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VMworld – Got a ton of VMs? Now what?

This year VMworld tackles what happens when your VM farm grows up and spawns hundreds or thousands of baby VMs

8 security tips for gamers: go play with no worries!

It is possible to enjoy videogames by applying practical security measures that will keep us safe. In this article, we look at 8 security tips.

LizardStresser: Six people arrested in connection with Lizard Squad’s DDoS attack tool

British police have today announced the arrest of six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to – amongst others – a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.

iOS vulnerability Ins0mnia fixed by Apple

Apple has resolved a serious security vulnerability known as Ins0mnia in its latest update.

Security of Ashley Madison breached sooner that you think

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.

Support scams, malware and mindgames without frontiers

Introduction It might not have escaped your notice that I write quite a lot about support scams, an issue in which most commentators in the security industry take only sporadic interest and tend to regard as of only niche interest. (As when a scammer is damaging their brand or product in some way, for instance

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities

Dolphin and Mercury Android browsers have major vulnerabilities, allowing for remote code execution and arbitrary reading and writing of files.

An Ashley Madison response plan: does your company have one?

The Ashley Madison data breach has created fresh cybersecurity threats for all organizations. A company response plan is needed. Here’s what you need to know.

Windows 95 turns 20: The OS We All Love To Hate

1995 was a landmark year for technology, the internet and home computing. We can thank Windows 95 for a lot of the perks we find ourselves with today.

A big day for consumers: Companies answerable for poor cybersecurity

FTC has the authority to hold organisations to account for failing to deliver tough cybersecurity measures.

Make password into a story and more parental hacks

It’s important to ensure your child’s data and devices are secure at school and at home. Check out our to back to school digital security guide.

How does facial recognition technology work?

In this hi-tech age, your face is increasingly becoming a digital ID for authenticating who you are online. We look at how facial recognition works.

Ashley Madison members ‘easy target for extortion’

There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.

How to nurture your child’s security genius

Is your child a security genius? If you think so, here’s what you can do to harness that potential for a career that is exciting and financially lucrative.

Ambiguous new Windows 10 update ‘improves functionality’

The new Windows 10 update doesn’t offer any detail as to what it fixes or improves, leaving many to question why the tech giant has been so vague.

Bundestag computer system goes offline

The computer system in the Bundestag is now offline, to allow technicians to perform essential maintenance work.

Nine out of ten parents worry about kids online − yet few act

The internet is arguably the new frontier for communication, collaboration and business but, with criminals also using it for ill-gotten gains, it does have its bad parts too. And this is making life difficult for parents struggling to keep up with their child’s technology obsession.

Web.com experiences data breach

Web.com reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Back to university: cybersecurity now a major concern in higher education

Cybersecurity topics and panels were rated one of the “6 Best Things” at the recent Campus Tech conference, in Boston.

Impact Team releases stolen Ashley Madison data online

The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.

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