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.

Zeus and SpyEye crime syndicate taken down by Europol

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A European operation coordinated by Europol and Eurojust has dismantled an online crime syndicate thought to have caused €2m of damage with the Zeus and SpyEye banking trojans.

Stop Abuse Online site launches to help tackle cyberbullying

Stop Abuse Online site launches to tackle LGBT cyberbullying

The new website, launched by the UK government provides advice and support for women and LGBT online abuse victims.

Court orders Facebook to identify revenge porn poster

Dutch court orders Facebook to ID revenge porn poster

The social network has been ordered by a Dutch court to either identify the uploader of a sex video or open its servers up to an independent investigator.

Now you can avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Wrong recipients and forgotten attachments could soon become a thing of the past with Gmail's new 'Undo Send' feature.

Pita bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Pitta bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Four Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a tiny, low-cost device that can steal encryption keys via radio waves.

Katie Hopkins has her Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

The controversial Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account hacked by someone threatening to release a bogus sex tape.

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

WikiLeaks appears to be celebrating the third anniversary of Julian Assange's unplanned Ecuadorian embassy stay by releasing another cache of Sony documents, including an alleged bribery investigation.

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg believes the search engine can attract a growing number of privacy-conscious web users.

Google launches Android bug bounty program

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After paying out $1.5 million to security researchers last year, Google now offers cash to Android bug hunters.

Will emoji passcodes put a smile on your face?

Will emoji passcodes put a smile on your face?

UK firm Intelligent Environments has developed an emoji alternative to numerical passcodes used in online banking.

Uber petition site pulled after hacker redirected visitors to rival

Uber petition site pulled after hacker redirected visitors to rival

An online petition by taxi firm Uber had to be pulled after a hacker redirected visitors to rival Lyft's website.

Canadian hacker, 22, gets 18 months in prison over US trade secrets theft

Canadian hacker, 22, gets 18 months in prison over US trade secrets theft

A Canadian member of the gang who hacked into the US Army and Microsoft is believed to be the first foreign hacker to be convicted of stealing trade secrets in the US.

iOS 9 enhances two factor authentication, introduces 6-digit passcodes

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Apple announced on Monday that iOS 9 will have native two-factor authentication as well as (slightly) more secure passcodes.

Gone in 10 seconds: Man hacks kids' toy to open garage doors

Hacked kids' toy can open a garage door in seconds

Independent security researcher Samy Kamkar has hacked a kids' toy to open garage doors.

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

Facebook Messenger no longer tracks your location by default

One week on from "Marauders Map" and Facebook Messenger has removed its eerie always-on location sharing feature.

"Marauders Map" - Is your location being tracked through Facebook Messenger?

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A new Chrome extension, described by its own developer as 'creepy,' can track Facebook Messenger users and plot their location on a map.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating users' privacy by scanning email messages for targeted advertising purposes.

Hackers compromise 100,000 IRS tax accounts with pre-stolen data

100,000 US taxpayers compromised via IRS tax record system

The Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that attackers accessed 100,000 taxpayers' accounts using personal data stolen elsewhere.

Apple, Google and others urge Obama to say no to backdoors

Tech firms and cryptographers lobby the Obama administration, urging resistance to the implementation of backdoors in popular software.