94% of Councils Open to Java Cyber-Attacks


Only 6% of councils have bothered to update Java on their computers, with 55% using a version of the software so old that Java stopped supporting it two years ago. Java is notorious for needing regular security updates and is the number one target for cyber criminals. Half of all attacks last year were aimed at the programming language software.

By continuing to run old software, councils are leaving the door open for attackers to swoop in on masses of personal data. Just click update…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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