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Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfie on Twitter

Convicted identity thief caught after posting selfies on Twitter

Selfie-posting tax fraud fugitive Lance Ealy has been apprehended by US Marshals after four months on the run.

"Pwn2Own" competition pops Flash, Reader and four browsers, pays out over $550K [POLL]

Pwn2Own has become something of an institution on the North American computer security conference circuit.

Come and vote in our poll to tell us what you think of security contests like this...

Microsoft's Project Spartan browser will replace Internet Explorer - but slowly

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Yes, Internet Explorer is going away, eventually. But Microsoft's admission that an unnamed browser - codenamed Project Spartan - will take over as the default browser in Windows 10 led to some premature celebrations.

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

Monday review

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

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...

Greatfire.org faces daily $30,000 bill from DDoS attack

Anti-censorship China activists face daily $30,000 DDoS bill

GreatFire.org, a site that monitors websites blocked by the Great Firewall of China, has been hit with a massive DDoS attack.

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?

NYPD cop arrested for hacking into FBI, traffic databases

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The NYPD cop installed a hidden camera and hacked into databases containing personal information about victims of traffic accidents so he could pose, among other things, as an attorney who could help them with legal claims.

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

The owners of the drugs/guns/malware market 'Evolution' have vanished with about $12 million in Bitcoin.

Apple issues update to recent OS X update

Looks like Apple's OS X security update from early March 2015 is in need of an update.

Security Update 2015-002 has now been augmented by re-issued bug fixes in 2015-003.

Google announces "two improvements" to Google Play app approval process

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Google recently added actual humans to the Android app approval system...

...now there's age rating and better feedback for rejected apps as well.

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

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

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

Frat banned for exploiting female students on Facebook

Secret Facebook page with incriminating photos gets US frat banned

Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho chapter was banned over a group featuring photos of drug deals, hazing rituals, and nude, unconscious women.

Ransomware - should you pay?

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The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

Facebook Messenger to let you send money to friends

Facebook Messenger to let you send money to friends

Starting in the US, users of Messenger will soon be able to link their debit cards to the service and use it to instantly message money to friends, as easily as sending over a selfie.

Double FREAK! A cryptographic bug that was found because of the FREAK bug

Researchers checking up on the state of FREAK patching turned up another bug as a result.

Sometimes, finding programming mistakes requires serendipitous coincidences!

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]

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Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

Forget tap-and-pay, just snap-and-pay with your selfies!

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Chinese e-commerce megabrand Alibaba wants to use selfies for payment processing.

A third of Americans have changed online and phone behaviours post-Snowden

A third of Americans have changed online and phone behaviours post-Snowden

Edward Snowden has been heard, and his words are having at least some effect. True, a minority have changed to better protect their privacy, but the more people know, the more likely they are to change.

"Black Box" brouhaha breaks out over brute forcing of iPhone PIN lock

A brouhaha has broken out about a "Black Box" that can brute force your iPhone PIN by trying every possible combination, from 00..00 to 99..99.

Apparently, it can even circumvent the "10 mistakes and you're finished" test. Sort of...