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United Airlines: Hack our site for free miles (just don't mess with onboard systems)

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United Airlines is offering up to 1 million free air miles in a new bug bounty program that rewards hackers who discover security flaws in the airline's websites, apps and databases.

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

Fee-fi-fo-fum, do I want Google to sniff my network traffic, all of it?

Google's getting a lot of publicity for "Project Fi," which will let you roam between 3G/LTE and Wi-Fi.

Back through Google, of course...

That's SHUTTING down your PC, not SHOOTING it down! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Ever felt like shooting your PC? This guy did it! (And more news in our weekly one-minute security video.)

Wi-Fi security software chokes on network names, opens potential hole for hackers

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The Wi-Fi security software "wpa_supplicant," found in Android amongst many other places, has a potentially hackable security hole...

FTC sanctions phone location tracking company for not allowing customer opt-out

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Nomi has been ordered to tidy up its business practices as part of a settlement with the FTC over its tracking of retail customers' smartphones.

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.

Could a hacker *really* bring down a plane from a mobile phone in seat 12C?

A recent document about Air Traffic Control from the US Government Accountability Office has caused quite a stir.

Could a passenger get the plane to do a barrel roll without even turning off the in-flight movie?

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

All it would take to compromise it is to sit in the parking lot with a laptop, some free tools, and a dropper full of tech smarts.

We TOLD you not to use WPS on your Wi-Fi router! We TOLD you not to knit your own crypto!

Belkin is the latest router vendor to be found relying on "non-secret secrets."

Paul Ducklin looks at the router equivalent of locking the key to the company safe in the top drawer of your desk...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Hotel Wi-Fi router security hole: will this be the Ultimate Pwnie Award Winning Bug for 2015?

If you were a cracker, and you could write your own specifications for a remote unauthenticated read/write hole...

...this is probably what you'd ask for.

How secure is your Wi-Fi? 3 things small businesses need to know

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Getting Wi-Fi security right is essential for everyone, but small businesses especially could use some good security advice. Here are 3 key things small businesses should know about securing Wi-Fi.

Privacy group wants to shut down "eavesdropping" Barbie

Privacy group wants to shut down "eavesdropping" Barbie

It's worried about kids' voices being recorded by a corporation that will then target ads at them, but it should be far more worried about security and privacy.

Get ready for the internet-enabled, speech recognising, joke-telling Barbie

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An internet-enabled toy that talks to your kids: what could possibly go wrong?!

SSCC 184 - What's the lifespan of a GHOST? [PODCAST]

Our weekly security podcast - the latest news in 15 minutes, entertaining *and* educational.

Enjoy!

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

So ends Marriott's campaign to block guests' hotspots and force guests to pay for its own Wi-Fi, even though they don't threaten security.

SSCC 182 - What would the Pirate Party do? [PODCAST]

This week's episode of our quarter-hour security podcast.

Entertaining as well as accurate and educational - why not give it a listen?

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.

Marriott's stopped blocking your Wi-Fi hotspots

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Post-big-bucks fine, Marriott has now stopped blocking personal Wi-Fi devices at hotels.