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

Lenovo disables ‘unremovable software’

Lenovo has announced that LSE,a virtually unremovable software, is no longer being installed on its products.

BitTorrent family susceptible to DRDoS attacks

A new study shows that applications belonging to the BitTorrent family are vulnerable to DRDoS attacks.

Apple releases major security updates

Significant issues evident in Apple products have been patched with a raft of new updates.

Researchers win Internet Defense Prize for C++ detection tool

Internet Defense Prize goes to researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology for designing a tool that detects a new class of C++ vulnerabilities.

Corvette hacked with a text message

Researchers have hacked into a Corvette with a simple text message, taking control over its brakes.

Cybercriminals and traders charged with $100m ‘newswire fraud’

An international team of hackers and traders who benefited from illegal pre-publication access to company finance updates have been charged with fraud.

Facebook data security loophole ‘needs to be fixed’

A data security loophole discovered in Facebook needs to be fixed, according to a software engineer.

Glasses that ‘block’ facial recognition technology to launch in 2016

Glasses that are capable of blocking facial recognition technology are to go on sale in Japan next year.

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’

A hacker has developed a device that is capable of hacking into most modern cars by bypassing the rolling code security system.

WordPress releases latest update with 4.2.4

Wordpress has announced its latest update, urging all users to download version 4.2.4 immediately.

Terracotta VPN network helps hackers remain anonymous

Hackers are using a commercially available VPN network in China to obscure the origin source of their activities.

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

Interop in Las Vegas: interconnecting everything post-PC

Reporting from Interop 2015, Las Vegas, where it’s all about the connectivity and the massive leaps forward in network capacity and speed, but security concerns are also in the mix.

CES 2015 in Las Vegas: first impressions, 5 hot topics

With nearly 160,000 lust-ridden techies, corporate denizens and a few of us security types descending on a slightly crisp wintery Las Vegas to see what all the fuss is about at CES 2015, here are a few things to keep an eye out for this year at the show.

Hacktivists try tampering with domain

The group of hackers that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) briefly claimed control of the domain via an attack on MarkMonitor. It appears normal Facebook service has been resumed, but here’s what you need to know.

Android malware attacks skyrocket in China

Mobile malware is growing at an extraordinary rate in China – with 25 times more detections of malicious programs last year than in 2011, according to official data released this week.

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