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Teacher's ex accused of hacking email, sending nude pics to students

Teacher's ex accused of hacking email, sending nude pics to students

The ex-lover of a Pasadena teacher has been arrested and bailed, accused of breaking into his school email account and using it to send out "sexually explicit" photos of said teacher to students and fellow staff.

Forget trick-or-treating – Kill a Zombie this Halloween

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The crooks can't have a botnet without the bots to join it.

So let's take their bots away!

Killing computer zombies is the perfect sort of altruism: you help the global internet community simply by helping yourself.

Don't wear your Google Glass or other wearables when watching a movie

Google Glass banned in US movie theaters

Two trade groups have officially adopted a zero-tolerance policy against all wearable recording devices being on during showtime.

How bots and zombies work, and why you should care

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You probably have a firewall that blocks inbound network connections by default.

So how come cybercrooks can send commands to your computer if it's infected with a bot or zombie?

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC is a competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Should we worry about it getting its fingers into our bank accounts, given the recent data breach?

Millions of Drupal websites at risk from failure to patch

Millions of Drupal websites at risk from failure to patch

You should assume that your Drupal 7 website has been compromised if you didn't patch it within 7 hours of the release of Drupal 7.32 on 15 October 2014.

Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information

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Health data is considered among the most private of information, but continues to leak out in a dazzling range of ways.

3 ways to make your Gmail account safer

Secure your Gmail account in 3 easy steps

Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes, for users of Google's Gmail.

White House networks hacked

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Attackers broke into unclassified White House computer networks in the past 2-3 weeks. It's far from surprising, one unnamed official said, given that it's a "constant battle" between the government, trying to secure its sensitive systems, and bad actors seeking to intrude on them.

Snapchat escapes Australian cyberbullying crackdown, for now

Snapchat escapes Australia's cyberbullying crackdown, for now

Australia's cyberbullying crackdown won't see the country putting any legal muscle into forcing "smaller" social media firms like Snapchat to take down harassing content, a Parliament spokesman said on Tuesday.

The "Dirty Dozen" SPAMPIONSHIP - who's got the biggest zombie problem?

Our latest quarterly SPAMPIONSHIP charts are out, showing which countries have the most zombies, and therefore send the most spam.

Take a look, and then ask yourself, "What can I do to help?"

Simple: Kill a Zombie today!

TeamDigi7al US navy hacker sentenced to 2 years in jail

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One of the two leaders of the cyber criminal group known as Team Digi7al was last week sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in breaking into the computer systems of a pretty random mix of targets.

SSCC 171 - Are you SURE that "1234" is a bad password? [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest Chet Chat podcast for your listening pleasure...

Enjoy.

Arrests made after 'specialist malware' used in £1.6 million ATM heist

£1.6 million ATM heist spree leads to 3 arrests

"Specialist malware" allowed a gang of crooks to empty the cash machines of large amounts of money, averaging over £30,000 per machine. Now, the police have made three arrests in connection with the incidents.

Placemeter monitors streets from apartment windows: time to don a mask?

Placemeter monitors street views from apartment windows: time to don a mask?

Placemeter wants window-owners to survey real-time traffic, while promising that all that data is aggregated and anonymized and won't be stored or shared. Should we relax?

3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

Secure your Outlook.com account in 3 easy steps

Following up on our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes for users of Microsoft's Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail and, for a while, Windows Live Hotmail).

‘Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork' Wi-Fi hotspot grounds plane

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American Airlines Flight 136 from LAX to London was delayed after someone picked a wholly inappropriate name for their Wi-Fi hotspot.

Cops swap arrested women's photos in nude-photo 'game'

California cops swap arrested women's photos in nude-photo 'game'

California Highway Patrol (CHP) cops have allegedly been forwarding pics from phones belonging to women in custody to their own phones and to each other.

Is Google Maps accurate? Ask the giant cat...

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Someone edited Google Maps to add a giant cat. It was there one minute, then it was gone, leaping back into whatever cyber kittyland it came from.

Adobe updates its e-reader - DRM data no longer transmitted insecurely

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Adobe's e-reader software now has "enhanced security" for uploading metadata about what you read.

Or, as you might say, "no longer uploads that data insecurely"...