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How safe is it to use a credit card at InterContinental Hotels

Yet another major hotel chain manages to loose thousands of customers credit card information.  If my information has been stolen, what...

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Google and Facebook scammed out of $100m

CEO / CFO fraud, is where a CFO being sent a phishing email purporting to be from the CEO demanding they immediately transfer some money...

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Chipotle hacked

There isn't a lot of information available to this story as to how the attack occurred. But that in itself is telling. 

The attack against...

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Healthcare data breaches

Apparently one in eight people have suffered a healthcare data breach. That's a lot higher than I would have expected, with pharmacies...

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McAfee boosts threat research post Intel-spinout

Having been spun out of Intel and acquired by private equity, McAfee is working fast to show its independence and new direction. It is...

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Making sense of IoT Security

There are many challenges around cloud and IoT security. 

This article quotes an AlienVault report I wrote on this topic based on...

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Cybersecurity Tech Investments

Investment in cybersecurity tech firms has always been buoyant and predictions don't believe this will slow down. 

However, the question...

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Australia and China to cooperate on cybersecurity

It's good to see security collaboration at the state level. As attackers and their infrastructure remain distributed, it is difficult for...

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Car dongle vulnerability can stop the engine

Another day brings more internet-connected car vulnerabilities to light.

This particular vulnerability takes advantage of a dongle that...

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Hacker sentenced to 27 years

I get it, crime needs to be punished, but 27 years for a non-violent crime seems a bit excessive. 

On Friday, a judge sentenced Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 32, to 27 years in prison — the longest sentence handed down for hacking-related...…

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Uber fingerprinting iOS devices

Allegations are being made that Uber took liberties with iOS, by fingerprinting, i.e. using identifiers to recognise a device even after...

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What do you do if your SMEs social media accounts are hacked?

Here, security experts and social media professionals share advice on how to handle a hack and restore your company’s image 

COGITO ERGO SUM 

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Russian law to potentially ban VPN providers

It seems these days no-one wants to let anyone freely choose the content they watch, the messages they exchange, or the emails they...

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Google ordered to hand over foreign data

There's a tug of war going on between tech companies and governments at the moment around customer privacy. 

Google being asked to hand...

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CISOs Need to Balance Security with Innovation

Former Tech Lead at Target on Tying CISOs' Performance to Revenue

In this video interview at ISMG's San Francisco Fraud and Breach...

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When your security vendor is your risk

When we think about third party risks, we often think of the design firm that has access to the latest product concepts, or the payroll...

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Food social network breached

Allrecipes has suffered a breach whereby customer emails and passwords appear to have been compromised. It has been emailing its...

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Another day, another game breach

Is apathy setting in on breaches? it seems as if fashion fantasy didn't even acknowledge the breach. 

It's very easy to create an app or...

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Credit card with fingerprint reader

Mastercard has launched a credit card with a fingerprint reader.

While biometrics are in no way perfect, if MasterCard are storing the...

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Record number of oracle patches

Security professionals often give Oracle a hard time for its notoriously vulnerability-ridden software and lack of co-operation when...

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How the NSA infiltrated a Middle East banking network

The Shadow Brokers dump has shown us many things, things that bear not repeating.

But interesting clues came about from the leak which...

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Can you spot the difference?

A new phishing method works by using letters from other alphabets which, to the naked eye look virtually identical in a browser.

It's not...

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BankBot malware targets Android Apps

It's a constant struggle when it comes to vetting apps on stores. On one hand automated scanners speed up the process, but once the...

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Intercontinental Hotel Credit Card Breach

The hotel industry collects a lot of data on people. Their travel patterns, their preferences, their locations, even what paper they like...

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IoT Botnet rivalry

I grew up hearing about epic rivalries, the bloods and the cribs, the East vs West side hip hop battles, the Rockers vs the Hart...

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Get your Ransomware source code

Ransomware has been an increasingly-favoured technique by cyber-criminals in recent times. Various business models are in use, from...

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Vendors pose a security risk says SWIFT

Following a leak of SWIFT documents, the global bank messaging system has advisedsed clients to place close attention to security. 

Third...

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Stop saying cyberattack!

The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook is the go-to publication for journalists, PR, corporate marketers, or any other writers. 

One of the...

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Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds

As the British Chamber of Commerce reveals that large firms are most at risk from cybercrime, many companies lack even the most basic...

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Rise in healthcare breaches

1.5m records lost in March health care industry data breaches represents a rather unsettling trend. While it's not pleasant to see...

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McAfee LinkedIn page hijack

Even companies like McAfee can get their LinkedIn pages hijacked. 

I guess it goes to show that social media accounts continue to rise as...

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Security risks of the citizen developer

Just like Digital SLR's have enabled anyone willing to put down a couple of hundred on a camera the ability to tout themselves as a...

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When responsible disclosure works

So it appears as if Microsoft was able to patch most of the shadow brokers hacks a few weeks prior to the release.

It's a good example of...

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UK's Institute of Directors worried about cybersecurity

A recent report from the IoD indicates that the UK's business leaders are still not prioritising the threats presented by the rapid...

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Battles on the IoT Front

Another day, another IoT botnet. It's the flavour of the month. But it doesn't look like it will slow down any time soon. After all, the...

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Intel Security is McAfee... again

In an on-and-off relationship, Intel acquired McAfee, tried to distance itself from the man who founded the company by renaming it to...

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The balance between privacy and protection

Where does the balance lie between guaranteeing privacy whilst at the same time enabling government's to act to protect it's citizens?...

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