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Microsoft: Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between companies and customers

On Friday, businesses, governments and the UK’s National Health Service were left scrambling in the wake of a massive ransomware attack. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware swiftly spread across 200,000 computers in 150 countries, causing Microsoft to issue an emergency patch for those still running outdated Windows XP systems. It turns out, …

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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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