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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.

Common eBay scams and how to avoid them

Buying and selling on eBay can be great, but it can also be fraught with risk. Here are some of the most common eBay scams and how they can be avoided.

Stop talking in front of Samsung TVs… if you value your privacy

Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.

Patch Now – Adobe Vulnerabilities Under Attack

This has not been a great week for Adobe; they have been scrambling to fix a number of critical vulnerabilities in their Flash Player product that are being used in active attacks. But a patch is now available to cover all these vulnerabilities – so patch now!

Zero-day exploit affects popular WordPress plugin

The Fancybox plugin for WordPress has been hit by a zero-day exploit that allows hackers to inject malicious code into websites, reports ZDNet.

Australian cybersecurity video plays dumb to raise awareness, but will it work?

A new cybersecurity video from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has taken an unusual approach to raising awareness, playing dumb in this mock public service announcement aimed at a “non-technical” audience.

How to keep your webcam safe from hackers

Last year webcam security became a high priority after an anonymous website began posting live streams of the world’s unprotected webcams. Here are 5 top tips to keep yours safe from the hackers.

Anthem breach: 5 defensive tips to take now

Yesterday the Anthem breach, the biggest healthcare-related breach to date was announced, as attackers accessed a database containing the records of current and former employees. As we discussed earlier this morning on We Live Security, this could affect as many as 80 million people.

America is the leading developer of “risky mobile apps”, claims report

A survey of more than a million apps on the Google Play and iOS App Store has found that more than 40 percent of ‘risky mobile’ apps originate from the United States

Anthem hack could affect 80 million health insurance customers

Anthem Inc. has suffered an attack on its database which is likely to be the biggest data breach ever disclosed by a health insurance company.

What are the alternatives to passwords?

Is it time for big companies – at the very least – to abandon weak password security? If so, what password alternatives are there?

The utterly crazy story of the death threat hacker (involves a cat)

A cat leads to a notorious death threat hacker finally being caught and jailed in Japan.

Raptr gaming hack leaves user passwords and personal info exposed

Gamers using Raptr and AMD Gaming Evolved chat services should change their login details immediately, following a breach that could give hackers access to names, email addresses and passwords

Internet Explorer exploit could let phishers steal logins

A vulnerability in the latest patched version of Microsoft Internet Explorer that could allow hackers to launch “highly credible phishing attacks” has been uncovered, according to PC World.

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