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Bank tests heartbeat-encoded wristbands for online authentication

UK bank tests heartbeat-encoded wristbands for online authentication

Halifax is trialing the use of a wristband to store our ECGs, given that our hearts are random number generators unique to every individual.

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.

If you hammer your RAM, won't that break it? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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From CPUs on fire to hammered memory modules - here's our latest 60 Second Security video!

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SSCC 189 - Hey, is that your CPU on fire? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our weekly security podcast.

Sharp, witty and educational, as usual (if we do say so ourselves)...enjoy!

Stolen hard drives bring more data breach pain for US health services

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The Indiana State Medical Association has warned 39,090 of its clients that their private data may be at risk of leakage, after the "random" theft of a pair of backup hard drives.

Three charged over largest email hack "in the history of the internet"

Three charged over largest email hack "in the history of the internet"

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been indicted over a series of breaches that netted more than $2 million, and over a billion email addresses.

US regulator says Anthem "refuses to cooperate" in security audit

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Anthem, the health insurance giant that recently suffered a massive data breach, is "refusing to cooperate" with US regulators attempting to conduct vulnerability scans and configuration tests on its IT systems.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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Catch up with the hot stories of the past week...

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But surely "export grade" means HIGHER quality? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The latest episode of our weekly security news video...

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Mandarin Oriental hotel chain confirms credit card breach

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Thieves planted malware on POS systems on some US and European Mandarin Oriental hotels. Guests, restaurant and gift shop customers: check your statements!

The FREAK bug in TLS/SSL - what you need to know

The FREAK bug affects TLS/SSL, the security protocol that puts the S into HTTPS and the padlock in your browser's address bar.

Paul Ducklin explains in plain English...

Uber subpoenas GitHub in search for hacker of driver database

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A breach of one of its databases in May 2014, in which the names and driver license numbers of 50,000 "driver partners" were stolen, is the latest entry on Uber's growing list privacy and security blunders.

5 mobile device risks in your business

7 Sins: Mobile Negligence

5 security risks that you need to get on top of before you let employees access corporate resources from mobile devices, and how to mitigate them.

Anatomy of a certificate problem - the "PrivDog" software in the spotlight

The bug's now fixed, but when software offers to make your secure transactions more secure...

...you don't expect things to work the other way around!

Bought PII from the government? PLEASE DON'T LOSE IT! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly computer security roundup.

The latest news presented so you can enjoy it...in just one minute!

Anthem healthcare breach is smaller - and bigger - than first thought

There's good and bad news about Anthem's recent data breach.

The bad news includes the risk to between 8.8M and 18M non-customers who were in Anthem's database anyway...

SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.

Not just celebrity nude photos, Reddit bans all "involuntary porn"

Reddit bans "Involuntary Porn": Sexual material's not OK without an OK

Reddit blew it with The Fappening, but a new privacy policy enables even us nobodies to request image removal.

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn is privately settling the 2012 unsalted password leak. Were you one of the 800,000 affected users? Here's what you need to know.

Burning Man festival to cancel tickets of cheaters who used website hacks

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Burning Man says it will cancel festival tickets purchased by approximately 200 individuals who managed to use a flaw in the ticketing website to jump ahead of the line.