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Kmart becomes the latest retail data breach victim

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Kmart has been confirmed as the latest retail chain to be breached after its parent company admitted that some customers’ debit and credit card numbers had been compromised.

Backoff malware gang hits Dairy Queen stores

Backoff malware gang hits Dairy Queen stores

Customers' payment card details may have been whipped out of nearly 400 Dairy Queen stores in the US. It's just the latest in a string of PoS malware infections that have been slamming US retailers.

Mummy, my schoolbooks are spying on me! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

The wry side of the week's news, in just a minute...

SSCC 168 - Amaze your friends by ruining all their USB drives! [PODCAST]

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

Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take apart the latest computer security stories to turn them into news you can use.

AT&T hit by insider breach; "change your passcode" it warns

AT&T hit by insider breach; "change your passcode" it warns

AT&T, the giant US telecom, says it fired an insider for having thumbed through customer accounts without authorization and potentially slurping customers' taxpayer IDs, driver license numbers and more.

Top 5 celebrity hacks

Hacked off: 5 biggest celebrity hacks

There have been many episodes of celebrities being targeted by cybercriminals. Let's take a look at some of the worst cases of celebrity data loss…

Bugzilla bug tracker fixes zero-day bug revealing bug

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If we are allowed to smile at security holes, this bug-revealing bug in Bugzilla is wryly amusing...

Celebgate continues, nude celebrity photos posted of Winona Ryder, Hulk Hogan's son

Celebgate continues, nude celebrity photos posted of Winona Ryder, Hulk Hogan's son

Yet another crop of nude photos has been released. More will come. The salacious are still as thrilled as ever, but much of the internet is just hitting the snooze button and rolling over. Why do we stop caring about theft and privacy invasion?

BadUSB - now with Do-It-Yourself instructions

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Many fimware hacks are benign or even beneficial, like tweaking the ISO range on your digital camera or removing the bloatware from your mobile phone.

But what if even a humble USB flash drive could be turned into a delinquent diddler of your data, or a vindictive vector for viruses?

It's only logical - the BIGGER the bank, the BIGGER the breach! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest 60 Second Security for your viewing pleasure.

News, advice, opinion and research - and it only takes a minute...

JP Morgan Chase confirms breach, 76 million homes and 7 million businesses affected

JP Morgan confirms breach, 76 million homes and 7 million businesses affected

JP Morgan Chase has confirmed that user information including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses has been stolen in one of the largest data breaches ever.

SSCC 167 - Avoiding the shock of Shellshock (and more!) [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly Chet Chat podcast!

Shellshock leads the list, of course, but Snapchat, cybersecurity awareness and the iPhone 6 all get a look in too...

Security incidents are up - and pricier! - but infosec budgets are dwindling

Security incidents are up - and pricier! - but budgets to prevent them dwindle

The number of security incidents is popping, as are associated costs to mop them up, according to a report from PcW. Global corporate security budgets, meanwhile, seem to be hiding in the closet, just hoping it all goes away.

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

Don't lock police out of popular consumer gadgets, lest law enforcement's efforts to nab kidnappers or child predators be stymied, the US AG said, becoming the latest of a string of government officials to speak out since Google and Apple announced they were changing encryption on their mobile operating systems.

George Clooney issues burner phones to stop guests from leaking wedding photos

George Clooney issues burner phones to stop guests from leaking wedding photos

Mr Oceans Eleven wasn't about to let leaked photos ruin his Big Day so he handed out coded burner phones to all his guests.

Point-of-Sale vendor loses password, causes breaches at 324 US restaurants

In its own words, a US point-of-sale vendor "acts to Block Payment Card Security Incident."

Bit late for the 324 restaurants that were breached for between 3 days and 3 months in the incident...

SSCC 166 - A sleeping bag and a camping stove to queue for an iPhone? [PODCAST]

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For your listening pleasure!

Here's the latest episode in our weekly podcast series...

Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses, FBI says

Disgruntled employees are increasingly e-sabotaging businesses, FBI says

Employees with an axe to grind are increasingly sticking it to their current or former employers by carrying out "computer network exploitation and disruption", the FBI says.

Mozilla fixes "phishing friendly" cryptographic bug in Firefox and Thunderbird

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Mozilla just patched a bug in its cryptographic library, NSS.

The bug is rated "critical" because it could permit skullduggery in apparently secure connections.