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34% of Brits willing to sacrifice their online safety for weight loss

34% of Brits willing to sacrifice their online safety for weight loss

With summer just around the corner, people are looking for quick diet solutions online to get their bodies 'beach ready'. A third of Brits (34 percent) are willing to sacrifice their online safety to lose a few pounds by clicking on potentially malicious websites that offer to help 'lose belly fat'.

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

It's a trap! WhatsApp Gold 'premium' version lures users to malware

A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.

Bad guys jump ship to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors release decryption key

Bad guys jump ship to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors release decryption key

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Researchers spot threat actors flocking to CryptXXX after TeslaCrypt authors close shop.

Microsoft to block 'terrorist content' on its services

Microsoft to block 'terrorist content' on its services

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Microsoft banned terrorist content from its services and said it would invest in public-private partnerships to help fight terrorism.

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

A trio of students from St Petersburg State University in Russia have been dubbed world champions in the 40th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finals.

Android Pay launches in UK; 28% of consumers worried about digital payment security

Android Pay launches in UK; 28% of consumers worried about digital payment security

Security and payment experts warn that the Google-backed Android Pay UK launch on 18 May is promising, however could be held back by concerns over malware.

Cyberattacks likely against presidential campaigns: CIA

Cyberattacks likely against presidential campaigns: CIA

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The Republican and Democratic candidates and their campaign staffs need to prep for a possible barrage of cyberattacks during this election cycle, industry experts and U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said.

Ransomware activity marks sixfold increase in March

Ransomware activity marks sixfold increase in March

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FireEye researchers detected a nearly six-fold increase in the percentage of ransomware activity in March 2016.

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

N.Y. bill would boost state IT department's cyberattack responsibility

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The New York Office of Information Technology could gain additional responsibilities in the wake of a data breach if a bill now in the state senate is passed.

Web app attacks are on the rise, but money is tight for developers

Web app attacks are on the rise, but money is tight for developers

Cyber-attacks against web applications are increasing, yet security budgets for developers remain low.

The brick doesn't fall far from the Apple tree

The brick doesn't fall far from the Apple tree

Apple has released a series of security updates to both tvOS, iOS, watchOS, OSX, Safari and iTunes.

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

NSA's GenCyber Camps to triple number of summer camps offered

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The National Security Agency (NSA) announced plans for 2016 to triple the number of GenCyber Camps offered.

77% of organisations unprepared for cyber-security incidents

77% of organisations unprepared for cyber-security incidents

Roughly 77 percent of organisations are unprepared for cyber-security incidents according to research by NTT Com in its 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report.

Click-fraud botnet infects 900K to earn money via Google AdSense

Click-fraud botnet infects 900K to earn money via Google AdSense

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A click-fraud botnet dubbed "Redirector.Paco Trojan" has infected 900,000 IPs worldwide.

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

Researchers spot spike in phishing attacks leveraging 2016 Rio Olympics

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Researchers spotted a spike in phishing attacks, email scams and spam messages that mimic branding from the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.

Sen. Rand Paul joins bipartisan opposition to Rule 41 amendments

Sen. Rand Paul joins bipartisan opposition to Rule 41 amendments

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plans to join bipartisan effort to introduce legislation to block proposed amendments to Rule 41.

The cyber-security buck should stop with executives, finds survey

The cyber-security buck should stop with executives, finds survey

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New research by VMWare has found that a great deal of UK workers believe that the responsibility for cyber-security should go all the way to the board of directors.

IT pros in financial services assert ability to detect breaches

IT pros in financial services assert ability to detect breaches

Data breaches in the worlds of banking, credit and finance have nearly double between 2014 and 2015 according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre's 2015 Breach List report. Despite being unsure of how long it would take, IT pros in financial services are very confident in their ability to detect a breach.

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

Scammers impersonate legit cyber-security companies

A scammer syndicate has been caught impersonating the services of cyber-security companies and charging high fees for doing very little.

Critical patches target privilege escalation

Critical patches target privilege escalation

Half of this months Patch Tuesday releases are critical, many addressing privilege escalation.

Pornhub launches bug bounty program on HackerOne

Pornhub launches bug bounty program on HackerOne

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Pornhub is offering white hats between $50 and $25,000 for reporting qualifying vulnerabilities.

Study: Apple, Android should better vet app stores, notify users of 'dead apps'

Study: Apple, Android should better vet app stores, notify users of 'dead apps'

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Appthority's Q2 2016 Enterprise Mobile Threat Report found Apple and Android should better vet their app stores.

Microsoft report: 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures

Microsoft report: 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures

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Microsoft noted a 9.4 percent increase in vulnerability disclosures to just above 3,300 disclosures in its latest study.

Vaizey urges businesses to adopt Cyber Essentials to combat malware threats

Vaizey urges businesses to adopt Cyber Essentials to combat malware threats

As UK government vows to boost cyber-defences, its own research finds majority of successful attacks could have been prevented by adopting Cyber Essentials.

Study: 17 percent of IT pros confident they can defeat cyberattacks

Study: 17 percent of IT pros confident they can defeat cyberattacks

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A recent study found that only 17 percent of IT professionals were confident in their ability to defeat cyberattacks.

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

Researchers spot mobile malware competition on the black market

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IBM security researchers have spotted an uptick in mobile malware competition in pricing, features and quality on the black market.

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

Mich. bill would make car hacking a felony punishable by life in prison

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Hacking a connected car in Michigan could warrant a life sentence behind bars if recently proposed legislation is passed into law.

U.S. CIO hints federal adoption of 'bimodal IT' to balance old and new tech

U.S. CIO hints federal adoption of 'bimodal IT' to balance old and new tech

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U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott Tuesday hinted his office may be working to help guide federal agencies to adopt "bimodal IT."

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

Odd 'phantom trips' taken a year after Uber log-in credentials surface on dark web

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Odd "phantom trips' taken nearly a year after Uber log-in credentials surfaced on the dark web.

One in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords, study

One in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords, study

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A recent SecureAuth study found one in three Americans resort to risky behaviors to remember passwords.

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