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Amazon Recommends Users Change Their Passwords

Who doesn’t have an Amazon account? If you do it may be worth changing your password as Amazon recommends users take the precaution after it discovered that some of their Amazon accounts could be found online.…

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Security Flaw Allowed The FBI To Create The iPhone Cracking Software

Apple vs the FBI looks liked it would never end, originally starting with the FBI requesting (and then a federal judge ordering) Apple’s support in unlocking and gaining access to an iPhone in a court case.…

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The FBI Have Started Briefing People About How They Broke Into The iPhone

After the recent court battle people, the FBI have been rather quiet regarding how they managed to get into an encrypted iPhone. That was until recently when the FBI started briefing senior officials about the methods…

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39 Android Flaws Fixed in Major Security Patch

Google’s latest patch for their Android operating system is one of the biggest security patches ever released for the OS. This monthly security update covers 39 vulnerabilities that had been found, of which 15 were of…

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Executives Feel Like Cyber-Security is Just an IT Problem

Cyber-security is a big issue, with people and companies finding out the hard way that their security is exposed when it turns up online for sale or they receive phone calls advertising features with details they…

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“Hack the Pentagon” Begins This Month

Hack the Pentagon, the US intelligence agency’s new bug bounty program, is set to begin this month, its organiser HackerOne has revealed. The challenge, which is open to anyone who thinks they have the technical nous…

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iOS Mobile Device Management Protocol Can be Abused to Load Malware

  Apple has worked hard to make it difficult to allow users to unwittingly install unauthorized and malicious apps onto their devices. Despite this, there is still one way in that attackers are still able to…

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Suspect In The UK Told To Decrypt His Devices For The US

Apple vs the FBI may be over but that doesn’t mean the question about decryption and the law is over. In the most recent case to catch our ears a suspect from the UK being asked…

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FBI Doesn’t Want To Tell How It Tracked People Across The Tor Network

The FBI are known for their digital prowess, although they may require some help when it comes to breaking into an iPhone. One of their most recent successes was the tracking of people using the Tor…

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Man Pleads Guilty To Leaking US Military Aircraft Blueprints

When it comes to security and privacy, there is little more protected than military details. As a result, the information is often protected by several layers of protection, and even if these are breached the chances…

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Apple Vs The FBI is Over!

The legal case of the year is over already. Apple vs the FBI is over in a court case that saw the question of security vs privacy raised on a national, and even global, level. After…

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Gmail Says Use of Encrypted Emails Has Risen 25%

We use email every day, be it sending them for work or personal reasons or getting a thousand and one emails advertising everything from something you are interested in helping a foreign prince distribute their wealth.…

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Lottery Terminals Hacked To Print Winning Tickets

The lottery is all about odds, from your numbers being picked to choosing to stay with your classic numbers or go for a lucky dip this weekend. It seemed that a group of people didn’t quite…

Uber

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Uber Accused of Skipping Out of Paying Bug Bounties

With all the apps and systems that are used, created and updated every day it is often impossible for you to be absolutely certain about their security. This resulted in the creation of external help through schemes like…

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Verizon Enterprise Breach Leads to 1.5 Million Customers Records Up For Sale

It’s not been a good year for Verizon. Earlier this month we reported on the fact that the company had been fined by the FCC for “supercookie” tracking, and now it would seem that Verizon Enterprise…

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Radio Attack Lets Hackers Drive Away Your Car

When it was revealed I couldn’t believe my eyes. Someone walks up to a car and its locked, someone else walks up and can instantly get in and at the press of a button start the…

Apple

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FBI Calls Off Court Hearing With Apple Because They Might Have Another Solution

The battle between Apple and the FBI could soon be over with the FBI calling off a court hearing. After several hearings with Congress, the story may finally be over with the latest meeting between Apple…

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Stagefright Vulnerability Now a Serious Threat to Android Devices

  The Stagefright vulnerability in Android is nothing new, however for a long time it was (mostly) harmless due to difficulties in reliably using the flaw for malicious purposes Unfortunately for Google and Android users, researchers…

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Steam Stealer Malware Targets Thousands of Gamers Each Month

The security company Kaspersky released a new report that clearly shows just how much of a problem the Steam Stealer malware is. Not only does the malware infect thousands of people each month, it is also…

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Bounty for Chromebook Hack Doubled to $100,000

Many companies seek to outsource the finding of vulnerabilities in their products to external hackers, offering monetary rewards in exchange for details on successful hacks that they can fix. In a show that should both display…

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Data Leak Reveals 22,000 ISIS Members

In history there is a tale as old as time, no matter how large something gets, no matter what happens, when they start to perform questionable acts it will always be someone on the inside that…

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Hackers Lost Out On $780 Million Due To Spelling Mistake

We’ve all had that moment, you are writing an email and are worrying so much about your wording that just as you hit send something jumps out at you. Forgot to attach the file you were…

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France to Punish Companies for Refusing to Decrypt Devices

France has been keen on getting ahead of technology when it comes to their laws. From their environmental stances of requiring solar panels on their roofs to making sure that large companies like Facebook protect people’s data…

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Fingerprint Scanners from Samsung and Huawei Fooled by Inkjet Printer

While adding fingerprint scanners to mobile phones seems to be a great new way to allow devices to be better secured without requiring the user to remember a lengthy password, it has been found that such…

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Sony Hands Out Free Game Codes To Compensate For 2011 Hack

A few years ago Sony had a rather bad hack, which affected around 70 million of their customers. In the wake of the hack, Sony offered to renew its efforts to increase security alongside some gifts to…

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Hacker Found Way into Any Facebook Account

An Indian hacker has found a remarkably simple way to access any Facebook user account. Thankfully, Anand Prakash, a security engineer from Bangalore, is a “white hat” hacker and immediately contacted Facebook about the loophole, granting…

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DOJ Appealing Order Found in Favor of Apple

Apple is everywhere in the news these days. From the rumoured features of their next generation of phones to the courtrooms. In a case that recently came to light in New York, the judge ruled that…