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11 security mistakes you probably keep on making

When it comes to data security, hackers continue to exploit the biggest weakness – people. So, what are the top security mistakes we keep making?

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

US petrol stations are vulnerable to cyberattack

More than 5,000 devices in petrol stations in the US can be manipulated from the internet, causing false alarms, closure of the petrol station and locking the monitoring services out of the system.

5 security tips to defeat cybervillains at Comic-Con 2015

The crowds at Comic-Con are a tempting target for cybvervillains, so get prepared with these top tips for keeping your data and devices safe.

Open SSL mystery bug to be fixed Thursday July 9

A new version of Open SSL is set to be released imminently, patching a single ‘high severity’ vulnerability.

Outdated Bitcoin mining software loses miners thousands

Bitcoin has issued an urgent warning that very recent transactions could be invalid, due to a glitch with older mining software that could cause Bitcoins to be double-spent.

433,000 Ford cars to be recalled because of software bug – would you have preferred an internet update?

Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t.

UK government tackles online abuse with anti-trolling website

The UK government has launched a new website designed to support victims of online abuse, while offering practical advice on how to report the abusers.

Cisco warns of default SSH key in several products

Cisco security engineers have disclosed that there is a single default ‘maintenance’ SSH key hardcoded into several families of Cisco security appliances.

Spiceworks application vulnerability disclosed

A serious flaw has been discovered in the Spiceworks application, which creates an admin account for anyone logging in using their Facebook or LinkedIn details.

Critical vulnerabilities in Windows and Adobe Reader exposed by hacker

A hacker has published an extensive list of Adobe Reader and Windows vulnerabilities based on his research into a relatively obscure area of font management.

Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

A vulnerability found in Apple’s iOS and OS X devices could allow hackers to upload malware and steal passwords for services including Mail and iCloud

Must-know security tips for non-technical fathers

Few people’s idea of a relaxing Father’s Day involves getting to grips with IT security, but scammers typically target the holidays to catch out consumers.

Uber site flaw allows hacker to display rival ad

A flaw in taxi cab network Uber’s site allowed a security researcher to manipulate the firms home page and display a rival advert, it has been claimed.

iOS bug leaves iCloud passwords vulnerable

A security researcher has highlighted an iOS bug that makes it easier for hackers to to steal iCloud passwords.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark targets online abuse with new bill

United States Representative Katherine Clark is hoping to provide more support for victims of online abuse with a new bill offering resources and education.

OpenSesame: Hacked kids’ toy could open garage doors

Garage doors may be vulnerable to being opened remotely by hackers using little more than a children’s toy, a security researcher has proven this week.

What is Cyber Insurance?

What is cyber insurance, and is it worth considering to protect your business?

Hackers invited to break Apple, Fitbit and Samsung devices at Defcon 2015

Internet of Things devices from the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Samsung will be pushed to their limits this August at the DefCon 23 conference, where hackers have been invited to test the latest gadgets for possible exploits.

Cost of UK cybersecurity breaches double, government commissioned survey finds

The average ‘low-end’ cost of a major cybersecurity breach has more than doubled from £600,000 (~$917,000) to £1.46 million (~$2.2 million) in the last year.

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