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UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

UK Government to push through laws forcing social media firms to hand over encrypted data

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THE UK government will attempt to push through new laws to compel technology companies to hand over encrypted data. Should the Conservatives win the general election on June 8, then ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 25th 2017 at 10:20AM
Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner may not be as secure as first thought

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner may not be as secure as first thought

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It was marketed as being ‘airtight’. However, researchers have found a way to breach Samsung’s iris scanning security technology rolled out in the phone maker’s flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones.

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 24th 2017 at 10:04AM
EU Cyber Security Agency says it needs more money to defend against cyber attacks

EU Cyber Security Agency says it needs more money to defend against cyber attacks

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The EU’s Cyber Security Agency (ENISA) wants a bigger budget to completely reform the way it deals with cyber security. A review by the vice president for the Digital Single ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 23rd 2017 at 10:32AM
'Windows 10 is only OS safe from WannaCry', says Microsoft

'Windows 10 is only OS safe from WannaCry', says Microsoft

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Windows 10 is the only operating system completely safe from the WannaCry ransomware, according to Microsoft. Claiming more than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries, the WannaCry virus has brought ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 22nd 2017 at 10:08AM

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UK security expert calls for 'global cyber police force'

UK security expert calls for 'global cyber police force'

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A leading security expert in the UK has called for a ‘global cyber police force’ in the midst of the WannaCry ransomware attack. With more than 200,000 victims in 150 ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 19th 2017 at 10:31AM
Microsoft president tells governments to 'wake up' to cyber security after global ransomware attack

Microsoft president tells governments to 'wake up' to cyber security after global ransomware attack

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Microsoft president Brad Smith has slammed governments around the world over their inadequate cyber defence policies. Smith’s comments come in the wake of the massive ransomware attack that caused damage ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 15th 2017 at 10:11AM
Security flaw leaves Intel-run PCs at risk even if they are switched off

Security flaw leaves Intel-run PCs at risk even if they are switched off

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Yet another security flaw has been revealed that poses a ‘significant risk’ to PCs running on Intel processors. The latest security concern relates to PCs operating on Intel’s vPro processors. ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 8th 2017 at 10:31AM
Google stops massive Google Docs phishing attack

Google stops massive Google Docs phishing attack

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On Wednesday, a huge phishing scam emerged and started spreading around like nobody's business but Google has managed to fix it. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on May 4th 2017 at 11:30AM
Intel fixes security bug that has plagued CPUs for a decade

Intel fixes security bug that has plagued CPUs for a decade

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Chip manufacturer Intel has fixed a bug that has plagued its CPUs for a decade. After 10 years trying to mend the problem, Intel has finally released a patch to ...

Rob Horgan
by Rob Horgan
on May 2nd 2017 at 11:13AM
Google and Facebook were scammed out of $100m

Google and Facebook were scammed out of $100m

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The two tech companies that were scammed out of $100 million as reported in March have been identified by Fortune as Google and Facebook. 

Jonathan Easton
by Jonathan Easton
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:00AM

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