Hacking

Microsoft forced to issue quick fix for PowerPoint flaw

News 24 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Vulnerability affects almost all versions of Windows

Click here for malware

Fake WHO email about Ebola spreads malware

News 24 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Advice email from “World Health Organization” harbours its own virus

Cybercrime

UK Government research shows 1/2 of Britons are cybercrime victims

News 22 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Despite this, only a third actually report offences to the authorities, government research finds

Bogus iCloud log-in page fools Chinese Apple users

News 21 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Probably not looking for nude celebs this time

Android Trojan poses as game of noughts and crosses

News 14 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Goaml malware steals text messages and emails

100 people responsible for world cybercrime, says Europol

News 13 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Top Euro cop warns of Russian cyber mafia responsible for cybercrime around the world

Schneier: People more important to security than processes

News 9 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Security expert says people have to be in charge of security not technology

Powerlines

Smart meter hack could leave homes in the dark

News 8 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Security controls lacking in electricity meters, claim researchers

Cyber crime

First IoT-mediated murder could occur in 2014, experts warn

News 6 Oct, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Recent reports shed light on risks the Internet of Things could pose to human life

Hacker

BT to protect customers from hackers with Assure Threat Defence

News 2 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Telco aims to handle advanced cyber attacks to keep customers safe

Shellshocked by the sysadmin weekend from hell

Analysis & Insight 1 Oct, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why patience is a virtue when it comes to patching the Bash bug vulnerability

Blackphone & Silent Circle debut bug bounty programme

News 25 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Two companies want to guarantee robustness of systems by encouraging users to find flaws and win money

Hacking

Home Depot finally admits to customer data breach

News 22 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

US retailer claims malware has been eradicated from system

Malware

Steam accounts emptied by Twitch malware scam

News 16 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Hackers hijack Steam accounts and empty them

Gmail

Google plays down Gmail address & password leak

News 11 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant claims fewer than two per cent of the five million usernames and passwords leaked would have worked

Malware

Alarm sounded over Peter Pan panto malware

News 9 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Phishing scam dupes victims over panto ticket claims

Racing Post escapes ICO fine over 2013 data breach

News 28 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Data protection watchdog claims leaked data would not have caused "substantial distress" to those affected

BYOD

Gmail app hack: Why it's unlikely to derail your BYOD plans

Analysis & Insight 27 Aug, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder takes a closer look at last week's news about the 92 per cent success rate of the Gmail app hack

Security researchers raise concerns over car cyber safety

News 12 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Automobile security risks highlighted in open letter to car industry

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

News 7 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity

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