Security News: 117 million LinkedIn email addresses and passwords for sale

data breachThe latest news from the world of cyber skulduggery from LinkedIn passwords for sale, the re-emergence of ATM malware, fears in the US about banking and shopping online and even real live pirates swinging from the rigging to descend on precious cargo identified by hacking a shipping company’s systems. You can also learn how to simply set a password that takes hundreds of years to crack. There’s a bit more too.

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Private photos of Adele leaked– Here’s how to keep your iCloud and Android device secure

privacyAs more high profile celeb photo hacks hit the headlines, the mother of One Direction, Harry Styles and singing sensation Adele, it’s a timely reminder that we all need to keep a careful eye on our personal mobile data. It actually quite simple to toughen up security around iCloud and Android devices – and here’s how.

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The Internet of Things: Consummer Security and Privacy Concerns

IOTThe Internet of Things is more than just a wave of hype – it’s already here thanks to smart TVs, automated heating systems and a wide range of other connected devices. And it’s only going to get bigger as more everyday items connect to the internet. But what does it mean for every day users?

Check this infographic to find out.
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Security News: Phishing emails targeting Amazon users; WordPress carrying infections

computer securityThe Internet of Things is beginning to take off and so are the vulnerabilities as the head of the US intelligence services and Israel’s prime minister warn. There’s also the curious case of Samsung smart TVs recording your conversations, a website that is openly selling stolen personal information, the UK tax man being hacked and hacks targeting Amazon and WordPress users that you need to be aware of. The FBI are also moving in on online predators all over the world, UK shrinks are a hit with ransomware and a US hacker gets two years despite his ‘I’m really really sorry’ pleading. Haven’t we heard that before?

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Security News: €50 million disappears in hack; UK users targeted by Dridex banking Trojan

HackingBanking Trojans target UK users, lots of dosh lifted by hackers and it barely raises a whimper in the mainstream media, potential problems for Asda online stores as the Walmart-owned company ignores information on vulnerability and a lot more including four million UK Facebook users posting their full address on the social network platform and the UK government thrashing around for voluntary cyber-security experts. Mmm.

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Security News : “How to hack ISIS” guide by Anonymous and other stories

It’s always busy in the world of cyber skulduggery and tech advancements, so much so that it’s impossible to cover off all the developments. That said there are some stand out stories from the last few weeks not least the artificial intelligence Barbie doll, that when discarded in the corner could well be spying on you. Yes, you read that right. Ransomware has also got a bit more insidious; it used to penetrate your computer via phishing emails but is now being implanted in software vulnerabilities. Hacktivist group Anonymous have also issued a ‘how-to hack-ISIS’ guide, Hilton Hotels has been hit by a big POS hack and UK chancellor George Osborne has implied that some of us are going to die if GCHQ’s cyber threats team doesn’t get more money. Mmmm.

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Security News: Talk Talk- three cyber breaches in a year; one more hack- this time it’s British Gas

hackedUnsurprisingly this week’s headlines have featured a lot of jaw jaw about Talk Talk who with three cyber breaches in a year clearly do not listen listen. People are upset, disturbed and not a little angry. One website is advising customers how to get out of their contracts. M&S and British Gas have also experienced some cyber embarrassment – as have their customers who have had personal details put on public view. A botnet consisting of 900 CCTV cameras has been discovered while out of work Russian IT workers may just well be gearing up for an assault on Western critical infrastructure, because – they’re out of work.

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Security News: Dridex malware scooped up banking details, cybercrime’s number in the UK reached 7 million/year and more

ExploitMalware that scoops up banking details, UK cyber-crime officially recognised as a seriously growing threat, SSL padlock symbol fraud, Adobe Flash riddled with yet more flaws, near nuclear meltdown and drone hit list using mobile phone recognition numbers revealed.

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Halloween’s online dangers – spooky spam, phantom phishing, sinister spies and more

halloweenStraddling the divide between autumn and winter Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Its origins lie in the period of time when the Celtic nations dominated Europe and people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. The idea of divide still holds today and perhaps nowhere more prominent than the surface and light world of the everyday internet and the dark, mysterious and sometime malevolent world of the deep web where hackers and cyber criminals have their being and surface to wreak havoc.

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