Bluetooth fob used in 2 millions American cars vulnerable to exploit

Bluetooth dongles provided to drivers by insurance companies to track driving habits are poorly secured, and could be hacked to hijack cars, reports The Register.

Aussie Travel Cover breached in December hack

Australian travel insurance company Aussie Travel Cover has been breached in a hack that has seen ‘hundreds of thousands’ of travel records stolen, reports Yahoo News Australia.

Holiday security tips – booking online safely

With Christmas fast becoming a distant memory and the January blues setting in, thousands of us are turning our eyes to booking a holiday abroad. But the recent hacks at United and American Airlines show that hackers see the travel industry as fertile territory.

How can businesses save money on internet security in 2015?

A recent report from Piper Jaffray found that 75% of companies expected to increase their IT security spending in 2015, following a year of high-profile hacks and data breaches in 2014.

Lizard Squad DDoS-for-hire service hacked – users’ details revealed

Lizard Squad failed to encrypt its database of LizardStresser’s registered users – storing details of their usernames and passwords in plaintext. A schoolboy error if ever I heard one.

Cybersecurity and commitment: issues in the fight against cybercrime

Cybersecurity and cybercrime are a hot political topic in America these days, but a history of ignoring warning signs suggests a lack of commitment to acting on the rhetoric.

How to make sure Adobe Flash is up to date

Follow these simple steps to make sure your Adobe flash player is up to date and to avoid any potential cyber attacks.

5 tips to help you stay safe on Instagram

Instagram has many settings to make sure your photos are kept safe and secure. Start with these top five tips/

Politicians and journalists stung by fake open Wi-Fi protest

Delegates were left red-faced after connecting to an open Wi-Fi network set up to protest mass digital surveillance.

Park ‘N Fly and OneStopParking suffer card breaches

Park ‘N Fly and OneStopParking are the latest companies to reveal data breaches, potentially exposing the card details of customers who used either service

Obama to call for longer hacking prison sentences with revised Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.

Google puts a stop to Adsense malvertising campaign

A ‘widespread’ malicious advertising campaign that sent web browsers to immitation websites has been stopped by Google

The end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Learn from past mistakes

The end of mainstream support for Windows: Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past, and be prepared. Especially if you’ve only just got rid of all the Windows XP computers in your company.

Corel vulnerabilities could allow hackers in via DLL hijacking

Many of Corel’s photo, video and media editing programs contain DLL hijacking vulnerabilities, a security researcher has discovered.

Swiss bank data released by hackers

The Swiss state owned Banque Cantonale de Geneve has confirmed that hackers have released confidential customer correspondences after the bank refused to pay the ransom demanded by the attackers

2015: The cybersecurity threatscape for the year ahead

Presenting a recorded webinar that seeks to answer this question: How is the landscape changing for cybersecurity and what do businesses need to know to protect themselves?

Thunderstrike! How a radar-proof rootkit could infect your Mac

A security researcher describes how malware could infect your Mac’s boot ROM, and spy on your activities, with little chance of you ever realising.

Obama to propose legislation that protects firms sharing cyberthreat data

President Barack Obama is planning to push legislation which would protect companies from lawsuits for sharing cyberthreat data with the government, reports the Washington Post.

Vulnerability found in AMD processor firmware

A vulnerability found in certain AMD processor firmware has been patched by the company it was revealed at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress.

Hacked routers used for paid DDoS attacks

The rent-a-DDoS service that knocked out Xbox Live and Playstation Network is powered by thousands of hacked residential internet routers.

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