Security

Hackers Say They’ve Cracked iCloud. Here’s How to Protect Your Account, Just In Case

A hacker group called Turkish Crime Family says that it can access 250 million iCloud accounts, and will do so on April 7 to reset the password, …

iCloud

12 ways to hack-proof your smartphone

Protect your privacy, your data and your peace of mind with this guide to beating thieves, whether they’re online or on the street<p>As we’ve recently seen from leaked CIA documents, no one is immune to hacking attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist …

iOS

The 3 best ways to protect your iCloud account

Hackers have obtained working iCloud passwords. Use these methods to make sure yours isn't at risk.<p>Despite a daily barrage of hacks, data breaches and malware attacks, millions of internet users still refuse to take some basic security precautions that could make their accounts nearly impervious -- …

Data Breach

Break Into the Lucrative World of Ethical Hacking with Over 45 Hours of Immersive Content

<b>Ethical Hacker Bootcamp for 2017</b><p>Break Into a Career As An Ethical Hacker<p>Ethical hackers are in huge demand in the wake of highly publicized hacks and …

Information Security

WhatsApp accused of giving terrorists 'a secret place to hide' as it refuses to hand over London attacker's messages

Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has accused the messaging service WhatsApp of giving terrorists "a place to hide" as she revealed the US firm has failed to hand over the content of a message sent by Westminster attacker Adrian Ajao.<p>Scotland Yard and the security services cannot access encrypted …

Encryption

UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday.<p>Local media have reported that British-born Khalid Masood …

Encryption

The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn't: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys in the hands of 14 …

ICANN

Silicon Valley Firm Coupa Hit by W-2 Fraudsters

sponsored by<p>Fraudsters Fake Out HR by Pretending to be the CEO as Related Attacks Continue Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 23, 2017<p>Silicon …

Cybersecurity

U.K. Tells WhatsApp to Open Up to Intelligence Services - Bloomberg

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp messaging system should open its encryption to security services and urged online …

Encryption

'Lawful Hacking' Avoids the Risks of Backdoor Encryption

With governments unlikely to ever get backdoor access to tech devices, authorities may turn to selective hacking, as in the Apple/San Bernardino case.

Encryption

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With 'Smart' Devices

These days just about every device is "smart." There are smart cars, phones, TVs, grills and speakers, and most people don't think twice about buying a new TV, hooking it up to the internet and giving it access to different apps.<p>But all that connectivity means data is being shared and collected by …

Civil Rights

Farage forced to admit Westminster attack had nothing to do with immigration

Nigel Farage has been forced to admit the Westminster terror attack was unrelated to immigration, following comments he made on Fox News that …

Border Security

Germany warded off two cyberattacks by Russian hacking group Fancy Bear in 2016

"Germany remains in danger in the cyber arena since we are highly digitised," a top German official said.<p>Germany reportedly fended off two …

Cybercrime

Pakistan Begins Fencing of Afghan Border

Pakistan says it has started fencing off its long border with Afghanistan and areas vulnerable to cross-border militant attacks are being given …

Pakistan

Annual Anonymous cyber attack against Israel April 7

'Despite meager achievements of offensive in previous years, take into account this year takes place on weekend'

Cybersecurity

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Digital Privacy

Seamus Tuohy, a consultant with the digital security firm Prudent Innovation, answers your questions about how to keep your data secure and your personal information private.

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border to stop militants from crossing over. Experts say that deep cultural ties between Afghan and Pakistani Pashtuns will render the move ineffective.<p>Amid worsening ties with Afghanistan, Pakistan announced Saturday it had started …

World News

Apple Denies Turkish Crime Family Hack, New Ransom Details Emerge

Earlier this week, there were reports on the media outlets stating a hacking incident affecting millions of iCloud and Apple Mail accounts. The …

Bitcoin

Home secretary calls for Whatsapp backdoor access following Westminster attacks

The standoff between tech firms and intelligence agencies over back door access looks set to intensify after the home secretary revealed that the man …

Encryption

SCOTUS hearing revealed the character of Neil Gorsuch AND Senate Democrats

There was a moment during the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS hearing last week that was more revealing than any other as to the character of the man who will …

Right To Privacy

Security guard, naked girlfriend found dead… foul play suspected

Special Report<p>Women living in a small town in north-western Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of contracting cervix cancer following reports that they …

Crime

What is the Sonic Screwdriver?

<b>Sci-fi fans who have watched Doctor Who will be familiar with the term “Sonic Screwdriver”. It turns out this device has a real-life application as</b> …

EFF Launches Community Security Training Series

EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches …

Surveillance

London attack reignites encryption debate, as govt. says ‘there should be no place for terrorists to hide’

As London reels in the aftermath of yet another horrific terrorist attack, the U.K. government has reignited the debate on the use of encryption in mobile messaging services.<p>The attack in Westminster last Thursday left four people dead and many more injured, and reports have since surfaced that the …

Encryption

President Trump is at war with the security services, just when we need them

There will be questions raised about the effectiveness of the security surveillance. There always are. However unlikely and mathematically challenging the circumstances of any particular terror incident may be, there are inevitably questions to be asked. But they will be muted and even their …

Enda Kenny

Florida legislators take on hard-line immigration policies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The election of President Donald Trump has given new impetus to Florida state lawmakers who are pushing to pass bills seen …

Immigration

Secure, peaceful border in mutual interest of Pakistan, Afghanistan: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Saturday said a better managed, secure and peaceful border is in mutual interest of both …

Border Security

How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

If you aren’t using two-factor authentication to protect your Apple ID and iCloud account, you really should do it today. Hackers who claim to have …

Apple

Government must be able to spy on Whatsapp users, Home Secretary says

WhatsApp and similar services must hand over encrypted messages to the security services after terror attacks, the Home Secretary says.<p>Amber Rudd …

UK News

Dozens of patients' medical records found lying in Melbourne street

A hospital is being investigated for breaching the privacy of dozens of patients after medical records revealing a "swollen penis" and mental …

Data Breach