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How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy 
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How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy

Patrick Knight explores how to manage your account and passwords effectively, the power of encryption and alternate privacy apps that can secure sensitive data and communication.
F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get" 
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F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get"

If you have a QNAP network attached storage (NAS) device, you'd better make sure the firmware is updated.
New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit  
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New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit

This social network takes a decentralised approach.
Shadow Brokers expose additional NSA cyber tools 
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Shadow Brokers expose additional NSA cyber tools

Hacker group reveals more ways the US government is spying on you.
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing 
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McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee catalogues 176 new cyber-threats every minute, almost three every second; ransomware up 88 percent, mobile malware up 99 percent in 2016.
Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs 
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Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs

The Amnesia botnet looks for an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability affecting DVR appliances.
Sex toy with camera is “trivial” to hack, say experts 
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Sex toy with camera is “trivial” to hack, say experts

The Siime Eye vibrator lets you film your private parts, but security experts prove it is susceptible to hacking.
Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner 
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Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner

Security researchers used light transmitted to a flatbed scanner to infiltrate air-gapped systems.
Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers  
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Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers

Hackers are said to be rushing to develop exploits as Microsoft says it won't patch flaw in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on Windows Server 2003.
Half of Android devices failed to get security updates last year 
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Half of Android devices failed to get security updates last year

The company said it's going to make it easier for manufacturers and users to apply the updates in future.
Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads  
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Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads

ESET researchers found 87 fake Minecraft mod apps that either redirected users to scam websites or were actually an aggressive ad-displaying downloader.
Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach  
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Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach

Hackers, purporting to be part of a Turkish crime family, are threatening to remotely wipe 200 million iPhones following an alleged breach of iCloud security.
Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted 
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Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted

Beam us up, Scotty!
Sex toy company settles lawsuit for lewd privacy infringements 
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Sex toy company settles lawsuit for lewd privacy infringements

A Canadian sex toy company will pay out millions of dollars for infringing the privacy of its users by collecting intimate data on the use of their products.
FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states 
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FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.
Dodgy pics sneak into WhatsApp web 
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Dodgy pics sneak into WhatsApp web

Web version of WhatsApp messenger was at risk from malicious files.
New law will force some (but not all) organisations to reveal data breache 
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New law will force some (but not all) organisations to reveal data breache

Changes to the way some organisations must reveal a data breach on personal information.
Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool 
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Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool

Intel Security has updated its Chipsec BIOS tool in response to the release last week of WikiLeaks' Vault7 collection of 'cutting-edge' CIA malware.
Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable 
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Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable

Half a million smart devices including webcams and baby monitors in the city are currently vulnerable to cyber-attack.
50 banking smartphone apps fail on security 
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50 banking smartphone apps fail on security

Anaysis of mobile applications of 50 of the world's top 100 banks has found all to be vulnerable to several security threats.
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