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Feds seize man's computers in raids connected to celebrity nude photo hack

Feds seize Chicago man's computers in raids connected to Celebgate

The FBI's investigation points to a ring of thieves who used phishing and password-reset scams to crack celebrities' iCloud and email accounts and steal nude images.

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

It's not clear what data the intruders might have grabbed, but Brabantia said that it wasn't financial. Nor were passwords accessed.

California passes law requiring warrant to search computers, cellphones and tablets

California passes law requiring warrant to search cellphones, tablets

The hodgepodge of US state and federal laws about phone search, some of which say the law needs a warrant and some of which say they don't, just got a bit messier.

Ex-NBA All Star Chris Gatling accused of being ID theft kingpin

Ex-NBA All Star Chris Gatling accused of being ID theft kingpin

Talk about a slam dunk: they arrested him while he was meeting with his probation officer.

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

The new feature lets users add OpenPGP public encryption keys to their profiles that can be used to encrypt notifications Facebook sends to users' email accounts.

SSCC 200 - If you can't trust the IRS, whom can you trust? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast.

It's entertaining and educational - news you can use!

We don't cover stupid, says cyber insurer that's fighting a payout

We don't cover stupid, says cyber insurer that's fighting a payout

After 2 months of patient data exposed for anyone to see, Cottage Health System's insurance policy should have come as a relief. It didn't.

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.

Phones' accelerometers allow you to be tracked on the metro

Phones' accelerometers allow you to be tracked underground

No GPS or cell tower triangulation necessary. All it takes is learning the world's unique metro routes, then listening as phones jiggle along.

You STILL support encryption designed to be crackable in 1995? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch this week's "60 Second Security" - the one-minute news roundup video with attitude!

Adult FriendFinder hacked, users' intimate details exposed on Dark Web

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Adult FriendFinder, a website billed as a way for people to "find friends, sex, flings and hookups," has had a serious data breach. Now millions of people who thought they were using a discrete service to find casual sex have had their private information exposed online.

IC3 urges social media users to beware: scams and fraud are surging

Scams and fraud are surging on social media, says IC3 annual report

12% of the 269,422 complaints received in 2014 had a social media aspect, be it doxing, clickjacking or pharming. Here's how to stay safe.

Practical IT: What is encryption and how can I use it to protect my corporate data?

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Businesses often don't realise why encryption is important, and how they can use it to protect their data. The latest in our Practical IT series tells you what encryption is and how you can use it in your business.

How your next password could be your brain

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Researchers found that brains react to acronyms in a way that's unique to each individual.

Ready to slap some electrodes on your head?

Apple Watch lets nimble-fingered crooks use your Apple Pay

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Nimble-fingered crooks can exploit the one-second lag before Watch senses it's off a wrist and asks for a passcode.

SSCC 199 - Don't panic, it's not really as VENOMous as you thought [PODCAST]

Our latest weekly security podcast - the VENOM bug, iris recognition, a spyware company breach, and ID trouble at the Passport Agency.

Happy listening!

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Hello, Barack! Let's keep that @POTUS account secure!

Let's make sure that highly valuable account stays all you, all the time, without anyone else getting their mitts on it - at least, until somebody else becomes POTUS!

Uber in hot water again - this time over plaintext passwords in emails

Why Uber's plaintext password emailing doesn't deserve the fuss

Password resets are a necessary evil, but they're best avoided however they are done. And you don't get to use the word "hacked" if you use and reuse weak passwords!

Mobile spyware customer data leaked online in apparent mSpy hack

Mobile spyware customer data leaked online in apparent mSpy hack

The biggest victims of the mSpy 'hack' are likely to be those who were unaware their sensitive data was being logged in the first place.