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Ships at risk of hacking, says report

A report suggests that while the number of ships lost at sea is decreasing, cyberthreats are becoming a more pressing issue for the maritime industry.

Six ways to backup your data

Today is World Backup Day, and it goes without saying that backing up data is a thoroughly sensible thing to routinely get into the habit of doing.

Queen Elizabeth consults with cybersecurity expert over privacy fears

Queen Elizabeth has been consulting one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent cybersecurity experts, leading to speculation the Royal Family may be seeking protection from hackers and spies.

Passport and visa details of world disclosed in accidental G20 privacy breach

A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.

British Airways suffers frequent flyer account hacking

Thousands of British Airways frequent flyer accounts have been breached by hackers, reports ZDNet.

Android apps track your location every three minutes, says Carnegie Mellon study

A Carnegie Mellon University study has discovered that a selection of Android apps collect location data on their users on average every three minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ESET’s Mark James on addressing business security employee issues

ESET’s Mark James on the issues employees have with business security measures, and how to counter the difficulties without compromising safety.

Tinder hack sets heterosexual men up with each other

A hacker has discovered that the openness of Tinder’s API allowed him to set up unknowing men via a fake female profile they both believed that they were talking to.

Threat sharing bill introduced to House of Representatives

The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has introduced a new threat sharing bill designed to let businesses share details of security treats without fear of litigation, reports Gizmodo.

Mobile security: IBM/Ponemon study finds enterprise app security weaknesses

Nearly 40 percent of large companies – including a significant number in the Fortune 500 – are not taking necessary precautions to secure the apps that they’re providing their customers.

Twitch backs down on 20-character passwords in wake of hacking

Twitch has backed down on its attempts to force stronger password complexity on its site post-hacking, after multiple complaints from its userbase.

Hacker threatens cyberattacks against Detroit over court decision

A hacker going by the name of ‘Bitcoin Baron’ has issued a threat to the city of Detroit after a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge dismissed a police manslaughter charge.

Facebook announces peer-to-peer payments between friends

Facebook has announced a new feature of its Messenger product, which allows friends to send payments directly to each other, reports Tech Crunch.

$40k of bitcoin lost in Coinapult hot wallet hack

Coinapult, a long-running bitcoin wallet service, announced on Monday that its hot wallet had been compromised to the tune of 150 coins – around $42,900.

Advantage Dental hacked – over 150,000 personal records breached

Advantage Dental has sent out notices to 151,626 customers after a hacking which may have led to the leaking of valuable patient data, according to the Portland Tribune.

VPNs illegal in UAE, says Dubai Police

A senior official in the Dubai Police force has stated that the use of Virtual Private Networks is illegal across the United Arab Emirates.

British Bank trials heartbeat based authentication

A British bank has been trialling a different type of biometrics, allowing their customers to confirm their identity via heartbeat according to the BBC.

Google’s Project Zero reveals possible memory leak hack

Security researchers have managed to launch an attack on Linux computers by targeting a physical weakness in some types of DDR memory chips, Ars Technica reports.

Google Admin console email spoofing loophole patched

A vulnerability in Google Admin that could have allowed domains to be claimed to send out authentic seeming spoofed emails has been patched by the company, reports The Register.

US military looks to 3,000 new security hires by 2016

The United States’ military is looking to hire 3,000 cybersecurity professionals to man its infosec unit over the next nine months.

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