Security

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50,000 sites hit by MailPoet WordPress plug-in security flaw

News 25 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Users of blogging platform's newsletter plug-in told to upgrade extension ASAP

Hackers hit the European Central Bank

News 25 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Although no market-sensitive data was compromised, the hackers stole personal information

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Data breach at online travel firm nets £150k fine from ICO

News 24 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Think W3 Ltd has been ordered to cough up after more than 1.5 million credit card details were stolen by hackers

Cyber crime

Three UK men arrested over eBay-owned Stubhub cyber fraud

News 24 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Seven arrests have been made in the UK, US, Russia & Spain in wake of Stubhub cyber fraud case

Project Zero: Show Google's bug-hunting scheme some love

Analysis & Insight 23 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Google's efforts to address the problems of zero-day vulnerabilities should be applauded, claims Davey Winder

Snowden calls on peers to develop anti-surveillance tech

News 21 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

NSA whistleblower to focus on promoting anti-snooping tools

Why the FUD around APT does more harm than good

Analysis & Insight 16 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder calls on the security industry to stop using scare tactics, and start using education, in the fight against APTs

Internet search

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

News 16 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

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

Google right to be forgotten blocked search results listed online

News 16 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

A website listing search results blocked by the Google right to be forgotten ruling has been set up to keep track of removals

GCHQ

GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

Galaxy Note 4 & Galaxy S5 Prime could feature retina scanner

News 15 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

The Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 Prime may become the first Samsung devices to include a retina scanner

Government funding

ICO demands funding reform to help it cope with deluge of data protection cases

News 15 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Information Commissioner's Office claims current funding model could affect the amount of work it can do

BA reverses ban on passengers with uncharged devices

News 10 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Airline will allow customers to leave devices at the airport or forward it to a chosen address

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

Uncharged iPhones & iPads banned from US & UK flights

News 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

UK and US airline passengers carrying uncharged smartphones or tablets could be made to leave them behind

Is Google's “right to be forgotten” ruling having the intended effect?

Analysis & Insight 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

With the backlash against Google's "right to be forgotten" ruling underway, can we really ever forget anything?

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Restaurant owner sues Google for Maps hack

News 9 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The 74-year old is claiming Google allowed someone to hack his restaurant's listing, destroying his business

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Google Glass wearers can steal your passwords with new software

News 8 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

There’s another nefarious use for Google Glass, with software allowing users to steal your device passcodes

Offline

25 fake government websites closed down

News 8 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Five people have been arrested for running fake scam websites, imitating government services

Why explosive smartphone airport checks are pants

Analysis & Insight 7 Jul, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder picks holes in the latest rules regarding electronic devices and airport security

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