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Cybercriminals and traders charged with $100m ‘newswire fraud’

An international team of hackers and traders who benefited from illegal pre-publication access to company finance updates have been charged with fraud.

Facebook data security loophole ‘needs to be fixed’

A data security loophole discovered in Facebook needs to be fixed, according to a software engineer.

5 child geniuses destined for a career in cybersecurity

There is a huge shortage of skilled professionals in cybersecurity. We take a look at five young geniuses who may be the future of the industry.

Firefox Under Fire: Anatomy of latest 0-day attack

The recent Firefox attacks are an example of active in-the-wild exploitation of a serious software vulnerability.

Glasses that ‘block’ facial recognition technology to launch in 2016

Glasses that are capable of blocking facial recognition technology are to go on sale in Japan next year.

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

DEF CON – Upgrading your mom’s basement

If Black Hat is becoming the new RSA, then DEF CON is oozing toward Black Hat, it seems, and B-Sides is the new DEF CON. This year it got some Ikea furniture to spruce up its mom’s basement. Not totally commercial, but definitely more – first apartment folding furniture – chic; the basement just got upgraded.

Universal remote can ‘hack into any car’

A hacker has developed a device that is capable of hacking into most modern cars by bypassing the rolling code security system.

Black Hat 2015 – Threats hit the road

This year at Black Hat, the focus was as much on hacking the intersections of data as on a specific computer platform.

20,000 NHS Wales PCs still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.

Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?

How’s Black Hat in 2015? It grows up (and leaves mom’s basement)

Blackhat grew! Not only did the hacker types leave their mom’s basement and get jobs, some even were forced to start explaining security to the CEO. A few succeeded in this new role, but enough to convince the execs that if something bad happens in IT, it happens to the execs shortly thereafter.

Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET deep dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Windows 10 offers more personalisation and integration than ever before. We take a look at the privacy implications of this.

WordPress releases latest update with 4.2.4

Wordpress has announced its latest update, urging all users to download version 4.2.4 immediately.

Terracotta VPN network helps hackers remain anonymous

Hackers are using a commercially available VPN network in China to obscure the origin source of their activities.

Lightbulb moment: Why the Internet of Things is a security watershed

Senior research fellow Righard J. Zwienenberg on why the Internet of Things could be *the* key security issue for the foreseeable future.

What is the core idea behind applying ISO 27001?

This article looks at the core idea behind applying ISO 27001.

Hacker sends woman pictures of herself from her own webcam

Hacker sends woman images of herself and her boyfriend, which were captured through their own webcam.

Hackers exploit OS X zero-day vulnerability

Hackers have exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple’s OS X.

Indiana’s AG launches investigation into major data breach

Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.

Black Hat 2015: What to watch out for, besides cars and guns

It’s not all about crashing cars and hacking guns: what’s hot at Black Hat 2015 USA (#BHUSA) and how to get the most from the event.

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