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Russians embrace Bitcoins, the West sticks with PayPal

According to a new survey from ESET, the Europeans are leading the way with the online payment methods. Americans meanwhile prefer traditional alternatives.

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

Top ‘tips’ on how to survive Black Friday

Follow these top ‘tips’ if you’re looking to strike it lucky in a shopping mall on Black Friday. Or, if you’re opting for 21st century convenience, then please be cyber-aware when shopping online.

MagSpoof device ‘capable of predicting Amex credit card numbers’

Developed by Samy Kamkar, MagSpoof is a multipurpose device that “emulates” the magnetic stripe on any credit card, as well as being able to predict Amex credit card numbers.

How your nationality may influence your online Black Friday shopping

When it comes to shopping online, Germany is the most security conscious country in the world – most will use a security solution to thwart cybercriminals.

4 top security tips for parents

This introductory guide to online safety offers parents some useful security tips on how to protect their children.

Amazon ‘resets customer passwords’ as Black Friday approaches

Amazon has reportedly reset a number of customer passwords, causing some concern as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner.

New Dridex campaign achieves high infection ratio in European countries

When discussing banking trojans these days, Dridex is the one that everybody seems to be talking about the most. This trojan has inherited the popularity of the ancient Zeus trojan and is one of the biggest threats that we can find right now, in constant evolution to become more efficient.

You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to offer some fantastic deals at low prices. But it’s also a time of year when cybercriminal scams are aplenty. Here’s what you should do to do to shop safely.

Dell root certificate vulnerability leaves users open to attack

Dell has confirmed that a root certificate vulnerability that is present on some of its laptops and computers, means they can be exploited by cybercriminals.

UK Cyber Security Academy will boost cyberattack resilience

The newly launched Cyber Security Academy in the UK will deliver comprehensive solutions and insight to all types of sophisticated cyberattacks.

Is biometrics the future of secure payments?

Is the idea of biometrics as a secure payment system a fad, fiction or fact? This feature looks at whether DNA is linked with our digital identity.

The security review: Virtualization, diversity and encryption

Get up-to-date with the latest happenings in information security with our review of the past week.

5 key aspects for safe virtualization

Camilo Gutierrez Amaya looks at five key aspects for aspects that companies should be taken into consideration when developing a virtualization project.

Birds of a feather code together

Lysa Myers, a security researcher at ESET, looks at the diversity challenges and opportunities in information security – while there is much to be done, there’s a lot to be optimistic about she says.

Instagram’s new API policy toughens access to its feed

Instagram’s new API policy makes it a lot harder for third party apps to gain access to its feed. News of this comes on the back of a malicious app harvesting its user’s details.

Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks

British chancellor George Osborne has warned about the spectre of online terrorists attacking national infrastructure, and made some rather bold pronouncements about the UK’s willingness to engage in cyberwarfare to defend itself.

UK commits to new National Cyber Centre in 2016

The UK’s chancellor, George Osborne, has revealed that a new National Cyber Centre will be developed in 2016, helping the UK deliver a robust and centralized response to this growing threat.

Apple’s Tim Cook: There’ll be no backdoor in encryption

Apple’s Tim Cook has said in an interview with the Irish Independent that the idea of introducing backdoor access into encryption is ‘firmly off’ its agenda.

The security review: malware, child safety in the digital age and email security boost

Not quite sure what were the most interesting and intriguing information security stories of the past week? Not to worry – the security review has you covered.

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