Articles by Lee Munson

About Lee Munson

Lee Munson is the founder of Security FAQs, a social media manager with BH Consulting and a blogger with a huge passion for information security.

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google has changed its mind over a new policy on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform and will target commercial porn instead.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

$3m reward offered for alleged Gameover Zeus kingpin

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

The US State Department has offered a $3m reward for the arrest or conviction of alleged Gameover Zeus admin Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online by parking fine company

10,000 motorists' names and addresses published online

Parking fine collection firm PaymyPCN.net accidentally published a database containing 10,000 drivers' names, addresses, photos and emails.

Alleged US Army hacker Lauri Love wants his computers back

Alleged US Army hacker wants his computers back

A man arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computer systems of the United States Army and other federal agencies is petitioning for the return of his encrypted computers and storage devices.

Co-creator of Blackshades malware used to spy on Miss Teen USA pleads guilty

Blackshades malware co-creator pleads guilty, facing 10 years in jail

Alex Yücel has pleaded guilty to his involvement with the $40 program designed to secretly remotely control victims' computers.

Hackers force closure of Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex

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Canada's largest Bitcoin exchange - Cavirtex - has announced its closure, saying the latest in a string of hacking attacks may have left hashed passwords and 2FA "secrets" compromised.

RBS and NatWest banks to use Apple's Touch ID fingerprint system for mobile login

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The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest have launched a new mobile banking service that allows Apple customers to authenticate via Apple's Touch ID.

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

Microsoft pulls PowerPoint-killing patch KB2920732

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The latest in a series of Microsoft patch failures rendered PowerPoint inoperable on devices running Windows RT.

Robot tweets "I seriously want to kill people", prompts police response

Robot Tweets "I seriously want to kill people" prompting emergency police response

When Dutch police responded to a death threat made by a local Twitter account, they discovered the culprit was nothing more than an automated bot.

'Revenge porn' to be made illegal in England and Wales

'Revenge porn' is now illegal in England and Wales

England and Wales today amended the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to make revenge porn an offence punishable by up to two years in prison.

Uber customer data exposed through online lost and found database

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App-based taxi company Uber revealed customer names and phone numbers through its online lost and found database.

Anonymous takes down dozens of "terrorist" social media accounts in #OpISIS

Anonymous takes down dozens of Twitter accounts in #OpISIS

Infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has begun a new operation designed to take down ISIS sympathisers on the web.

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle was forced to apologise after its hacked Twitter account spewed out a string of unpalatable tweets.

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook's DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facebook is going to allow you to blur your face in photos... once it's identified you.

D-Link routers vulnerable to DNS hijacking

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A newly discovered vulnerability in the ZynOS firmware used by popular routers may leave some models at risk of DNS hijacking

Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with partners

Facebook's got a new privacy policy, and it plans to share your data with other sites

As Facebook's new privacy policy comes into force users can expect more sharing of their data and 'enhanced' targeting of adverts across partnered websites.

IsAnybodyDown's Craig Brittain banned from the 'revenge porn' business

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The operator of a 'revenge porn' website got away with a slapped wrist after publishing nude photos of over 1,000 women online.

Facebook vs 25,000 users - privacy class action lawsuit has initial hearing date set

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An Austrian court has given the go ahead to a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook for alleged privacy violations across Europe.