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Tutor gets a year in jail for hacking his students' grades

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Timothy Lai used keyloggers to break into computer systems at a school in Orange County, California, and adjust the grades of his students.

Tax fraudster who hacked accounting firms pleads guilty in US court

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A Bulgarian hacker has pleaded guilty to involvement in a conspiracy to use data stolen from several accounting firms for tax fraud. Should the IRS do more to protect taxpayers?

5 online privacy and security tips for travelers

Going on holiday or traveling for business any time soon?

Here are 5 online privacy and security tips for when you're on the road.

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.

Venmo mobile payment service under fire for security carelessness

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Venmo is taking heat after a news report last week revealed security holes you could "drive a truck through," in the words of one aggrieved Venmo user whose account was drained of $2850.

The email that caused a literal meltdown - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Enjoy the last episode of "60 Second Security" for 2014!

Learn from the week's news in just one minute...

SSCC 178 - Are we there yet? [PODCAST]

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

Enjoy...and "Happy Holidays," whether you're away on vacation yourself, or a sysadmin enjoying the time when everyone else is on vacation!

Apple, please provide better protection for iCloud - Secure our Selfies!

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In the wake of exposed candid celebrity photos Apple recommends using two-step verification. Would this have made a difference? Should Apple strengthen its authentication options?

Apple admits flaw in email attachment encryption on iPhones and iPads

Apple admits iOS 7 encryption flaw

Apple is under pressure once again to patch a security flaw in iOS 7, after a researcher published his discovery that email attachments are unencrypted on iPhones and iPads.

"Heartbleed" - would 2FA have helped?

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Because of the global password reset pandemic caused by Heartbleed, lots of Naked Security readers have asked, "Wouldn't 2FA have helped?"

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

SSCC 133 - Prize unicorns, Android malware, 2FA, Attack reports and Vote For Us! [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...

Yahoo prompts password reset after mass attack on email service

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Yahoo has revealed that it's resetting passwords for a number of its email users after discovering a coordinated effort to gain access to accounts. We explain how Yahoo Mail users can better protect their accounts immediately.

Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft's reading Skype messages

Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?