Reclaim privacy with operational security says Snowden

Edward Snowden has been offering advice on operational security to ordinary people, advocating, among other things, two-factor authentication and encryption.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

CIA director’s personal email account ‘breached by teen’

It has been claimed that the director of the CIA has had his personal email account breached by a teenager, with social engineering playing a part in the hack.

Webcam hacker spent up to 12 hours a day watching his victims

A hacker who used the notorious Blackshades RAT malware to hijack webcams on computers, and secretly watch people engaged in sexual activity, has received a suspended prison sentence.

10 steps to staying secure on public Wi-Fi

The convenience of public Wi-Fi for many people is invaluable, yet there are risks. With all this in mind, here are 10 tips to staying safe.

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.

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.

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.

MumsNet hit by hack, DDoS attack and SWAT

Mumsnet, the phenomenally popular British parenting website, has suffered an attack from hackers which has seen users’ accounts breached, and passwords stolen. And the damage doesn’t end there…

How to stop pervy pics popping up on your iPhone

Don’t be cyber-flashed by a pervert. Make sure that your iOS device’s AirDrop settings are configured properly to protect your eyes from unpleasantness.

Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET deep dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Windows 10 offers more personalisation and integration than ever before. We take a look at the privacy implications of this.

Hacker sends woman pictures of herself from her own webcam

Hacker sends woman images of herself and her boyfriend, which were captured through their own webcam.

‘Keystroke Biometrics’ exploit defeats Tor privacy

Security researchers have created a practical privacy attack out of a well-known theory around user behaviour. The attack appears to defeat privacy measures such as Tor.

Accidental pocket dials can be used in evidence, says US court

Accidental ‘pocket dials’ are now admissible in evidence against you, the US Appeals court has ruled.

Researchers unveil super-fast anonymity network

A group of six academics have published a paper describing a new high speed anonymity network that could increase the privacy of internet users everywhere.

Smartwatch security ‘lacking’ says HP study

Smartwatch security is noticeably absent in most devices, leaving users at risk of cyberattacks.

Cheap wifi privacy device pulled with no explanation

A planned Defcon talk around a low-cost privacy device called ProxyHam has been cancelled.

Tour de France leader Chris Froome has had his data hacked, claims Team Sky

Yellow Jersey wearer targeted by critics who claim he has been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Aspiring singer jailed for hacking Madonna and stealing unreleased tracks

Breaking into the music business is one thing. Breaking into Madonna’s computer without permission is quite another.

T-Mobile received the most US data requisition requests

Telco T-Mobile’s US arm received more data requests than its larger peers in 2014.

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