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Ouch! Home router security "bypass" actually means no security AT ALL

A Spanish researcher has found an astonishing security "bypass" in a home router - there simply isn't any security to bypass.

Insta-sham: Instagram fixes its not-so-private photo bug… well, sort of

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Instagram has fixed a privacy flaw that allowed anyone with the URL to see photos posted on the service, even if the user's account was set to private. At least, it has kind of fixed it.

Barack Obama proposes shielding companies that share cyber threat data

Obama proposes new cybersecurity legislation to target identity theft, DDoS

President Obama on Tuesday proposed new cybersecurity legislation that would put cybercrime on par with racketeering and would protect companies from getting sued if they share computer threat data with the government.

Barack Obama calls for stricter data privacy, disclosure laws

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President Obama has announced a laundry list of proposals to improve the data privacy of consumers.

Zappos data breach: settlement reached

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Zappos, an online clothing and shoe retailer, has reached a settlement over a 2012 data breach which impacted up to 24 million of its customers.

'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip, says FBI

FBI: 'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip

FBI director James Comey has stuck to the bureau’s conclusion that the North Korean government is behind the mammoth cyber attack on Sony Pictures, giving out a few more crumbs to explain his conviction.

Internet of Things is a threat to privacy, says FTC

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Minimizing the amount of data collected is one way to mitigate risk, suggested FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez during a speech at the internet-enabled gadget-engorged Consumer Electronics Show.

"Goldmine for burglars" hole closed in Immobilise national property register

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It was a burglar's dream: A list with 28+ million records of expensive toys. Customers' names, addresses, lists of valuables, and even the gizmos' monetary values were all easy pickings.

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!

Bitstamp loses $5 million in BTC after security breach, suspends service

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Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended operations on Monday after hackers swiped up to 19,000 bitcoins (worth approximately $5.2m) over the weekend.

Gogo forges YouTube SSL certificate to throttle high-bandwith usage on flights

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It swears it's not intercepting user data, but issuing a fake HTTPS certificate sure doesn't make us feel warm and fuzzy.

Moonpig takes down customer data-leaking apps after vulnerability found

Greetings card maker Moonpig takes down customer data-leaking apps

A developer says he disclosed a security hole to Moonpig and finally went public after it went unfixed for 17 months.

The mystery of the missing Bitcoins - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

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Japanese newspaper makes bold claim about Mt Gox's giant 2014 Bitcoin loss

Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 with the loss of $0.5B's worth of Bitcoins.

The question is, "Where did they go?"

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

The email that caused a literal meltdown - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Enjoy the last episode of "60 Second Security" for 2014!

Learn from the week's news in just one minute...

SSCC 178 - Are we there yet? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

Enjoy...and "Happy Holidays," whether you're away on vacation yourself, or a sysadmin enjoying the time when everyone else is on vacation!

3 tips for a quieter Christmas than Sony

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What can you do so that, when your users return from vacation, you reduce the chance of a 'Sony moment' all of your own?

Here's our advice...

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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From Sony through Pirate Bay to the latest evolution of banking malware...

Here's our weekly roundup so you can catch up easily.

Yes, ICANN keep your data safe...oops, sorry, no I can't - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Time for the latest episode of our weekly 60 Second Security video!

The news, in just one minute...enjoy.