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Secure Use of QR Code

QR codes have become a part of our daily life. For example, in terms of consumption, three of the four electronic payment platforms that support the Consumption Voucher Scheme of the HKSAR Government offer QR code payment. Also, in terms of epidemic prevention, QR...
Release Date: 7 Jan 2022 4784 Views

Beware of Cyber Security Risks from Online Shopping and Long Holiday

With Christmas and New Year long holidays just around the corner, the strong festive atmosphere spells another peak season of shopping. Nowadays, as most of us have become accustomed to do our shopping online, we must always maintain good awareness of cyber security. To help...
Release Date: 21 Dec 2021 3701 Views

HKCERT Urges Local IT Users to Patch Apache “Log4j” Vulnerability ASAP

(Hong Kong, 16 December 2021) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council is urging local IT users to patch their systems as soon as possible in light of the discovery of a critical vulnerability in Apache...
Release Date: 16 Dec 2021 5315 Views

“Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation Capture the Flag Challenge 2021” Award Presentation Ceremony Recognises Cyber Security Future Talents

The “Hong Kong Cyber Security New Generation Capture the Flag Challenge 2021”, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and its Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), held its award presentation ceremony today to recognise the outstanding efforts of...
Release Date: 13 Dec 2021 3959 Views

Introducing the New “Fight Ransomware” Webpage

The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) had previously launched the “Fight Ransomware” campaign to raise the awareness of SMEs against ransomware, featuring a dedicated Facebook page to introduce the basic information of ransomware, defence tools and useful resources to help...
Release Date: 19 Nov 2021 7120 Views

HKCERT Urges Users of Remote Access Tools and NAS Devices to Beware of Ransomware Attacks

(Hong Kong, 19 October 2021) The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council is urging local users of remote access tools and network-attached storage (NAS) devices to step up security to fend off...
Release Date: 21 Oct 2021 2427 Views

OWASP Top 10-2021 is Now Released

Introduction   Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a non-profit foundation dedicated to web application security, has recently published its latest Top 10 web application security (AppSec) risks (OWASP Top 10). Widely recognized in the IT industry, OWASP Top 10...
Release Date: 4 Oct 2021 8585 Views

“HKT Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index 2021” Up 2.7 Points to 49.6 Both Enterprises and Employees Are Urged to Strengthen Cyber Security Awareness to Defend Against Cyber Attacks Amid Rampant Phishing Emails

Updated on 27-October-2021: The full report of “HKT HK Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index 2021” has been added below.   The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) released the results of the “HKT Hong Kong Enterprise Cyber Security Readiness Index 2021...
Release Date: 29 Sep 2021 8177 Views

HKCERT Urges Microsoft Windows Users to be Vigilant Against Malicious Exploit of Critical Vulnerability

Updated on 15-September-2021: Microsoft has released patch to fix this vulnerability in Monthly Security Update on 15-September-2021, please refer to Microsoft Monthly Security Update (September 2021) for details.   (Hong Kong, 13 September 2021) The Hong...
Release Date: 15 Sep 2021 7603 Views

Introducing “Check Your Cyber Security Readiness” Online Self-Assessment Tools

The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) had previously complied  the “Seven Habits of Cyber Security for SMEs” guideline to improve cyber defence of SMEs through seven cyber security aspects. The guideline came with a simple self-assessment checklist for...
Release Date: 7 Sep 2021 9324 Views