Security

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

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

Security flaw

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fills massive zero-day hole in Internet Explorer

News 11 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft's web browser found to have 37 vulnerabilities

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ZyXEL USG60W UTM review

Reviews 10 Sep, 2014 Dave Mitchell

ZyXEL’s affordable USG60W could be the perfect all-in-one security appliance for SMBs.

Malware

Kyle & Stan attack Amazon, YouTube & Yahoo with malicious ads

News 10 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Websites targeted by “Malvertising” that attacks Windows and Mac users

HP boosts security portfolio with new data protection offerings

News 10 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Raft of new security offerings launched

Lessons the enterprise can learn from the iCloud photo leak

Analysis & Insight 10 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

iCloud security isn't the problem, argues Davey Winder. Lack of knowledge about how to implement it is

Malware

Alarm sounded over Peter Pan panto malware

News 9 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Phishing scam dupes victims over panto ticket claims

Offline

FBI shut down Silk Road using Captcha exploit

News 9 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The FBI was able to shut down the narcotics marketplace after finding a hole in Captcha's login page

Facebook to get Privacy Checkup tool

News 8 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Social networking giant seeks to address privacy concerns over settings and services

Flappy Bird clone hacking plans revealed

News 8 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The hack was planned by the same group who stole photos of celebrities from iCloud

Barclays banks on finger vein authentication for account security

News 5 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Barclays has teamed up with Hitachi to offer corporate clients biometric tech-based account access

US charity Goodwill has 900,000 customer details stolen in data breach

News 5 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

Goodwill has confirmed the payment details of nearly 1m supporters were compromised

Twitter

Twitter to pay users $140 for finding security flaws

News 5 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The social network will pay up to £100 to individuals who find security issues in its platform

Cyber war

Cyber war: Defence or mutually-assured destruction?

Analysis & Insight 4 Sep, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

NATO leaders are set to agree on a new response to cyber attacks. But some experts say this goes too far

Education

Open University teams with UK government to offer free cyber security course

News 4 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Government-backed course designed to inspire next generation of cyber security experts

Why has the Heartbleed threat window been left wide open?

Analysis & Insight 3 Sep, 2014 Davey Winder

Six months have passed since news of Heartbleed first emerged, but enterprises don't seem to appreciate the threat it poses still persists

Data loss folder

East Midlands Ambulance Service loses disk containing 42,000 patient forms

News 2 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirms it's notified authorities about the breach

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