Privacy advocates have asked regulators to investigate Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp, and possibly even block it, due to concerns over how the social network will use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. They've asked that Facebook "insulate" WhatsApp user information from access by Facebook's data collection practices.
Microsoft has announced that from Saturday 08 March 2014, Windows XP will openly start talking itself out of a job on your PC.
Watch out for unsolicited invitations to help you install the latest version of Windows in its place...
An annual survey on computer security issues run by a UK university was published last week. Its stats on the prevalence of ransomware, and how many people give in to the crooks and pay the ransom, raised some eyebrows.
Following its recent epic breach, Target has announced that it's putting its technology through the wringer. Jacob will be the first high-level executive to leave since the incident.
The US jam and jelly maker is just the latest fly to get stuck in the same web that ensnared dozens of companies last year, including some of the world's largest data brokers and at least one credit card processor.
The Bitcoin infrastructure isn't perfect - for example, it has a cryptographic problem known euphemistically as "transaction malleability."
But can this alone explain missing Bitcoins to the tune of $500,000,000?
What about support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Can a rootkit be a blessing in disguise? Will federal US data breach laws make things better or worse?
Chester and Duck once again aim their entertaining expertise at the security news of the week...
The site's been under attack since Thursday. The cyber-extortionists behind it have demanded $300, but Meetup won't pay even this ridiculously small amount, for very good reasons.
The "Girl killed herself video" bait-and-switch scam on Facebook, now in its fifth year, is back.
Here are three tips to help us stamp these scams out at last.
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Twitter goofed, sending out a deluge of password-reset emails on Monday evening that turned out to have been triggered by a system error. Yes, it's a false alarm, but what the heck - any excuse to nag people about password reuse will do!
A tiny but intriguing open source project entitled iCloudHacker attracted interest over the weekend.
It claims to "bypass Apple's theft protection" - and although that's streching the truth a bit, it has some lessons to teach us about encryption...
The Russian news site RT.com was compromised over the weekend, replacing the words "Russian" and "Ukrainian" in some headlines with the word "Nazi".
Kristy Ross, employee at rogue anti-virus pushers Innovative Marketing Inc., dragged her appeal against her whopping $163 million fine through the courts for years - and has lost. Do you think the fine fits the crime?
How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?
Is system reimaging really a security tool?
Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014