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Bitcoin flaw could have allowed dreaded 51% takeover

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:35
The scenario was always hypothetical but the fact such a thing was even possible until this week has left some in the Bitcoin community feeling alarmed.

Warning issued as Netflix subscribers hit by phishing attack

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 06:08
Netflix phishing scammers are at it again, sending emails that try to steal sensitive details from subscribers.

Man who shared Deadpool movie on Facebook faces 6 months in jail

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:36
US government recommended six months behind bars. That’s one month for every million people that viewed a part of the pirated movie, apparently.

US military given the power to hack back/defend forward

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:16
The new preventative cybersecurity powers include potentially acting against countries considered friendly toward the US - a risky move, some say.

FBI wants to keep “helpful” Mirai botnet authors around

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:50
The young men behind the powerful IoT device botnet have been working undercover with law enforcement since they were first fingered.

Western Digital goes quiet on unpatched MyCloud flaw

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:37
Western Digital has failed to patch a serious security vulnerability in its MyCloud NAS drives that it was told about more than a year ago, researchers have alleged.

URL spoofing – what it is and what to do about it [VIDEO]

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:24
What happens if your browser doesn't tell you the truth about the identity of the website you're looking at?

iOS 12 is here: these are the security features you need to know about

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:54
One year to the day after iOS 11 appeared, Apple yesterday released its replacement, iOS 12.

Here we Mongo again! Millions of records exposed by insecure database

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:44
Another day, another poorly configured MongoDB database.

Years on, third party apps still exposing Grindr users’ locations

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:18
A third party app can use Grindr’s distance data to pinpoint a users location down to a room within a house.

How Facebook wants to protect political campaigners from hacking

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:54
The social network is trying to protect candidates, elected officials and their staff from "hackers and foreign adversaries".

Intel releases firmware update for ME flaw

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:13
It’s only September and yet 2018 is well on its way to being remembered as the year of fixing flaws we didn’t realise were possible in hardware we’d never heard of.

Hackers selling research phished from universities on WhatsApp

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:55
Millions of documents have been stolen from top UK universities and are being sold over WhatsApp for as little as £2.

91 “child friendly” Android apps accused of exploitation

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:43
New Mexico's AG filed a lawsuit accusing a popular app maker, plus Google's and Twitter's ad platforms, of illegally collecting kids' data.

State Department scores an F on 2FA security

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:47
Senators have discovered that the State Department is breaking the law by not using multi-factor authentication in its emails.

Vote now! Which web browser do you trust the most?

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:41
Your web browser goes with you everywhere on the web. But how much do you trust it?

Deepfake pics and videos set off Facebook’s fake news detector

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 07:08
The social network is expanding its effort to stamp out fake news.

On the hook! Phishing trip nets “Barbara” 5 years and whopping fine

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:41
The romance and business email compromise scammer pled guilty to fraud amounting to $25m.

Facebook’s robot coders step into the future of programming

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:14
Like a good junior programmer, Facebook's AI is cutting its teeth with a bit of bug fixing.

Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:01
From the hidden camera found in an AirBnb room and the smart TVs now admitting to viewers they spied on them to Google Chrome creating passwords for you, and more!

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