Top 5 Android security tips

Many of the best smartphones around use Android, but even those can attract malware if you’re not careful. We Live Security has 5 tips for staying safe.

Five tips for protecting your digital devices

Your laptop, phone and tablet aren’t just valuable themselves, they also contain valuable data. Protect yourself with these five top tips.

How to block SMS spam

SMS spam is a nuisance that you shouldn’t have to put up with — learn how to block it with this useful guide from We Live Security.

Safer online gaming: top 5 tips

Playing online is one of the best ways to enjoy your favourite games, but beware of the threats and keep safe with We Live Security’s Top 5 tips.

How to keep your email account spam free

Spam emails are still a big problem, but they needn’t be. Check out our tips and tricks to keep your inbox free of annoying spam.

Ebay security: top 5 tips

Auction site eBay is one of the best places to find deals online, but it’s also full of scams. Stay safe by following We Live Security’s top 5 tips for eBay security.

Top e-commerce sites still fail to warn users who choose “password”

Two-thirds of top e-commerce sites still accept the weakest passwords, such as “123456” and “password” without warning users that these are the very first passwords hackers will use in attempts to breach their accounts, according to a new survey.

Fridge attacks “raise big questions” says Microsoft security chief

The emerging ‘internet of things’ raises big security questions, and vulnerabilities in connected devices such as ‘smart’ fridges may force companies to work together in a way never previously seen, according to Microsoft’s Jan Neutze.

Whatsapp security fears over rogue apps ‘reading’ user chats

Hit messaging app Whatsapp may not be as secure as its 450 million users believe – after an independent security consultant revealed a loophole which rogue app developers could use to steal Android users’ entire Whatsapp history.

Critical Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability patched by Microsoft

Microsoft releases a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers in targeted attacks against some organisations. Don’t delay!

Smartphones with fingerprint-scanning screens ‘on sale by summer’

Smartphones such as iPhone 5S rely on buttons to scan fingerprints – but the CEO of biometrics firm CrucialTec says that smartphones with a new hi-tech bezel-free screen which scans fingerprints will go on sale this summer.

Twitter kills off ‘stalker’ bug that let users spy on protected Tweets

Twitter has removed a bug that allowed site users to spy on protected accounts, reading supposedly protected Tweets via SMS or push notifications, regardless of whether users had approved them as followers.

Google Glass app offers new level of security for ATM users

A futuristic app uses Google Glass to add an extra layer of privacy for users withdrawing cash from ATM machines – by displaying a one-time personal identification number (PIN) which only the Glass user can see.

Financial files from Mt Gox supposedly ‘leak online’ after CEO targeted

A file of material purporting to include detailed information on trades at the Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has surfaced online, after attackers targeted the personal blog and Reddit account of CEO Mark Karpeles.

The Billgate Foundation – the fall for money, eh many…

Recently it was announced that Satya Nadella will be Steve Ballmer’s successor as CEO of Microsoft. Of course for the cybercriminals this is the time to dust off and polish the good old Microsoft Lottery scam and update it.

Five ‘new friends’ to avoid like the plague on social networks

Befriending the wrong person on Facebook can hand a criminal the tools for an identity theft attack – and on LinkedIn, talking to the wrong ‘recruiter’ can lead to disaster.

Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to have his Twitter account hacked

Maybe it’s time to think twice before rushing to click on a link, next time your favourite celebrity says something bizarre on Twitter.

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How cybercriminals ‘market’ email attacks – and why LinkedIn lures are today’s prize phish

Cybercriminals ‘manage’ phishing emails using techniques similar to those used by marketing agencies, including the use of ‘test audiences’ to see how effective a particular email is, according to an email security specialist.

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