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Russian hackers are attacking businesses through IoT devices
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Russian hackers are attacking businesses through IoT devices

The group known as Fancy Bear has played a role in some of the biggest hacks of recent years
6 Aug 2019
Cisco pays out $8.6m over cyber security failings
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Cisco pays out $8.6m over cyber security failings

Claim argues company left vulnerable video software unpatched for five years
1 Aug 2019
Hackers can bypass Visa's contactless spending limits
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Hackers can bypass Visa's contactless spending limits

The researchers and Visa disagree on the severity of the threat presented by the hack
30 Jul 2019
The telecoms industry is particularly vulnerable to BlueKeep
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The telecoms industry is particularly vulnerable to BlueKeep

The industry's exposure far exceeds any other, but it's not down to incompetence
17 Jul 2019
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NCSC hails successful proprietary anti-phishing technique
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NCSC hails successful proprietary anti-phishing technique

The fight against phishers is looking hopeful, but GCHQ's security arm certainly isn't without its faults
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
Critical infrastructure at risk from Stuxnet-like attack
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Critical infrastructure at risk from Stuxnet-like attack

Researchers find gaping flaws in critical systems used in the most importnt industries across the globe
10 Jul 2019
NHS must spend now to prevent devastation of ‘WannaCry 2.0’
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NHS must spend now to prevent devastation of ‘WannaCry 2.0’

Positive moves are being made but they will count for nothing if a more sophisticated attack strikes
4 Jul 2019
Google turns Android phones into 2FA keys for iOS login
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Google turns Android phones into 2FA keys for iOS login

FIDO keys touted as the most secure protection against hackers and phishing campaigns
13 Jun 2019
How Mr. Robot ‘fudged’ its hacks to protect the public
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How Mr. Robot ‘fudged’ its hacks to protect the public

Showrunners debated over how accurate to make the show’s exploits
5 Jun 2019
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Critical exploit leaves Cisco enterprise routers vulnerable
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Critical exploit leaves Cisco enterprise routers vulnerable

Vulnerability in popular network hardware exposes core security module to remote hacking
14 May 2019
WhatsApp call hack installs spyware on users’ phones
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WhatsApp call hack installs spyware on users’ phones

iPhones and Android devices are vulnerable to security flaw – WhatsApp recommends immediate app update
14 May 2019
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Apache fixes dangerous RCE flaw in Tomcat application server
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Apache fixes dangerous RCE flaw in Tomcat application server

Vulnerability affects multiple versions of the software running on Windows
15 Apr 2019
Mobile banking apps are holding data insecurely
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Mobile banking apps are holding data insecurely

“Systemic problems” could allow an attacker to manipulate data, take over accounts and commit fraud
3 Apr 2019
The Equifax Effect: Explaining the disaster
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The Equifax Effect: Explaining the disaster

We take a deep-dive into how the credit agency got so much so wrong
15 Mar 2019
Microsoft flags flaw that could cause 100% CPU usage spike
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Microsoft flags flaw that could cause 100% CPU usage spike

The DoS vulnerability involves sending malicious HTTP/2 connections that can slow down or freeze users' systems
21 Feb 2019
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Spectre vulnerabilities cannot be mitigated by just software
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Spectre vulnerabilities cannot be mitigated by just software

Researchers found that one variant of the critical data-leaking flaw "defeats everything we can think of"
19 Feb 2019
US email provider wiped out by hacker
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US email provider wiped out by hacker

Company has its entire infrastructure remotely formatted
12 Feb 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
Vulnerabilities in GDPR plugin let hackers seize sites
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Vulnerabilities in GDPR plugin let hackers seize sites

The flaws, present for at least four months, led attackers to change URL settings and add their own administrator accounts
13 Nov 2018
Attackers target SIP flaws in Cisco firewalls
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Attackers target SIP flaws in Cisco firewalls

There are no patches or workarounds available for two software bugs found last week
5 Nov 2018
Stuxnet is back, Iran admits
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Stuxnet is back, Iran admits

The infamous malware is back, and it's "more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated" than ever
1 Nov 2018
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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
Flaw in Fiserv banking platform exposed personal data
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Flaw in Fiserv banking platform exposed personal data

The exploit, which has now been patched, affected customers banking with hundreds of financial institutions
29 Aug 2018
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