Welcome to the Nouveau’s Nouveau BullITin (that’s a ‘bulletin’, but with more focus on IT). We hope you enjoy this weeks roundup.
Facebook hacked on Twitter as they lose control of their own account
In an article from The Register we learned that Facebook had lost control of its own Twitter account as it was hijacked by hacker group OurMine. “Well, even Facebook is hackable but at least their security is better than Twitter”, boasted the hackers in the tweet. You can read more by visiting the original article below.
Google Chrome to bar HTTP file downloads:
In this post from ThreatPost it has been detailed that Google Chrome will soon restrict files such as PDFs and executables from being downloaded via a HTTP connection. Google already began labelling HTTP websites as “insecure” when they put a warning label in the navigation bar back in 2018 – there certainly seems to be a big push from Google to getting HTTPS websites the total norm.
Windows 10 start menu shows adverts for Chromium Edge to users of Chrome, Firefox & IE users:
It has been reported on WinCentral that Microsoft has been using Windows 10 internal adverts to push their users into using Chromium Edge over other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
These internal adverts have been seen in the search bar when users type in the name of their browser of choice. You can read more on this topic in the linked article.
Coronavirus Phishing Attack Infects US & UK Inboxes
Emails offering advice on how to protect yourself against coronavirus that contain malware have been circulating people’s inboxes. Cybercriminals, as indicated by this story, seem to be trying to capitalise on the fears of the general population. You can read more about it in the linked article.
Huawei: UK 5G concerns ‘a witch-hunt’ says Chinese ambassador
In an article from the BBC, China’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming says that the opposition against Huawei’s 5G plans for the UK is “a witch-hunt”. Stating that Huawei “is a privately owned company”, Xiaoming claims that there is no risk to involving Huawei in Britain’s 5G networks.
Heathrow Airport apologises for IT failure distruption
Heathrow airport have aplogised for inconvenience caused by “technical issues” that saw their IT systems fail. Issues with IT at the airport, mixed with weather problems, caused big delays for many passengers.