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U.S. Coding Website GitHub Hit With Cyberattack

Security experts say attack is likely an attempt by China to shut down anticensorship tools<p>BEIJING—A popular U.S. coding website is enduring an onslaught of Internet traffic meant for China’s most popular search engine, and security experts say the episode likely represents an attempt by China to …

Cyber-attacks

Personal details of world leaders accidentally revealed by G20 organisers

The personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit were accidentally disclosed by the Australian immigration department, which did not consider it necessary to inform those world leaders of the privacy breach.<p>The Guardian can reveal an employee of the agency inadvertently sent the …

Personal Information

Yemen conflict poised to escalate as Egypt says it is ready to send troops

Houthi rebels say country will be ‘graveyard of invaders’ if ground offensive follows Saudi-led air strikes<p>The possibility of a ground offensive in Yemen has grown significantly as Egypt declared its readiness to send troops into the embattled country “if necessary” in the wake of air strikes …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia moves military equipment to border with Yemen

Violent political tensions in Yemen are reaching such ferocity that neighbouring Saudi Arabia is beginning to fear for its border regions<p>Saudi Arabia is moving heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, US officials have said, raising the risk that the Middle …

Middle East

Okinawa governor blocks controversial US marine base

Escalation in dispute poses diplomatic headache for prime minister Shinzo Abe and threatens to sour relations between Japan and the US<p>The governor of a southern Japanese island, home to tens of thousands of American troops, has triggered a potentially bitter confrontation with Tokyo and Washington …

Japan

How to Increase App Security Through Mobile Phone Authentication

As more Internet users become mobile-first, security plays a larger role in the apps and services used in our daily lives. From a business perspective, a company puts its reputation at risk if it is perceived to be lax about verifying user identity. Consequently, ensuring the legitimacy of users …

Information Systems

US to base four warships in Singapore as China flexes military muscles

The four combat ships are designed to fight in coastal areas and represent further signs of America’s military tilt to Asia<p>Four US warships designed to fight in coastal areas similar to south-east Asian waters will operate out of Singapore by 2018, a senior US Navy official said Tuesday, further …

Military

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a …

Surveillance

Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands

Jan Krissler used high resolution photos, including one from a government press office, to successfully recreate the fingerprints of Germany’s defence minister<p>It’s an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can …

New Zealander thought to be fighting in Syria accidentally tweets locations

A New Zealander believed to be fighting with the militia group Islamic State has been accidentally broadcasting his movements within Syria by geotagging his tweets.<p>Mark Taylor, also known as Abu Abdul-Rahman, apparently deleted 45 longstanding tweets earlier this week after discovering they …

Social Media

Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, according to reports.<p>Technology site Recode claims the movie studio is using Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform that underpins …

Moving To The Cloud? How To Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Cloud computing is now an accepted mainstream IT model, with benefits that are clear and tangible. The federal government even has a “<b>​</b>cloud first” mandate, pushing for government agencies to move their software services to the cloud wherever and whenever they can.<p>What’s less clear to some is the …