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February 2, 2015

Monthly roundup from CST
Your guide to the IT news this month

Welcome to the January edition of our information and system security monthly news roundup.

Each month our newsletter covers current and emerging issues from the world of IT, technical tips, security events, best practice advice and ideas that can reduce budget spend and maximise return on investment.

Windows 2003 is dead - Are you ready: Securing an un-supported OS

As Windows 2003 comes to end in July this year, we have noticed a rush to either migrate asap or to mitigate the effects. From a security angle, organisations who can’t move from Win 2003 due to legacy application or simply not having the time are faced with a conundrum: the Anti-virus vendors typically won’t support a legacy OS, and Microsoft will cease to issue Security patches.

Lizard Squad ruins Christmas with DDos attacks

Millions of gamers were unable to play online over the Christmas period, thanks to a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) by the Lizard Squad, which targeted the gaming networks of both PlayStation and Xbox .

Apple malware ‘undetectable and unremoveable’

If you thought Apple devices were 'unhackable', then think again. Now a security expert has unearthed a vulnerability. A new piece of malware poses a serious threat to Apple laptops.