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Farmers shut out of online services by new identity scheme

Issues do not bode well for government plans for over 400,000 people to be using identity assurance by March read more »

Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license read more »

Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems read more »

Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups read more »

Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

Microsoft gave Windows customers an easier way to block attacks against Internet Explorer meant to steal browser session cookies and impersonate victims. read more »

Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said read more »

Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

Osquery watches for operating system state changes that might indicate a security issue read more »

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached read more »

Cybercriminals create platform for automating rogue credit card charges

The developers claim it can emulate human interaction to trick payment gateways read more »

Attack campaign infects industrial control systems with BlackEnergy malware

Customers of three SCADA human-machine interface products from different vendors were potentially affected, ICS-CERT said read more »

Insurers’ refusal to cover high-tech Range Rovers is warning for carmakers, says Kaspersky

Place security higher up the supply chain, as parts that come from different suppliers could reveal vulnerabilities, experts warn read more »

Universal Credit IT write-offs will reach £500m, claims Hodge

Public Accounts Committee chair said existing systems are ‘not fit for purpose’ and ‘simply cannot cope’ read more »

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security read more »

Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report read more »

California reports huge jump in data breaches

Annual report says records equivalent to almost half the state's residents were lost in 2013 read more »

Security vendor coalition cleans 43,000 malware infections used for cyberespionage

The removed tools were used by a prolific Chinese cyberespioange group dubbed Axiom read more »

Clues point to Russia in long-running spying campaign

'APT28' has predominantly focused on targets of interest to Russia, FireEye said read more »

'ScanBox' keylogger targets Uyghurs, US think tank, hospitality industry

The JavaScript-based attack doesn't put malware on a computer's disk read more »

Vulnerability in widely used 'strings' utility could spell trouble for malware analysts

Extracting text strings from binary files is not as safe as most people think, a security researcher found read more »

Alert Logic opens Security Operations Centre as Welsh tech hub gains wings

Cloud technology drives demand for services read more »


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