If intelligence and law enforcement agencies have a genuine need to spy upon some communications then it should not be via a backdoor that could put millions of innocent, law-abiding users at risk.
Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware campaign that stole the login credentials of online banking customers after infecting PCs that had visited X-rated websites.
LastPass has gone public about a couple of security holes that were found in its popular online password management software.
That’s enough to send a shiver down the spines of the many internet users who trust the service to store its passwords securely, but the company says that there is no need to panic.
How are YOU supposed to remove your house from Google Street View if you don’t like the idea that Google drove one of its Street Cars up your road, took a photo of your front door without your permission, and then published it on the net?
Fortunately, there is a way…
Scammers and fraudsters think nothing of scraping the barrel of taste, if they believe it will help them earn a few dollars.
Blackmailers force internet site Code Spaces out of business, leaving customers in the lurch.
A group of hackers claim to have stolen the personal details of some 650,000 pizza lovers, and have threatened to release them to the world if Domino’s Pizza doesn’t cough up a hefty ransom.
Do you know what ransomware is? Do you know a filecoder from a lockscreen?
Read our FAQ to become more clued-up about the ransomware threat, and ensure that your systems are properly protected.
In an embarrassing breach of security, the passport numbers of members of the England Football squad have been accidentally tweeted out by the team’s official sponsor.
So-called phone hacking makes the headlines again, as new revelations are made.
Have you properly secured your mobile phone voicemail?
If only two factor authentication had been used, maybe the database would never have been accessed by online criminals.
Beware the latest scam spreading on Facebook, claiming to offer free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert.
If you have an account on link-shortening service Bitly, you should take steps now to protect your account.
US retail giant Target has announced that it is parting ways with Gregg Steinhafel, its chairman, president and CEO.
If you work in an IT department, and think that your board isn’t taking information security seriously enough, then perhaps reminding your executive team about just how badly Target has been affected by its data breach will help focus their minds.
Hackers are using a notorious banking Trojan horse to display a bogus message from Facebook, in an aggressive attempt to infect Android smartphones.
The critical security vulnerability in OpenSSL known commonly as “Heartbleed” continues to raise alarms, with websites now warning that hackers have breached their systems by exploiting the bug, and stolen personal information about users.
It’s one thing to have a security hole that relies upon users visiting an infected website, or opening a dodgy attachment – but it’s quite a different level of threat when simply *previewing* a message in your email client infects your computer.