Security

Online banking fraud continues to grow, despite increased user awareness.

Reddit releases transparency report for user information requests

News 30 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

It has been reported that content aggregator Reddit has refused more than 40 per cent of government data requests

Microsoft research chief hits back at AI doom & gloom

News 29 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Eric Horvitz says we should be optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence

Linux 'Ghost' vulnerability uncovered

News 29 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

Security researchers said the issue affects the system's GNU C Library

biometrics

US military working on behavioural biometrics ID verification system

News 28 Jan, 2015 Bryn McIntyre

New system to determine identity of users under development in US

Facebook Like sign

Facebook outage: Downtime not caused by hackers

News 27 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Facebook and Instagram users were locked out, but Lizard Squad wasn't not behind it, says social network

Best antivirus software 2015

Reviews 27 Jan, 2015 Rene Millman

Which anti-virus products offer most protection?

Hacking

Malaysian Airlines website recovers from hack

News 27 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The group claimed to be acting in support of terrorist group ISIS

Russian dating site victim of hack that steals 20 million customer records

News 27 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

Topface was hacked in a tier one attack, by an attaker known as Mastermind

Minecraft wasn't hacked, but users may have been hit by malware

News 22 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

Despite email addresses and passwords being leaked, the company said it was not attacked by hackers

Internet search

Google “right to be forgotten”: Everything you need to know

News 20 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece Rosie Clarke

Google has begun to remove search results under the “right to be forgotten” ruling. Here’s our guide to what you need to know

Hacking

Lizard Squad hacker group brought down

News 20 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The rent-a-botnet service saw its registered user database released on the web

Sony Pictures hack: Did NSA have secret access to North Korean hackers' IT?

News 19 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Joe Curtis

NSA saw Sony Pictures attack originate from North Korea hackers' computers, claims New York Times

Kids using tablets and smartphones

What IT security lessons can teenagers teach the enterprise?

Analysis & Insight 19 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder looks a little closer to home to see how the enterprise can learn from his teenage son's approach to security...

Google risks Microsoft's wrath with new Windows 8.1 bug disclosure

News 19 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Google goes public once more with details about Windows security flaw. How will Microsoft respond?

Silk Road trial: Mt. Gox Bitcoin boss was a Dread Pirate Roberts suspect

News 16 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Mark Karpeles forced to tweet denial of any involvement in Silk Road

Ex-NSA director: Support for insecure cryptography tool "regrettable"

News 16 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The solution was riddled with backdoors but was pushed to businesses regardless

WhatsApp & iMessage face UK ban on anti-terrorism grounds

News 13 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

The Prime Minister sets out plans to ban encrypted messaging services on anti-terrorism grounds

Offline

Anonymous attacks Islamic extremist website over Charlie Hebdo attack

News 13 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The hackers took down website ansar-alhaqq.net as part of #OpCharlieHebdo

Microsoft blasts Google over Windows 8.1 bug report

News 12 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Redmond claims Google was wrong to publicly disclose flaw as it was days away from being fixed

Storm warning

Why Microsoft needs to realise forewarned means forearmed on security

Analysis & Insight 12 Jan, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why Microsoft is mad to halt its Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification alerts for all users

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