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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.

Remotely operated surgery robot is easy to e-hijack, researchers find

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"Jerky" movement can be caused by tampering with packets. Not a good adjective when you're talking about surgery!

25 members of $15 million carding gang arrested in Romania

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Romanian authorities have announced the arrests of 25 people in connection with a well-organised operation using cloned bank cards to withdraw cash from ATMs.

White House hackers read emails from President Obama, Russia blamed

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In addition to acquiring the president's itinerary, hackers also managed to access some of his email correspondence when they penetrated a White House unclassified system in October, according to a news outlet.

D-Link router user? Keep your ears and eyes open for the next firmware fixes!

A critical bug that leaves various D-Link routers wide open has apparently been patched...

...except that the patches need patches.

Watch out!

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

We charge this phone and Facebook account with flagrant lack of passcode and privacy protection!

Woman sues Google after in-app purchases drain her bank account

Woman sues Google after Play Store drains her bank account

She's alleging that Google Play's inadequate security let crooks siphon thousands of dollars in charges from her account.

If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

Julian Assange of the whistle-blowing site, WikiLeaks, says that Sony Pictures' data should be publicly available due to its links with "geo-political conflict".

Target's settlement with MasterCard costs retailer $19 million

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Target says it reached a $19 million settlement with MasterCard to cover some of the damages to financial institutions after its December 2013 data breach. How much more is this breach going to cost?

Lost your Android? Now you can Google it!

Now you can Google your lost (Android) phone

Just do a Google search on "Find My Phone," and presto! It will show up on a Google map. Then, you can get it to ring its head off.

Season 5 Game of Thrones episodes leaked online

Season 5 Game of Thrones episodes pirated and leaked online

HBO says that preview copies of Game of Thrones have somehow been breached. They'd already been copied at least 1 million times before Sunday's airing of the new season's first episode.