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Knock Knock! Unique new backdoor Trojan infecting computers

Backdoors normally implement remote control tool TeamViewer in order to get unauthorised access to an infected computer. However, a newly-discovered Trojan, BackDoor.TeamViewer.49, uses the tool for less obvious reasons.

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Fraud costs UK £193bn per year, rise in phishing attacks seen

Annual fraud losses in the UK could amount to £193 billion, much higher than the government estimate of £50 billion.

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Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

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Nine out of 10 UK organisations vulnerable to data threats

Eighty-nine percent of UK organisations feel somewhat or more vulnerable than they have been in the past to internal and external threats to sensitive data.

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It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.

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34% of Brits willing to sacrifice their online safety for weight loss

With summer just around the corner, people are looking for quick diet solutions online to get their bodies 'beach ready'. A third of Brits (34 percent) are willing to sacrifice their online safety to lose a few pounds by clicking on potentially malicious websites that offer to help 'lose belly fat'.

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Surrey teenager charged under Computer Misuse Act over Mumsnet hack

A teenager from Surrey has been charged with a cyber-attack on Mumsnet, forcing the parenting website to reset the passwords of its 7.7 million members.

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Microsoft to block 'terrorist content' on its services

Microsoft banned terrorist content from its services and said it would invest in public-private partnerships to help fight terrorism.

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Changing of the TidePool: Operation Ke3chang malware evolves as APT threat reappears

Operation Ke3chang, the APT that in 2013 was discovered targeting Europe-based Ministries of Foreign Affairs, not only apparently remains active but also seems to be leveraging a new family of malware called TidePool.

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75% of European SMEs staff confident in their company mobile security

Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of European employees have no concerns about security issues when using a mobile phone owned by their company. Highlighting a significant level of confidence in workplace mobile security strategies, the figure stands at 75 percent for employees at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).