TIDAL – User Data Leaked

The music streaming service Tidal appears to have suffered a data breach exposing details of its userbase. Reports are centred around a report by a Norwegian business paper that received a hard drive containing details of streaming figures. There is keen interest in this as its rumoured that Tidal is manipulating the data so it […]

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US Border Agents Checking Facebook Profiles

Social media accounts are being checked for political views in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the United States, part of what agency officials call an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country […]

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Linkedin Passwords Leaked

FIRST THINGS FIRST THIS MORNING, if you use the business networking site linkedin, before you read any further – log in and change your password now. Last night it was reported that an “encrypted” copy (actually a hashed version) of 6.5 million users passwords was posted on a Russian hacking site. Linkedin have been typically […]

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TicketWeb Customer Database Hacked

Customers of UK ticketing agency TicketWeb, a subsidiary of TicketMaster, received phishing emails from the company over the weekend after its direct email marketing system was hacked. Users received an email that told them their current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader was out of date, and asked them to upgrade to the 2012 version. Within […]

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German Police Use FaceBook Photos to Hunt Down Crooks

Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook “friends” to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state’s interior minister. The decision to use social media in manhunts follows the completion of a pilot scheme in the northern city of Hanover last year which drew […]

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Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2012

On Safer Internet Day, more than 100 events in 30 European countries will encourage children, their families and teachers, to discover the digital world together. This is the ninth annual Safer Internet Day, celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide as part of a global drive to promote safer Internet for children and young people. […]

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Saudi Group Hack 400,000 Israelis

A Saudi Arabian hacking group claims it has leaked information on up to 400,000 Israelis, including names, addresses and credit card details. The data dump follows a reported attack on Israeli websites and has already led to fraudulent use of the sensitive info. Credit card biz Isracard said it had issued 6,600 of the 14,000 […]

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iMessage Still Leaks Your Messages To Stolen iPhones

Victims of iPhone theft have discovered that remotely wiping the nicked kit won’t stop iMessage content being delivered to the thief, who can continue to respond under the owner’s name. The flaw was spotted by one David Hovis, whose wife had her iPhone lifted and promptly deactivated the mobile number, remotely wiped the data and […]

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Siri Allows iPhone Security Overide

Siri – the Apple iPhones’ voice controlled personal assistant poses a vast security threat to your data, if left in its default mode – even when your iPhone is locked. The default setting for Siri allows it to accept and execute voice commands on a locked iPhone.  Activating the app on a locked phone will […]

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Microsoft Denies XBox Live Network Hack

Microsoft have denied a claim that Xbox Live has been hacked. The Sun newspaper in the UK reported that hackers “hacked into thousands of Xbox Live accounts to steal millions of pounds”  this morning; but Microsoft have denied that the Live network had been compromised and had said that gamers who money stolen from their […]

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