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How the "Great SIM Heist" could have been avoided

Apparently, intelligence services managed to penetrate the network of a major SIM card manufacturer, grab loads of SIM keys, and now we're all liable to be listened in on.

But why? What is it about SIM cards that made this possible?

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

US health insurer Anthem drained of 80 million records

US health insurer Anthem drained of 80 million records

Attackers have invaded a database at Anthem, the US's second largest health insurer, getting at all the personal details that comprise a veritable tool kit for identity theft.

Hackers breach password database at Atlassian's "HipChat" collaboration service

Hip software company Atlassian has had the hackers in.

It sounds as though the outcome won't be too bad, but it does remind you: choose a better password than everyone else!

Why the US was so sure North Korea hacked Sony: it had a front-row seat

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A newly released, top-secret document traces the NSA's infiltration of North Korean systems back to 2010, when it piggybacked on South Korean "implants" on North Korea's networks and "sucked back the data".

'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip, says FBI

FBI: 'Sloppy' North Korean Sony attackers let their IP addresses slip

FBI director James Comey has stuck to the bureau’s conclusion that the North Korean government is behind the mammoth cyber attack on Sony Pictures, giving out a few more crumbs to explain his conviction.

Malware infection suspected at ISC, providers of the BIND DNS server software

The Internet Systems Consortium, better known as ISC, thinks it might have had a malware infection.

An insecure installation of WordPress seems to be behind the problem...

3 tips for a quieter Christmas than Sony

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What can you do so that, when your users return from vacation, you reduce the chance of a 'Sony moment' all of your own?

Here's our advice...

Spear-phishers grab emails from internet overseer ICANN

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Yes, the DNS overlord fell for spear phishing. No, the internet's spine was NOT broken, given that the intruders only gained "read", not "write", access. Thank goodness!

Sony tormentors leak celebrities' phone numbers, aliases

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Those affected include Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Sony Pictures feels the pain as megabreach claims expand

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The breach involves taxpayer IDs for 47,000 employees and actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow and Rebel Wilson, as well as medical histories, salary information and much more.

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!

SSCC 175 - "My, what an ENORMOUS malware infection you have!" [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

For your listening pleasure - the news you can use!

Home Depot facing 44 lawsuits over data breach as clean-up cost reaches $43m

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Home Depot, which revealed a huge data breach in September, said it now faces at least 44 civil lawsuits across the US and Canada after the security slip that left 56 million credit cards and 53 million email addresses exposed.

Sony Pictures breached - or was it?

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Sony has been in the computer security spotlight several times before, from rootkits and jailbreaking to industrial-scale data breaches.

The company is back in the limelight again after a claimed "megahack"...

Breached US State Department takes email offline to update security

Breached US State Department takes email offline to update security

The US State Department spent the weekend trying to mop up its unclassified email system and public sites in the aftermath of a recent attack.

White House networks hacked

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Attackers broke into unclassified White House computer networks in the past 2-3 weeks. It's far from surprising, one unnamed official said, given that it's a "constant battle" between the government, trying to secure its sensitive systems, and bad actors seeking to intrude on them.

Dropbox passwords leaked, third-party services blamed

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Hundreds of Dropbox logins were posted on Pastebin and Reddit, but it turns out they were stolen from a third-party service months ago, Dropbox says. So why did some of those passwords work, as Reddit users claimed? Think password reuse.

It's only logical - the BIGGER the bank, the BIGGER the breach! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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News, advice, opinion and research - and it only takes a minute...

SSCC 167 - Avoiding the shock of Shellshock (and more!) [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly Chet Chat podcast!

Shellshock leads the list, of course, but Snapchat, cybersecurity awareness and the iPhone 6 all get a look in too...