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RIP Leonard Nimoy: a hero to Trekkies, but so much more than "Spock"

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Leonard Nimoy was beloved by millions, including many of us at Naked Security and at Sophos. So it is with great sadness that we acknowledge his passing on Friday, at the age of 83, and offer this modest tribute.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

Twitter's new tool should stop password sharing and help fend off hijackings

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The new tool, TweetDeck Teams, lets users share Twitter accounts without having to share passwords.

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

Robot tweets "I seriously want to kill people", prompts police response

Robot Tweets "I seriously want to kill people" prompting emergency police response

When Dutch police responded to a death threat made by a local Twitter account, they discovered the culprit was nothing more than an automated bot.

Anonymous takes down dozens of "terrorist" social media accounts in #OpISIS

Anonymous takes down dozens of Twitter accounts in #OpISIS

Infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has begun a new operation designed to take down ISIS sympathisers on the web.

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Chipotle apologises for offensive tweets, says account was hacked

Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle was forced to apologise after its hacked Twitter account spewed out a string of unpalatable tweets.

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

Twitter CEO admits: 'We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls'

How the story of one Twitter troll motivated Dick Costolo to admit that the suckage has gone on for years, and it's about time that it changed.

Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked

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Hackers briefly got control of the Twitter and Instagram accounts of Taylor Swift, the Grammy-winning American pop-star, creating a stir on social media.

Here's how to make sure your accounts are safe!

How the Obamacare website healthcare.gov leaks private data

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HealthCare.gov, the US insurance exchange website that is a central component of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), is sending personal information on users to third parties including Facebook, Google, and web analytics companies.

School rule-breakers to hand over Facebook and Twitter passwords

Students who cyberbully may forfeit social media passwords

US school students in the state of Illinois may be forced to give up their social media passwords if they're suspected of cyberbullying or of otherwise breaking school rules.

Cyberjihadists attack thousands of French websites after Charlie Hebdo massacre

Cyberjihadists attack French websites

Many French websites have come under attack in the days since the bloody assault on the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store last week, although rumours of mass DDoS appears to be untrue.

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Anonymous launches #OpCharlieHebdo, attacks terrorist social media

Those wearing the cloak of the loose online hacktivist collective of Anonymous have gone after sites and promise to target Twitter and Facebook accounts of terrorists.

Crackers take over social media accounts of US Central Command

CENTCOM is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East.

Hacking its social media accounts would be a notable stunt...

The social media network that's worst for bullying is...

Which Social Media Network is worst for bullying

We asked you which social network was the worst for bullying and you answered with gusto. But not as much gusto as 4Chan's /pol/ board. They got really, really, really excited about it.

Twitter rolls out new anti-trolling tools, promises quicker abuse investigation

Twitter rolls out new anti-trolling tools, promises quicker abuse investigation

Twitter is making changes which should make it easier and quicker for users to report abuse or flag inappropriate content.

If the government confiscates your spyware, where does it end up? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

An entertaining way to turn news into knowledge...and it only takes a minute!

Twitter to start snooping at which apps you have installed - here's how to opt out

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Twitter is set to start peeking on users' iPhones, iPads and Androids in order to see what apps they have downloaded. It's opt-in by default, so here's how to opt out.