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European car firms hit by email malware campaign

17 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
European car firms hit by email malware campaign
Automobile companies are being urged to exercise caution by Symantec when opening email attachments as a campaign specifically targeting them has been spreading.

Gmail smartphone app on Android hacked by US researchers

23 hours ago  by Tom Phelan
Gmail smartphone app on Android hacked by US researchers
Google's Gmail app on Android smartphones has fallen victim to the hacks of US researchers who managed to access Gmail accounts by disguising harmful software as another downloaded app.

White House cybersecurity bigwig sees his IT security ignorance as an advantage

22 Aug 2014  by Nathan Chai
White House cybersecurity bigwig sees his IT security ignorance as an advantage
The head of cybersecurity operations at the White House has revealed that he doesn't believe that his lack of a deep level of IT knowledge gives him an edge in his field.

Rogue NSA and GCHQ agents intentionally leak information to help Tor users remain anonymous

22 Aug 2014  by Nathan Chai
Rogue NSA and GCHQ agents intentionally leak information to help Tor users remain anonymous
The executive director of the Tor Project has said that he suspects NSA and GCHQ agents are actually helping Tor users remain anonymous by leaking vulnerabilities to the project.

Facebook awards $50,000 Internet Defense Prize for security research

21 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Facebook awards $50,000 Internet Defense Prize for security research
The social network has granted the money to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in online applications.

UPS becomes latest victim of major data breach

21 Aug 2014  by Darren Allan
UPS becomes latest victim of major data breach
UPS has spilled customer names, addresses and bank card details, although no fraud relating to the incident has been reported yet.

Large number of Play Store apps vulnerable to Man-In-The-Middle attacks

21 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Large number of Play Store apps vulnerable to Man-In-The-Middle attacks
According to a report by FireEye Mobile Security Team, 68 per cent of the 1,000 most-downloaded free apps contain the vulnerability, allowing sensitive information to be intercepted.

Twitter unveils new spam defence, BotMaker

21 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Twitter unveils new spam defence, BotMaker
The microblogging site revealed that it had seen a 40 per cent decrease in spam since the launch of the new system, which aims to prevent spambots in real-time.

Microsoft reports fall in fake antivirus programs

21 Aug 2014  by Ian Barker
Microsoft reports fall in fake antivirus programs
Microsoft's Malware Protection Centre is reporting a downward trend in the traffic generated by some of the most popular rogues over the past 12 months.

Today’s tech: App bubble set to burst, EU fights back at Google and Gartner says consumer 3D printing isn’t coming anytime soon

20 Aug 2014  by Nathan Chai
Today’s tech: App bubble set to burst, EU fights back at Google and Gartner says consumer 3D printing isn’t coming anytime soon
The best of ITProPortal news including: apps may have reached saturation point, tech companies slam EU's "right to be forgotten," and consumer-grade 3D printers coming in next 10 years.

Latest Norton release combines nine products into a single cloud offering

20 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Latest Norton release combines nine products into a single cloud offering
Symantec has announced that its next Norton Security release will simplify its software portfolio, offering customers a cloud-based solution scheduled for release this autumn.