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PayPal patches potential payment-stealing vulnerability

An XSS hole could apparently have allowed a crook to pop up a realistic PayPal "pay page" and steal the victim's card data.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

The NCA says it wants to reform the teens caught up in its operation targeting users of LizardStresser, an online tool for attacking websites. Is a stern talking-to enough? Or should they face jail time?

Facebook set to clamp down on video piracy

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Videos on Facebook largely belong to other people but that's set to change as the company develops new tools and procedures to quickly identify and remove infringing content.

Dark Web market Agora suspends operations due to Tor vulnerability

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The temporary move is meant to forestall potential attacks that could expose server IP addresses.

Man arrested after posting Facebook videos of him tampering with traffic cameras

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It involves a long pole and a couple of balls. And yes, you can take that multiple ways.

How a crook could have taken over your Facebook pages

A Facebook bug hunter just found a hole through which crooks could take over your personal Facebook pages.

Facebook fixed it PDQ...

Autoplaying video of journalists' murders gives Facebook, Twitter users pause

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Social media users unwillingly witnessed video of the murders of two television journalists yesterday, due to a default feature on Facebook and Twitter that plays videos automatically. Here's how to turn "autoplay" off.

California pushes 350-foot no-fly drone law

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Operators would need express permission to legally fly UAVs above a property's ground level: a hurdle that could ground tech's big plans.

Curt Schilling suspended over tweet comparing Muslims to Nazi-era Germans

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The tweet compared the percentage of Germans who were Nazis with the number of Muslims who are extremists.

Now there's a species of crayfish named after Edward Snowden

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In a research paper published this week in the journal ZooKeys, German carcinologist Christian Lukhaup revealed the name of a new species of crayfish he discovered. He called it Cherax snowden.

Should companies be held responsible for a customer data breach? [POLL]

How much of the blame should you shoulder if you could have done more to protect your network and your customers?

Have your say in our poll...

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

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"Spam King" Sanford Wallace admitted sending 27 million emails through 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts. Now he faces three years behind bars.

Businessman who hacked 900 phones as "revenge" is jailed

He was a vengeful former business partner who deliberately hacked right into the middle of a demo to a prestigious customer...

Phone feared drowned posts selfies of adventures with firefighters

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Soggy though it was, and passcode-protected it was not, its Facebook posts show it played a mean game of table tennis with its new buddies.

Twitter muzzles Politwoops politician-tracking accounts

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The US site was the first to go, and now 30 countries will no longer be able to track their politicians flip-flopping via deleted tweets.

Facebook threats against Pokémon World Championships lead to arrests in Boston

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Two men are being held without bail after they allegedly made threats on Facebook promising violence against attendees of the Pokémon World Championships.

Ashley Madison data breach leads to extortion attempts

"Send me 1.00000001 bitcoins or I'll tell your spouse you were cheating" seems to be how it goes down...

Stingrays used to track petty crime

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Baltimore revealed that it's used stingrays 4300 times, and now we know most of that is on the level of check forgery and phone theft.

Pirate sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

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Paranoia has spiked over the notion that Microsoft plans to keep people from running software they never bought.

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

Meet "SexyCyborg" and her high-heeled shoes... with hacking tools inside!

American TV show, Mr Robot, inspires Chinese web developer to create her own hacking toolkit - hidden away in her high heels.