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Slack gets hacked - rolls out two-factor authentication after user database breach

Slack is the latest start-up to make a big media splash in one of the worst possible ways - by acknowledging a data breach that exposed its users to malicious hackers.

Hotel Wi-Fi router security hole: will this be the Ultimate Pwnie Award Winning Bug for 2015?

If you were a cracker, and you could write your own specifications for a remote unauthenticated read/write hole...

...this is probably what you'd ask for.

How secure is your Wi-Fi? 3 things small businesses need to know

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Getting Wi-Fi security right is essential for everyone, but small businesses especially could use some good security advice. Here are 3 key things small businesses should know about securing Wi-Fi.

Plenty Of Fish hooked by Canada's anti-spam laws, faces 48k penalty

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Canada's strict anti-spam laws have come down hard on another offender, with the operators of dating website Plenty Of Fish paying a $48,000 penalty for failing to provide proper unsubscribe options in emails sent to its users.

Uber goes Big Data, shares customers' data with a hotel chain

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Uber has joined the rank of Big Data sellers, up there with Facebook, Google and Visa. The product: data about customers' movements, where they shop, where they work, where they go and much more.

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

New Android 'on-body detection' leaves your phone unlocked as long as you keep moving

New Android lock feature freezes up your data when your phone stops moving

Keep it jiggling, whether in hand, pocket or purse, and the accelerometer will keep your Android phone unlocked and ready to go. Handy for pickpockets!

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Thought your private phone photos weren’t on Facebook? Think again…

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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."

That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

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Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

Google forgets one little "Yes/No" setting, leaks private WHOIS data

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Even Google can make data leakage mistakes, as network security expert group Talos recently noticed.

Just one tiny little Yes/No setting that went wrong...

TeslaCrypt ransomware attacks gamers - "all your files are belong to us!"

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TeslaCrypt is a new ransomware that goes above and beyond CryptoLocker in the types of files it seeks out to hold for ransom, including those related to video games.

SophosLabs dug in to find out what TeslaCrypt has in store for gamers, and everyone else.

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!

Why not give it a try...

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.