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Sexy Russian scammers would love to break your heart this Valentine’s Day

That message you received from a sexy Russian lady calling you Mr Dependable? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s too good to be true.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

7 unromantic Valentines gifts from a cybercriminal

We’ve already looked at online dating scams to be aware of for Valentines Day, but here’s some more threats that not-so-special someone could end up sending you, if you’re not careful!

Electronic health records and data abuse: it’s about more than medical info

After the Anthem mega-breach, questions abound about possible abuses of medical data. Here is a breakdown that offers some context.

MyCoin closure leaves $387 million missing in investor funds

Investors fear they may have lost up to $387 million after Bitcoin exchange MyCoin shut down this week, reports ZD Net.

Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, millions will be looking for love online. Here’s six online dating scams to look out for.

Facebook launches ThreatExchange for companies to share security threats

Facebook has officially launched ThreatExchange – a collaborative social network where companies can share information on cybersecurity threats, in an effort to neuter potential damage.

Security terms explained: What does Zero Day mean?

One of the terms I’m most often asked to explain is what a “zero day” vulnerability or exploit is; let’s look at what that phrase entails.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center: will CTIIC be a game changer?

Is America’s new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center a step forward? Or a duplication of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS?

Outlook app blocked by EU parliament over ‘serious security issues’

The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.

White House creates new agency to centralize cyberthreat intelligence

The White House is creating a new agency to help counter cyberthreats, analyzing intelligence from around the government so it is better equipped to deal with attacks.

Census Scams and ‘Grandparent Scams’

Two phone scams of a type that might be new to you: fake surveys asking dangerous questions, and a Londoning scam that seems to target seniors.

WhatsApp privacy is ‘broken,’ reveals proof-of-concept hack

WhatsApp’s privacy settings are “broken” and can be bypassed by downloading a simple bit of software, claims the Dutch developer behind proof-of-concept tool WhatsSpy Public.

How to spot a Facebook hoax

Hoaxes are all over Facebook so it’s vital that you know what to look out for. Keep in mind these 5 top tips when scrolling through your news feed.

Microsoft phishing email targeting corporate networks with ‘neurotic malware’

Security researchers have uncovered a trojan that evades sandboxes specifically targeted at corporate users, hidden in legitimate looking phishing email that apes Microsoft’s Volume License.

It’s Safer Internet Day. So where is our Internet of Secure Things?

It’s Safer Internet Day. But millions of devices which have not been designed with security in mind are connecting to the internet. Shouldn’t we be able to tell the manufacturers that enough is enough?

Watch how car hackers can disable brakes and steal your personal data

Modern cars are more and more dependent on computer systems. And guess what? They can be hacked.

Anthem hack victims hit with phishing scams

Victims of the Anthem Inc health insurance hack are being bombarded with phishing scams including fraudulent emails and cold calls, reports Slashgear.

UK Government publishes its guidelines for ‘equipment interference’

The British government has released a document outlining the rules that British spy and law enforcement agencies have to follow in their hacking activities, reports The Guardian.

How to stay safe on social media – 5 top tips

As social media becomes an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, It’s easy to forget the dangers hiding behind our feeds. So, remember these five top tips next time you login to Facebook and Twitter.

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