Security

Gmail can be hacked with 92 per cent success rate, says University of California

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Hotels.com, Amazon, Chasebank apps all also at high risk according to research
26 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

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Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 after prison didn’t realise encryption had to be turned on

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MoJ ineptitude 'beggars belief', says ICO, after it is fined again for mishandling prisoner data
26 Aug 2014

Sony's PlayStation Network hit by DDoS attack

No evidence of personal information being accessed or any intrusion into the network, claims Sony
26 Aug 2014

NSA built 'Google-like' search tool to mine data from 850 billion communications records

Latest Snowden leak reveals how ICREACH is used to give US intelligence agencies access to communications data
26 Aug 2014

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

Car maker Tesla seeks 30 full-time hackers to break into its cars

Best job ever? Crack a Tesla Model S and it could be yours
21 Aug 2014

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked three times

Spearphishing and malware used by 'foreign' attackers in presumed attempts to steal nuclear secrets
20 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices contain ‘factory reset’ data retention flaw

Firmware error is to blame, say security experts
18 Aug 2014

The internet runs out of memory, and the unhackable is hacked: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

On the flipside, the NHS is grabbing some excellent IT budget-saving opportunities as NPfIT is laid to rest
15 Aug 2014

One-fifth of work PCs harbour malware – study

Malware-infested PCs down to company policies, claims security software company
14 Aug 2014

US construction company sues bank over cyber-heist

TEC Industrial sues TriSummit Bank after cyberheist perpetrated by gang based in Eastern Europe
14 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Unhackable Blackphone, err, hacked

$829 'secure' smartphone rooted in five-minutes flat at DefCon security conference
12 Aug 2014

Oracle database 'redaction feature' easily un-redacted, claims researcher

No fancy exploit code required, just a good working knowledge of SQL, claims David Litchfield at Defcon 22
11 Aug 2014

Attacks on government systems in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia linked to Russian state

Flaws in Windows Server 2003 and Adobe Acrobat Reader opened doors to "Epic Turla" cyber-attackers
11 Aug 2014

Theft, breaches and ICO warnings: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

CIOs should be watching their backs after a particularly cybercrime-riddled seven days in IT
08 Aug 2014

Google plan to push sites to use HTTPS to prevent online surveillance

Google to prioritise sites using HTTPS in rankings – despite it being cracked by NSA and GCHQ
08 Aug 2014

One-third of GPs will opt patients out of care.data

Question marks over laws requiring GPs to hand over patient information for the care.data project
07 Aug 2014

Two new variants of Gameover Zeus banking Trojan identified

Two new Gameover Zeus variants targeting Europe and the US identified by Bitdefender
07 Aug 2014

Security specialist Sophos only employs two IT security pros

CIO Jason Richards: Companies don't need 'an army of security professionals'
07 Aug 2014

Target predicts staggering $148m loss over December security breach

US retailer to pay steep price after 40 million credit and debit card details were stolen in December 2013
07 Aug 2014

US Homeland Security contractor victim of 'state-sponsored' cyber attack

Information about government employees may have been stolen by hackers
07 Aug 2014

Backbytes: One billion passwords cracked! Pay $120 to find out if you're affected...

Is there really a Russian gang that has seemingly cracked 1.2 billion user names and passwords? Really???
06 Aug 2014