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Trust, Truth and Hoaxes in Social Media

Social networks are fun, but can also spread misinformation and worse. We discuss myths about your contract with Facebook, and whether British politicians are interested only in their own salaries.

Company data at risk by widespread employee access

A large number of companies are leaving their confidential files at risk by over-sharing with employees, according to a new survey by the Ponemon Institute.

Bebe clothing store suffers payment card breach

The clothing chain Bebe has been the latest company to suffer a breach of payment card information to hackers, reports PC World.

Sony Pictures hacking traced to Thai hotel as North Korea denies involvement

The identity of the Sony Pictures hackers who attacked last week remains a mystery, but we have an alleged location where the attack was masterminded from, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Tor a major source of bank fraud, says US Treasury Dept.

Tor has been used to mask the identities of cybercriminals in a significant number of bank frauds for over a decade, according to a US Treasury Department report obtained by Brian Krebs on his Krebs on Security website.

Identity theft – six tips to help keep yours safe

Private data such as addresses and social security numbers can be just as valuable to cybercriminals as valid credit card details can be to thieves – if not more so. Lock yours down with our tips.

US announces new cybersecurity unit with a focus on prevention

The Department of Justice has announced that it is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit, with an eye on prevention rather, reports Gizmodo.

Sony Pictures hacking exposed Hollywood stars’ personal data

The fallout from Sony Pictures’ hacking continued today, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that 47,000 sets of personal details have been posted online.

How to delete yourself from Google Search

Deleting yourself from Google is not quite as simple as pressing a button, but you can manage your digital footprint by following these 5 simple steps.

PayPal bug bounty catches account-hijacking vulnerability

Popular internet payment provider PayPal has fixed an exploit that would have allowed hackers to take over an account with a single click, reports The Register.

Firefox 34 disables SSL 3.0 and tackles eight security fixes

Firefox 34, the latest version of the Mozilla’s popular web browser has disabled support for SSL 3.0 in reaction to the POODLE exploit, reported by We Live Security back in October.

How to spot a Kickstarter scam

Crowd funding sites are full of great ideas, but can also be a hot bed of scams. Stay safe with these top 5 tips.

Iranian hackers targeted transport, energy and infrastructure firms

An Iranian hacker group has been breaching computer networks of 50 of the world’s biggest energy, transport and infrastructure groups for the last two years, reports Tech Spot.

Sony hacking: were PlayStation servers used to spread stolen data?

Following the release of confidential documents and four unreleased films, as reported by We Live Security here, the bad news for Sony continued as it was reported that the company’s own PlayStation servers were used to distribute the stolen data, The Independent reports.

Top 5 tips for avoiding ATM scams

ATM scams can come in a variety of forms, so make sure to keep your guard up by following these 5 simple tips.

Top 5 things to consider when buying pre owned tech

Buying used electric goods may be a economical alternative, but it can also be a security risk. Follow these 5 tips for safer shopping.

Sony Pictures hacking: Five films leak online

The recently released Brad Pitt film ‘Fury’ was amongst the titles leaked, but others were yet to be released formally be the studio, including ‘Annie’, ‘Still Alice’, ‘Mr. Turner’, and ‘To Write Love On Her Arms.”

Phone biometric security need to be controlled, says ex-GCHQ chief

The former head of the UK’s government’s communications agency GCHQ has issued warnings over the privacy of the biometric security increasingly favored in top-end mobile phones and other devices, Computing reports.

UK police need to ‘catch up’ with cybercrime threat

Police in the UK are facing an uphill struggle to deal with modern threats and cybercrime, reports the BBC, with the current methods involving “policing the crimes of today with the methods of yesterday.”

Cyber Monday: Costco and Home Depot phishing emails target shoppers

Thanksgiving Day phishing emails leverage this popular American holiday to target consumers who shop at The Home Depot and Costco. Here’s what to watch for, and advice on how to handle such messages.

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