Security

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

Shellshock: Apple rolls out OS X patches for Bash bug

News 1 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

“Safe by Default” Macs get patched just in case

cyber crime

Microsoft to take action on cyber crime

News 1 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

The software giant will team up with Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center to share threat data

Cybercrime

Crime-as-a-Service lowers entry barriers to cybercrime world

News 29 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Europol report sheds light on the rise of the Crime-as-a-Service business model

snooping

Yahoo details government requests for data

News 29 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Nearly 7,000 requests made by US government alone in six months

Mac OS X & Linux users warned over Bash Bug risk

News 25 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

New vulnerability, billed as "bigger than Heartbleed", has been uncovered by security researchers

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

Passwords could be replaced with 'heartbeat' authentication

News 24 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Start-up company Bionym claims a wearable will allow users to log-in via heart rhythms

Ebay Logo

100 fake eBay listings put users' privacy at risk

News 23 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

Innocent users' accounts being used to post malicious listings

Hacking

Home Depot finally admits to customer data breach

News 22 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

US retailer claims malware has been eradicated from system

Google to auto encrypt users’ personal data

News 19 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google has announced it will follow Apple in automatically encrypting personal data with Android L

Hackers use DoubleClick & Zedo ad networks to spread malware

News 19 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Criminals use ads to get victims to install Zemot malware

Android

Android browser found to have big security flaw

News 18 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

A significant security issue has been found in the Android browser, posing a risk to users’ privacy

eBay sign

eBay UK users warned of cross-site scripting attacks in listings

News 18 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Online auction site falls victim to hackers who've tampered with listings to steal users' login details

Tim Cook

Apple website gets a revamped privacy section

News 18 Sep, 2014 Khidr Suleman

CEO continues to fire shots at Facebook and Google

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Amazon fixes security flaw in Kindle ebooks

News 17 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The flaw could have allowed hackers to access your Amazon account details

WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks releases weaponised malware as government test

News 17 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

Whistleblowing organisation hits out at German government for not blocking developers from downloading the software

Why the security industry must stop the Edward Snowden scaremongering

Analysis & Insight 17 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder argues that it's time for the security industry to stop fixating on the Edward Snowden's revelations

Malware

Steam accounts emptied by Twitch malware scam

News 16 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Hackers hijack Steam accounts and empty them

Spy

Yahoo reveals fine threats of up to $250,000 by US government

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Secret court documents reveal court case dated back to 2007

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