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Internet Surveillance Backdoors to be Required in Kazakhstan

While those of us in the UK worry about risks to our internet security posed by the Snooper’s Charter and the calls for removing or weakening encryption in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, Kazakhstan…

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iGuardian Promises Business-Grade Security for Home Users

The news headlines are full of stories about hacked computers and data breaches, a thing that is starting to concern the users around the world quite a bit. Antivirus technology is a dead end, the companies…

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U.S Department of Public Health Exposes 1.3 Million Records In Data Breach

A new report suggests that hackers managed to access an American government server for the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) in Montana. The data breach means that the sensitive personal data of 1.3…

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Comodo Internet Security 7.0 Launces in the UK, Backed by a £300 Virus-Free Guarantee

Comodo is a company offering leading solutions in terms of PC/Mac antivirus and malware software, SSL digital certifications, as well as android antivirus and malware solutions. It’s latest product is the all-in-one protection software, Comodo Internet…

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Internet Explorer 9 and 10 Users Exposed To Unpatched Vulnerability

Microsoft revealed yesterday that Internet Explorer versions 9 and 10 both contain an unpatched vulnerability. Computer World reports that these vulnerabilities are mainly being exploited on Internet Explorer 10 by hackers. The distribution of Internet Explorer…

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“Safer Internet Day” – More Education On Internet Safety Needed For Children

  In light of today’s Safer Internet Day 2014 a Kaspersky Labs report has revealed some startling information. They have found that a quarter of parents take no action to control their children’s online activity whether…

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Criminals Can Recover Personal Details From Used Phones, Even After Factory Reset

A recent Channel 4 investigation into the used phone trade in the UK has exposed some worrying privacy concerns. An investigation into two of the largest pawn brokers that are selling second-hand phones, CEX and Cash…

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Recent Adobe Hack Reveals 1.9 Million People Used 123456 As Their Password

People use stupid passwords, it is a fact that we’ve known since passwords became important for accessing online services. At the end of last month Cybercriminals hacked Adobe’s systems, managing to expose 130 million encrypted passwords.…

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Microsoft Says Windows XP’s Infection Rate Is 6X That Of Windows 8

Microsoft really wants to encourage users to make the shift to a newer operating system, mainly Windows 8.1. To do this Microsoft is pushing the security side of things, particularly as business users are the most…

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Microsoft Is Leading PC Anti-Virus Vendor According To Report

New research figures by software and IT solutions company OPSWAT suggest that Microsoft dominates the desktop and laptop anti-virus markets with its free Microsoft Security Essentials offering. Microsoft has an impressive 25.4% of the market with all…

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Cryptic Software And Bournemouth University Team Up To Train Students In Cyber Security

Cyber Security is becoming an increasing concern for everyone; businesses, schools, hospitals, governments and even the everyday home user. That’s why we were quite interested to see security company Cryptic Software teaming up with Bournemouth University to…

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Microsoft Wants To Increase 16 Character Password Limit

Microsoft’s Outlook.com team took to Reddit to engage in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session recently. One of the hotly debated topics was the reasoning behind the 16 character password limit Microsoft implement. Microsoft’s Outlook.com team still…

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41% Of Online Fraud Victims Never Recover Lost Funds Says Kaspersky Report

According to a recent Kaspersky Labs report and survey, things do not look good for online fraud victims. Apparently 41% of victims did not recover any of the lost funds while 45% recovered them all and 14% partially…

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German Security Provider Says 750 PayPal Phishing Sites Are Created Daily

PayPal phishing schemes drive me mad. I probably get about 5-10 emails everyday across my various work and personal email accounts from phishing sites trying to trick me into handing over PayPal details. A German email…

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Wikipedia Pushing Ahead With Encryption To Lock NSA Out

Wikipedia is taking steps to ensure that the NSA cannot spy on it or its users by adding encryption to the website wherever possible according to RT. Users that login will now have to use secure…

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Windows 8.1 Features Improved Malware Resistance And Data Protection

At this week’s Black Hat 2013 conference Microsoft has been busy explaining some of the newest security features for its Windows 8.1 Operating System. Microsoft is trying to push Windows 8.1 to the business community and…

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Former NSA Director Says Huawei Is A Threat To National Security

In an interview with the Australian Financial Review the former director of the American National Security Agency (NSA), General Michael Hayden, stated that the Chinese firm Huawei (who sell various smartphones, tablets and other electronics) are…

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Reports Suggest MSI.com Has Been Hacked And Injected With Malware Code

According to unconfirmed reports MSI.com has recently been hacked and can distribute Malware code. The report states that cyber-criminals have hacked MSI.com and have altered it to distribute malware that is hosted by Kristians1(dot)net and some…

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Bug Bounty Claimed By Google Employee!

Microsoft and other big browser companies often give out “bug bounties” for people who can discover exploits in their software. Microsoft offered up a rather large bug bounty for Internet Explorer 11 and is offering up…

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EU Adopts Tough Anti-Cybercrime Legislation

Cybercrime is a growing problem of the modern age and on Thursday the European Parliament adopted a new set of rules to fight cybercrime with a more tough stance. The new measures came in with a…

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Americans Worried About Account Hacks, But Can’t Be Bothered With Extra Security

According to a new report, by Harris Interactive on behalf of Imperium, 79% of Americans have stated that they are worried about their accounts, for various online services, being hacked/compromised yet 75% of them say they…

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Opera Gets Hacked, Expired Certificate Signing Code Stolen

According to Opera’s official blog they have recently halted and contained a targeted attack on the company’s internal network. Opera’s Sigbjørn Vik said that on June 19th an attack took place which didn’t compromise any user data…

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British Spy Agency Worse Than The NSA, Monitors Huge Amounts Of Internet Traffic

  You thought the NSA were bad right? – Tapping into the internet data of Americans in the name of fighting terrorism and national security. The NSA’s British equivalents, the GCHQ, are apparently much worse according…

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Experts Reveal Criminal DIY Bitcoin Mining Tool

The Security Experts “Webroot” have revealed a subscription-based criminal DIY mining malware tool. Apparently they found this tool on a Cybercrime forum and the tool can be used to Bitcoin mine on malware infected PCs. “The…

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Facebook Bug Exposes Data Of 6 Million Users

Facebook revealed in a security update announcement that a bug had made the data of six million users vulnerable. Apparently it was possible to use Facebook’s data export tool to reveal six million email addresses and…

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The Pirate Party Demands European Response To PRISM Scandal

The PRISM “scandal” originating the USA has triggered public outcry in the USA as well as across the world. The Pirate Party who are very much anti-American due to the long history of copyright battles have…

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Microsoft Follows Facebook In Releasing Government Request Data To The Public

Microsoft, Google and Facebook all joined together recently to demand more transparency about government data requests and being able to reveal details of these to their user base. Facebook recently revealed that it had to release data…