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GDPR Day: countdown to a global privacy and security regimen?

This thing called GDPR will impact data security and privacy policy at many US firms when it takes effect two years from today. Start learning what the EU General Data Protection Regulation means to your business.

Data privacy and data protection: US law and legislation white paper

This white paper on data privacy and data protection law and legislation in the US should prove to be a handy reference during ongoing privacy debates.

And how do you protect your webcam?

Recently, FBI director James Comey revealed that he covers his webcam with tape to protect his privacy. It begs the question: How do you protect your webcam?

Facebook fights back against creepy impersonating profiles

It’s one of the creepiest things you can experience on Facebook. You stumble across the profile of “another” user who appears to have stolen the details of your life – lock, stock and barrel. And they are spreading slurs about your character, and befriending your contacts…

Photos of Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner leak online after iCloud account hack

More than 30 photos of the celebrities have been posted on Twitter by a hacker who appears to have stolen the pictures from the iCloud account of Styles’s mother, Anne.

Healthcare data breaches lead patients to withhold information from doctors

New survey suggests medical data breaches increase the number of patients who hold back information from doctors due to concerns about the security or privacy of medical records, undermining treatment.

How to bypass this LG smartphone’s fingerprint security in just 30 seconds

A troubling vulnerability has been uncovered that may make you think twice about ever even temporarily allowing a friend, partner or acquaintance to use your new LG V10 Android smartphone.

ICS calls for latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill to go further to protect privacy

The UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee has deemed the latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill as a “missed opportunity”, according to its latest report.

Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet

Learn how to boost your Facebook privacy on Safer Internet Day with our excellent cheat sheet. It’ll work to your advantage now and in the future.

Belong to the ‘selfie’ generation? You are probably oversharing

The ‘Selfie Generation’, which shares every detail of their lives online, doesn’t realize that giving away too much information can have serious consequences.

Will your Swiss email account stay private (or can the govt take a look)?

A referendum is to be held on Switzerland’s proposed surveillance law, a decision lauded by supporters of privacy. ESET’s Cameron Camp discusses further.

Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

Should I stay or should I go … to Windows 10?

It has been almost half a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, and the decision whether or not to migrate computers to this latest release of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is going to be on the minds of administrators for 2016, says ESET’s Aryeh Goretsky.

IT manager has his bikes stolen after cycling app reveals his home address

British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because – he believes – it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.

Microsoft issues warning after Xbox Live certificate ‘inadvertently’ leaks

A malicious attacker could in theory use the leaked security certificate to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, intercepting Xbox Live usernames, passwords and even payments made by game players.

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.

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