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What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp (Instructor Edition)

Teaching computer security to highly motivated students at Cyber Boot Camp reveals a lack of basic computer science education in California Schools.

Outdated Bitcoin mining software loses miners thousands

Bitcoin has issued an urgent warning that very recent transactions could be invalid, due to a glitch with older mining software that could cause Bitcoins to be double-spent.

400GB of info leaked from Hacking Team

The “Hacking Team” Security Company has been hacked and more than 400 GB of confidential info has been leaked by a group of unidentified attackers.

North America is running out of IPv4 addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is no longer able to issue IPv4 addresses, activating an ‘unmet requests’ policy for the first time,

Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement

A new app could see Mastercard accepting selfies instead of passwords to make purchases online.

433,000 Ford cars to be recalled because of software bug – would you have preferred an internet update?

Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t.

UK government tackles online abuse with anti-trolling website

The UK government has launched a new website designed to support victims of online abuse, while offering practical advice on how to report the abusers.

What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp this summer: 7 lessons

The annual Cyber Boot Camp in San Diego aims to develop the skills, mindset, and moral code required defend networks against criminal abuse. Here are just seven of the many lessons students learned at this year’s event.

PCI Council updates encryption standards

A key update to the PCI standard has been issued by the PCI standards body, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

The 6 biggest online gaming hacks

We Live Security looks at six of the biggest online gaming hacks to date – From Xbox Live and PSN, to Big Fish Games and Steam.

Eastern England councils in slew of data breach errors

A series of more than 160 data breaches have struck local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past year, according to new reports.

US suspends background checks system after flaw found

An entire US department program is to be suspended in order to fix vulnerabilities discovered during a security audit.

Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analyzed

In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware.

Strengthening the different layers of IT networks

Getting started on designing a network is a task of formidable proportions, but all the more so if you are looking to build a secure network.

ICANN policy changes trigger privacy concerns

Internet name authority ICANN has unsettled privacy advocates after a new working group document flagged changes to the way domain proxy services can operate.

Cisco warns of default SSH key in several products

Cisco security engineers have disclosed that there is a single default ‘maintenance’ SSH key hardcoded into several families of Cisco security appliances.

Phone Scams: Increasing Numbers, Wider Scope

There’s a lot more to phone scams than tech support, giving rise to an escalating number of complaints. Here’s what two recent reports tell us.

4 tips for recovering from an attack

Recent high-profile data breaches have illustrated criminals’ insatiable appetite for data and financial reward. Here’s some information on what to do after an attack.

New iPhone update blocks apps from seeing other apps you’ve installed

Apple will reportedly introduce a new privacy update for the iPhone that will prevent installed iOS apps from seeing which other apps have been downloaded to the device.

Spiceworks application vulnerability disclosed

A serious flaw has been discovered in the Spiceworks application, which creates an admin account for anyone logging in using their Facebook or LinkedIn details.

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