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BitTorrent unveils secure chat app Bleep for Windows

54 minutes ago  by Alan Buckingham
BitTorrent unveils secure chat app Bleep for Windows
Recent revelations, courtesy of Edward Snowden, have given insight into just how much citizens need to worry about NSA activity, and it was an alarmingly large amount. BitTorrent has been working to m

Internet of Things: 70% of devices have critical security vulnerabilities that need addressing

16 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Internet of Things: 70% of devices have critical security vulnerabilities that need addressing
A survey carried by HP on some of the most popular IoT devices shows that companies should be doing more to make sure the things are secured.

Few UK smartphone users realise the value of basic handset security

18 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Few UK smartphone users realise the value of basic handset security
Two-thirds of phone owners in the UK don’t bother with even basic security measures like a PIN to unlock their device.

Ofcom: How to protect your children online

22 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Ofcom: How to protect your children online
UK communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report advising the government on safety measures to help safeguard younger web users.

Google confirms it reads your emails to "help you have fun," tracks hotel reservations

30 Jul 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Google confirms it reads your emails to "help you have fun," tracks hotel reservations
Google has announced that it wants to help users have a good time while on holiday. While that sounds great, the search giant is doing it in a creepy way - by reading your emails.

Fake ID flaw plagues millions of Android devices

30 Jul 2014  by Ian Barker
Fake ID flaw plagues millions of Android devices
A newly uncovered flaw in Google's Android OS could leave large numbers of mobile devices at risk from malicious apps that appear to be from trusted developers. Named 'Fake ID' by Bluebox Security who

Chinese hackers pull off Israel Iron Dome hack

29 Jul 2014  by Paul Cooper
Chinese hackers pull off Israel Iron Dome hack
Chinese hackers have broken into the computer systems of three Israeli defence contractors instrumental in the construction of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system.

Onion: The new ransomware that is even harder to stop

28 Jul 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Onion: The new ransomware that is even harder to stop
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab discovered that the malware is a lot harder to detect that its predecessor, Cryptolocker, as it uses Tor to remain anonymous.

US Congress gets banned from Wikipedia for trolling edits

28 Jul 2014  by Paul Cooper
US Congress gets banned from Wikipedia for trolling edits
The US Congress is famous for being mired in inefficiency, bureaucracy and partisanship, but apparently there’s one task it has no trouble getting done – editing Wikipedia articles.

Introducing Operation Emmental: A new banking malware causing havoc around the world

28 Jul 2014  by Paul Cooper
Introducing Operation Emmental: A new banking malware causing havoc around the world
A new piece of banking malware called “Operation Emmental” is targeting banks around the world, particularly in countries like Switzerland and Austria.

Think you can crack TOR? The Russian government wants to give you 4m rubles

28 Jul 2014  by Paul Cooper
Think you can crack TOR? The Russian government wants to give you 4m rubles
Russia’s government has issued a 4 million rubles (about £60,000) bounty to anyone who cracks the Tor anonymity network’s encryption protocols. Think you've got what it takes?