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Thousands of webcams vulnerable to attack

Exposed connections could lead to loss of privacy or information theft
25 Sep 2019
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biometrics

Why you should be terrified by biometric technology

Unless our apathy towards data protection changes, we may soon lose something we can’t replace
21 Aug 2019
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identity and access management (IAM)

Better tech needed to verify digital identities, says UK gov

The tool will build on the government's highly criticised Verify programme
22 Jul 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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Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic sensor fooled by fake finger

Samsung’s in-display fingerprint reader can be hacked ‘in 15 minutes’
5 Apr 2019
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Researchers unearth Collections #2-5

The gargantuan 87GB Collection #1 leak is dwarfed by the now-600GB of exposed data circulating online
1 Feb 2019
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Policy & legislation

Fresh EU Directive strengthens powers against cyber fraud

Stolen payment credentials profits criminals over a billion every year, meaning new powers are long overdue
12 Dec 2018
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‘London Blue’ hacking gang launch campaign against CFOs

Hit list of 50,000 financial leaders primed for wave of business email compromise (BEC) attacks
4 Dec 2018
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Marriott's Starwood Hotel system suffers massive breach

Data from email addresses to payment card and passport numbers were potentially accessed
30 Nov 2018
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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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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
9 Aug 2018
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Identity theft protection firm exposes customers to phishing

LifeLock web authentication blunder leaves subscriber email addresses exposed
26 Jul 2018
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How Russia hacked the 2016 election

A timeline of how 12 hackers allegedly corrupted the world's most powerful democracy
18 Jul 2018
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US indicts 12 Russian agents over DNC hack

12 Russian intelligence operatives have been formally accused by the DoJ
16 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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Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing

Frustration abounds as MPs expose their backwards security practises
4 Dec 2017
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UK cops to lose access to Europol's cyber crime resources

Cyber cops will be on their own once Britain leaves the EU
1 Dec 2017
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1.7m Imgur accounts compromised after 2014 data breach

Usernames and passwords stolen by hackers
27 Nov 2017
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Security

Symantec snaps up LifeLock for $2.3 billion

Security company acquires identity theft protection firm
21 Nov 2016
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Security

Six arrested in £1m student phishing investigation

Four men and two women have been arrested as part of an investigation into a phishing scam designed to steal student bank account details.
9 Dec 2011
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British Zynga hacker jailed for two years

A 29-year-old man is jailed after he hacks Zynga systems to steal virtual chips and sell them on for personal profit.
21 Mar 2011
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Security

Two thirds of web users hit by cyber crime

Web threats are so prevalent that 65 per cent of online users have been hit by an attack, figures show.
9 Sep 2010
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Symantec VeriSign acquisition finalised

Symantec's acquisition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business has officially gone through.
10 Aug 2010