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How does facial recognition technology work?

In this hi-tech age, your face is increasingly becoming a digital ID for authenticating who you are online. We look at how facial recognition works.

Ashley Madison members ‘easy target for extortion’

There is the very real possibility that members of the infidelity website Ashley Madison may be subject to extortion threats.

How to nurture your child’s security genius

Is your child a security genius? If you think so, here’s what you can do to harness that potential for a career that is exciting and financially lucrative.

Ambiguous new Windows 10 update ‘improves functionality’

The new Windows 10 update doesn’t offer any detail as to what it fixes or improves, leaving many to question why the tech giant has been so vague.

Bundestag computer system goes offline

The computer system in the Bundestag is now offline, to allow technicians to perform essential maintenance work.

Nine out of ten parents worry about kids online − yet few act

The internet is arguably the new frontier for communication, collaboration and business but, with criminals also using it for ill-gotten gains, it does have its bad parts too. And this is making life difficult for parents struggling to keep up with their child’s technology obsession.

Web.com experiences data breach

Web.com reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Back to university: cybersecurity now a major concern in higher education

Cybersecurity topics and panels were rated one of the “6 Best Things” at the recent Campus Tech conference, in Boston.

Impact Team releases stolen Ashley Madison data online

The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.

MumsNet hit by hack, DDoS attack and SWAT

Mumsnet, the phenomenally popular British parenting website, has suffered an attack from hackers which has seen users’ accounts breached, and passwords stolen. And the damage doesn’t end there…

Car security vulnerability study finally sees light of day

A major security vulnerability study into modern cars has finally been released, two years after it was originally intended to be published.

Your kids online: 5 ways to keep them out of harm’s way

With children gradually going back to school in Latin American regions, it’s time to remind our children of the importance of IT security.

IRS data breach more severe than originally thought

IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.

Phishing unravelled

Phishing may well be one of the oldest online scams in the world, but it’s also one of the most effective and commonly deployed. Here’s what to be aware of.

NICE news about the cybersecurity skills shortage (and a call for papers)

The cybersecurity skills gap is a security problem and in the US the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is seeking to reduce that gap.

Lenovo disables ‘unremovable software’

Lenovo has announced that LSE,a virtually unremovable software, is no longer being installed on its products.

BitTorrent family susceptible to DRDoS attacks

A new study shows that applications belonging to the BitTorrent family are vulnerable to DRDoS attacks.

Apple releases major security updates

Significant issues evident in Apple products have been patched with a raft of new updates.

Are you still vulnerable to Stagefright? Get your Android device checked now

Security researchers found a vulnerability in Android that could allow attackers to steal information from smartphones through remotely executed code via a crafted MMS. According to them up to 950 million devices could be vulnerable.

Signatures, product testing, and the lingering death of AV

Is it time to revalue the role of anti-malware? Maybe, but uninformed or intentionally misleading mutterings about signatures are not where to start.

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