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FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree

Coordinated effort leads to hundreds of arrests and $3.7 million seized from phishing gangs around the world
11 Sep 2019
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What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained

Not all hackers are motivated by greed - some of them use their powers for good
11 Jul 2019
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Network & Internet

Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support

Privacy group ridicules ISPA nomination and claims it's "a bit like saying peanut butter is evil"
5 Jul 2019
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Mozilla details anti-tracking policies in full

The measures aim to mitigate the ‘harmful’ effects of ad tracking in the latest Firefox release
29 Jan 2019
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Security

Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data

Security company claims software creates a level playing field for white hats and pen testers
10 Aug 2018
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Policy & legislation

Government expands child safety group to cover wider public

The council will focus on combating online harm, extremism, and violence against women, among other areas
27 Jul 2018
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Security

Twitter alerts uses after finding password-revealing bug

The company is advising users to reset their passwords 'in the interests of caution'
4 May 2018
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Amber Rudd sets aside £9m to clamp down on the dark web

The home secretary hopes to clean up the dark web and stop its criminal activity
11 Apr 2018
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NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK

But hackers will respond with fresh ways to target businesses and citizens, body warns
5 Feb 2018
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UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants

Security Minister Ben Wallace says tech companies are failing to curb extremist material
2 Jan 2018
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Tories to reveal how they'll make UK internet the safest

Culture Secretary to release green paper on digital safety plans next week
2 Oct 2017
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Safer Internet Day could teach businesses a thing or two

Safer Internet Day 2016 promotes better web security for families - but corporations should listen up as well
9 Feb 2016
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Sky Broadband Shield will be opt-out from early 2016

The porn and unsuitable for children content filter will be turned on by default for anyone joining Sky Broadband
22 Dec 2015
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GOZeus & CryptoLocker: Top tips to protect your PC & mobile

The NCA and FBI claim PC and mobile users have until June 17 to protect themselves from malware threats. Here's how to go about it...
13 Jun 2014
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Get Safe Online? Not with advice like this

Davey Winder points out the short-comings in the password security tools used by Get Safe Online
11 Jun 2014
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Government-backed security site collapses

The Get Safe Online website, designed to educate computer users about cyber security, suffers high traffic-induced outage
5 Jun 2014
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Security

MP calls on IT industry to help tackle "dark net" criminals

James Brokenshire, the minister for crime and security, calls for industry support for child abuse net clean-up.
28 Nov 2013
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Search blocks won't halt spread of online child abuse

Google and Microsoft have agreed to "clean up" search engine queries to make child abuse images harder to find.
18 Nov 2013
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Club Penguin: Keeping kids safe online

Caroline Donnelly finds out how online gaming can teach kids good online behaviour.
2 Aug 2013
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Club Penguin: Keeping kids safe online

Caroline Donnelly finds out how online gaming can teach kids good online behaviour.
2 Aug 2013
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Security

Get Safe Online warns of mobile threat

Despite no financially significant attacks to date, Get Safe Online warns users about mobile hackers.
7 Nov 2011
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Google and CAB team for online security campaign

The campaign will attempt to offer easy-to-understand security information for web users.
17 Oct 2011
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CEOP unencrypted website places data at risk

CEOP admits a form on its website is unencrypted, but claims no data appears to have been compromised.
11 Apr 2011