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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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Wireless Passwords Could Be a Thing of the Past Thanks to MIT Research

  A new wireless technology in development by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could allow us to finally say goodbye to the Wi-Fi password. The technology, currently named Chronos, is capable of allowing a single…

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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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CNBC’s Lesson In Password Security Was a Security Fail

Everyone uses passwords, for your emails and computers to even gaining access to your phone to play flappy birds. With so many systems at risk, we have to make sure our passwords are secure. CNBC wanted…

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Met Police Chief Says Victims of Online Fraud Shouldn’t be “Rewarded”

When it comes to crime, the digital world is the new battlefront for government agencies and the police but one police officer doesn’t think that victims of online fraud should be “rewarded”. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is…

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Amazon Patents Selfie-Pose Authentication Technology

Amazon is known for their increased use of technology. Keen to use drones in their delivery process and even leasing out a new set of jets in order to speed up their delivery processes, the company…

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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…

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Child Tracking Firm uKnowKids Accuses Security Researcher of Hacking

Digital security is important in this day and age, with access from across the world to your information meaning not only you can access all that information. With big companies like TalkTalk finding out the hard…

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Iris Scanners Allow Access to Bank Accounts Without Pin or Card

We all hear about how we need to keep our accounts safe, but who remembers all their passwords to all their different accounts? Who can say that they haven’t used the same password for several websites…

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MasterCard to Accept Fingerprint or Selfie as Payment Confirmation

Eight months ago we started discussing a new system the credit card company MasterCard were looking to trial. Now it would seem that the system is going live with MasterCard confirming the new system will be…

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Video Surveillance DVRs Exposed by Hard Coded Password

The security of devices that are internet accessible has become more and more critical in recent years. Recently cheap unsecured webcams have come under fire after many such devices were exposed by the Shodan search engine. Now…

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Worst Passwords of 2015 Revealed

Security provider SplashData has released its annual “Worst Password List” for 2015, and the results are as depressing – and predictable – as ever. While last year’s entries boast some of the longest bad passwords ever…

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Bohemia Interactive Confirms DayZ Forum Hacked

DayZ see’s players fight off and survive in a harsh apocalyptic world where zombies are the second most dangerous thing, only after the other players that want all your stuff. Seems someone took that one step further and…

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Synaptics IronVeil Fingerprint Security Technology Review

Introduction Security and privacy are words were all too familiar with in the digital age. It seems not a day goes by where we don’t hear about some kind of hacking, data theft, unauthorised access and…

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Google Testing New Password-less Login

It’s no secret that Google hates passwords, as a result, they are now trialling a new system that allows you to log in to your Google account without the password. The only requirement is the use…

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Linux Security Bypassed by Just 28 Key Presses

Security is important in modern times, with hacks such as VTech and Talk-Talk exposing just how vulnerable data connected to the internet can be. What about those closer to home, though? How about on the very device you’re…

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Nexus Mods May Have Been Victim of a Hack

Another day another hack. After the likes of VTech and TalkTalk, it was only a matter of time before hackers did the truly unthinkable, they started targeting your games (again)! While not strictly targeting your games they…

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Taking Your Money Wasn’t Enough – New Ransomware Steals Passwords First!

Ransomware is a term we’ve heard a lot in recent years, no thanks to the starter of the craze, Cryptolocker. Previously viruses and malware infected a system and caused damage either for a strategic purpose or…

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Amazon Passwords Could Have Been Leaked

It’s that time of the year again, when everyone goes crazy and starts buying ready for all the events and gift giving that is come over the next few months (some even preparing so much as…

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New Firefox Testing Feature Warns Of Insecure Website Password Submission

Consumers are exposed to a myriad of cyber threats which are intent upon harvesting as much information as possible, from bogus emails offering state cash refunds to spoofed pages which purport to be from a genuine…

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Wifatch: The Vigilante Malware

Malware. That one word which seems to inspire fear and dread in everybody who hears it, even more so when you’ve experienced it first hand on one of your many devices. Malicious Software, or Malware for…

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Android Lollipop Lock Screen Can be Bypassed Using Really Long Password

Any Android Lollipop device that is not using the latest build of the mobile operating system is vulnerable to having its lock screen bypassed by inputting a long string of characters as password. The bypass was…

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GCHQ Claims Longer Passwords Are Unnecessary

GCHQ is a government body which monitors communication in the UK and protects the security of its citizens. While the organization remains fairly aloof, it has come under a great deal of scrutiny in lieu of the…

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MIT Ranks Worst In IT Security Assessment

The Massachusetts institute for technology (known as MIT) is known throughout the world for its technological prowess and skills. Producing proud graduates, it is known for being at the forefront of the information technology that we…

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Cracking Millions Of Ashley Madison Passwords In Quadruple Quick Time

Signing up to a dating site which offers the platform for affairs while expecting all your data to remain safe looks to be rather stupid, after the many revelations which have been exposed concerning the Ashley…

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Data from Hacked Bug Database used to Target Firefox Users

Using data and information obtained through another hack, hackers were able to target Mozilla Firefox users through vulnerabilities in the popular browser. What is most interesting about this whole debacle, however, was that the attackers first…