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Apple, Samsung and Microsoft speak out on Vault 7 CIA leaks

In case you missed it last night or this morning, this week, WikiLeaks dropped the largest intelligence agency leak in history, dropping well over 8000 confidential CIA documents outlining the agency’s illicit spying tactics amongst other activities. The first drop in a series of coming ‘Vault 7’ leaks alleged that …

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Dangerous XSS exploit affecting Steam users

It looks like Steam users might want to be careful when browsing Steam as an XSS exploit has been discovered which can seriously affect account security. The issue was made public earlier today and can allow attackers to inject their own code, which could allow someone to hijack your Steam …

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Government committee criticises watchdogs over UK data breaches

The British government and its watchdogs are doing a poor job of protecting citizens and companies from online attacks, according to the public accounts committee. It also criticised a confusing system for reporting breaches, which painted an inconsistent picture of the current state of Britain’s digital security. Despite cyber attacks …

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LeakedSource owner reportedly raided, servers seized

LeakedSource, a for-profit database of hacks and security breaches has been taken down this week, leading to reports of an FBI raid, during which all servers are said to have been seized. News of the raid first broke last night and while the US authorities have yet to confirm or …

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Snooper’s Charter challenge fund reaches £50,000 in a week

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The crowd funding effort by human rights group Liberty, has raised more than £50,000 in its first week since going online. So far more than 1,750 people have pledged their support, with one person giving as much as £5,000 towards the legal fund. Liberty’s crowd funding campaign  is designed to provide funding …

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Concerns arise over WhatsApp encryption weakness

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WhatsApp has been trying to improve its stance as far as privacy and security go since last year, when the messaging service introduced end to end encryption. Unfortunately, it turns out that WhatsApp’s encryption isn’t keeping messages as secure as one would hope. Several months back, security researchers discovered a …

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The FTC goes after D-Link over poor security practises 

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It looks like D-Link has found itself in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this week as the US regulator has filed charges against D-Link for putting consumers’ privacy and security at risk with its products. As part of the FTCs current initiative to ensure companies are taking …

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Lithuania claims Russia regularly cyber-attacks its systems

Although it’s generally accepted that all developed nations are constantly slinging digital warheads at each other – not to mention the bedroom hackers and hacktivists joining in for fun – it rarely feels too serious. In the case of Lithuania though, it’s concerned about the barrage of Russian attacks it’s …

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Dubai police are now using predictive crime software

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We may have touch screens and automated cars, but one aspect of Minority Report technology we haven’t quite mastered yet, is pre-crime. Dubai is looking to lead the charge there though, with the introduction of new, predictive crime software, which claims to be able to predict where crimes are more …

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British companies to face big fines if data breaches occur

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Despite being inclined to have firms collect endless amounts of data on their customers, the British government does at least want them to protect it. Accepting a new EU law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), means that when introduced in 2018, British firms will be mandated to …

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