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Spamming diet pill pusher Sale Slash has assets frozen by FTC

FTC freezes assets of spamming diet pill pusher Sale Slash

The company allegedly used illegal spam emails and fake celebrity endorsements to trick people into handing over cash for their suspect weight loss miracle pills.

Grooveshark is back already. Or is it?

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A new version of Grooveshark has appeared online days after the original folded due to the threat of legal action and a huge damages claim.

Geolocation traces stolen watch right to suspect's left wrist

We often warn you to be careful about leaving geolocation features enabled on your mobile devices. Fortunately, this woman didn't listen!

Microsoft Word Intruder - the malware that writes new malware for you

Malware construction kits started in the 1990s as a way of expanding the virus-writing counterculture, but now they are all about money. SophosLabs looks at MWI, the Microsoft Word Intruder...

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

The Australian, who's fled to Europe, was 17 when he allegedly took part in the heist of unreleased gaming and Apache helicopter training software.

Apple confirms: tattooed wrists confuse Watch

Apple confirms: dark tattoos befuddle Watch

Some dark wrist tattoos can block the Apple Watch from measuring heart rates and can then turn into a passcode-demanding pain in the wrist.

Facebook opens up Internet.org but there's no support for HTTPS

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Facebook has opened the internet up to users in India and other countries but says it won't immediately allow HTTPS.

Bugs in the hospital: how to pwn your own pethidine machine

Feeling short-changed by the nurse in charge of your painkiller quota? Telnet into the drug dispenser!

Paul Ducklin looks at how to avoid this sort of security hole...

Police arrest Virginia Tech student over Yik Yak threat

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It's an anonymous messaging app that's not all that anonymous. That's a good thing in this case, given that the Yak alluded to the anniversary of a mass murder.

Memories of the LOVE BUG - 15 years ago today

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It said "ILOVEYOU", and it promised a harmless-looking text file. But it actually contained an email virus that got just about everywhere.

Could something like this ever happen again?

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

Catch up with the latest computer security news - it's weekly roundup time.

The worst spam senders in the whole wide world? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From carder busts to App Store bans - the computer security week in one swift video minute!

Enjoy...

Microsoft age-guessing tool goes on a metadata-slurping, viral spree

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It will presumably get more accurate with time. But for now, you can see how well it does with your selfies. Or your cat's selfies. Or a snapshot of that face on your toast that sort of looks like a panda.

Firewall for dummies - or, what do we mean by a next-generation firewall?

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A next-generation firewall offers more protection than a traditional firewall as it can look inside content, rather than just blocking based on sources and destination.

Facebook says sorry after bug hid posts, blocked links and led to security warnings

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Some Facebook users suspected censorship as a bug hid posts and blocked new links.

Woman arrested after hijacking PCs, showing hardcore porn to victims

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Some of the victims were kids. She allegedly posted videos showing her startled victims as she talked to them over their speakers.

FBI arrests JP Morgan Chase former employee for selling account data

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The arrest came after a sting operation which resulted in bank account data including PINs being sold to informants and federal agents.

Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

Anonymous sharing app Secret shuts down

Secret was supposed to be different from its anonymous sharing kin, Yik Yak and Whisper. What went so wrong, so fast?

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

Ryanair finds fraudulent transaction - for $5M!

Ryanair, the budget airline that operates out of Dublin, Ireland, suffered an unauthorised bank transfer.

To the tune of $5,000,000.