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The scariest security horror stories of 2019

From sustained attacks without a motive to data dumps that just keep giving, these are the stories that shocked us the most
27 Dec 2019
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Best Linux distros 2019

Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you
24 Dec 2019
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Best free malware removal tools 2019

Worried your device is infected? Here are the best free tools you need to get rid of malicious software
23 Dec 2019
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Arm looks to sell off loss-making security venture

The security software firm has haemorrhaged cash since its launch seven years ago
23 Dec 2019
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XSS the most widely-used attack method of 2019

Research unveils the most popular hacking techniques, with SQL injection and fuzzing also popular choices
23 Dec 2019
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Avast and AVG extensions pulled from Chrome

Avast and AVG once again criticised for excessive data collection in security and shopping browser extensions
19 Dec 2019
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Are you taking enough accountability on cyber security?

60% of organisations have had at least one serious security incident this year
18 Dec 2019
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Canadian laboratory advised to pay ransomware demand despite industry best practice

LifeLabs said it successfully retrieved 85,000 stolen lab results after negotiating with the hackers
18 Dec 2019
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40,000 students forced to queue for new passwords after 'severe' cyber attack

Legal quirk means German university students must receive new passwords in person following a password reset
18 Dec 2019
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Thief swipes sensitive details of 30,000 Facebook employees

Stolen hard drives contained personal banking information including payroll data
16 Dec 2019
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What is PGP?

If you’re looking for a pretty good encryption standard, there are worse places to start
13 Dec 2019
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Microsoft to scrap Security Essentials when Windows 7 reaches end-of-life

Businesses will have to seek out an alternative to the free antivirus platform by Jan 2020
13 Dec 2019
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Hundreds of counterfeit shoe sites hit by Magecart credit card scam

Criminals hope to take advantage of those looking for a pre-Christmas deal
12 Dec 2019
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Technology

Campaigners block use of facial recognition and ICE access to data

A long-running programme in San Diego has been halted amid privacy concerns and claims of bias
12 Dec 2019
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Latest Chrome release offers breach password check and tab freezing

Version 79 rolls out a suite of security features as well as tools like back-forward cache
11 Dec 2019
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Inside the mind of a hacker

Understanding why cyber criminals want to attack your business should be a key component of your security strategy
11 Dec 2019
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Patch issued for critical Windows bug

The two-part Chrome exploit is also associated with Operation WizardOpium
11 Dec 2019
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Microsoft launches Office 365 phishing campaign tracker

The firm hopes customers will be able to more closely monitor and contextualise email threats
10 Dec 2019
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privacy

Apple admits iPhone 11 ‘overrides settings’ to track users’ locations

A tracking feature is still enabled after users switch off all location tracking for apps and system services
6 Dec 2019
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44 million Microsoft customers found using compromised passwords

The company has issued widespread password resets for those affected
6 Dec 2019
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Why 5G could be a cyber security nightmare

The latest generation of mobile connectivity promises many marvellous things, but it could also be a hacker's dream
6 Dec 2019
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HackerOne bug bounty platform breached by its own user

The bug bounty specialist paid the hacker responsible a cool $20,000 for their efforts
6 Dec 2019
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Labour MP ‘targeted by Russian phishing campaign’

Putin critic claims he received malware-loaded documents that claimed to reveal disinformation efforts
5 Dec 2019
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Europol seizes more than 30,000 counterfeit sites on Cyber Monday

The joint operation resulted in three arrests based on 26,000 luxury goods taken from the cyber criminals
3 Dec 2019
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