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Cannabis-stuffed drone crashes outside maximum security prison

51 minutes ago  by Paul Cooper
Cannabis-stuffed drone crashes outside maximum security prison
The wreckage of a drone has been found outside of a maximum security prison in South Carolina, in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into the tightly-guarded prison.

Almost one in ten Android apps infected by malware

1 hour ago  by Darren Allan
Almost one in ten Android apps infected by malware
Google Play remains a relatively safe environment, though, with the real threats coming from third-party app stores.

Paddy Power humiliated by data breach it took 4 years to fess up to

1 hour ago  by Paul Cooper
Paddy Power humiliated by data breach it took 4 years to fess up to
Online bookies Paddy Power is making an embarrassed apology to 649,055 of their customers who they believe have been affected by a data breach in 2010.

US court orders Microsoft to surrender overseas data

2 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
US court orders Microsoft to surrender overseas data
A district judge has upheld the original ruling that forces companies to hand over information held on foreign soil if ordered to do so, prompting condemnation from the technology industry.

Tech News Weekly podcast 29: Favourite summer apps, Apple riddling iOS with backdoors, and is this the end of the Oyster card?

3 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Tech News Weekly podcast 29: Favourite summer apps, Apple riddling iOS with backdoors, and is this the end of the Oyster card?
On this weeks Tech News Weekly podcast from ITProPortal.com. Could the Oyster card and in fact, hard cash be soon removed from the London Underground? And was Apple helping the NSA on purpose?

Get a TOP SECRET job at the NSA... through LinkedIn?

4 hours ago  by Joe Jejune
Get a TOP SECRET job at the NSA... through LinkedIn?
The National Security Agency (NSA) is looking for a Director of Strategic Communications on LinkedIn. But why is it even advertised?

USB sticks or the keys to the kingdom? Hackers turn USBs into security threats

5 hours ago  by Joe Jejune
USB sticks or the keys to the kingdom? Hackers turn USBs into security threats
USB devices are ubiquitous: keyboards, mice, headsets and pocket drives and now they have become a potential security threat, according to a report.

Thursday Threat Report: Operation Emmental, Onion malware, and the top ten Facebook scams

19 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Thursday Threat Report: Operation Emmental, Onion malware, and the top ten Facebook scams
We round up the three biggest threats you need to be aware of this week, including the top ten Facebook scams to watch out for, and a terrifying new ransomware variant.

Attack on Tor browser unmasks secret users

19 hours ago  by Nathan Chai
Attack on Tor browser unmasks secret users
On Wednesday the Tor project released a statement stating that an attack on the network may have resulted in users losing anonymity.

US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences

21 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences
The request has been made by the Department of Defence and it means that the country’s cyber operations budget will be worth 8.5 per cent of total defence spending.

Top 10 Facebook scams to watch out for: Taylor Swift not one of them

21 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Top 10 Facebook scams to watch out for: Taylor Swift not one of them
Security firm Bitdefender is keen on keeping an eye out for the current major scams on the social network, and has just informed us of the latest to beware of.