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“Astoundingly stupid” Kodak (not really) Bitcoin miner bites the dust

1 hour 21 min ago
Deemed a scam from its CES debut, Kodak says KashMiner was never licensed, and its promised payouts portrayed ignorance of how Bitcoin works.

Don’t take fright – get web security right [PODCAST]

1 hour 23 min ago
Catch up with Day 2 of our Security SOS Week - here's the second episode of our week-long online security summit.

How to spoof someone’s GPS navigation to send them the wrong way

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:25
Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that it’s possible to spoof turn-by-turn GPS road navigation to send users to specific wrong locations.

Welcome to the wonderful world of GDPR! Where next? [PODCAST]

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:29
Catch up with Day 1 of our Security SOS Week - here's the first episode of our week-long online security summit.

Guy jailed for refusing to unlock phones

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:10
The phones are new, he said, and he can't remember the passcodes.

Twitter shutters accounts linked to US election hacking

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 05:46
The move comes after special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russians believed to have used the accounts as fronts in US election hacking.

Facebook refuses to remove fake news, but will demote it

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:40
Facebook last week grappled with journalists' questions about how serious its fight against fakery is, given it puts up with InfoWars.

Twitter pops a lot of famous people’s follower bubbles

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:13
It wiped out accounts locked due to misbehavior, obliterating about 4 followers for non-famous mortals and millions for the glitterati.

USB Restricted Mode in iOS 11.4.1 now available to all iPhone users

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:08
The latest version of iOS includes bug fixes and at least one new feature that might be of interest to security-minded users.

Ex-Apple engineer charged with stealing self-driving car secrets

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:01
He was arrested on his way to China to start a job at autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, Apple said in court documents.

Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 04:52
From the Linux community with malware woes and Google's new nuisance call screening to the viral airplane romance that should worry us all, and more!

Sextortion scam knows your password, but don’t fall for it

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:48
The scam emails claim to have compromising video of you, and back it up by showing you one of your passwords.

Facebook ordered to let grieving mother in to dead daughter’s account

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 05:46
The girl's parents want access to her account to see if her death was the result of cyberbullying.

Linux, malware and data breaches – what can we learn? [VIDEO]

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 05:23
We think Gentoo Linux did a good job in a bad situation following its recent malware invasion, and we can all learn something from that.

“Bitcoins for cash in bags” trader gets 12 months in prison

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:06
This former stockbroker dealt with murky clients, including one she knew only as "David", aka "Pirate Sh*t".

Your Google phone will soon screen nuisance calls

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:34
Google is reportedly adding a new feature to its phone app that will breathe a sigh of relief to beleaguered phone users everywhere: Built-in screening for nuisance callers.

Hackers break into newswire services, trade on what they find

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 06:23
Some financially-motivated hackers go straight for the money, but others take a more circuitous route, going after information that they can use for profit. That’s what criminals convicted this week did until they were caught in 2015, earning millions in ill-gotten gains.

Default router password leads to spilled military secrets

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 05:58
The hacker tried selling the US military files for $150 on the dark web, but only undercover analysts paid any attention.

Snakes on a plane! (Stuffed inside a hard drive)

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 05:24
When we talk about worms and viruses on your hard drive, we ain't talking ball python. Usually. TSA caught the "organic mass" in screening.

Another Linux distro poisoned with malware

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:51
Arch Linux user repository altered to host malware, Arch maintainers say they're "surprised it doesn't happen more often".

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