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You can now browse your favourite computer security news website and make it more difficult for the NSA to spy on you at the same time!

Has CryptoLocker been cracked? Is Gameover over?

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Gameover is one of the most notorious botnets of recent times. And CryptoLocker is the Big Daddy of the ransomware scene.

But a team of global law enforcement agencies has taken them on...and YOU can help them win!

NSA facial recognition program scours web for images to identify suspects

NSA facial recognition program scours web for images to identify suspects

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting millions of images from the web and storing them in a database that can be mined by facial recognition software for identifying surveillance targets, a new report says.

Unhappy birthday to you - mobile malware turns 10

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It's 10 years since June 2004, when the first mobile malware appeared.

We don't want to *celebrate* this anniversary, you understand, but we thought we'd look back to see what we can learn...

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

'Half of American adults hacked' in the past year - really?

A new study publicized this week claims that almost half of all American adults have had their personal data hacked in the past year. Headline-grabbing truth-stretching? Or have 110 million Americans really been hacked?

Apple iOS ransomware mystery deepens - "Oleg Pliss" pops up in LA

The mysterious Oleg Pliss, who popped up on iPhones in Australia earlier this week, demanding $100 "for unlock device," is back.

Now we're hearing reports from Southern California...

Which of your favourite websites are terrible at passwords?

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The answer: most of them! In fact, the password policies of 86% of the most popular sites out there don't even qualify as adequate, according to a security roundup done quarterly by password management firm Dashlane.

SSCC 149 - Apple devices ransomed, eBay breached, carders busted and more [PODCAST]

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Chester Wisnieski and Paul Ducklin dig into the important security stories of the past week, and pull out some lessons we can all learn.

If you haven't listened to a "Chet Chat" before, now's the time to give it a try!

Will it be Apple versus Google for control of your smart home?

Will it be Apple versus Google for control of your smart home?

Rumor has it that Apple is poised to jump into the Internet of Things fray with Google, with plans to announce a new software platform that would turn an iPhone into a remote-control platform for lighting systems, home security, kitchen gadgets and the like.

Spotify warns its Android app users of breach, says to download new version

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Spotify has told users of its music-streaming app for Android to upgrade to a new version, after the company spotted unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data.

Many Spotify users will no doubt be annoyed at the company for the inconvenience, but we think it's worth it for their own security.

11 arrested as Europol busts Bulgarian carding gang

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A joint operation between French and Bulgarian law enforcement, backed by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, has brought down a carding gang operating out of Bulgaria and targeting victims in France and other European countries.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Breach at eBay, bugs in Chip-and-PIN, busts for Blackshades - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Will the breach at eBay beat Adobe for size? Is Chip and PIN really as safe as they say? How many countries took action busting malware crooks?

All the answers in 60 Sec Security for 24 May 2014...

eBay becomes the latest online giant to own up to a password breach

Scammers adopt new eBay logo in short order

eBay has admitted to a database breach - go change your password, now!

LifeLock pulls Wallet app, says it wasn't compliant with data security standards

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The controversial identify theft protection company LifeLock says it has pulled down its LifeLock Wallet app over concerns that the app is not compliant with payment card industry standards.

We tell you why LifeLock's woes are less than surprising, and offer some tips to avoid identity theft.

Chip-and-PIN should be "Chip-and-Skim," say Cambridge card-cloners

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Back in 2011, cryptographers at the University of Cambridge were approached by a man whose bank refused to refund a series of disputed transactions.

So they set out to answer the question, "Is it reasonable to assume the infallibility of Chip-and-PIN transactions?"

US charges Chinese military officers with cyber espionage

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Tensions between China and the United States over spying go back a long way. But - in a first - the US has indicted five Chinese military officials for alleged cyber espionage, which could ratchet up the tension to a new level.

Over 100 arrested in FBI Blackshades RAT raids

FBI swoop in on Blackshades RAT hackers around the world

The Blackshades Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is well known for keystroke logging and the taking over of webcams. Now, Blackshades users have been raided as part of a global operation led by the FBI and computers and hard drives have been confiscated.

Apple rushes out iTunes 11.2.1 - fixes giant permissions hole

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Did you just download the quarter-gigabyte iTunes 11.2 update for your Mac?

If so, consider it a practice run: you need to do it all over again...

SSCC 147 - Why Snapchat will have to tell you the truth about security now [PODCAST]

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As usual, Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin turn their insightful and entertaining gaze on the security lessons we can learn from the past few days.

Give it a listen - it's our weekly quarter-hour security podcast...