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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.

United Airlines: Hack our site for free miles (just don't mess with onboard systems)

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United Airlines is offering up to 1 million free air miles in a new bug bounty program that rewards hackers who discover security flaws in the airline's websites, apps and databases.

How one US scientist ended up accused of spying for China

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A US scientist working for the National Weather Service was suspected of spying for China, and got swept up in a dragnet amid growing concerns in the US about cyberespionage.

Three women indicted for allegedly stealing identities from people's passports

Three women indicted for allegedly stealing identities from people's passports

The three allegedly cooked up counterfeit documents and got others to borrow money to buy iPhones, iPads and other gadgets.

Can the Rombertik malware really "destroy computers"? No, no, three times NO!

We didn't really want to get drawn into this one.

But it's hard to avoid commenting on malware that has variously been described as a "terrifying suicide bomber'" and as having a payload that "destroys computers."

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

The Australian, who's fled to Europe, was 17 when he allegedly took part in the heist of unreleased gaming and Apache helicopter training software.

Memories of the LOVE BUG - 15 years ago today

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It said "ILOVEYOU", and it promised a harmless-looking text file. But it actually contained an email virus that got just about everywhere.

Could something like this ever happen again?

Firewall for dummies - or, what do we mean by a next-generation firewall?

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A next-generation firewall offers more protection than a traditional firewall as it can look inside content, rather than just blocking based on sources and destination.

Facebook says sorry after bug hid posts, blocked links and led to security warnings

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Some Facebook users suspected censorship as a bug hid posts and blocked new links.

FBI arrests JP Morgan Chase former employee for selling account data

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The arrest came after a sting operation which resulted in bank account data including PINs being sold to informants and federal agents.