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Blackshades RAT co-author sentenced to 57 months in prison

Blackshades RAT co-author sentenced to 57 months in prison

Alex Yucel, co-creator of the Blackshades Remote Access Trojan (RAT), has been sentenced for selling and distributing the malware since 2010.

Hundreds of Australian nude images posted without women's consent

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"Come at me Aussie police," the uploader jeered, threatening to repost the images to the Deep Web.

Now you can avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Wrong recipients and forgotten attachments could soon become a thing of the past with Gmail's new 'Undo Send' feature.

NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

Uber wants even more customer data - EPIC asks FTC to slam on the brakes

EPIC asks FTC to slam the brakes on Uber's upcoming data grab

Uber wants location data when the app's running in the background (even when it's off on iOS), location data from IP address, and users' contact lists.

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

More than a year after Microsoft pulled the plug on free support for the end-of-life'd OS, hundreds of millions of users are still clinging to the drifting ship.

Pita bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Pitta bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Four Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a tiny, low-cost device that can steal encryption keys via radio waves.

Facebook aiming for faceless facial recognition

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Worried that Facebook can't get your friends right in your selfies when their hair blows around?

There might just be an app for that...

Amazon uses artificial intelligence to weed out fake reviews

Amazon starts weighting reviews to raise up the fresh/helpful/verified

Given enough time for the new AI system to learn what a helpful review is, fake reviews may sink to the bottom of the reviews ocean.

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google's putting up search result takedown, the US is moving toward criminalisation, and John Oliver calls culprits "malevolent gods".

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.

Katie Hopkins has her Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

Katie Hopkins' Twitter account hacked, bogus 'sex tape' tweets issued

The controversial Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account hacked by someone threatening to release a bogus sex tape.

Google Chrome "bad link" detection bypass - found, fixed

Here's a small and simple XSS detection hole in Google Chrome - a reminder that even determined programmers sometimes overlook the obvious.

Millions of fake online reviews are gumming up the joy of buying stuff

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A UK watchdog is investigating online reviews, be they "This changed my LIFE!" bogosity or fake negative reviews used as blackmail.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

Sony's post-breach woes continue as WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents

WikiLeaks appears to be celebrating the third anniversary of Julian Assange's unplanned Ecuadorian embassy stay by releasing another cache of Sony documents, including an alleged bribery investigation.

SSCC 203 - What's the worst sort of service to have a password breach? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our regular "Chet Chat" podcast.

This week: LastPass, Facebook, Windows 10 (and not-quite-the-end of XP), Samsung, and the Android ecosystem.

Critical Drupal vulnerability patched — update your website now

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The Drupal Security Team has released a critical security advisory and software updates for the Drupal Content Management System (CMS). Users with websites running either Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 are urged to upgrade immediately.

WhatsApp ranked worst at protecting user data

WhatsApp, AT&T ranked worst at protecting user data

Even the one star WhatsApp got in the EFF's ranking - for publicly opposing backdoors for government spying - was inherited from Facebook.

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Somebody formerly at Google - a somebody who was close to the enormous sucking sound of lost advertising revenues - has decided to fight the adblockers.