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Hacker could serve longer jail sentence than the rapists he exposed

A 26-year-old hacker who helped expose the rape of a teenage girl could spend five times longer in jail than the perpetrators he outed.

Samsung Galaxy S5 could be open to fingerprint theft

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and other ‘unnamed Android devices’ are vulnerable to having the fingerprints they use for authentication cloned by hackers, reports Gizmodo.

Ransomware: Should you pay the cybercriminals?

If your files are encrypted by ransomware, should you pay the ransom? We examine the options…

Hackers spy on Kansas family through unsecured baby monitor

A Kansas family are the latest victims of a hacked nanny cam, after noticing the device purchased to monitor their three-month-old baby was also monitoring them.

Canada commits $36.4 million to cybersecurity measures in 2015 budget

The Conservatives’ 2015-16 federal budget sees some investment in security, with $36.4 million promised over five years to address cybersecurity threats.

The dirty secrets of webcam-hacking peeping toms and sextortionists

Virtually every computer sold today comes with a dirty little secret. It can spy on you. Learn more, and how to protect yourself.

New malware ‘Punkey’ detected in new point-of-sale attack

A new advanced malware program targeting point-of-sale terminals is putting customer credit card details at risk, following a number of similar attacks already this year.

1,500 iOS apps open to simple man-in-the-middle attacks

Around 1,500 apps for iPhone and iPad contain an HTTPS vulnerability making it ‘trivial’ for hackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks to steal passwords, bank details and other private information.

Australian infosec body lobbies for mandatory security baseline

Australia’s infosec industry is lobbying for a mandatory security baseline to ensure basic IT standards are met across the country, with penalties issued to those that don’t comply.

Target agrees to $19 million data breach settlement with MasterCard

Target has ended its dispute with MasterCard over the retail giant’s 2013 data breach by agreeing to a $19 million reimbursement to issuers.

Emails and documents leaked during Sony hack released by WikiLeaks

Hundreds and thousands of documents and emails breached during last Christmas’ cyberattack on Sony Pictures have been published on WikiLeaks, reports the BBC.

Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers

A security researcher has posted a Minecraft flaw that makes it “easy” for hackers to crash the game’s servers.

Will people always ignore security warnings?

How much of people’s willingness to ignore security warnings is down to their brains?

Hackers could control planes over in-flight Wi-Fi, warns US government

Planes offering in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to being hacked and controlled by onboard passengers, a US government watchdog has warned.

Data breach bill passes House committee despite concerns

The Data Security and Breach Notification Act has passed The House Energy and Commerce Committee by a vote of 29-22, reports The Hill.

Healthcare security shows little sign of improvement, finds Verizon report

Security in the healthcare sector has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months, and a new report has found that the industry is showing little sign of cleaning up its act.

How secure is your smartwatch?

Last week’s Apple Watch launch has put the spotlight back on the ‘smart’ inter-connected watches that are expected to change how we interact with each other and the internet. But how secure are they?

Lawyer claims police placed malware on requested external hard drive

A lawyer in Arkansas is claiming that police planted three different pieces of malware on an external hard drive in a controversial whistleblower case against the police force, reports 5 News Online.

Advanced Persistent Threats: Using multi-layered detection to defend against APTs

Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are a growing concern to the world’s companies and networks. This recorded webinar looks at real-world data breaches resulting from APTs and how multi-layered proactive detection can combat this threat.

Four Mortal Kombat moves cybercriminals use to attack your security

Some of the tricks employed by the characters in the Mortal Kombat series aren’t a million miles away from those deployed by cybercriminals…

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