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UK government amends hacking laws to give intelligence service immunity

The British government has passed legislation amending the Computer Misuse Act to prevent GCHQ, the police and intelligence services from prosecution over any hacking into mobile phones and computers.

Apple seeks to block sale of RadioShack customer data

Apple has filed a court objection against the sale of RadioShack customer data for those who had purchased its products, reports Ars Technica.

How did the Internet change the everyday work of a security researcher?

Aryeh Goretsky and David Harley talk to Sabrina Pagnotta about the internet’s impact on security research.

Google turns down 60 percent of ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

A year after Google introduced its controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ feature, the search giant has published some statistics about its implementation.

Quick thinking hostage calls police via online pizza delivery

A quick-thinking Florida mother used an online takeaway order to raise the alarm, after her partner took the woman and her three children hostage.

Russian hacking group APT28 planned attacks against global banks

A Russian hacking group planned on launching cyberattacks against several banks around the world, according to SC Magazine.

5 signs that an app could be risky

Not all apps are worth your time and money. We Live Security looks at five signs the app you’re about to download could be risky, and worth investigating further.

Jamie Oliver website makes a meal of malware clean-up

The website of celebrity TV chef and food activist Jamie Oliver has been compromised with malware for the third time this year, potentially infecting the computers of the site’s visitors.

The surprising fees hackers charge for their services

Hackers advertise their nefarious services to potential customers for as little as $90 for Gmail and $350 to access a target’s Facebook account, reports The Daily Mail.

New Facebook scam promises “shocking video,” but contains only malware

When you see what this Facebook clickbait really links to, your jaw will drop.

5 practical tips to avoid ransomware in your email

Tips to avoid ransomware in your email – a common way for extortion-based malware to propagate itself.

Whistleblower claims cybersecurity firm extorted clients

A cybersecurity firm is accused of deceiving potential clients in order to extort business, according to whistle blower testimony to the FTC.

Photobucket hackers face charges over photo-stealing app

Two men were arrested last week for allegedly developing hacking software that steals user information and photos from the image-hosting website Photobucket.

Study shows fear of weakened security on new payment technology

A new study by the Ponemon Institute has revealed anxiety at the security of new payment systems, pressured by consumer demand, reports SC Magazine.

MMORPG hacker stripped to his underwear and executed online, watched by almost a million people

Guild Wars 2’s security team serves tough justice on teleporting hacker.

NSA phone surveillance ruled illegal by US appeals court

The mass collection of American phone records and metadata by the National Security Agency (NSA) has been ruled illegal by a US appeals court.

Is online voting a security risk?

The world is moving online and so too now is politics. But as online, electronic voting (e-voting) increasingly becomes reality, are we opening ourselves up to vote rigging by power-hungry politicians or fame-seeking hackers?

The big small business security challenge: mobile and BYOD

In this recorded webinar the security challenge that mobile devices and BYOD bring to the businesses, notably smaller businesses, is reviewed; then defensive strategies are presented.

CPL Malware in Brazil: somewhere between banking trojans and malicious emails

Not only is Brazil one of the most populated countries in the world, but it is also one of the countries with the highest percentage of Internet users using online banking. The latest research from ESET is now available: CPL Malware in Brazil.

Millions of WordPress sites left vulnerable by plugin flaw

Millions of WordPress sites are vulnerable to a scripting flaw found in two popular plugins, one of which can be found in the default installation of the blogging platform.

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