Threats and risks

Tweetdeck 'hack': rudimentary, but still widely shared

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The XSS vulnerability in Tweetdeck showed just how easily scripts can be run on user devices from a simple security flaw.
12 Jun 2014

Security industry advice for battling Turing Test-beating AIs: 'Be nice and sceptical'

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Symantec and Juniper admit there is not yet a clear plan for beating more advanced forms of 'Eugene Goostman'
11 Jun 2014

Google must prevent illegal access to our content, says News Corp

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Phone-hacking media giant unhappy about with Google search algorithms that let downloaders 'steal' its TV shows
09 Jun 2014

Call for more specialist code reviewers after new OpenSSL vulnerability found

University of Ulster's Kevin Curran tells Computing that code reviewers need to think like hackers
06 Jun 2014

European governments targeted by 'Molerats' cyber-crime gang

BBC and a major financial institution also attacked with 'spear phishing' emails
03 Jun 2014

National Crime Agency issues warning over GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware

P2P network that controls banking Trojan taken down in action led by FBI
03 Jun 2014

Flaws in 999-emergency calling system software exposes sensitive calls to hackers

Multiple flaws in NICE Systems software and MySQL database could be exploited by hackers, warns security company
31 May 2014

NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014

Security experts' surprise over report claiming healthcare 'lags behind' in cyber security

Mimecast and Trustwave question claims made in report by risk start-up BitSight
29 May 2014

Panda: Trojans account for three-quarters of all malware

Anti-virus software vendor claims there's more malware than ever being made – and they all want to take control of users' PCs
29 May 2014

Shoe retail chain Office latest victim of security breach

CEO Brian McCluskey urges customers to change their passwords for Office as well as other accounts
29 May 2014

Outlook Android app's security called into question by researchers

Messages and attachments are not as well protected as Microsoft would have users believe, says Include Security
27 May 2014

GCHQ targeted input components in Guardian newspaper raid

Security services ripped out controller chips from keyboard and trackpad – as well as taking hard-disk drives
23 May 2014

EBay reveals it was hacked in February 2014, personal data compromised

"Change your passwords," urges company, three months too late
21 May 2014

US utility control systems hacked, claims Department of Homeland Security

Hackers accessed utility control systems via internet portal protected only by 'simple' passwords
21 May 2014

Businesses risk data breaches due to 'confusion' over privileged users

Raytheon report suggests organisations recognise threats posed by staff with access to sensitive information, but aren’t sure how to stop 'curiosity' leading to a potential data breach
20 May 2014

Cisco to President Obama: Stop compromising our gear

Cisco to President Obama: Stop tampering with our gear
19 May 2014

CISOs of top firms suggest strategy changes for security teams

Security leaders from the likes of Coca-Cola, eBay and Walmart urge security teams to "look three years ahead"
14 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Point-of-sale malware becoming more sophisticated – report

PoS malware has been put under the spotlight since US retailer Target revealed its systems had been infected
13 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

IT staff being targeted by foreign intelligence agencies - MI5

MI5 warns top companies that their IT staff are being targeted
09 May 2014

One-third of IT chiefs believe enterprise security ‘lagging behind’ modern IT trends

Computing research reveals a third of organisations struggling to adapt to the use of cloud and BYOD technology
08 May 2014

Patchy defences against enterprise application security threats

Computing research reveals gaps in security provision that could give attackers a way in
07 May 2014