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Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:35:04 +0000


Linux kernel bug: DirtyCOW “easyroot” hole and what you need to know

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:58:41 +0000

No sooner had we written about long-lived Linux kernel bugs...and along comes an 11-year-old vulnerability that's easy to exploit.(image) (image)

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Millions of AdultFriendFinder user accounts hacked – againaff

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:52:02 +0000

One hacker is claiming to have stolen a database of 73 million users: a whole lot of details for a whole lot of people who'd rather keep that bedroom door closed.(image) (image)

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Online crime leads to losses of £10.9 billion a yearcybercrime

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:33:29 +0000

That estimate, based on criminal activity and losses reported to Action Fraud, represents an average of £210 for every UK resident age 16 and up.(image) (image)

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Why you should be cautious of emails from friends or colleaguesPrintimage-1image-2image-3image-4image-5image-6image-7image-8

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:58:13 +0000

You’ve probably been warned about the risks of trusting emails from people you don’t know, but what about emails from your friends, colleagues, long-standing doctor or smart-suited solicitor?(image) (image)

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“Anonymous” Yik Yak users can be tracked down, say researchersyikyak

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:44:50 +0000

Using spoofed GPS coordinates, localization attacks from Shanghai pinpointed the dorms from which yaks were sent with 100% accuracy.(image) (image)

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Facial recognition technology is taking over US, says privacy groupshutterstock_501277579

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:54:54 +0000

Is the growing use of facial recognition systems by US law enforcement getting out of hand?(image) (image)

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Poor and/or reused passwords lead to Chinese spam flood on iMessageimessage

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:47:46 +0000

Affected Apple users, you're not alone! Many are being hit. It's yet another good reason to pick strong, **unique** passwords. (image) (image)

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Ancalog – the document exploit tool that makes cybercrime easy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:48:02 +0000

SophosLabs presents a fascinating new paper explaining how malware tools like Ancalog help non-techie crooks get straight into cybercrime...(image) (image)

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Snoops can tell what you type while you Skype, researchers findskype

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:37:04 +0000

Researchers developed an acoustic eavesdropping attack scenario using VoIP, hitting an accuracy rate of up to 91.7%. (image) (image)

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Twitter bots work overtime for Trump and Clinton in US presidential raceshutterstock_225367807

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:55:27 +0000

The great thing about computer bots is they never stop - that's also their biggest weakness.(image) (image)

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