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Unsecured databases are (still) the low-hanging fruit of the internet

7 Září, 2017 - 18:25
We've written about way too many of these incidents - make sure your database isn't spilling data too

Thought you’d blocked a Twitter user? Here’s how they can still dogpile you

7 Září, 2017 - 15:34
A bug means someone you'd rather avoid on Twitter can still view and retweet your posts, even if you've blocked them

What’s under the hood of the new Brave browser?

7 Září, 2017 - 13:56
There's a new kid on the browser block based on Ethereum - but what's its business model and what's in it for users?

News in brief: Warning over Bitcoin scam app; Samsung facial recognition bypassed; Apple squares up to India

6 Září, 2017 - 19:56
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Lenovo settles lawsuits with 32 states over Superfish

6 Září, 2017 - 18:28
Lenovo agrees to pay $3.5m for breaking users' security by installing Superfish

Apache Struts “serialisation” vulnerability – what you need to know

6 Září, 2017 - 16:51
A bug in Apache Struts, a popular software toolkit for building web services, could let crooks take control of your server.

Fur flies over Android bootloader flaws: here’s what you need to know

6 Září, 2017 - 15:43
Researchers' BootStomp utility turned up vulnerabilities in five bootloaders from four vendors

Why some gift cards are still a gift to hackers

6 Září, 2017 - 13:19
Even when warned about how easy their cards were to beat, some vendors failed to take any steps to prevent it

News in brief: veterans among S3 leak victims; court rules on email privacy; man jailed for VPN sales

5 Září, 2017 - 20:25
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

London police’s use of facial recognition falls flat on its face

5 Září, 2017 - 19:19
Rolled out for a second year at the Notting Hill Carnival, the technology 'couldn't tell the difference between a young woman and a balding man', said observers

Would-be cyberattackers caught by malware with a sting in the tail

5 Září, 2017 - 16:55
It's hard to feel sorry for people who get stung by the very malware they've bought to sting others

Yahoo! braces itself for enormous class-action suit over breaches

5 Září, 2017 - 15:36
A court ruling means that Yahoo! and its parent company, Verizon, could end paying a heavy price for the huge breaches that saw more than 1bn people's details compromised

News in brief: Pratchett’s data steamrollered; WikiLeaks hit by hackers; Instagram details for sale

4 Září, 2017 - 20:08
Your daily round-up of some the other stories in the news

Lawyer suggests tying access to encryption to verified ID

4 Září, 2017 - 19:02
The lawyer leading a government review into terrorism law has suggested that we be forced to prove who we are before we're allowed access to encrypted accounts - but it's an idea that's fraught with problems

Security-focused phone launches crowdfunding drive

4 Září, 2017 - 16:40
Would you pay $599 for a phone with an open-source OS that puts you in control of its security?

Tempted to join the games in the crytpcurrency playground?

4 Září, 2017 - 14:40
It's swings and roundabouts when it comes to cryptocurrencies: they have much to offer for those seeking privacy, but there are risks to bear in mind, too

Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

4 Září, 2017 - 10:30
From the latest cache of pwned email addresses and the ex-cop still in jail for not decrypting hard drive to keeping your boarding pass secure, and more!

News in brief: Call to link encryption to ID; Facebook maps everyone; Mirai ‘blackmailer’ extradited

1 Září, 2017 - 19:53
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Online file conversion services – why trust them?

1 Září, 2017 - 19:24
If you need to edit an image, tweak a document or convert a file in a hurry, how can you tell which cloud conversion services to trust?

Open source or proprietary: how should we secure voting systems?

1 Září, 2017 - 18:10
While Russian hackers were 'probably unsuccessful' at hacking the votes in last year's presidential election, it doesn't mean they won't try again - which makes securing the ballot system all the more urgent