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Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon urinating on Apple icon

Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon peeing on Apple icon

These pranks are pretty easy to pull, and Google's got its work cut out when it comes to blocking vandalism.

Tesla and Elon Musk Twitter accounts and website hijacked, free Teslas offered

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The website and Twitter account for sleek electric automaker Tesla Motors was taken over and defaced on Saturday, as was Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s personal Twitter account.

White House hackers read emails from President Obama, Russia blamed

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In addition to acquiring the president's itinerary, hackers also managed to access some of his email correspondence when they penetrated a White House unclassified system in October, according to a news outlet.

RSA Conference 2015 in retrospect

We talk to Grey Howe, winner of Sophos's "trip to RSA" competition on Spiceworks, about the funkiest and weirdest ideas from the talks...

Police-taunting Facebook selfie poster jailed

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Aaron Bee started posting the nyah-nyah images on Facebook after police put out an appeal asking for his whereabouts. Cue lots of pictures of Bee gesturing at police, their cars and a police station and a misspelled hashtag of #theystillcarntcatchme.

Student jailed for using keylogger to up his exam marks

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A university student who plugged keyloggers into his school's computers to snatch staff passwords, access the exam application and jack up five test scores has been jailed.

Monday review - the hot 27 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

That's SHUTTING down your PC, not SHOOTING it down! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Ever felt like shooting your PC? This guy did it! (And more news in our weekly one-minute security video.)

Wi-Fi security software chokes on network names, opens potential hole for hackers

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The Wi-Fi security software "wpa_supplicant," found in Android amongst many other places, has a potentially hackable security hole...

FTC sanctions phone location tracking company for not allowing customer opt-out

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Nomi has been ordered to tidy up its business practices as part of a settlement with the FTC over its tracking of retail customers' smartphones.

Nigerian accused of hacking bank computer to steal $340 million

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If this had been a physical heist it would have been well up among the largest ever - a Nigerian man has been charged with hacking into a bank server and siphoning out more than N68 billion (over $340 million).

How to secure your baby monitor

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Two more families say they've had baby monitors turned into nursery-room eavesdropping bugs. Here's how to button up your baby's security, camera, Wi-Fi, router and all.

Cisco releases first transparency report, showing literally nothing to hide

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Networking supergiant Cisco has become the latest big firm to release a transparency report, detailing its approach to dealing with requests for information from governments and police forces.

New 'Clear' app helps you erase your online mistakes

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Sure, we'd love to wipe away those rude/racy/rebellious posts, but how erasable is erasable? Two phrases come to mind: "screen capture" and "digital archive!"

AdBlock Plus is legal, rules German court

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Two German publishers have lost a court case that sought to brand popular ad blocker AdBlock Plus as illegal and anti-competitive.

Naked Security wins Best Corporate Blog at RSA

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We've done it again! For the fifth year running, we've won an award at the Security Blogger Awards which takes place at RSA.

SSCC 195.5 - Did Google really say, "No more Android malware?" [PODCAST]

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From "joined up security" to the suggestion that Google proclaimed the end of malware on Android, find out what's happening at RSA 2015!

Man guns down computer after getting fed up with Blue Screen of Death

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A Colorado man administered what we assume to be the highly unusual remedy of lead slugs in an alley behind his homeopathy store.

'Aaron's Law' back in Congress to bring "long overdue" fix of US hacking law

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The proposed overhaul of the infamous Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would focus penalties on malicious computer crime.

Costa Coffee Club warns of possible database intrusion

Coffee chain Costa's just sent out a warning about a possible data breach.

Only 1 in 5000 accounts were affected, but the Coffee Club is offline for now. A bulk password reset will follow...