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Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Twitter's security team appears to be playing whack-a-mole with a group of hackers who have made a name for themselves hijacking the accounts of high profile media organisations.

XKCD cartoon reminds users to log out for better security

XKCD cartoon reminds users to log out for better security

It's disturbing just how many people seem to leave their computers permanently logged in to online services. An XKCD cartoon teaches us all an important security lesson.

You won't believe how crazy this password infomercial is (and neither did Ellen DeGeneres) [VIDEO]

Password security infomerical leaves Ellen DeGeneres in disbelief.. and it will you too [VIDEO]

When there's nothing funny on American TV, you can always rely upon an infomerical selling some crazy product to have you chuckling or simply agog in disbelief that anyone would ever buy such a thing.

Watch this video, you won't believe your eyes.

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Texas explosion news to spread malware

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Waco explosion news to spread malware

Once again, cybercriminals are leaping at the opportunity to take advantage of breaking news stories to spread malware.

Snapchat sexting spam - how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

Snapchat sexting spam - did you get a message from Honey Crush 9?

Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.

Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.

Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Seriously folks, you should know Facebook hoax about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that "burns the entire hard disk".

It's nonsense, of course. When will people learn?

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

With sick inevitability, cybercriminals have exploited interest in the breaking news story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon by spreading malware.

Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking offences, attempt to steal money from bank accounts

Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking offences

Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been charged in Sweden, on suspicion that he - and three other men - hacked into various organisations, and attempted to fraudulently withdraw money out of Nordea bank accounts.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have hacked into accounts belonging to the NPR media network, and defaced news stories.

Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

A 21-year-old British man has pleaded guilty to charges that he attempted to bring down a number of websites, including those belonging to Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as the site belonging to the Kent Police force who ultimately arrested him.

Uncool hacker blamed for unrevealing swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

Hacker blamed for stolen swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

American singer Victoria Justice is not happy that someone (she blames a hacker) has leaked swimsuit photos of her onto the internet.

And she's quite right to be upset - both with the hacker, and the website that published them.

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 users to uninstall security patch, after some PCs fail to restart

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 customers to uninstall security patch, after some users report crashes

Microsoft has advised all users of Windows 7 who installed a security update to uninstall it, after some customers found their computers would not restart or applications would not load.

Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

It's good news if you're a cybercriminal.

But probably not something that's going to do much good for one of the world's poorest countries.

Adobe updates are no laughing matter, but at least XKCD makes them funny

Adobe updates are no laughing matter, but at least XKCD makes them funny

Check out this funny security-related cartoon from those amusing folks at XKCD.

(If you're not busy installing Adobe updates)

Linkless Italian phishers quote Shakespeare in an attempt to defeat security products

Linkless Italian phishers quote Shakespeare in an attempt to defeat security products

O, frailty, thy name is insecure pet supply website operators...

Spammers think quoting Hamlet is a way to help them steal usernames and passwords - but they're wrong.

LulzSec hackers plead guilty, admit attacks on CIA, SOCA, Sony and others

LulzSec hackers plead guilty, admit attacks on CIA, SOCA, Sony and others

Southwark Crown Court in London has heard that three members of the LulzSec hacking gang have chosen to plead guilty to charges that they launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a series of organisations including the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype with the title "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert".

Bill Gates offers $5000 for Facebook sharing? It's just not that funny

Bill Gates offers $5000 for Facebook sharing? It's just not that funny

Bill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he's going to splash his cash around he's got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a "loyal and trusting person".

Well, that's *us* - right?