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Xen fixes another "virtual machine escape" bug

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Last time it was the floppy disk drive that let crooks squeeze out of jail - this time, the virtual CD-ROM is their springboard...

LifeLock's woes continue as FTC claims violation of 2010 settlement

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LifeLock hasn't abided by the 2010 settlement requiring the company to stop making misleading claims that "guaranteed" customers would be protected against identity theft, according to the FTC.

Baby, you can hack my car: researchers take over a Jeep from 10 miles away

Baby, you can hack my car: researchers take over a Jeep from 10 miles away

Two renowned security researchers have discovered a way to remotely hack into and take over a Jeep Cherokee, controlling the brakes and accelerator as well as other components.

Cheating site Ashley Madison breached by hackers threatening to expose users

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Attackers threaten to publish nude pictures, secret sexual fantasies, real names and addresses of Ashley Madison users: all as comeuppance for what they say is an unkept promise of secrecy.

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Would you want anyone and everyone to be able to see all your medical records? One doctor posted his entire medical history online, and he wants others to do the same.

What's keeping security experts awake at night?

What's keeping you awake at night? Gartner polls top-level security experts

Enterprises will pour more than $71 billion into infosec this year but are still getting clobbered by Sony-esque level breaches. Why? They're not focusing on the real threats.

ID thief who scooped data on 200 million Americans jailed for 13 years

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Hieu Minh Ngo, whose websites put personal information on over 200 million US citizens up for sale, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Tax fraudster who hacked accounting firms pleads guilty in US court

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A Bulgarian hacker has pleaded guilty to involvement in a conspiracy to use data stolen from several accounting firms for tax fraud. Should the IRS do more to protect taxpayers?

Trump Hotel chain investigates potential payment card breach

Trump Hotel Properties investigates breach claims

Credit card hackers are said to have targeted a number of hotels, possibly as far back as February 2015.

One man emailed 97,931 people to tell them their passwords had been stolen

One man emailed 97,931 people to tell them their passwords had been stolen

'Atechdad' searched Pastebin for stolen login credentials, and after three days of searching he emailed victims to tell them the bad news.

Private eye jailed for hacking email of Scientology critics and others

Private eye jailed for hacking email accounts of Scientology critics and others

Eric Saldarriaga pled guilty to prying open the accounts of over 50 people, including prominent Scientology critics Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

"Belts and breaches" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our entertaining news-in-1-minute security roundup.

Enjoy!

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.

SSCC 203 - What's the worst sort of service to have a password breach? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our regular "Chet Chat" podcast.

This week: LastPass, Facebook, Windows 10 (and not-quite-the-end of XP), Samsung, and the Android ecosystem.

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

The FBI is investigating one of the best baseball teams in the US after it allegedly broke into a database belonging to one of the worst.

Bad news! LastPass breached. Good news! You should be OK...

LastPass, a company that makes a popular password manager, just found out that crooks got into its network.

But if you picked a proper password, you should be OK...

IRS announces 2016 anti-fraud arrangements - but do they go far enough? [POLL]

As a result of the IRS breach announced in May 2015, changes are afoot in how US tax returns will be authenticated in 2016.

Are they enough? Have your say in our poll...

49 busted in Europe for Man-in-the-Middle bank attacks

49 busted in Europe for Man-in-the-Middle bank attacks

A multination bust nabbed 49 people on suspicion of using Man-in-the-Middle attacks to sniff out and intercept payment requests from email.