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But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Posted December 11, 2012 A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police. It’s a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track […]

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US Secret Service probed after sensitive files left on Metro train

Posted December 10, 2012 A contractor working for the US Secret Service left two tapes full of extremely sensitive data on a Metro train, losing the extremely sensitive, personal data of staff, contact and overseas informants. Here’s more.

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What computer security threats can we expect to see in 2013?

Posted December 7, 2012 Here are the trends that SophosLabs anticipates will shape the IT security landscape next year. Read more.

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48 countries join forces for biggest-ever fight against online child sex abuse

Posted December 6, 2012 Experts estimate that there are now some one million images of abused and/or exploited children available online, with the total growing by 50,000 per year. Read all about it.

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Anonymous goes after Hunter Moore, the infamous revenge-porn website publisher

Posted December 5, 2012 Those claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous have declared war on the internet’s most hated man, Hunter Moore, who gained infamy by publishing pornographic photos of people without their permission, in fulfillment of the wishes of their bitter exes. For more, here’s the story.

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US woman arrested for bank robbery brags on YouTube about robbing a bank

Posted December 5, 2012 A woman tells, in a YouTube video, how she stole a car, smoked the marijuana found therein, robbed a bank, is a victim of the government, and told her mother it was the “best day of her life.” She was arrested before police even found the video. Read the full story […]

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Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Posted December 4, 2012 A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims’ accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details. Here’s more.

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Malware found sucking up data on new Japanese space agency rocket

Posted December 3, 2012 Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon – a new, AI-enabled rocket – and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It’s only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that’s plagued the agency. Click here to read the full story.

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Facebook hacks its workers into Hacktober smithereens

Posted November 30, 2012 Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees – by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff’s threat perception. Read the story now.

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PPI SMS text spammers fined £440,000 by UK Information Commissioner

Posted November 29, 2012 The UK information commissioner has for the first time used its shut-the-hell-up powers to quash the annoyance that is spam text messaging, having fined two men nearly half a million pounds. More such investigations are in the works, the ICO promised. Read more.

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