Social media is a wonderful thing but oversharing on it can change all that

Profuse recounting of details from your life via social media may come at a price Ours is a sharing era. Social networking sites have opened up new ways of sharing all kinds of private...

Hacking predictions gone wild from the ‘internet of things’

A new, terrifying weapon is in the hands of hackers – the ability to stop a toilet flush working. We look at 2014’s silliest hacking predictions of gadget doom. It’s a scene of almost...

How to Fool a Security Researcher

…Andrew Lee conducted a fun but disquieting thought experiment in the course of an amusing and informative presentation on user education at the recent Virus Bulletin Seminar… This is a (slightly edited) extract from the...

Evernote forum hacked revealing users’ email addresses

Note-taking and archiving app Evernote has announced that its discussion forum has been hacked, compromising some users’ passwords, dates of birth and email addresses. Note-taking and archiving app Evernote has announced that its discussion...

The wrong kind of LoveLetter

A game with love: How the LoveLetter virus corrupted our tech by playing on our emotions. It was partly through taking advantage of our emotional rather than technical vulnerabilities that VBS/LoveLetter – also known...

Preview-and-authorize should be default mode

What do printed QR codes and NFC (Near Field Communication) chips have in common, besides storing instructions that computers can read? They are both hackable and their ability to store and communicate computer...

Phone Scams and Panic Attacks

…many scams work by panicking victims into taking some unwise action, whether it’s parting with their credit card details or opening a malicious program, claiming that some problem or illegal action is associated...

Hacker amasses $620,000 in cryptocurrency

A hacker has reportedly harvested over $600,000 in digital currency, using a network of hijacked machines, in what is believed to be the largest fraud of its kind. A hacker has reportedly harvested over...

Nvidia breach – employee information leaks

Graphics card company Nvidia suffered a data breach in which private employee information was leaked, the company has revealed. Graphics card company Nvidia suffered a data breach in which private employee information was leaked,...

a case of organized Android pay-per-install

For years, cyber criminals have organized their operations and traded resources through discussion forums and auction sites. One popular item to trade is access to virus infected PCs for cash. These trading schemes...

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