Security

Botnet boom requires new laws to deal with it, argues US Justice Department

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US assistant attorney general demands more far-reaching laws from Congress
17 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

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'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

Backbytes: ICO gets hacked. Investigates itself. Will probably decide to be lenient

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The question is, how much will it fine itself?
16 Jul 2014

Facebook number one social network for phishing attacks

Kaspersky Labs warns Facebook users remain vulnerable to cyber criminal phishing
16 Jul 2014

HiddenfromGoogle.com "a misplaced attempt to put the ‘right to be forgotten' debate in the hands of the public"

Christian Toon, head of information risk at Iron Mountain, warns website listing censored Google search results could lead to problems
16 Jul 2014

Government surveillance bill passed 438-51 in the House of Commons

Controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill passed by MPs
16 Jul 2014

Backbytes: I have seen the future - it's a Triumph Adler typewriter

First the Russians, now the Germans
16 Jul 2014

US critical infrastructure unprepared for cyber attack - report

Survey from Unisys and the Ponemon Institute indicates patchy preparedness of cyber attack
15 Jul 2014

Shylock banking Trojan network targeted UK users

Eastern European-based gang targeted UK banks in fraud that netted millions
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

US charges three over high-tech industrial espionage

Finger pointed at China over theft of military technology secrets by hackers
14 Jul 2014

iPhone not a threat to China’s national security, claims Apple

Chinese state media claim that iPhone frequent location feature could reveal state secrets
14 Jul 2014

Freed at last: Microsoft claims to have 'liberated' 4.7 million infected PCs

Microsoft cracks another malware gang as evidence emerges that Gameover ZeuS botnet is being reassembled
11 Jul 2014

Authorities and private firms collaborate to combat Shylock malware

Law enforcement agencies and web security firms work together to combat notorious malware
11 Jul 2014

Telcos should prepare customers for 'price hike' of a mass-surveilance future, warns academic

'Worrying' data retention bill effects will feed down to the people, warns Coventry Uni’s Shaikh
10 Jul 2014

Chinese hackers crack networks of US agency handling security clearances

No personal information stolen, claims Department of Homeland Security
10 Jul 2014

Cameron rushes through emergency phone and internet data retention bill

“The consequences of not acting are grave,” says PM
10 Jul 2014

Biffa still using Windows XP across the company, 'no business case' for Windows 7 says IT director

Migration planned, but firewalls are enough for now says David Gooding
09 Jul 2014

GPs to send care.data ‘opt-out’ letters

Meanwhile, HSCIC claims it has spent nothing on technology for the care.data programme
04 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

Security of open source in a post-Heartbleed world

'We don't have the opportunity to change our minds now, we're using open source, that decision is made,' said Marc Lueck on panel discussion about security
02 Jul 2014

Open University course aims to introduce cyber security to 200,000 people

University hopes new eight-week course will inspire people to opt for career in cyber security
02 Jul 2014

'Buy a big enough botnet and you can crack almost any level of encryption' says BT

'Encryption no longer be all and end all' says head of information assurance Jelleyman
01 Jul 2014