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Twitter hacked – Cricket legend ‘Beefy’ Botham exposed

One of England’s greatest-ever cricketers, Sir Ian Botham, appeared to have been the victim of a Twitter hack yesterday as an obscene picture unexpectedly appeared on the sportsman’s feed.

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Privacy: Workers “would pay” to stop snoopers

Online privacy has gone from being a minority concern to something that worries the man in the street - after a study of 2,000 people found a majority believed they were being listened to online, and nearly a third would pay to stop it.

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‘Secure’ Blackphone hacked in 5 minutes

An ultra-secure phone claimed to be the first privacy-focused smartphone on sale swiftly fell victim to a security researcher - who hacked the “super secure” Blackphone in just five minutes.

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Week in security: FBI malware, billion password leak – Chinese hotel goes mad

With Black Hat 2014 in full swing in Las Vegas, it was never going to be a quiet week - but revelations about FBI malware and a trove of a billion passwords inspired furious debate too.

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Online privacy – FBI ‘using malware’ to track site visitors

For several years, FBI agents have been taking an unusual approach to detective work online - using malware against suspects who have not been proven guilty, just visited the wrong Tor site.

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Dark web II: Tor’s markets ramp up security – and business booms

Since a recent claim researchers could “uncloak” Tor users for less than $3,000, there has been a flurry of activity in the “anonymous” online service - but in the form of new adverts, new markets, and new security.

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Data breach burns Firefox – add-on creators hit by email leak

After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month - leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.

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Week in Security: Tor in turmoil, USB ports in a storm, Android app attack

This week in security news saw the world’s researchers discover a whole new range of Achilles Heels for PCs, the online privacy service Tor, and even ‘connected’ gadgets such as internet fridges.

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Tor ‘unmasked’ – but who is at risk?

Users of the online privacy service Tor - designed to allow users to access hidden sites anonymously - may have been unmasked after an attack lasting five months, crafted to de-anonymise traffic on the service.

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Online privacy fears as Tor rushes to fix “uncloaking” bug

The developers of the Tor online privacy service are fixing a weakness which could have exposed the identities of hundreds of thousands of users of sites around the world.

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