Security

Surveillance

Privacy groups unveil Detekt surveillance malware detection tool

News 21 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

New tool looks for state spyware on activist computers

Arrest

UK clampdown on PC hijackers prompts four arrests

News 21 Nov, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

NCA-led initiative to stop users of Remote Access Trojans results in multiple arrests

CCTV camera

Russian webcam hackers spy on UK homes & offices

News 20 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Website shows footage of babies sleeping in cots, offices and even a pub

Data loss folder

Grampian Health Board rapped over patient data security failures

News 20 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Scottish NHS organisation warned over mishandling of data after sensitive information abandoned in supermarket

Hacking

Police warn of Isis cyber attacks on city banks

News 19 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Police chief cautions firms in Square Mile to prepare for cyber attack from militants

Step 2: Keep your drivers and patches up-to-date

Microsoft issues "critical" out of band Windows Server patch

News 19 Nov, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Software giant rolls out Windows Server update following reports of exploitation in the wild

Whatsapp starts encrypting messages on Android

News 19 Nov, 2014 Khidr Suleman

End-to-end encryption of messages is carried out using the TextSecure protocol

Why Apple fanboys are in security denial

Analysis & Insight 19 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder tells Apple users why they're wrong to assume their operating systems are "more secure" than Microsoft's

Scientists use Cisco Netflow to identify Tor users

News 18 Nov, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Research technique allows Tor users to be identified with 80 per cent accuracy

Hacking

Anonymous targets Ku Klux Klan Twitter account

News 18 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Hacking collective brand white supremacists "terrorists"

jobs available

UK companies open to hiring hackers for cyber attack prevention

News 17 Nov, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Research from KPMG suggests companies are willing to take drastic action to prevent cyber attacks

Hackers hit US State Department email system

News 17 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

The US State Department was forced to shut down its unclassified email system after being hit by hackers

US citizens targeted by DOJ spy planes

News 14 Nov, 2014 Khidr Suleman

'Dirtbox' scans data from tens of thousands of devices

Credit card with padlock

Mastercard scraps passwords in online security drive

News 14 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

Visa will also work with Mastercard to roll out an innovative way of securing online payments

Flaw fix

Microsoft rushes to patch critical flaw affecting every Windows PC

News 12 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Bigger than Heartbleed, vulnerability means users need to download patch now

Is your security policy a no-brainer?

Analysis & Insight 12 Nov, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder explains why having a robust security policy, that everyone follows, is a must for the enterprise

Security flaw

iOS Masque Attack flaw discovered by researchers

News 11 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Masque Attack hole could be more dangerous to the iPhone and iPad than WireLurker

Flaw fix

Darkhotel targets hotel Wi-Fi networks

News 11 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

Security researchers discovered the flaw that can steal information and delete confidential data

BrowserStack takes service offline as it deals with hacked infrastructure

News 10 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Cross-platform web app testing platform falls victim to hackers

Cyber criminal

National Crime Agency's Dark Net raid ends with six arrests

News 10 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Around 400 sites operated on Dark Net through Tor network close for business

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