Researchers at Context Information Security have discovered that smartphones, tablets, iBeacons, fitness trackers and other wearable devices using embedded Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) could potentially be tracked from 100m away.
Smartphone users could be offered a new way to protect their devices. Fujitsu is set to introduce iris-scanning technology for phones as an alternative security measure.
A famous cartoon once said, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog". But millions of users of online dating site Adult Friend Finder may discover that far more is known about them than they would care to admit.
A new malvertising attack, constructed around the Magnitude exploit kit, is using a novel technique to push users to sites where they can be attacked with a drive-by download.
A new computer science GCSE course, developed by examining body OCR, looks set to bring cyber-security education to secondary school children in the UK.
The ICO has called for a more 'practical' approach to data protection regulation in light of advancing technology, limited resources and the incoming EU Data Generation Protection Regulation - and this might result in more 'tellings off' and less fines.
Researchers say the new 'LogJam' encryption flaw could be used by attackers to downgrade Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections to 512-bit export-grade cryptography, to crack that connection and read any data being transmitted. The flaw affects thousands of web and email servers, as well as VPNs.
War on encryption could spell economic disaster for US
The directors of Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate have pledged to harden security on the Bettys.co.uk website and keep customers informed, after details of 122,000 customers were lost in a data breach.
A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.
A new report into the ethics of security professionals reveals some eye-opening findings on hidden data breaches, and how incidents are being used to push for bigger budgets.
A prominent security researcher is appears to have compromised in-flight systems to take control of a plane and make it fly sideways whilst on-board, according to an FBI affidavit.
The Computer Misuse Act 1990 has quietly been updated, handing out life sentences to hackers and seemingly giving more power and protection to law enforcement and surveillance agencies.
Country's leading military newspaper warns over 'risk' of tracking to reveal military secrets.
Older operating systems are considerably more vulnerable and users put themselves at greater risk of security breaches says the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
Russians concerned that sanctions could hit support for and even supply of Western software used in its defence sector.
FireEye has revealed that a China-based hacking group has been using Microsoft TechNet as a relay for C&C addresses for BlackCoffee malware, but experts tell us it's nothing novel.
March's landmark ruling by the London Court of Appeal that just three UK persons could sue Google over cookie privacy violation has far reaching consequences as far as breach compensation is concerned.
One year ago the European Court of Justice ruled that Google should remove URL links from its search engine at the request of just one internet user; now, the tech giant finds itself fighting a privacy battle against users, regulators, academics and activists.
Representatives of Jamie Oliver insist the celebrity chef has 'no regrets' over the handling of security breakdowns on his website, despite exposing millions of visitors to malware that could have been used to steal sensitive data.
Anyone reading the news headlines on the Venom flaw over the last 24 hours might be forgiven for thinking that the sky, or at least the cloud, is falling down.
CrowdStrike security researchers have discovered a zero-day affecting virtual machines, dubbed 'Venom', which could allow an attacker to "escape out of the virtual machine and execute code on the host with full privileges", thus putting data centres potentially in danger.
Police forces across the UK are increasing up-skilling their officers so that they can properly deal with cyber-crime cases, a new Freedom of Information Act request reveals.
Tens of thousands of poorly-configured home and business routers have been infected with malware and recruited into a massive botnet.
New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumer's lives, combined with increasing cyber-crime activity, will push data breach losses up to US$ 2.1 trillion (£1.34 trillion) globally by 2019.
GCHQ is recruiting hackers who can "carry out computer network operations to keep the UK safe".
The Glasgow Contemporary Choir and the Blissfields music festival near Winchester are among the innocent victims of what's being described as a 'unique' attack on WordPress-powered websites.
The controversial 'Snooper's Charter' surveillance law could be fast-tracked now that the Conservative political party has formed a majority government in the House of Commons.
The Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) project has continued to roll out its own cryptographic standard and application layer communication protocol in the face of a tangible degree of criticism.
US-based cloud collaboration and storage provider Box tells us that there are currently no plans to open European data centres, despite continuing concerns around NSA surveillance.
Nearly half of European IT professionals would struggle to meet the reporting requirements of new EU data protection regulation. That's according to a survey from Varonis, who also found that a third of organisations did not have a plan to enable them to comply with the new legislation.
A flaw has been found in the genericons WordPress package that creates vulnerabilities in any plug-in or theme which uses it.
The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning via the National Vulnerability Database after a security researcher described an internet-connected drug infusion pump manufactured by Hospira as "literally the least secure IP enabled device I've ever touched in my life."
London-specific threat intelligence is to be provided to businesses in the capital, possibly as early as next month, via an innovative independent body combining the police, government and the private sector, instigated by the Mayor's office.
Persistent problems are plaguing the Google engineers who developed an anti-phishing extension for Chrome.
A new strain of malware has been found to wipe an infected hard drive if it is detected or analysed.
Responding to the growing demand for cyber-security professionals, Edinburgh Napier University is today launching its International Cyber Academy.
NSA and GCHQ whistleblower Edward Snowden and the film on his leaks, Citizenfour, were celebrated at an event in London last week, but questions remain whether the UK really got the message on privacy and government surveillance.
World number one PC maker Lenovo has been accused of running a "massive security risk" because flaws in its online product update service allow hackers to download malware onto its users' systems through a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack.
With online voting in the UK yet to reach its full potential for the forthcoming election, many still doubt the security of systems claiming to be robust enough for a full, nationwide online vote.
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SC Magazine UK Articles
- Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach
- Update: GCHQ and police hackers protected by revised Computer Misuse Act
- UK web admin tool infected to access 'gold mine' of data
- 'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets
- New GCSE to focus on cyber-security, encourage students to DoS around