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  • News: Google+ hit with spam bug

    The Google+ social networking site malfunctioned this weekend, spamming its users with repeated notifications via e-mail.

  • News: What Your IT Pro Knows About You

    For many small companies, the IT staff is a single person or even a consultant brought in to handle the business's computing upkeep. Either way, the question of what your IT person knows about the inner workings of the company is well worth asking--because the IT person may know far more about your company, employees, and personal information than you ever thought possible.

  • News: Your Old Smartphone's Data Can Come Back to Haunt You

    Your old cell phone data can reemerge from the past to haunt you. Whether it's because sellers are lazy or naive, cast-off phones still contain troves of information about their former users. And as phones get smarter, they're ever more likely to hold bank account passwords, personal email, or private photographs that anyone with the right kind of motivation could exploit.

  • News: Must-Have Downloads for School

    Heading off to school? We've rounded up must-have downloads to take along. Included are security tools to keep your PC private and malware-free. You'll also need an office suite for all those papers and spreadsheets, and maybe a writing helper to organize your thoughts. You can decorate your desktop with a pick-me-up wallpaper, or give your Windows 7 system a complete sci-fi makeover. Better yet, you can donate your PC's idle time to make the world a better place. Like you, your computer has important work to do.

  • News: 7 free Windows tune-up tools and tips

    You don't need to spend money to keep a Windows computer running in top form. Here's how to fix, clean and maintain Windows using programs you can download now for free.

  • News: Nine hundred police staff abused access to confidential databases

    Over 900 police staff have abused access to confidential databases over a four year period, according to data found through Freedom of Information requests.

  • News: Yahoo hits back at email snooping claims

    Yahoo has hit back at claims it is 'snooping' through the emails of users of its webmail service.

  • News: Visa blocks WikiLeaks donations via DataCell once again

    For a few hours on Thursday, credit card donations once again flowed to WikiLeaks through a payment gateway at Icelandic hosting company DataCell. Then Visa shut it down again.

  • News: Activism and Lulz Motivate Latest Rash of Hacks

    Two prominent hacker groups, Anonymous and LulzSec, have ignited increasing concern over computer security by staging spectacular attacks and data heists against large corporations and government websites. The two groups have pulled off more than 30 attacks in the past two months, taking down websites belonging to the U.S. Senate and the CIA, humbling the gargantuan company Sony, and compromising nearly 2 million user logins and IDs across the Web.

  • News: Who are all these hacker groups?

    Hacker groups that attack or steal—some estimates say there are as many as 6,000 of such groups online with about 50,000 "bad actors" around the world drifting in and out of them—are a threat, but the goals, methods, effectiveness of these groups varies widely.

  • News: Visa blocks WikiLeaks donations via DataCell once again

    For a few hours on Thursday, credit card donations once again flowed to WikiLeaks through a payment gateway at Icelandic hosting company DataCell. Then Visa shut it down again.

  • News: Yahoo changes Ts&Cs to snoop at emails

    A change in the terms and conditions of Yahoo's free webmail service means the tech giant can snoop emails sent and received by users.

  • News: Futures exchange software programmer in dramatic FBI arrest

    A programmer at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has been arrested by the FBI at his office and charged with stealing proprietary source code.

  • News: Anonymous eyes political role, but won't go legit

    Hacker group Anonymous plans to promote an affiliated political party to attract people who share its civil liberties goals, but do not agree with its methods.

  • News: Apple developing fixes for dangerous iOS vulnerabilities

    Apple said on Thursday that it is developing a fix for vulnerabilities that affect its iPhone, iPad and some iPod touch models, a problem that the German government warned could be used to steal confidential data.

  • News: Financial services firms get updated authentication guidance

    This month's update is designed to reinforce risk-based authentication for customers and covers layered security and other controls designed to mitigate transaction risk. Expert reaction to the guidance's efficacy is mixed.

  • News: Washington Post reports data breach on job ads section

    The Washington Post has alerted job seekers who use its employment pages of a data breach that compromised up to 1.27 million accounts.

  • News: iPhone, iPad jailbreak code could be utilised by hackers

    A website that shows iPhone and iPad users how to jailbreak their devices, so they can run unauthorised apps, could help hackers exploit a vulnerability in the iOS software, says Sophos.

  • News: Illegal movie downloads surge by 30%

    The number of movies illegally downloaded in the UK has surged by 30 percent in the past five years, says Envisional.

  • News: Businesses refusing data audits, warns Information Commissioner

    The Information Commissioner's Office has criticised businesses for refusing data protection audits.



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