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Windows XP Still Runs on 74% of Company PCs In the UK

The reasons for Windows XP’s survival are still not that well known. As good as the OS is, it is extremely dated and most modern consumers find the OS a little tired, dated and lacking in…

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GoZeuS Returns a Month after Authorities Take Measures Against the Malware

Though authorities had taken action against the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker malware which stole hundreds of thousands of banking logins from users and blackmail them for millions of pounds, it seems that the malwares are back. A…

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Avast: Factory Reset Doesn’t Remove Personal User Data

The assumption that a factory reset erases all the data you’ve put onto an Android device is a fairly common one among most Android users. However, this simply may not be the case. This isn’t the…

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UK National Crime Agency Disrupts ‘Shylock’ Malware

Distribution of the “Shylock” malware has been disrupted by the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), in an effort to prevent a growing number of users from being compromised. The Shylock malware reportedly infected more than 30,000…

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Adobe Released Critical Flash Update for Windows and Mac

On Tuesday, Adobe released a critical update for their Flash player. This patch is designed to mend a security flaw which may enable hackers to gain access to your computer through popular websites such as eBay, Tumblr, Twitter…

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Hackers Can Get Your Wi-Fi Password By Simply Hacking Your Smart Lightbulbs

Though everyone wants to bring a variety of ‘Internet of things’ products on the market, from microwaves, to refrigerators, and even light bulbs, not everyone thinks about the bad side of all this. This means that,…

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Selling Your Google Android Smartphone? Might Want to Double Check All Data is Wiped

Consumers reselling their Google Android smartphones need to focus on overwriting data because simply deleting files isn’t enough anymore, AVAST Software recently discovered. The security company was able to easily retrieve personal data from smartphones it…

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Flat Phone Battery? Time to Re-Book Your Flight!

What’s going to get you kicked off a flight faster than carrying a pair of nail clippers or a replica Katana? According to this TSA announcement, a flat phone battery is the answer. The full release reads:…

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Apple Interested in Automatic iPhone Unlocking Technology

Apple is reportedly working on a new technology that gives iPhone smartphone owners the chance to automatically unlock their devices when they are at home or in the office – and the feature will also make…

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Ransomware Threat Awareness Rising Among IT Security Experts

Almost half of IT security staff know at least one company that has been hit by ransomware attacks, designed to lock victims out of critical files until a monetary ransom is provided. It’s a frightening threat with…

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UK Government Partners With Open University to Teach Cybersecurity Defense

The UK government has partnered with the Open University and plans to launch a cybersecurity course that will open up classes for future candidates.  The multi-year program will hopefully develop students interested in technology to focus…

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Hackers Use ‘The Cloud’ to Control Malware and Botnets

Security firm Trend Micro has apparently revealed new evidence of botnets and malware not only being hosted in the cloud, but also being remotely controlled from cloud servers. The main goal for hackers has been revealed…

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Insider Threats Major Concern For Companies, Infosecurity Europe Survey Finds

Insider threats and advanced persistent threats (APTs) were listed as the top threats facing companies, despite increasing cyberattacks from outside criminals, according to a survey taken during Infosecurity Europe. Companies are being more open about malware…

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PayPal’s Two-Factor Authentication Gets Breached

It is widely recommended that you use Two-Factor authentication on as many accounts as possible because it is supposed to provide a secondary layer of security that makes it almost impossible to hack your accounts. Typically…

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Lenovo’s Server Purchase of IBM in Limbo Due to Security Concerns

The U.S. government is studying the proposed sale of IBM’s low-end server offer to Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo, concerned of possible national security problems. Earlier in the year, both companies announced the $1.75B (£1.03B) deal, but…

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Luuuk Banking Fraud Compromising Mobile Bank Users

More than 190 customers of a European bank were reportedly robbed of £400,000, with most customers located in Italy and Turkey, according to Kaspersky Lab. The code-named Luuuk operation utilized a Trojan program that was able…

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McAfee Says Mobile Malware Threats on the Rise in 2014

Cybercriminals are finding great success using mobile malware to compromise features and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services, according to the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2014. Much of the attention focuses on the Google Android…

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Kaspersky Lab Detects New Mobile Malware Targeting Google Android, Apple iOS Devices

New malware created by the HackingTeam is targeting mobile devices powered by Apple iOS and Google Android, as security companies largely struggle to keep up, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. The use of ‘Remote Control…

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Growing Number of Consumers Expect Internet of Things to Change Connected Homes

The Internet of Things (IoT) is still in its infancy, but manufacturers are speculating that a growing number of people want to enjoy home electronics connected to the Internet, according to a recent survey published by…

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Microsoft Launches Security and Threat Information Sharing Platform Named Interflow

Microsoft plans on providing new and more efficient ways for security professionals to effectively and swiftly respond to potential threats. This is why the company has just launched the closed preview of a platform named Interflow,…

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Heartbleed Bug Still a Vulnerability on Over 300,000 Servers

The OpenSSL security flaw known as Heartbleed has been one of the most chilling news stories in the tech world over the last few months and it’s not surprising considering an estimated two-thirds of the world’s…

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Skunk Riot Control Drone is Armed and Dangerous

Drone security is quickly becoming an interesting and terrifying aspect our our modern lives, police forces, private security firms, event managers and the military are but a few of the groups who would have an interest…

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Companies Struggle to Defend Against Growing Surge of Cyberattacks

Sophisticated cyberattacks are giving security experts around the world complete fits, indicating how serious the problem continues to be. Custom-created malware and cyberattack strategies are easily found online and used to exploit unsuspecting users on a frequent…

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Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone to Receive Smartphone Kill Switches

Following a drop in theft due to the Apple iPhone iOS 7 kill switch, Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone mobile operating systems will also receive similar treatment. It’s good to see Microsoft including a kill…

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GCHQ Wants to Share Cyber Threat Analysis With Private Companies

The GCHQ intelligence agency plans to become more proactive in its fight against cyberattacks, opening up cyber threat intelligence information with private companies. It’s a unique turn of events following former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s snooping…

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Hijacker Mines $620,000 in Dogecoin after Gaining Access to Storage Devices

Bitcoin might take the lead in the crypto currency market, having many users and organisations mine it through pools or even personal computers. A hijacker however appears to have mined a small fortune in Dogecoin after…

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DDoS Attack on Evernote Causing Disruption to Users

DDoS attacks are quickly becoming a common occurrence across the internet and the number of businesses that are suffering to torture that they can cause is also sadly on the rise. following an announcement on their…