Texans now enjoy greater email privacy than any other state in the union, some are saying. Republicans and liberals alike rejoice.
A top EU data privacy advocate has criticised the European Union's plans to combat cybercrime, saying they don't provide enough protection for personal data. He's also suggested that too little attention has been paid to existing regulations and agencies.
The crime was allegedly carried out with the help of mobile remote deposit capture, which entails sending a scan or photo of your check to your bank, leaving the original paper copy to, evidently, burn a hole in your pocket, given that there's currently no real-time duplicate detection databases in place.
Get thee to your unused Yahoo account before July 15 if you don't relish the thought of somebody taking control of your handle and doing heaven knows what with whatever email gets sent to it.
Apple has joined in with the PRISM surveillance saga, insisting that nobody has direct access to its servers and that even it can't read customers' end-to-end encrypted conversations.
Episode #111 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast is here.
Chet and Duck are back, wrangling the latest security stories into an entertaining and informative quarter-hour of useful news.
They are demanding a switch on our smartphones that would theoretically brick them after they're stolen. But would it be effective?
The FDA hasn't seen patient deaths or injuries, but it has seen malware clogging up hospital equipment, passwords passed around like candy, and disregard for updating/patching old equipment.
Do you know someone who's been scammed online?
Chances are that you do - or you may have been scammed yourself.
The National Consumer Fraud Week aims to spread the word about how to avoid becoming a victim online.
There's a Java update coming next Tuesday, 18 June 2013, and you might as well get ready for it now if you haven't already.
Oracle has fixed 40 holes, all but three of them remotely exploitable.
Do you really need to worry about things like privacy and security?
Here's the latest in our 60 Second Security video series, bringing you fast, incisive and entertaining evidence that says, "Yes, you do!"
In a stirring display of bad timing, a cluster of top UK political figures has issued a public letter insisting on the revival of the so-called "snoopers' charter" - legislation to give British police and intelligence services more access to personal data.
Swedish bureaucrats have instructed a town in the Scandinavian country to say "No" to Google.
They object to the leeway over customer data that Google grants itself in its cloud contracts...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has vehemently denied giving the government direct access to servers. Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google have all put out calls for transparency into the US government's information demands.
Blackberry released the first two security advisories for its new Z10 smartphone yesterday. One of the patches was for Adobe Flash vulnerabilities from January. Flash? On a smartphone? In 2013?
Last week, Microsoft took aim at more than 1,400 Citadel botnets by sinkholing their command and control infrastructure.
What was the actual effect of this takedown? SophosLabs takes a look...