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

5 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

5 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

7 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

7 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.

Facebook fixes app security flaw that left users at risk

11 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Facebook fixes app security flaw that left users at risk
Researchers in Argentina discovered the vulnerability, fixed by this month's update, which allowed hackers to cause denial-of-service attacks and run up a user's phone bill through data usage.

Apple embarrassed by Russian spy chief demand for iOS source code

12 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Apple embarrassed by Russian spy chief demand for iOS source code
Russia has asked Apple to hand over the source code for iOS amid accusations that Apple purposefully included backdoors into its mobile operating system.

Canada's government set back one year by devastating Chinese cyber attack

12 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Canada's government set back one year by devastating Chinese cyber attack
The Canadian government has said it will take it a year to build a more secure IT infrastructure after the National Research Council (NRC) was hit by a cyber attack apparently originating in China.

Who's afraid of the NSA? BitTorrent unveils secure chat app "Bleep" for Windows

15 hours ago  by Alan Buckingham
Who's afraid of the NSA? 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

30 Jul 2014  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.

America's self harm problem: How the NSA is killing the US economy

30 Jul 2014  by Nathan Chai
America's self harm problem: How the NSA is killing the US economy
A recent report has uncovered the financial cost of the NSA's PRISM program to the US's economy and the pitfalls that a culture of unbridled mass surveillance could bring about in the future.

Is endpoint management really at death’s door?

30 Jul 2014  by Ashley Leonard
Is endpoint management really at death’s door?
In this article Ashley Leonard, CEO of Verismic, analyses the current state of device and endpoint management and questions the future of the service.