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German security agency warns of hacking attack on 16 million people

Passwords and usernames pilfered

Tue Jan 21 2014, 15:39

'123456' is dubbed 2013’s worst password

Worse than 2012’s password 'password'

Tue Jan 21 2014, 11:02

UK cyber chief recommends using any old password

As easy as abc123

Mon Jan 20 2014, 10:21

Syrian Electronic Army attacks Saudi websites

Also promises a return to Redmond

Thu Jan 16 2014, 13:37

Kaspersky discovers Java variant of Icefog malware

Targeting an American independent oil and gas corporation

Wed Jan 15 2014, 13:05

Microsoft's January Patch Tuesday tackles Windows XP security holes

Patching all it can before end of support in April

Tue Jan 14 2014, 11:46

Oracle to issue huge security patch addressing 36 Java vulnerabilities

144 flaws found across hundreds of Oracle products and components

Mon Jan 13 2014, 11:42

Snapchat snaps into post hacking apology mode

Updates app and gets around to apologising

Fri Jan 10 2014, 11:42

24,000 Android devices are hit by XXXX.apk mobile botnet

Uses WiFi networks and hotspots to steal information like users' locations

Thu Jan 09 2014, 15:49

RSA faces conference speaker exodus over the PRISM elephant in the room

Big names line up to drop out

Wed Jan 08 2014, 17:07

Huawei's security chief and ex-government CIO defends PRISM and NSA surveillance

He would say that, wouldn't he

Mon Jan 06 2014, 16:14

Hackers claim a denial of service attack on Steam

Not a lot of hot air

Fri Jan 03 2014, 15:18

SEA attacks Skype in NSA spying protest

Takes over its Twitter account and blog

Thu Jan 02 2014, 09:31

RSA accused of selling access to NSA for $10m

Enters denial mode

Mon Dec 23 2013, 15:19

Government removal requests continue to grow, says Google

A 68 percent increase in requests over the last year

Fri Dec 20 2013, 15:26

40 million Target accounts caught up in card hack

Retailer fesses to financial fumble

Thu Dec 19 2013, 14:34

Edward Snowden pens an open letter to the people of Brazil

Offers to work with them

Tue Dec 17 2013, 15:22

Facebook is rife with more video spam campaigns

From half-naked woman to snakes eating zookeepers

Tue Jan 21 2014, 14:42

Syrian Electronic Army hits Microsoft again

Hacking group lives up to its Microsoft word

Tue Jan 21 2014, 09:44

Obama promises to curtail NSA PRISM snooping

Says surveillance is legal and justified after 9/11

Fri Jan 17 2014, 18:09

Snapchat gets hit by a sexy spam campaign

Lures users with suggestive images of half-naked women

Thu Jan 16 2014, 11:54

Adobe joins Microsoft and Oracle with Patch Tuesday security bulletin

Addresses some critical bugs in Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player

Wed Jan 15 2014, 11:56

Ghash.io promises not to break the Bitcoin market

Even before most people have comprehended it

Mon Jan 13 2014, 14:04

Target hack adds up to 110 million affected punters

Oh for goodness sake

Mon Jan 13 2014, 11:03

Microsoft cancels Security Essentials for Windows XP

Firm adds more reasons to stop putting off upgrading

Thu Jan 09 2014, 17:35

Yahoo malware adverts were designed to mine Bitcoins

Ad network is infested with code that infected 27,000 machines per hour

Thu Jan 09 2014, 13:19

NSA linked Morta Security is bought by Palo Alto Networks

Ex-spies come out of stealth mode

Tue Jan 07 2014, 14:01

Security guru Bruce Schneier joins Co3 Systems after BT exit

Takes his online spying criticism elsewhere

Mon Jan 06 2014, 14:25

NSA is designing a quantum supercomputer

Snowden leak suggests NSA seeks to recreate the end of Superman III

Fri Jan 03 2014, 13:22

2013 was a very hacked year

More to come

Thu Dec 26 2013, 10:40

Cryptolocker ransomware has infected quarter of a million systems since September

Stealing almost a million dollars' worth of Bitcoins

Mon Dec 23 2013, 12:07

UN moves in the direction of personal privacy

One in the eye for surveillance

Fri Dec 20 2013, 13:20

Crypto genius Bruce Schneier leaves BT after eight years

UK telecoms firm denies giving him the boot

Wed Dec 18 2013, 15:05

Google doesn’t fancy a UK court case on Safari tracking

Trivial, maybe

Tue Dec 17 2013, 12:54

EE to release emergency router upgrade after vulnerability found

You should be safe if you surf sensibly

Mon Jan 20 2014, 15:19

Starbucks digital wallet app for iPhone has a major security flaw

Updated But a fix it on the way

Fri Jan 17 2014, 11:56

Digital wallet? There's a Zapp for that

Five UK banks sign up to a common standard for digital transactions

Wed Jan 15 2014, 14:53

Secure Blackphone handset promises to thwart NSA snooping

Set to debut at Mobile World Congress next month

Wed Jan 15 2014, 10:41

UK government wants people and businesses to be more cyber savvy

Time to get streetwise

Mon Jan 13 2014, 13:43

Gmail starts showing images by default on Android

Updated No need to worry about picture security

Fri Jan 10 2014, 12:52

Linkedin sues anonymous hackers for scraping profile data

Used Amazon's EC2 cloud service to evade the social network's security measures

Thu Jan 09 2014, 17:16

Yahoo finally encrypts its email servers

If you're using https and you know it clap your hands

Wed Jan 08 2014, 17:25

CES: Intel drops McAfee brand in security software rebranding

John McAfee is pleased to be freed from 'the worst software on the planet'

Tue Jan 07 2014, 13:41

Staysure travel insurer admits to credit card theft

A couple of months ago

Mon Jan 06 2014, 11:44

Snapchat hackers post four million usernames

Leakers cauldron shut off

Thu Jan 02 2014, 10:36

Computing pioneer Alan Turing gets royal pardon

Enigma programmer was jailed for being a homosexual

Tue Dec 24 2013, 09:51

Human error is the root cause of most data breaches

Financial damage of data leaks must be considered by firms

Fri Dec 20 2013, 16:06

Two men jailed for cyber blackmail threats

Go straight to chokey

Thu Dec 19 2013, 14:55

Half of IT pros plan to use Windows XP after support ends in 2014

Security concerns grow as Microsoft end of support draws ever closer

Wed Dec 18 2013, 13:40
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