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Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

10 Duben, 2017 - 11:42
From how to stop your iPhone being hacked via Wi-Fi and how it's not just for Apple users to the most 'damaging' Wikileaks dump yet, and more!

That ‘iPhone Wi-Fi bug’ isn’t just for Apple users – here’s a rundown

7 Duben, 2017 - 19:59
A bug in Broadcom Wi-Fi firmware that has been patched on recent iPhones and some Google devices could affect many other devices too.

News in brief: Twitter sues US government; Google launches Fact Check; cybersecurity apprenticeship launched

7 Duben, 2017 - 19:29
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Mastodon: new beast to challenge Big Social, or another white elephant?

7 Duben, 2017 - 17:57
Another big social network - this time, Twitter - has another new challenger, with some interesting features. But the history of the web is littered with the corpses of failed social media challengers

Why isn’t US military email protected by standard encryption tech?

7 Duben, 2017 - 16:14
STARTTLS, which is used to secure the email handled by many organizations, isn't perfect, but it can be useful

WiFi-enabled adult toy comes up short on security

7 Duben, 2017 - 13:28
You'd hope that the makers of connected adult devices might have learned something from the WeVibe debacle. Apparently not, if this latest example is anything to go by

News in brief: NASA to crash probe into Saturn; laptop ban might widen; Facebook tool to spot fake news

6 Duben, 2017 - 19:50
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Bill would block warrantless searches of Americans’ phones at borders

6 Duben, 2017 - 18:32
Lawmakers from both sides of both houses propose bill to require warrants before Americans' devices are searched at border crossings - although foreigners' phones would remain liable to search

Open sesame – unless you complain about your ‘smart’ door opener

6 Duben, 2017 - 13:14
Developer bricked a customer's device after he complained, raising questions about the reliability of all our IoT devices and their makers

News in brief: Facebook tackles ‘revenge porn’; Microsoft beefs up privacy; security pros lax on passwords

5 Duben, 2017 - 19:48
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

WikiLeaks spills source code files for CIA’s Marble Framework

5 Duben, 2017 - 17:58
Security experts say latest tranche of stolen CIA documents is 'the most technically damaging yet'

Geek Squad under fire for ‘cozy’ and ‘extensive’ links to FBI

5 Duben, 2017 - 16:50
Best Buy refutes accusation of overly close links to investigators as questions are raised over admissibility of evidence in a child abuse case

Researchers to study perceived link between cybercrime and autism

5 Duben, 2017 - 16:13
While many have already drawn their conclusions on the link between autism and cybercrime, this study aims to establish whether it's real and to understand the pathways into offending

Visitors could be forced to hand over phones when entering the US

5 Duben, 2017 - 13:03
Latest suggestion on 'extreme vetting' extends scope beyond the majority-Muslim countries already under Trump's spotlight and could require visitors to provide social media passwords

When scams know too much… [VIDEO]

5 Duben, 2017 - 00:30
Watch our Facebook Live video to learn how to defend against scams where the crooks are threatening you with stolen data they already have.

News in brief: Berners-Lee warns on privacy; drone complaints up sharply; space researchers seek volunteers

4 Duben, 2017 - 18:59
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

More indications attackers are doubling down against Android

4 Duben, 2017 - 17:39
The bad guys are increasingly using potentially unwanted applications to sneak past security defences, warns Sophos Labs

Update your iPhone to avoid being hacked over Wi-Fi

4 Duben, 2017 - 16:11
Why risk breaking all the way into the phone if you can just hang around on the periphery and listen to all the data coming in and out?

Minnesota pushes back against allowing ISPs to sell their users’ data

4 Duben, 2017 - 15:24
Bill would prohibit ISPs from refusing service to users who decline to share their data as Illinois ponders its own privacy-related legal moves

Farmers go off-market to dig up patches for their tractors

4 Duben, 2017 - 13:12
Owners of John Deere tractors are the latest group to discover that they can't do their own repairs thanks to proprietary software that limits fixes to approved outlets - so what does that mean for security?