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New Androids will encrypt your data just like iPhones

New Androids will encrypt your data just like iPhones

Google has promised that the next generation of Android phones will automatically encrypt data - preventing police and other agencies snooping on their users.

Russian cyber attack exploits Scottish independence vote

Russian cyber attack exploits Scottish independence vote

UK oil firms warned to guard against new campaign as Russian malware exploits Scottish independende vote.

Card and banking fraud back on the rise again

Card and banking fraud back on the rise again

Banking and card fraud back on the rise again says the FFA UK as crime increasingly moves online.

Apple unveils iOS 8.0 - security from the ground upwards

Apple unveils iOS 8.0 - security from the ground upwards

iOS 8.0 - 1.1GB large, but with Apple providing lots of security patches and upgrades...

eBay downplays significance of `old school' XSS attack on its auction portal

eBay downplays significance of `old school' XSS attack on its auction portal

eBay vulnerable to XSS attack enabling re-direction of users says BBC.

Most European businesses don't trust cloud services

Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

The weather, or even simple mis-configuration, are threats to critical infrastructure, but in an emergency, could government now run privatised utilities?

Scammers tap the power of Facebook to offer `free' iPhones a-plenty

Scammers tap the power of Facebook to offer `free' iPhones a-plenty

Free iPhone? More like an iPhoney...

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

The FBI: we have your facial and fingerprint templates on file...

IPhone thermal technology used for for PIN theft

Banking Trojans target energy sector as APTs

Banking Trojans target energy sector as APTs

Banking Trojans are increasingly being used to launch advanced APT attacks, says IBM Trusteer, which has revealed a recent attack on several petrochemical companies in the Middle East using Citadel malware.

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a new £4 million government competition to help the UK's small cyber security businesses find new ways to combat the cyber threat.

Ransomware up 700% in the past year

GCHQ 'spied on Germany's Deutsche Telekom'; Germans sell spyware

GCHQ 'spied on Germany's Deutsche Telekom'; Germans sell spyware

UK and US spies reported to spy on Deutsche Telekom in Snowden documents, while Germany's FinFisher accused of supplying surveillance software to repressive regimes.

Amazon's £600m Twitch gaming site hit by malware

Amazon's £600m Twitch gaming site hit by malware

The Twitch.tv online gaming platform, which is now owned by Amazon and has more than 55 million monthly viewers, has been infected with malware that spends users' money without their permission.

Researchers crack TorrentLocker ransomware

China's cyber spying 'production line' approach no game for amateurs

China's cyber spying 'production line' approach no game for amateurs

Chinese cyber-spying production line shares tools and tactics between different groups suggesting cooperation or at least similar training.

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

In a new twist to the US Government's claim that it has the right to access data held on Microsoft servers in Dublin, British MP's emails are now revealled to be among data that could be seized.

Dual-engines cut data breach risks

Detecting rootkits made easy

Malvertising: a bigger problem than the industry thinks?

Malvertising: a bigger problem than the industry thinks?

Advertising - not as benign as you might think - delivering malware to 1 in 5 computers.

ICO warns on leaving employees walking off with company info

ICO warns on leaving employees walking off with company info

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned staff that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.

48% of e-tailers hit by financial information loss

48% of e-tailers hit by financial information loss

Research just published claims that online merchants and financial service providers have become the two biggest sources of stolen banking information.

Kids - the weakest link in computer security says Kaspersky Lab and B2B International

Kids - the weakest link in computer security says Kaspersky Lab and B2B International

Children are the weakest link in internet security with one in five parents losing money or information due to their children according to new research

One million pieces of mobile malware - and counting...

One million pieces of mobile malware - and counting...

The H1-2014 threats report from F-Secure reveals there has been an increase in online attacks that lock user data and hold it for ransom - even on mobile devices.

42: The answer to life - and the latest Patch Tuesday number of updates

42: The answer to life - and the latest Patch Tuesday number of updates

Microsoft has issued four bulletins covering a total of 42 vulnerabilities, 36 of which are rated critical.

ISACA launches COBIT 5 online

Security issues considered on Apple's new phones, watch and payment system

Security issues considered on Apple's new phones, watch and payment system

In the wake of the iCloud breach, security issues were a key considerration at yesterdays Apple launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, announcement of the highly-anticipated smartwatch, dubbed the Apple Watch, and its Apple Pay system.

'Kyle and Stan' malvertising attack infects millions via Amazon and YouTube

'Kyle and Stan' malvertising attack infects millions via Amazon and YouTube

A malicious advertising network dubbed 'Kyle and Stan' has dropped malware on possibly millions of users via hundreds of websites including Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, according to a Cisco investigation.

Tens of thousands of surfers taken to Neverland

Tens of thousands of surfers taken to Neverland

A spam email campaign purporting to come from the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre about a Christmas performance of Peter Pan has hit tens of thousands of computer users worldwide.

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

'Celebgate' hackers plotted more thefts via Android Flappy Bird clone

Researcher finds more attempts to steal private photos, while Symantec spots a botnet campaign to steal Apple account data.

Millions of Salesforce users targeted by Dyre malware

Millions of Salesforce users targeted by Dyre malware

Customers of global CRM provider Salesforce - who number more than 100,000 organisations and millions of subscribers - are being targeted by the Dyre/Dyreza malware that previously focused on banking victims.

Summer interns a vulnerability

Unused accounts left by interns who have left to begin the new academic year pose a common security risk which could lead to data breaches according to security company Courion.

New APT attack exploits 'dangerous complacency' in Apple users

New APT attack exploits 'dangerous complacency' in Apple users

FireEye reports Mac users complacent on security; APT12 active in Taiwan and Japan.

Double whammy as UK users hit by banking and ransomware

Double whammy as UK users hit by banking and ransomware

The new TorrentLocker ransomware and long-established Vawtrak/Neverquest banking malware have both started targeting UK users.

Only 1 in 5 professionals can spot phishing scams

Only 1 in 5 professionals can spot phishing scams

Not always easy to spot a phish says McAfee

iCloud hack reviewed

iCloud hack reviewed

As Apple's reputation is battered, experts explain how to keep your cloud data securely

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

Cybercriminals targeting Linux servers to infect and launch DDoS attacks says threat advisory

Hackers tapping Linux systems to launch vertical target DDoS attacks

Inside threat stems from growing frustration

Spoofed cellular towers spotted at casino and military base

Spoofed cellular towers spotted at casino and military base

Femtocells: handy for calls, providing you know who is handling them,,,

North Korean electro-magnetic pulse able to attack US via South Pole

North Korean electro-magnetic pulse able to attack US via South Pole

North Korea more likely to attack than most nation states: 3,000 cyberwar hackers and counting...

Home Depot credit card hack - bigger than Target?

Home Depot credit card hack - bigger than Target?

All 2,200 Home Depot stores may be affected by the latest credit card hack suggests security researcher Brian Krebs.

NCA/FBI/Europol launch global cyber crime-busters, J-CAT

NCA/FBI/Europol launch global cyber crime-busters, J-CAT

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has joined forces with the FBI and Europol to launch a new global crime fighting team, led by the NCA's Andy Archibald.

NATO members to get cyber war protection

NATO members to get cyber war protection

Nato cyber defence policy to declare that a cyber attack on any one member country is an attack on them all.

DEBATE: Insuring against regulatory penalties

DEBATE: Insuring against regulatory penalties

Sarah Stephens and Becky Pinkard discuss cyber insurance

Movers and makers: September-October

Movers and makers: September-October

The latest news on the people and companies at the forefront of information security.

THREAT OF THE MONTH: SVPENG

THREAT OF THE MONTH: SVPENG

Etay Maor dissects SVPENG - what it is and how to prevent it.

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

Six Masters degree courses in cyber security to be certified by GCHQ, the highly controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill is passed and more security news.

Turn off WPS on routers for WiFi security

Turn off WPS on routers for WiFi security

A Swiss researcher is advocating turning off WPS to secure routers after finding a flaw that eliminates the randomness of codes generated by some routers when WPS is switched on...

Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

Questions have been raised about the security of Apple's iCloud service, after a hacker posted nude pictures of celebrities to the 4Chan forum, claiming they were obtained after a hack of the iCloud system.

1 in 5 corporate networks host child sex abuse content

1 in 5 corporate networks host child sex abuse content

One in five companies have someone who has downloaded child sex abuse images at work. But in just 3.5 per cent of cases this has led to a criminal investigation and in 69 percent of the incidents nothing happened.

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

SQL injection to blame for Racing Post incursion

NSA has 850 billion pieces of searchable metadata

NSA has 850 billion pieces of searchable metadata

The National Security Agency (NSA) is reported to have developed its own search engine to sift through the billions of phone calls, emails and other electronic communications it harvests and monitors from around the world.

PCI Security Standards Forum warns on Backoff malware

PCI Security Standards Forum warns on Backoff malware

Malware around since last year, but only now visible to anti-virus security software.

Hundreds of Norwegian energy companies hit by cyber-attacks

Hundreds of Norwegian energy companies hit by cyber-attacks

Approximately 300 oil and energy companies in Norway have been hit by one of the biggest cyber-attacks ever to have happened in the country, a government official is reported to have claimed.

US-Russia relations may spill over into cyberspace

US-Russia relations may spill over into cyberspace

Pro-Russian hackers may be taking a leaf out of their Chinese counterparts. They are alleged to have systematically attacked the servers of US banks, and allied financial organisations, since the middle of the month

Google chairman sees future of 'unbreakable' encryption

Google chairman sees future of 'unbreakable' encryption

Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes that unbreakable encryption will become reality in 'our lifetime'.

Mobile flaw means 92% of Gmail accounts are hackable

Mobile flaw means 92% of Gmail accounts are hackable

Researchers with the University of California's College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe exists across Android, Windows and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information.

Heartbleed: Still a security risk

Heartbleed: Still a security risk

The Heartbleed security issue may be six months old, but it remains a major problem.

IEEE looks to raise security standards among software developers

IEEE looks to raise security standards among software developers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new advisory group with the private sector, and is already advising software developers to ensure that their applications are secure.

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

New Trojan targets 'happy to help' customer service people

UK and European companies in industries including automotive, finance, energy and telecoms are being attacked by new Trojan malware called 'Carbon Grabber' that steals online banking password and other credentials.

Global regulator says cyber-attack could hurt financial markets

Global regulator says cyber-attack could hurt financial markets

Global market watchdog International Organisation of Securities Commissions (Iosco) has warned that the next major financial shock - or 'black swan event' - could come from a cyber-attack.

Sony hit by DDoS attackers who maybe trolls or Jihadists

Sony hit by DDoS attackers who maybe trolls or Jihadists

Microsoft and other online game providers also disrupted, while Sony president's plane is diverted by bomb hoax.

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 for prisoner data loss

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Justice £180,000 for losing information on almost 3,000 prisoners.

CISOs offered new way to secure Android devices

CISOs offered new way to secure Android devices

US and German researchers have come up with a novel way to secure the notoriously flaw-ridden Android - a framework that allows corporate and other users to rapidly add security enhancements to Android devices without having to touch the firmware or operating system itself.

Rogue UK and US spies 'help safeguard Tor network'

Rogue UK and US spies 'help safeguard Tor network'

Extremists and paedophiles protected by 'white hat' hackers in GCHQ and NSA, says unconfirmed BBC report.

Cyber Security Challenge joins with GCHQ for security development programme

Cyber Security Challenge joins with GCHQ for security development programme

The Cyber Security Challenge is linking with GCHQ to develop counter-espionage and cyber security skills for the real world.

China may be targeting medical firms for IP data

China may be targeting medical firms for IP data

Very little companies can do to defend themselves against state-sponsored attacks, says Storm Guidance director Sarb Sembhi.

Video games company hit by 38-day DDoS attack

Video games company hit by 38-day DDoS attack

51,000-plus terabits of data thrown against client, says IP security firm

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission successfully hacked three times

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission successfully hacked three times

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which houses detailed classified records about nuclear reactors, radioactive material storage and uranium processing plants, has been hacked three times over the past three years, according to a new report.

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

Kaspersky Lab claims to have identified a highly targeted spear phishing campaign that picks on high profile victims - including government, military, law enforcement agencies and embassies.

Malaysian investigators 'hacked' for confidential MH370 records

Malaysian investigators 'hacked' for confidential MH370 records

Around 30 computers at Malaysian law enforcement agencies looking into the disappearance of the MH370 airplane have reportedly been hacked, with perpetrators making off with confidential data on the aircraft.

75,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad

75,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad

Malicious AdThief malware replaces adverts appearing on Apple users screens

Industry divided as Met Police recommends smartphone PINs

Industry divided as Met Police recommends smartphone PINs

After two years of quietly lobbying mobile phone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung, the Metropolitan Police have gone public with its request for all mobile phone vendors to implement PIN protection as a default setting on a handset.

New TorrentLocker ransomware trades on fear of CryptoLocker

New TorrentLocker ransomware trades on fear of CryptoLocker

A new breed of ransomware called TorrentLocker that mimics more feared versions like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall has been discovered targeting users in Australia.

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.

GCHQ tries to hack every server in 27 countries

GCHQ tries to hack every server in 27 countries

British spy agency GCHQ has been scanning every public-facing server in 27 countries for years to find any weak systems it can hack, according to the latest media reports.

UK cyber experts star in BBC 'house of hacking horrors' test

UK cyber experts star in BBC 'house of hacking horrors' test

Security experts from Sophos, NCC Group and Nettitude have taken centre stage in an experiment run by the BBC to find out how insecure smart home devices like TVs, fridges and webcams are.

Tesco tablets vulnerable to file recovery issues

Tesco tablets vulnerable to file recovery issues

Sensitive data stored on Android devices such as the Tesco Hudl can still be accessed even if a user has carried out a factory reset, the BBC has learned.

Card fraud costing small businesses dearly says research

Card fraud costing small businesses dearly says research

Small businesses are easy prey to fraud - Dave Hobday, Worldpay

50% of corporate passwords crackable within a few minutes

50% of corporate passwords crackable within a few minutes

Security admins need to be more creative when it comes to developing security systems, says Adrian Davis of ISC(2).

Security industry beats Apple to address iOS flaw

Security industry beats Apple to address iOS flaw

US-based risk management firm Stroz Friedberg has backed up claims that Apple iOS devices can be wirelessly compromised if the desktop pairing files are stolen. The firm is now offering a free open-source tool to protect enterprise users and consumers.

Research: Almost 1 in 5 company devices infected

Research: Almost 1 in 5 company devices infected

New research claims to show that enterprises are seeing around 18.5 per cent - that's almost one in five units - of their corporate devices being infected , suggesting a major rise in successful infections by malware and other electronic trickery.

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