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Fitbit Owners Not at Risk of Malware, Company Says

Fitbit is defending itself against claims by a security researcher that its fitness trackers can be hacked wirelessly in 10 seconds and then be used to infect a computer with malware.<p>Earlier this month, Axelle Apvrille from security firm Fortinet claimed to have found a way to hack into a Fitbit …

Dumb, dumber, and cybersecurity

The reason you got hacked is because you listen to dumbasses about cybersecurity, like Microsoft.<br>An illustrative example is this article on "10 steps …

TalkTalk didn’t use basic security that could have protected its 4 million customers’ details

Encryption is a method of scrambling data so that it can only be understood by someone with the correct key or password, and is considered standard practice in safeguarding sensitive data.<p>But in an FAQ posted online after the hack, TalkTalk says that "not all of our data was encrypted."<p>Dido …

So what's the internet community doing about the NSA cracking VPN, HTTPS encryption?

Now that the cat is firmly out the bag, and it's clear that the NSA has cracked the encryption behind, potentially, a huge amount of internet …

Information Systems

TalkTalk hit by major cyberattack, customer details stolen

TalkTalk's website has been hit by a "significant and sustained" cyber attack, with thousands of customer details potentially compromised. "There is …

Cyber-attacks

American tech is freaking out about the rise of 'digital protectionism' in Europe

Washington (AFP) - As American tech giants extend their global reach, fears are growing on their side of the Atlantic over trade barriers some see as "digital protectionism."<p>While China has long been a difficult market for US firms to navigate, tensions have been rising with the European Union on …

TalkTalk cyber-attack not as bad as first thought, company says

Firm says customer data stolen ‘materially lower’ than thought and would not allow money to be taken from bank accounts<p>TalkTalk has said the amount of customers’ financial information stolen by hackers is “materially lower” than first thought and would not allow money to be taken from bank accounts.<p>…