Security

GCHQ can now legally track Google, Facebook and web-based email without warrants

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Welcome to your connected future, citizen
18 Jun 2014

Millions of patients’ NHS data sold to private companies

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Care.data should be shelved until changes are made, says privacy campaigner Phil Booth
18 Jun 2014

80 per cent of data centres still using physical security to protect virtualised estate

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And only a fifth of those are taking steps to phase it out
18 Jun 2014

If you can’t get business done, tight data centre security is worthless, warns Trend Micro

Think about the application of technology as well as the capability, says VP of cloud
17 Jun 2014

Private company stored NHS patient records data on Google Drive

Up to 10,000 patients could have been affected by Diagnostic Health's data breaches
17 Jun 2014

Two-thirds of financial services CIOs unsure that they can maintain security in event of IT failures

Half of financial services companies say security is a major barrier to mobile banking
17 Jun 2014

GCHQ to feed cyber-intelligence to UK's biggest companies

Intelligence feed part of push to improve defences against industrial espionage
17 Jun 2014

Domino's Pizza held to ransom by hackers over customer details

Hackers demand €30,000 from pizza chain – or they'll release customer details
16 Jun 2014

Stratfor's shocking data security revealed: firm kept customer details in plain text prior to 2011 hack

Leaked Verizon report says security firm had extremely poor data protection practices, resulting in theft of data about 860,000 customers
16 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: BYOD? Very soon you may have to...

Companies looking to get out of hardware entirely, claims Moka 5's Kimber Spradlin
16 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Complete MDM solutions 'will not be available from any single vendor' says BlueCat CTO

'There's something fundamentally wrong with the market definition' says Wertkin
13 Jun 2014

Tweetdeck 'hack': rudimentary, but still widely shared

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'

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

Bank of England launches cyber test scheme for UK financial services providers

CBEST is aimed at improving financial firms' understanding of cyber attacks that could threaten the UK's financial stability
10 Jun 2014

Backbytes: RTFM - How two teenagers hacked Bank of Montreal ATMs

'Go away. This ATM has been hacked'
10 Jun 2014

McAfee: £300bn annual global cost of cyber crime

'Groups have repeatedly shown that they can overcome almost any cyber defence,' admits McAfee
10 Jun 2014

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

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

Europol cybercrime head: International public-private collaboration 'the one true way' to stop cyber criminals

Paul Gillen, head of operations for Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, tells Computing that the likes of Operation Tovar can only be successful if they're international in scope
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

Vodafone transparency report reveals extent of government surveillance

Spy agencies in six countries have direct access to phone operators' networks, admits Vodafone
06 Jun 2014

Government launches Cyber Essentials Scheme

CESG and CREST to work together to vet public-sector suppliers
05 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

NSA building database of photos for facial recognition project

Photos drawn from online sources, such as Facebook and other social media
02 Jun 2014