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New Facebook scam promises “shocking video,” but contains only malware

When you see what this Facebook clickbait really links to, your jaw will drop.

5 practical tips to avoid ransomware in your email

Tips to avoid ransomware in your email – a common way for extortion-based malware to propagate itself.

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

Photobucket hackers face charges over photo-stealing app

Two men were arrested last week for allegedly developing hacking software that steals user information and photos from the image-hosting website Photobucket.

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.

MMORPG hacker stripped to his underwear and executed online, watched by almost a million people

Guild Wars 2’s security team serves tough justice on teleporting hacker.

NSA phone surveillance ruled illegal by US appeals court

The mass collection of American phone records and metadata by the National Security Agency (NSA) has been ruled illegal by a US appeals court.

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?

The big small business security challenge: mobile and BYOD

In this recorded webinar the security challenge that mobile devices and BYOD bring to the businesses, notably smaller businesses, is reviewed; then defensive strategies are presented.

CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users using online banking. The latest research from ESET is now available: CPL Malware in Brazil.

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.

Security concerns prompts ‘gold rush’ for Chinese enterprise computing market

Concern over the security of Windows in China has led to a ‘gold rush’, as Chinese firms race to fill the gap left by Microsoft’s operating system, reports Reuters.

Rombertik: the malware that ‘destroys’ computers if detected

Researchers have uncovered a new malware which will try to ‘destroy’ the computer, reports Cisco. Let’s understand how it really is.

No iOS Zone, the vulnerability that enables DoS attacks on Apple devices

Two researchers surprised people by demonstrating how they could carry out a denial of service (DoS) attack on iOS devices.

Australian game hacker flees to Europe before trial

An Australian man facing 25 hacking charges has fled to Europe, ahead of being trialled for attacks which targeted major computer firms.

Smartphone Authentication: the Passing of the Passcode?

Smartphone authentication: is biometric technology ready to replace PINs and passwords?

Microsoft to overhaul security updates for Windows 10

Microsoft is set to introduce a new update system for Windows 10 that will effectively do away with Patch Tuesday.

Online democracy by 2020? University reveals e-voting security breakthrough

A breakthrough in e-voting from the University of Birmingham suggests that the old ballot box tradition may come to an end in time for future votes across the UK.

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?

David Harley: “New scams are difficult to spot even for a trained eye”

Harley says that scams and social engineering have been a constant in cybercrime – but in the past few years, some scams have got markedly more sophisticated, and more difficult even for a trained eye to spot.

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