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How Hacking Team sneaked malware into the Google Play store

Crown Prosecution Service fined £200,000 for losing unencrypted laptops holding video interviews with victims Read More »

Ashley Madison hackers threaten to expose names and sexual fantasies of 37 million adulterers

Ashley Madison, a dating website created for relationship cheating, has had its entire 37-million user database seized by hackers – including their names, sexual proclivities and even private messages.  “The Impact Team”, as the hacking group calls itself, is demanding that Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison, takes the entire site offline, or the potentially sordid details will be ... Read More »

How ForeScout provides Sutton and East Surrey Water with ‘an overarching view of security’

Author: Danny Palmer Source: Computing | 17 Aug 2015 Categories: Security | Security Technology | Services and Outsourcing Tags: Cyber security | Forescout | Phishing | Spear phishing | Michael cock | Sutton and east surrey water | Utilities | Phishme | Enterprise security It’s easy to take everyday utilities for granted, but anyone who has suffered a water outage ... Read More »

OS X zero-day root access exploit exposed by Italian teenager

A new Apple Mac OS X zero-day flaw has been discovered by an 18-year old Italian security researcher – and publicised before Apple has even had a chance to respond.  The potential exploit comes in the form of a privilege escalation flaw, via a bug in Apple’s IOKitLib developer API’s interface code. A flaw in the way OS X handles ... Read More »

Ashley Madison hackers release bigger batch of user data, including CEO membership details

Fifteen-year-old boy arrested over TalkTalk hack Read More »

Tor weakness fears cause Agora dark market to temporarily close

The dark web marketplace known as Agora has announced it is to temporarily close due to security fears concerning the Tor anonymity software that underpins the market. Agora typically trades pharmaceuticals and chemicals of both a legal and illegal nature, as well as other similarly shady items. The market uses Bitcoins as currency. In a PGP-signed message published today, Agora ... Read More »

Forty per cent of IT professionals now use encrypted email

This article is one in a series of pieces about Privacy by Design and privacy engineering. More will follow over the coming weeks. In a recent survey, almost 40 per cent of the respondents said they use encrypted email, compared with 42 per cent who said they do not. Eighteen per cent said they would rather not say – read ... Read More »

Anti-virus software companies accused over malware samples

Anti-virus software companies have been accused of failing to properly check malware samples sent to, and shared among, them – leading to harmless files being classified as security threats. That is the claim of security researcher Brian Krebs, following allegations that Kaspersky Lab had deliberately faked malware samples distributed to rivals. “Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the ... Read More »

Coats plc beefs up cyber security with Zscaler

Author: Sooraj Shah Source: Computing | 07 Sep 2015 Categories: Security Technology | Business Software Tags: Cio | Cyber security | Bt | Risk management | Coats plc | Zscaler | Software licensing The world’s largest manufacturer of sewing thread and related supplies, Coats plc, has installed web-filtering… Read More »

‘Our most prominent award to date’: Wandera CEO on Computing Vendor Excellence Awards win

“It was absolutely fantastic. For a young company like ours, it’s great to have some recognition in the market.” That’s what Eldar Tuvey, co-founder and CEO of Wandera said after winning a Computing Vendor Excellence Award 2015 in the mobile security category for its Secure Mobile Gateway platform. Claiming that Wandera is the “only company in the world to deliver ... Read More »

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