Monthly Archives: January 2014
Here's an intriguing tale of an Android malware curveball spotted recently in SophosLabs.
You're expecting the pitch to come at you in a predictable direction, but a hidden twist in the action brings the onslaught from another angle altogether...
Yahoo has revealed that it's resetting passwords for a number of its email users after discovering a coordinated effort to gain access to accounts. We explain how Yahoo Mail users can better protect their accounts immediately.
Panin, a Russian national, admitted to developing and distributing the banking malware, which was sold to over 150 clients through underground cybercrime forums, and is designed to compromise PCs and connect them to botnets of similarly backdoored systems.
What can we do to protect ourselves from stolen password databases, phishing attacks, keyloggers or credit card skimmers installed in our local ATMs? We can start with two-factor authentication. This article tells you what it is, how it works and where you can use it.
The company has reportedly shut down remote access to at least two internal systems: one for HR and one for suppliers. And yes, the DOJ is investigating this, one of the biggest breaches of all time.
It takes a lot of water to cool the spy agency's supercomputers, plus a lot of electricity. Two 4th Amendment-focused nonprofits are putting forth a template for a bill that would enable US states to turn off the lights and the taps and thereby, basically, starve the agency of the juice it needs to run.
Lavabit, a now-defunct private email service, has appealed against a contempt of court ruling centred around the company not handing over unencrypted data of one of its users - widely believed to be Edward Snowden.
Beyond device details, data shared over the internet by iOS and Android apps can include personal information such as age, gender, and location, while some apps share even more sensitive user information, such as sexual preference.
This week's Chet Chat starts out with credit card breaches, covers the issue of whether you really need good passwords everywhere, and ends with an upbeat and encouraging conclusion...
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San Jose residents are voluntarily signing up to make it easy for Police to use their security camera footage. Is it a sensible and well managed use of available technology or, as the EFF claims, is it police overreach?
It's Data Privacy Day today, 28 January 2014.
So we asked Naked Security's Virtual Futurist, Frank di Scorse, to go forward 30 years and report back from the future on Data Privacy Day 2044....
Losing your grip on personal privacy is easy these days: the internet is never more than an arm's length away.
That's why we've come up with the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet - it's time to say "Hello" to the new you!
Today is Data Privacy Day. While many have declared privacy to be dead, it isn't up to them, it is up to you.
Being aware about what you are sharing with whom can go a long way towards preserving your privacy.
Several US judicial system websites were offline for a spell on Friday, prompting immediate worries of some kind of organised cyber assault aimed at bringing the nation's legal system to its knees.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned retailers to harden their defences against cyber-heists - particularly those that latch onto credit card details from shoppers
Moore and alleged accomplice Charles "Gary" Evens were also indicted on 8 other counts including conspiracy and 7 counts of hacking to steal victims' nude or sexually explicit photos.
Microsoft has admitted that spearphishers compromised email accounts at the company, potentially leaking documents "associated with law enforcement inquiries". Just the day before Microsoft revealed the legal data loss, the SEA made another strike, this time targeting news outlet CNN.
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