HP Laserjet 2600n Colour laser – working £100
Good working order

HP Officejet A3 colour inkjet/scanner(A4)/copier £110
Good working order

HP q3964A Imaging drum £55
For Laserjet 2550, 2820, 2840

HP CB541 Toner – Cyan £24
For HP CP 1215 1515 1518 lasers

HP CB541 Toner – Yellow £24
For HP CP 1215 1515 1518 lasers

HP CB541 Toner – Magenta £24

HP 34A Black toner £20
For P1005 P1006 lasers


Desks with drawers – heavy duty, but old. x2 £40 each

Table – heavy duty, but old £30 each

Computer desk £30

Chairs – office armchairs £5 each

Chair – workstation rise & fall – tatty £5 each


Acer Aspire 7540 notebook 17” screen £175
Athlon 11 CPU, 3 GB RAM, 320 HDD, DVD, Win 7

Toshiba Satellite. 15,6″ Win 7 £100

Acer Towers Win XP £45 each


Misc. used cables – power/USB/ethernet/etc £1 each

Notebook Power supplies – used £5 each
Various brands

Network cabinets
Used 19” 9U. glass front. Good condition £30

Vacuum Cleaner

Vax vacuum cleaner – cylinder bagless £27
Few months old

Shop Fittings

Two sets of shop wall shelving. Please ask, if interested.

Bosch used but works well £20


Olivetti ECR 2300 cash register – some rolls included – used working £30
Available end of month!