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  • News: Teen Arrested for Sony Hack

    London police say 19-year-old has hacked a "number of international businesses," looking into connections with LulzSec.

  • News: LulzSec Denies Taking U.K. Census Data

    The hacker group LulzSec denies it has stolen a large amount of personal data of U.K. residents from that country's 2011 census. The denial comes after someone claiming to be from the hacker group posted a notice online that said the hackers obtained the entire database of the U.K.'s 2011 Census. If true, it would have meant LulzSec had the basic vital information of a large number of British citizens including names, addresses, dates of birth, levels of education, and marital and employment statuses.

  • News: UK police arrest teen from Lulz Security for DDOS attack

    U.K. police arrested a 19-year-old on Monday for allegedly attacking a police website earlier in the day, in what is the first arrest connected with the rogue hacking group Lulz Security.

  • News: Social networking self-regulation isn't working says EU

    A test conducted by the European Commission on 14 social networking sites found that only two of them make minors’ profiles private by default.

  • News: UK police arrest teen from Lulz Security for DDOS attack

    U.K. police arrested a 19-year-old on Monday for allegedly attacking a police website earlier in the day, in what is the first arrest connected with the rogue hacking group Lulz Security.

  • News: Dropbox left document storage accounts open for four hours

    Online storage service Dropbox accidentally turned off password authentication for its 25 million users for four hours on Monday -- although "much less than 1 percent" of those accounts were accessed during the period, the company said. It is still investigating whether any of those accounts were improperly accessed.

  • Feature: Five of the best online privacy tools

    Whether it's discovering what personal information websites are tracking about you or manually deleting any tracks in your browser, there are plenty of free tools to help you protect your privacy when surfing the web. Here are five of the best.

  • News: 24% of web users have banked on their mobile phone

    Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of web users have banked online via their mobile phone, says BullGuard.

  • News: Security researcher calls for dating site to hand over 'Shrek' virus

    A security researcher has offered to donate £500 to charity if a dating website that was supposedly the victim of a virus, sends the malware to him for analysis.

  • News: LulzSec joins with Anonymous to launch an anti-government crusade

    Hacking group LulzSec has revealed it is joining forces with Anonymous, another hacking group that last December led attacks against companies that had withdrawn payment and hosting services from WikiLeaks, to target the world's governments

  • News: Fake concert ticket scams cost UK £168m a year

    One in ten web users have been the victim or known someone that has been fooled by a fake concert tickets scam, says GetSafeOnline.

  • News: Facebook Facial Recognition: Why It's a Threat to Privacy

    By the end of this year, the world's population is expected to hit 7 billion. That's a huge number, but it pales in comparison to the 60 billion to 100 billion photos Facebook has reportedly stored on its servers.

  • News: NSA wants bulletproof smartphone, tablet security

    The National Security Agency, America's high-tech spy agency which also plays a key role in approving hardware and software for use by the Department of Defense, wants to be able to outfit military personnel with commercial smartphones and tablets -- but based on a NSA security design.

  • News: Revenge of the Ugly: 'Beautiful People' Dating Site Hacked

    Online dating has no shortage of superficiality. But there's superficial, and then there's BeautifulPeople.com -- a dating site where users rate the physical attractiveness of applicants and if the consensus is "ugly," the user isn't granted access.

  • News: Identity theft begins in the home

    The quality of printing and design software available to the consumer is now so high that criminals are using the technology to start up their own document forging businesses, a parliamentary joint committee on Law Enforcement has heard.

  • How-Tos: Avoid Getting Scammed by Fake Tech-Support Calls

    Scams come in all shapes and sizes. The evildoers who create viruses and spyware, for instance, often rely on scare tactics, like a pop-up window with an alarming message like, "Your computer is infected! Click here to scan your system and remove the malicious software."

  • News: SCADA Systems: Achilles Heel of Critical Infrastructure

    Our critical infrastructure is an attractive target for enemy nations, terrorist groups, or even run-of-the-mill cyber criminals, and many security experts believe that it is not remotely protected against cyber attacks. The SCADA systems that manage and control much of the critical infrastructure for the United States were not designed with security in mind, and are not engineered for an Internet-connected world.

  • News: What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

    Amazon has liberated authors with the ability to self-publish books in Kindle format. Unfortunately, some individuals appear to be overwhelming the system with crap, making it harder for customers to sift through the spam and find legitimate titles. Amazon needs to take action to save Kindle self-publishing from the spammers.

  • News: LulzSec E-mail Hack Proves We're Lousy at Picking Passwords

    Whether you think LulzSec is doing us a favor for exposing our security weaknesses or think the hacker group has gone too far, a very old lesson can be learned here: we need to create stronger passwords. New analysis of the 62,000 logins LulzSec made publicly available reveals, yet again, our seriously weak password habits.

  • News: Attackers exploit latest Flash bug on large scale, says researcher

    Hackers are aggressively exploiting a just-patched Flash vulnerability "on a fairly large scale," according to a Shadowserver Foundation researcher.



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