A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news.

Each week when I choose which articles to curate for this list I wonder what news could out do the previous week. I think we have two in particular that float to the top, and they offer mind blowing levels of ridiculousness.

The first is Oracle, a company you would expect to know better, though this is their subsidiary Micros – a company I have had dealings with in the past. I can’t imagine the chaos there right now:


The other follows on from last week’s pop at mobile apps. The UK banking system is trying to mix things up and encourage customers to shop around. Their idea is to create a mobile phone app that allows customers to compare bank account deals and to ease migration. See where this is going? As soon as I saw that on the news I ROLF’d, and it looks like I wasn’t the only one!


And why not check the rest of the exciting news of breaches and other silliness!

Weekly Cyber Security News 12/08/2016