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Spearphishing gets personal as woman scammed out of £50k house deposit

Spearphishing gets personal as woman scammed out of £50k house deposit

Spearphishing isn't just a threat for businesses. As this case shows, thieves are willing to spend considerable effort prying into the lives and email of ordinary people in the hope of scoring big cash.

One man emailed 97,931 people to tell them their passwords had been stolen

One man emailed 97,931 people to tell them their passwords had been stolen

'Atechdad' searched Pastebin for stolen login credentials, and after three days of searching he emailed victims to tell them the bad news.

Private eye jailed for hacking email of Scientology critics and others

Private eye jailed for hacking email accounts of Scientology critics and others

Eric Saldarriaga pled guilty to prying open the accounts of over 50 people, including prominent Scientology critics Mike Rinder and Tony Ortega.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Court orders Facebook to identify revenge porn poster

Dutch court orders Facebook to ID revenge porn poster

The social network has been ordered by a Dutch court to either identify the uploader of a sex video or open its servers up to an independent investigator.

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN'

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But that doesn't necessarily mean "private" as in privacy.

Paul Ducklin helps you understand the various levels of 'P' in 'VPN.'

Apple tweaks iOS 9 to stop advertisers getting our app data

iOS 9 tweak to stop advertisers from snooping into app download lists

Developers and advertisers have been eyeballing the apps we download to target-pitch their own wares. Apple are shuttering the peepshow.

Privacy outcry over proposal to reveal website owners' identities

Privacy outcry over proposal to reveal website owners' identities

An ICANN proposal would strip the rights of commercial site owners to use proxy services to shield their identities: a move the EFF says comes from copyright-hungry entertainment companies.

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Tor is the encrypted, anonymous way to browse the web that keeps you safe from prying eyes, right? Well, maybe not. Researcher Chloe created a honeypot website and dared Tor's exit node operators to steal the password. Sixteen of them did.

SSCC 204 - You want an extension to your extension for Windows XP? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the award-winning Chet Chat.

Enjoy!

Hundreds of Australian nude images posted without women's consent

Keyboard. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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

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.

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...

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".

"Belts and breaches" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our entertaining news-in-1-minute security roundup.

Enjoy!

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.

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg believes the search engine can attract a growing number of privacy-conscious web users.

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

The FBI is investigating one of the best baseball teams in the US after it allegedly broke into a database belonging to one of the worst.

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing, the perennial web search bridesmaid is finally going to encrypt your search data by default.