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News, opinion, advice and research on computer security threats from Sophos

Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:43:38 +0000


Man loses appeal over Facebook threat to kill Obamashutterstock_491963644

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:45:14 +0000

The lesson from this failed appeal is that threats on social media will be taken very seriously by the authorities - so be careful when blowing off steam(image) (image)

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eBay to ‘downgrade’ verification by switching to SMSshutterstock_468902252

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:12:15 +0000

If you've got a hardware fob for eBay verification, it will still work for now, but be prepared to switch to another method for 2FA(image) (image)

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‘Siri, please dial 999 and save Mummy’s life’shutterstock_592129448 (1)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:19:59 +0000

Four-year-old boy used his unconscious mother's thumb to unlock her iPhone and call the emergency services (image) (image)

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India extends ‘Orwellian’ ID card scheme as critics warn of risksshutterstock_596430983

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:52:40 +0000

'Voluntary' ID scheme soon to be mandatory for a huge range of everyday activities, from buying a train ticket online to getting a new Sim card(image) (image)

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Why government plans to spy on WhatsApp will failshutterstock_203457301

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:18:49 +0000

After last week's attack in London, the home secretary called on television for cryptographic regression - but that won't deliver what she wants(image) (image)

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Politicians call – again – for backdoors into encrypted messagesshutterstock_607155128

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:23:57 +0000

The internet depends on encryption - and Amber Rudd is unwittingly calling for a hole to be kicked in security itself(image) (image)

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US to make social media checks compulsory for some visasshutterstock_455640031 (1)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:56:10 +0000

Officials warn of a 'labor-intensive' extension will create logistical and administrative hurdles(image) (image)

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LastPass steps up quickly to fix vulnerabilities spotted by researchersshutterstock_227456671

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:00:47 +0000

LastPass's response to being alerted to security flaws in its products is an example of the right attitude to fixing problems(image) (image)

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Man indicted for sending seizure-causing GIF as a ‘deadly weapon’shutterstock_607355372

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:19:59 +0000

Journalist suffered eight-minute epileptic seizure after viewing a strobing GIF(image) (image)

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