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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.

Monday review - the hot 28 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.

Siri "9/11 conspiracy theory" joke is no laughing matter, say police

With 9/11 and 911 having the same sequence of digits, you don't have to waste police time by seeing what Siri does when you say "9/11."

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.

Samsung updates back in the news - for breaking Windows updates

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A 22-year-old Microsoft MVP has hit the media spotlight with a blog article about Samsung updates - and it's not good news for Samsung!

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Oracle's Java, infamous in the past for bundling the Ask Toolbar as part of its install and update processes, is ditching Ask in favour of Yahoo's search engine.

Suspected mastermind behind mass ATM heist spree finally extradited to US

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18 months after his arrest, the Turkish national accused of masterminding a worldwide string of ATM heists netting as much as $55 million has been sent to the US to face trial.

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!

DEA agent who lined his pockets with Silk Road bitcoins pleads guilty

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Carl Force confessed to routing bitcoins into his own accounts while investigating the black market site.

CryptoWall ransomware cost US victims at least $18 million, FBI says

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The CryptoWall variant of crypto-ransomware cost US businesses and consumers at least $18 million between April 2014 and June 2015. The total damages could be much higher.

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.