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Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Posted October 24, 2012 Hackers tampered with point-of-sale terminals at 63 bookstores to hijack customers’ credit card and PIN information. Keep an eye on your statements and watch for unauthorised transactions. Read it now.

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Reuters’s Twitter, WordPress accounts hacked by apparent pro-Syrian government attackers

Posted August 7, 2012 The news giant is suspected of falling prey to attackers who took advantage of its running news operations on an insecure, out-of-date WordPress version. Check out the full story on Naked Security.  

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How to Travel Unmolested by Warrantless Seizures and Creeping Malware

Posted March 8, 2012 Travel to the US can be a nightmare; “Homeland Security” has free rein to take your laptop or mobile phone. Travel to China is a good way to bring spyware and malware back home. Here are some helpful tips to make air travel smooth and free of frustrating security snags. Read […]

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Online dating and your privacy: Is it a doomed relationship?

Posted February 14, 2012 On this Valentine’s Day, we find that it is increasingly difficult to be both lovelorn and discreet. Read it. 

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Four Romanians charged with multimillion-dollar hack of Subway, others

The US Department of Justice has indicted and arrested four Romanians for credit card fraud perpetrated against Subway restaurants and other retailers concluding a three year investigation. Looks like default/easily cracked passwords enabled another needless theft. Here’s the full story.

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Personal data of 65,000 FoxyBingo players sold for cash

A former gambling industry worker who sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty under the Data Protection Act. Are you willing to gamble with your personal information? Thankfully, it seems that nobody’s bank account numbers were compromised, but that isn’t always the case in these gambling breaches. The […]

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