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Twitter security noticeboard

As Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday, we take a look at things from a security point of view with our ‘noticeboard’ feature. Here’s to 10, 20, 30 and many more successful years of tweeting.

To pay or not to pay? What you should know about ransomware

Ransomware is a very popular type of malicious code present and has a very peculiar operation: hijacks your files and asks for a monetary ransom. So should you pay the cybercriminals?

The security review: What you need to know about Locky

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the threat from Locky, the nuisance of Robocalls and another celeb-related iCloud breach.

Photos of Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner leak online after iCloud account hack

More than 30 photos of the celebrities have been posted on Twitter by a hacker who appears to have stolen the pictures from the iCloud account of Styles’s mother, Anne.

FBI warn that automobiles are vulnerable to cyberattacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a public service announcement warning drivers that automobiles are “increasingly vulnerable” to cyberattacks.

Robocalls: where is RoboCop?

Robocalls: often a scam, usually a nuisance. Do you have to put up with them?

Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day

Weeks after it started attacking and encrypting victims’ information, Locky is still targeting many users. Here’s what you need to know about this threat.

ProtonMail: Encrypted key to a more secure future

Encryption is “key” to a more secure future, ProtonMail’s co-founder and CEO Dr. Andy Yen has told We Live Security.

Google adds transparency to online encryption

Google has added a new category to its transparency report that serves to keep track of the internet’s encryption efforts.

Bangladesh central bank boss quits over $100m cyberheist

Bangladesh central bank boss Atiur Rahman has resigned after a $100m cyberheist, but the incident could have been even worse if not for spelling mistake.

Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed.

Ottawa Hospital computers hit by ransomware

Ottawa Hospital has confirmed its computer network was hit with ransomware this week. No ransom was paid.

The security review: Android banking trojan poses as Flash Player

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an Android banking trojan that not only has the ability to pose as Flash Player, but can also bypass 2FA security as well.

Ofcom experiences major data breach thanks to former employee

The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is investigating what could be the biggest data breach in its history. The incident was caused internally – former employee had been surreptitiously gathering data over a six-year period.

Online grooming: A threat to minors that demands our attention

In an era when children are becoming digital natives, using and understanding technology from an early age, safety risks that have existed for some time could also affect them, if we fail to take the necessary precautions.

Android smartphones can be unlocked with 2D-printed fingerprints

Android smartphones offering biometric security can be tricked into unlocking with 2D fingerprints – and all you need is an Inkjet printer.

Android banking trojan masquerades as Flash Player and bypasses 2FA

This malware masquerades as Flash Player, behaves like a screen locker, and can bypass two-factor authentication. This combination of features turns it into a powerful tool for stealing money from victims’ bank accounts.

Businesses fail to prepare as cybercrime surges globally

Cybercrime is now the second most reported economic crime and has affected at least a third of organizations in the past 24 months, yet many businesses are still underprepared.

The women of ENIAC and the future of women in tech

In 1942 six mathematicians were selected to program a machine that would help the US army calculate complex wartime ballistics tables. They helped to create ENIAC – one of the world’s first ever electronic computers. They were also all women.

Verizon Wireless fined $1.35m in ‘supercookie’ privacy settlement

Verizon Wireless will pay a $1.35 million fine after the company inserted undeletable ‘supercookies’ into its users’ browsing sessions without consent.

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