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Six Security Tips for Home Office

With the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus infection, many companies in Hong Kong have arranged their staff to work from home to reduce the risk of spreading the disease in the community. This arrangement presents a new challenge for both the companies and their employees. While advancements...
Release Date: 20 Feb 2020 6990 Views

[Website announcement] HKCERT website will only support more secure TLS versions from April 1, 2020 onwards

To strengthen the security of HKCERT website, we will only support more secure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3, and stop supporting TLS 1. and TLS 1.1 from April 1, 2020 onwards...
Release Date: 17 Feb 2020 6292 Views

Watch out for Phishing Attacks Using False Information on Infectious Disease

When many countries are doing their best to combat the novel coronavirus, cyber security researchers have found that hacker groups have been preying on the fears of human to launch a new round of malicious spam (malspam) attacks to spread the Emotet trojan.   According to researchers...
Release Date: 4 Feb 2020 6914 Views

Critical Citrix Application Delivery Controller Vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781) Alert

Multinational software and clouding computing company Citrix recently disclosed a vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781) in its application delivery controller (ADC) products.  A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger remote code execution on the targeted system. To address the vulnerability, ...
Release Date: 17 Jan 2020 4295 Views

Patch three critical Windows vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-0601, CVE-2020-0609 & CVE-2020-0610) immediately to prevent potential cyber attack

Microsoft recently released its monthly Patch Tuesday for January 2020. There are three critical vulnerabilities in two of its application components which demand attention and immediate action:     Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Gateway Server (CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610...
Release Date: 17 Jan 2020 5996 Views

Implementing IoT Security Best Practice

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a growing trend in various sectors. Startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and other enterprises have started adopting IoT technology to create business values for their products and bring about new customer experience...
Release Date: 14 Jan 2020 4349 Views

New Trends of Ransomware

Ransomware is among the most jeopardising and wide-spreading cyber security threats. It encrypts files on the user's device and demands payment of ransom in order to decrypt the files. HKCERT has been constantly monitoring the ransomware trends, providing security advice to users who...
Release Date: 30 Dec 2019 4207 Views

HKCERT and Microsoft Hong Kong Launch City's First Healthcare Cyber Security Watch Programme

In recent years, the HKSAR Government has advocated the use of innovative technology to enhance the services of the Hong Kong healthcare system to support the development of Smart City. These include setting up a big data analytics platform to facilitate healthcare-related research, adopting a...
Release Date: 13 Dec 2019 3724 Views

HKCERT Calls for Attention on End of Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

From 14 January 2020, computers running on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 operating systems (OSs) will no longer receive free technical support, software and security updates from Microsoft [1][2]. In other words, users whose machines are still...
Release Date: 22 Nov 2019 2981 Views

More than a year after GDPR comes into force…

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU), dubbed the toughest privacy protection and security law in the world thus far, has been in force for more than a year. While the regulation aims to provide better safeguard on the storage...
Release Date: 30 Sep 2019 3137 Views