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Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

Nude Carla Bruni pics masking Trojan lured G20 attendees to click

"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?

Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users

Twitter hands over data to unmask racist users

The data will help to identify those who posted racist tweets on Twitter's French service in October 2012. The court didn't buy Twitter's argument that it was a US company and therefore subject to US rules about free speech.

Skype in hot water over failure to let French police eavesdrop

Skype in hot water over failure to let French police eavesdrop

French telecom regulators have suggested that Skype could face charges for failing to register as a telecom and do all the things that French telecoms are supposed to do - for example, let French police eavesdrop on calls...

Twitter ordered to unmask hate speakers

Twitter ordered to unmask hate speakers

Months after hate speech was taken down from Twitter, a French court has ordered the company to hand over details of users who posted anti-Semitic content. Is the uncloaking of the haters worth the erosion of privacy?

USA blamed for spy malware planted on French president's network

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A sophisticated state-sponsored hack into the offices of the French presidency took place earlier this year, according to newspaper reports.

And which country is alleged to have planted malware on computers at the Elysee Palace? None other than the United States.

Suspected Android SMS malware author arrested in France

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French police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Northern France, in connection with an attack that infected thousands of Android smartphones with money-making malware.

Furtive French photos feign as Facebook, but it's a malware attack

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A quasi-French malware attack has been spammed out, offering photographs.

Don't open the attachment - or you could end up with an infected computer!

Suspected Android SMS malware authors arrested in Paris

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French computer crime investigators have charged two men in connection with money-making malware that targets Android smartphone users.

Tour de France cheat faces suspended sentence in malware case

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Prosecutors in a computer hacking case have recommended an 18-month suspended prison sentence for disgraced former championship cyclist Floyd Landis.

Bastille Day malware spammed out to French computer users

Bastille Day malware spammed out to French computer users

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of Bastille Day celebrations in France to spread malware.

French law requires service providers to store and surrender passwords

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Last month the French government passed new legislation dictating that service providers keep records of every username, password, activity, data/time and email address for 12 months.

Do we really need more of our information being stored in even more places?

French Ministry hit by hacker attack, targeting secret G20 plans

French Ministry hit by hacker attack, targeting secret G20 plans

The French Ministry of Finance has reportedly confirmed that it has become the victim of an internet attack, targeting documents related to the French presidency of the G20 and international economic affairs.

Facebook hacked in France to insult someone's little brother

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The website of Facebook France appears to have been hacked. It doesn't appear to be a vulnerability, but did you know that anyone can change the text of non-English Facebook sites?

Nicolas Sarkozy hacked on Facebook to say he won't seek re-election

Nicolas Sarkozy hacked on Facebook to say he won't seek re-election

Nicolas Sarkozy is left red-faced after his Facebook page hacked.

Hackers left a message saying he would not be seeking re-election as French President.

Should we bin Internet Explorer?

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Australia has joined the list of countries with official guidelines suggesting that you consider giving up on Internet Explorer, at least until Microsoft has fixed the now-widely-known vulnerability in its browser. France and Germany have floated similar advice, presumably over Read more…

Operation Aurora: France says stop using Internet Explorer

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It looks like European countries might be falling over themselves to boost the uptake of Firefox, Safari, Chrome and other non-Microsoft internet browsers. The French government has followed in the footsteps of its German counterparts by recommending that users stop Read more…