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Hackers hijack over 162,000 Wordpress websites

Turned them into DDoS attack tools via criminal botnets

Tue Mar 11 2014, 15:42

Microsoft will issue the penultimate patch for Windows XP in March Patch Tuesday

Including two critical bulletins, one of which patches a vulnerability in IE

Fri Mar 07 2014, 17:10

Malwarebytes updates its mobile app to protect Android users from rising ad threats

Aggressive ads on Android are exploiting people to make money

Thu Mar 06 2014, 13:33

The Ukraine crisis is not yet a cyber war, says Intel Security chief

But will be if the countries' governments and critical infrastructure are targeted

Wed Mar 05 2014, 16:42

Netflix lets backend get hacked to explore future features

But there's bad guys looking to take advantage of the service, too

Fri Feb 28 2014, 16:53

RSA 2014 security conference app has 'severe vulnerabilities'

Half a dozen security flaws uncovered

Fri Feb 28 2014, 10:46

Blackphone: First impressions of the encrypted Android handset

We take a tour of Silent Circle and Geeksphones' privacy focused smartphone

Wed Feb 26 2014, 15:56

Nokia: Nine percent of Android apps tested for Nokia X contain malware

Exclusive Apps are available in 'multiple Android stores' including Google Play

Wed Feb 26 2014, 09:32

Apple offers fix for iOS SSL hell

Mac OS X is still waiting

Mon Feb 24 2014, 11:57

€10,000 bounty offered on Wurm website disruptor

Creators offer cash for conviction

Thu Feb 20 2014, 16:15

Belkin fixes home fire and blackout vulnerabilities in its Wemo systems

Update firmware now to prevent hacking

Wed Feb 19 2014, 13:57

Microsoft spots patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability

Update now if you're running version 12.0.0.43 or earlier

Tue Feb 18 2014, 12:35

Blaggers part Tesco users from Clubcard points

Only 10 punters affected, supermarket claims

Fri Feb 14 2014, 11:48

Snapchat users hit by a fruity attack

Updated Lots of images of smoothies are being sent from compromised user accounts

Wed Feb 12 2014, 17:08

Kaspersky Lab unmasks a global cyber espionage toolkit

Security firm peels back The Mask

Tue Feb 11 2014, 11:27

Malicious Android apps hit the 10 million mark

200,000 samples of malware found at Google Play store and other sources

Mon Feb 10 2014, 14:13

iOS 7 exploit disables Find My iPhone without a password

Likely to be fixed in iOS 7.1

Fri Feb 07 2014, 13:10

Twitter fixes 'rare' bug that opened protected tweets to all

It was known since November, but took just four hours to fix

Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:46

Europol’s cybercrime chief probably does not use free WiFi

Reckons it is rife with security issues

Fri Mar 07 2014, 09:32

Access, EFF and Twitter launch post-PRISM Encrypt all the Things action plan

Three year data security plan

Thu Mar 06 2014, 12:35

Android accounted for 97 percent of all malicious mobile activity in 2013

Main distribution method is by shady apps downloaded via third-party app stores

Wed Mar 05 2014, 13:05

UK’s Lauri Love charged in US, faces 12 years for hacking

Accused of taking and sharing Federal Reserve documents

Fri Feb 28 2014, 11:55

Virgin Media masks porn filter rollout with 152Mbps broadband launch

Promises 'free' speed bump to customers despite 6.7 percent rate hike

Fri Feb 28 2014, 10:22

Android is target for 98 percent of all mobile malware

Kaspersky Lab also finds first Tor Android Trojan

Wed Feb 26 2014, 15:33

Samsung outs Knox Marketplace alongside slew of security features

Just four percent of compatible Galaxy devices have service enabled at present

Tue Feb 25 2014, 20:26

Adobe issues yet another emergency Flash Player patch for Windows, Mac and Linux

Targeted attack campaign uses a zero-day exploit

Fri Feb 21 2014, 11:16

Hackers are switching to chargeware scams to steal from mobile users

Lookout warns that 20 percent of all chargeware is targeting the UK

Thu Feb 20 2014, 14:04

Zeus banking Trojan is back with another variant, ZeusVM

Uses images as a decoy to steal personal information

Wed Feb 19 2014, 12:22

Kickstarter breach blags users' details, encrypted passwords

A kick in the starters

Mon Feb 17 2014, 09:50

Hackers exploit Internet Explorer 10 zero-day bug in targeted attacks on military

Update to IE 11 to dodge the risk of attack - or just use Chrome

Fri Feb 14 2014, 11:23

Two more Bitcoin exchanges hit by DDoS attacks

Both exchanges suspend processing but say no funds have been lost or are at risk

Wed Feb 12 2014, 12:37

Microsoft rolls out two critical Windows XP updates on Patch Tuesday

Adds two-factor authentication to Office 365

Tue Feb 11 2014, 11:03

iPhone users exposed to denial of service attacks through Snapchat vulnerability

Can send spam to 4.6 million leaked accounts in less than one hour

Mon Feb 10 2014, 13:18

Target hackers got in through an air conditioning outfit

Firm claims US retailer was only firm affected by the breach

Fri Feb 07 2014, 12:37

Malware samples tripled in 2013 as point-of-sale attacks boomed

Criminals are constantly developing new ways to bypass defences

Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:27

Hacked retailer Target parts with its CIO

Likely with a bootmark on her backside

Thu Mar 06 2014, 15:37

Bitcoin mining botnets and Windows XP threats are booming

Dell Sonicwall says there are 10 malware infections for every person on the planet

Thu Mar 06 2014, 12:04

London IP addresses create zombie router network

Mysterious DNS switcher doesn't appear to do anything

Mon Mar 03 2014, 16:56

EPSRC hands £3m to researchers to fight malicious Android apps

Two university research teams join with McAfee to fight app attackers

Fri Feb 28 2014, 11:31

360 million stolen personal details are found online

Hold Security stumbles on a pilfered haul

Thu Feb 27 2014, 09:10

Zombie WiFi hotspots set to terrorise populated areas

Airborne virus lurks in unprotected access points, spreads like the common cold

Wed Feb 26 2014, 13:45

Google buys ad fraud fighters Spider.io

Pulls anti-fraud firm into its web

Mon Feb 24 2014, 12:43

Tinder flaw left users vulnerable to location hacks for over three months

Took the dating app company from October to January to recognise and fix the bug

Thu Feb 20 2014, 17:07

Edward Snowden action figure goes on sale for $99

Whistle not included

Thu Feb 20 2014, 12:56

Friendly hacker warns Asus router users to fix their security

I just hacked you to tell you it's easy

Wed Feb 19 2014, 09:22

Linksys router users are hit by 'The Moon' worm

Updated Turning off Remote Management Access and rebooting the router will fix the bug

Fri Feb 14 2014, 16:47

UK is lagging behind the US in cyber security readiness

Only 17 percent of UK technology businesses see cyber crime as a threat

Thu Feb 13 2014, 12:13

Samsung's Context service will collect user data to share with developers

Korean firm apparently hasn't heard of PRISM

Wed Feb 12 2014, 10:26

Trojan steals Bitcoins from Mac OS X users

Disguised as an app, it spies on web traffic to steal login credentials

Mon Feb 10 2014, 17:09

Barclays customer data pinched by blaggers

Passed to shady salespeople

Mon Feb 10 2014, 09:39
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