Tag Archives: Security

ICO to investigate Tesco website security

Tesco Store The Information Commissioner is apparently going to look into criticisms of Tesco’s web security levels. These issues were first raised by a software architect, Troy Hunt, who discovered flaws in the.. more
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LinkedIn bolsters security following breach

LinkedIn_Logo Last week, there was a major security breach at LinkedIn, with some 6.5 million passwords being compromised. And the social network has just published a statement for the press, detailing the.. more
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Over 6 million LinkedIn passwords stolen

LinkedIn_Logo There’s been a majority security breach at business oriented social network LinkedIn, so be warned if you happen to have an account there. Reports emerged yesterday that over six million passwords.. more
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Weak passwords still a problem

Research conducted by the University of Cambridge has shown that the average password is still rather weak. Even in these days of many successful high profile hacks, users are failing to protect themselves with a decently secure password. Should hackers make off with a haul.. more
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New research finds Chrome is most secure browser

New research from Accuvant LABS has looked into the security of the three most widely used browsers and has found that overall, the most secure is Google Chrome. The research was commissioned by Google, however, although it’s described as being a “comprehensive and independently designed.. more
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Over half UK population are victims of cybercrime

A recent report from Get Safe Online states that more than half of the UK population (51%) have been victims of cybercrime in one form or another. State of the Nation was published last month and acknowledges that the government have now made cybersecurity a.. more
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iPhone 4S has security flaws thanks to Siri

The iPhone 4S has a number of security flaws, due to the popular and newly introduced voice recognition driven digital assistant Siri. The most glaring error it would seem, is the ability for anyone to be able to use Siri to make calls and so.. more
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Google’s open source boss defends Android security isssues

As yet more research uncovers further security threats in Android devices, Google’s Chris DiBona has accused security firms and anti-virus vendors of being nothing more than “charlatans and scammers” who create scare stories in order to sell their software. Angry at what he sees as.. more
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“Dirty dozen” insecure Android smartphones

A new report from Bit9 has revealed the “Dirty Dozen” smartphone manufacturers whose update practices put users at risk, by failing to release security updates for phone operating systems. Given the ongoing malware threat to the Android platform, it comes as no real surprise to.. more
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Smartphone malware up by 800%

More alarm bells are being rung regarding the ever increasing amounts of malware which are aimed at smartphone users. The latest warnings come from the Get Safe Online campaign, which has produced its state of the nation report for 2011. The numbers of “broad” internet.. more
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