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Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93
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Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93

This legend of computing was a pioneering great but his analogue invention doesn’t sit well in a digital age
16 Jul 2019
What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained
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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
Panel Profile: William Hill Group CISO Killian Faughnan
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Panel Profile: William Hill Group CISO Killian Faughnan

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
4 Jul 2019
Capita warns schools to stop using its data-sharing platform
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Capita warns schools to stop using its data-sharing platform

Embattled outsourcing firm says the glitch in its data-transfer mechanism is only "very low-level"
4 Apr 2019
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Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed
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Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed

Researchers find a non-protected MongoDB instance amounting to 150GB of unique data
8 Mar 2019
Internet Explorer and Exchange zero-days get patched
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Internet Explorer and Exchange zero-days get patched

Exploit code is known to be in circulation for both vulnerabilities
13 Feb 2019
Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'
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Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'

Californian man accuses the firm of not seeking his consent, and of disrupting access to his personal devices
12 Feb 2019
Apple strips Facebook of enterprise certificates
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Apple strips Facebook of enterprise certificates

Tech giants war over violation of internal enterprise programme as Google also admits to breaching rules
31 Jan 2019
Massive data leak exposes 773m unique records online
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Massive data leak exposes 773m unique records online

Gargantuan 87GB trove of email addresses and passwords was sourced from thousands of separate data breaches
17 Jan 2019
Misconfigured app exposed NASA data for at least three weeks
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Misconfigured app exposed NASA data for at least three weeks

Names and email addresses accidentally made public in the second major security scare in as many months
14 Jan 2019
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Most Android apps share data with Facebook without consent
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Most Android apps share data with Facebook without consent

The social media giant’s third-party tracking via the Facebook SDK may constitute a GDPR breach
2 Jan 2019
The scariest security horror stories of 2018
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The scariest security horror stories of 2018

From data breaches to hardware vulnerabilities, these are the most embarrassing security blunders of the year
25 Dec 2018
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Marriott's Starwood Hotel system suffers massive breach
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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
Researchers find 'critical flaws' in SSD encryption
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Researchers find 'critical flaws' in SSD encryption

Hardware-based encryption far less secure than presumed with attackers able to access data without passwords
6 Nov 2018
Panel Profile: AmTrust Head of Security Ian Thornton-Trump
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Panel Profile: AmTrust Head of Security Ian Thornton-Trump

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
29 Oct 2018
Panel Profile: Domino's CISO Paul Watts
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Panel Profile: Domino's CISO Paul Watts

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
29 Oct 2018
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Amazon chasing employees for acting as rogue 'data brokers'
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Amazon chasing employees for acting as rogue 'data brokers'

Employees are selling services and internal information for between $80 and $2,000 to businesses seeking advantage
17 Sep 2018
US charges North Korean hacker with WannaCry and Sony hack
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US charges North Korean hacker with WannaCry and Sony hack

A North Korean programmer is accused of conducting cyber attacks on behalf of the government
7 Sep 2018
"Incredibly dangerous" RCE flaw found in Apache Struts 2
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"Incredibly dangerous" RCE flaw found in Apache Struts 2

Experts indicate it could lead to a second Equifax-level data breach
23 Aug 2018
Leaky API exposes Black Hat attendees’ personal data
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Leaky API exposes Black Hat attendees’ personal data

Embarrassing breach revealed names, email addresses, phone numbers and more
22 Aug 2018
The NHS lost almost 10,000 patient records last year
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The NHS lost almost 10,000 patient records last year

Researchers found 94% of NHS trusts still use handwritten notes to record patient data
21 Aug 2018
What is hacktivism?
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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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13 steps to secure your business printers
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13 steps to secure your business printers

Ageing firmware, hackers, lax thinking – just three of the reasons why IT managers need to take printer security more seriously.
25 Jul 2018
Most CEOs steal IP from previous employers
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Most CEOs steal IP from previous employers

Emotionally-driven decisions put companies at risk, finds security report
25 Jul 2018
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