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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.

Ottawa Hospital computers hit by ransomware

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

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.

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.

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.

Just 1 in 7 security chiefs report to the CEO, despite boardroom concern

Most businesses now recognize internet security as a real concern, yet new research has found that just 1 in 7 security chiefs report directly to their CEO.

One-third of HTTPS websites left vulnerable to DROWN attack

A new vulnerability could leave as many as one-third of HTTPS websites open to decryption.

Snapchat staff payroll data leaked in phishing scam

Snapchat has said that is “impossibly sorry” after a data leak exposed payroll information for some of its current and former employees.

Why cybercrime isn’t fun and (video) games

Research shows that the average age of cybercrime suspects last year was just 17 years-old. We Live Security asks why, and suggests how you can protect your child.

Europol makes 12 arrests in Remote Access Trojan crackdown

Europol have been working alongside a number of European law enforcement authorities in an attempt to crackdown against the use of Remote Access Trojans.

New insurance policy covers cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and online abuse is a growing problem, and one insurance company is taking it so seriously that’s it’s willing to cover those who fall victim to harassment on the internet.

Is the UK’s Trident nuclear program at risk from cyberattack?

Former British defence secretary Des Brown called on the British Prime Minister to hold an ‘end-to-end assessment’ of the Trident nuclear program’s cybersecurity, or risk potential weaknesses in the system.

Apple removes hundreds of malicious apps after major malware attack

Apple has removed more than 300 malicious apps after confirming the first major breach to its iOS app store.

37 million relationship cheats could be exposed by Ashley Madison hack

The 37 million users of hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison are at risk of having their names and private details leaked, reports The Verge.

North America is running out of IPv4 addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is no longer able to issue IPv4 addresses, activating an ‘unmet requests’ policy for the first time,

UK government tackles online abuse with anti-trolling website

The UK government has launched a new website designed to support victims of online abuse, while offering practical advice on how to report the abusers.

New iPhone update blocks apps from seeing other apps you’ve installed

Apple will reportedly introduce a new privacy update for the iPhone that will prevent installed iOS apps from seeing which other apps have been downloaded to the device.

LinkedIn to stick with invite-only bug bounty program

LinkedIn will continue a bug bounty program that pays out to a closed group of security researchers, claiming that an invite-only approach reduces the number of irrelevant reports.

Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

A vulnerability found in Apple’s iOS and OS X devices could allow hackers to upload malware and steal passwords for services including Mail and iCloud

iOS bug leaves iCloud passwords vulnerable

A security researcher has highlighted an iOS bug that makes it easier for hackers to to steal iCloud passwords.

Infographic: Alternatives to the password

The humble password has struggled in recent years, and is often seen as vulnerable to attackers. The interactive infographic below offers up some alternatives. Click on the tabs to read about the options.

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