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Children’s Hospital DDoS Attacker Gets 10 Years in Prison

A Massachusetts man, associated with hacktivist group Anonymous, has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for starting a DDoS attack against Boston Children's Hospital, as well as a $443,000 fine. The attack crippled the hospital, rendering it ineffective for several days.

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Only One-Third of Android Antivirus Apps Work Properly

A new report from security company AV-Comparatives has revealed that only 80 of the most popular Android antivirus apps give you effective protection and only 23 of those apps can guarantee a 100% threat-detection rate, highlighting the need for proper Android security.

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The 10 Worst Online Scams of 2018

There have been a growing number of sophisticated online scams throughout 2018, and we have had our eyes on all of them. From phishing schemes to malicious links, you will be able to spot them from miles away once you take a look at our 2018 scams roundup.

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Twitter Forced to Unmask UK User Following Court Order

Twitter has been compelled by a UK court to reveal the user behind an account parodying the British pub chain JD Wetherspoon. Does this represent a dangerous precedent on the social media site by removing the right to privacy? Or is it a simple case of defamation?

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London Met Police Trial Opt-Out Facial Recognition

London's Metropolitan Police have been trialling facial recognition technology in some of the busiest areas of the city recently. We went down to have a look at the operation and ask whether this tech will keep us safe, or whether it's another invasion of our privacy.

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New Facebook Data Breach Exposes User Photos

As we all hurtle towards Christmas Day, Facebook has delivered a festive surprise – a security breach that affects up to 6.8 millions users. The Facebook breach, which saw third-party apps given access to users’ photos without permission, is the latest in a long line of ...

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Top 100 Worst Passwords Revealed

A new study has revealed the world’s 100 worst passwords, and it’s an eye-opening read. If you’ve ever given into laziness and logged in with such classics as ‘123456’ or ‘password’, then we’ve got some bad news. Find out what made the list, and how to avoid bad ...

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Would You Let Your Employer Microchip You?

It has emerged that several UK-based companies are considering giving their employees surgically-implanted microchips. We look at companies that have done this in the past and whether this is the thin end of the wedge for intensive and intrusive employee scrutiny

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How Hacks Can Target Banks and Nations

Hackers looking to get their hands on the big bucks will often go after banks and even nation states. We run through some of the biggest hacking incidents in history, including a cyber war in Estonia and the JPMorgan Chase hack from 2014

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What Drives Hobbyist Hackers?

Not all hackers are bad. Some people just love breaking into networks so much they do it for fun, as a pastime. So what's driving these hackers to spend all their time hacking systems and networks if they're not even getting paid at the end of it?