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Data privacy and data protection: US law and legislation white paper

This white paper on data privacy and data protection law and legislation in the US should prove to be a handy reference during ongoing privacy debates.

The security review: Dorkbot, encryption and buildings

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Dorkbot, the importance of encryption and how buildings are at threat of cyberattacks.

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is to be added to the PlayStation Network, offering members even greater security.

Australian government spends $230m on new cybercrime strategy

The Australian government has set aside $230 million in a new cybercrime strategy with a five-pronged plan of action.

Encrypt – or face a huge fine

The ICO, the UK’s independent authority that oversees data privacy, recently released a new guidance on encryption best practices. The key message – encrypt or face a big fine.

Dorkbot: 5 years since detection

In the half-decade that has lapsed since Dorkbot was first identified, millions of innocent victims, going about their everyday business, have been affected in over 190 countries. It has, quite literally, wormed its malicious way into computer systems throughout the world.

Buildings at risk of cyberattacks

Buildings are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks, with the Internet of Things presenting cybercriminals with new opportunities to exploit.

Cybercriminals could access calls and texts using just your phone number

Your phone number holds the key that could give cybercriminals access to your location, phone calls and texts, according to a news report.

The security review: Facebook scam, webcam security & Qbot

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes a detailed look at a new video scam sweeping Facebook and the return of a data-stealing malware dubbed Qbot.

Cybersecurity checkup: New Ponemon study reveals how healthcare sector is doing

How secure is the healthcare ecosystem? Following a recent spate of breaches in the sector, we set out to determine the state of its cybersecurity.

Scammers target Apple customers for bigger rewards

Apple customers are prime targets for cyberattacks as they are more likely to have a high disposable income, a security expert has suggested.

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.

Qbot returns: New strain of data-stealing malware detected

Security researchers have detected a new, updated strain of the data-stealing trojan Qbot that is “harder to detect and intercept”.

Medical data breach leads to a record cash settlement

California hospital pays the largest sum per plaintiff in history for its inability to secure the patients’ medical data.

FDIC suffers ‘inadvertent’ data breach affecting 44,000 customers

The personal information of 44,000 FDIC customers has been breached by a former employee, who left the agency carrying the data on a personal storage device.

And how do you protect your webcam?

Recently, FBI director James Comey revealed that he covers his webcam with tape to protect his privacy. It begs the question: How do you protect your webcam?

The security review: Locky, Mumblehard takedown and Facebook scams

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth look at how the ransomware dubbed Locky is infiltrating computer systems.

Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

Despite the fact that there haven’t been any security updates or patches rolled out for Windows XP – with some industrial solutions being the exception – the system still runs on almost every tenth computer worldwide.

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