Why shouldn't you store unencrypted credit card numbers? How can you squeeze a positive result from a password breach? What sort of pressure was on the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park?
Find out the answers in just one minute!
Snapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.
Worldwide requests have more than doubled since 2009, while the US - which is once again the most voracious data requester - has more than tripled its requests for information on Google customers.
A US court has turned the tables on child predators who use technology to share images of the abuse, ruling that investigators' use of an automated search tool to ferret out known child porn images was not a violation of the defendants' Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search.
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Police and other authorities are using smartphones and tablets to snap photos in the field, without warrants or asking for subjects' permission to run their images against criminal databases. The program was rolled out without public hearings or notice, and could represent the beginning of a national rollout.
With phone hacking and NSA leaks making the front pages, cyber security is getting more attention from the mass media than ever before. But is the public becoming more informed - or misinformed?
Every time we've written about the Google Wi-Spy saga, we've said, "Betcha this won't be the last of it."
Still isn't...Brazil is the latest country to put the hard word on Google.
Which pets make the best/worst passwords?
How many times did Google make the same coding blunder?
Find out this and more in our one-minute wrapup of the week's security lessons!
In yet another "don't open that e-birthday card" saga, 33-year-old Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, now on the FBI's 10 most wanted cybercriminals list, allegedly sold malware that planted a keylogger, as well as remotely controlling a victim's computer and webcam.
Trusted old-timers from the original site are staffing the relaunched site, and now it's offering PGP encryption. Is the site a sticky trap for luring more drug aficionados or is it enough to save users from the fate that's befallen all those arrested in connection with the original site?
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...
Microsoft is warning about a brand new security hole that could let criminals get control of your computer through booby-trapped image files.
Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, is set to install facial recognition technology in all 450 of its petrol station forecourts.
Fast on the heels of reports that Russia allegedly passed out boobytrapped USB sticks at the G20 summit, iPads were plucked from users' hands at a UK Cabinet meeting out of fear that they might be bugged by foreign intelligence agencies.
Learn how cryptanalysts think, and why cryptographers feel such terrible dismay when companies that really ought to know better make mammoth mistakes.
Paul Ducklin deconstructs the data leaked in Adobe's latest megabreach...