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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.

56 million login credentials at risk from app vulnerability

As many as 56 million login credentials may be at risk because of cloud services used incorrectly by app developers, according to new research from the University of Darmstadt.

Bug causes iPhones to crash when sent malicious text message

An exploit has been discovered that causes iPhones and iPads to reboot when sent a string of malicious text.

Hackers could track subway users via phone accelerometer data

Researchers from Nanjing University have found a way in which hackers could track a smartphone user on the subway – even when limited reception is available.

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

A malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose.

DDoS attacks have doubled in a year, says Akamai

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, according to cloud service provider Akamai, with more than double the number reported from this time a year ago.

Logjam attack leaves tens of thousands of HTTPS websites vulnerable

Tens of thousands of HTTPS websites, mail servers and other internet services could be left vulnerable by a flaw that would allow criminals to snoop and modify encrypted data.

Popular GTA V mods come with unwanted malware

Two popular Grand Theft Auto V modifications have been found to contain unwanted additional malware, according to The Escapist.

5 signs that an app could be risky

Not all apps are worth your time and money. We Live Security looks at five signs the app you’re about to download could be risky, and worth investigating further.

Study shows fear of weakened security on new payment technology

A new study by the Ponemon Institute has revealed anxiety at the security of new payment systems, pressured by consumer demand, reports SC Magazine.

Is online voting a security risk?

The world is moving online and so too now is politics. But as online, electronic voting (e-voting) increasingly becomes reality, are we opening ourselves up to vote rigging by power-hungry politicians or fame-seeking hackers?

Millions of WordPress sites left vulnerable by plugin flaw

Millions of WordPress sites are vulnerable to a scripting flaw found in two popular plugins, one of which can be found in the default installation of the blogging platform.

Hackers blamed for Bridezilla post on photographer’s Facebook page

Is a hacker really to blame for unflattering comments posted on a wedding photographer’s Facebook page?

Smart technology could give hackers key to the city

The adoption of smart technology to power city services could leave urban areas “wide open” to being hacked on a mass scale, says a cybersecurity expert.

Macro malware attacks on the rise, says Microsoft

Macro-malware attacks are on the rise, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom, Microsoft has reported in a blog post.

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