Security

Security exploits

President Obama wants NSA to come clean about Heartbleed-like bugs

News 16 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Leak suggests NSA can keep schtum about software bugs that may benefit its activities, but must disclose details about everything else

Internet search

Heartbleed fixes could slow internet to a crawl

News 16 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Security experts warn companies rushing to fix vulnerabilities will cause internet to slow down

Google reveals email scanning in new terms of service

News 16 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Tech giant details email scanning practices following criticisms over transparency

Data Security

Heartbleed FUD: scarier than Jedward as triplets?

Analysis & Insight 15 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder thinks the fact password reset floodgates are about to open...

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BlackBerry and Google work on Heartbleed fix to protect users

News 15 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Certain Android phones and BBM could be vulnerable

Criminals target Windows XP for scams as support ends

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Users warned not to download fake security apps for ancient OS

Hacking

OpenSSL founder warns more support and funding needed to prevent another Heartbleed

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Major users of OpenSSL need to flash cash to avoid more bugs

Hacking

UK police forces not prepared for large-scale cyber attack

News 14 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Only three out of 43 police forces in the country have plans in place with staff untrained should an incident occur

US government warns over Heartbleed hacker attempts

News 14 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Criminals looking to use bug to steal data.

Fake Android app was an honest mistake, claims developer

News 10 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Deviant Solutions, not Google, behind Play store withdrawal

Web users powerless to stop OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

News 10 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Security experts claim internet users must sit tight and wait for web service providers to fix bug

Google removes scam antivirus app from Play store

News 8 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Top ranking Android app did nothing but change icon

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Critical "Heartbleed" security bug found in OpenSSL protocol

News 8 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Security researchers sound alarm over new OpenSSL vulnerability that could let hackers eavesdrop on communications

The Windows XP Zombie Apocalypse

Analysis & Insight 8 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

The countdown is finally over for those looking for extended life support for XP (unless they've inked a deal). But are they still secure?

Windows XP users risk "car crash" scenario by sticking with old OS

News 7 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Cybercriminals may be hoarding exploits for post-8 April attacks

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Why earwax & kittens are no recipe for successful IT security

Analysis & Insight 7 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Security researchers claims the unique properties of people's earwax could make it a password killer. Davey Winder's not convinced

Data breach

ICO warns businesses of Windows XP deadline

News 4 Apr, 2014 Brian Burton

Organisations need to put measures in place to protect data or risk huge fines, the ICO says

Data breach

Experian data breach under investigation in US

News 4 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Several states examining cause of slip at credit ratings agency subsidiary

Hackers

Advanced attacks are the new normal, experts claim

News 2 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Malware techniques are becoming ever more sophisticated, according to Websense

Government

UK Cyber Emergency Response Team launched

News 1 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

CERT-UK to co-ordinate the UK's cybersecurity defence

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