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£1.01 billion kept out of cybercrooks’ hands, claim UK e-cops | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
The UK's Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) is claiming to have kept an astonishing £1.01 billion out of the hands of cybercrooks over the past two-and-a-half years. But just how accurate is that figure? John Hawes investigates...
The rise of online dating has been spotted by cyber-crooks looking to exploit every weakness of the web-using world. Poor "Tony" lost $500,000 (CAD) to online scammers after being pulled into a complex, long-term fake romance con by a man he met
The UK's Office of Fair Trading has investigated how apps and browser-based games comply with consumer law. Alarmed by their findings, they're recommending new developer guidelines around in-app purchases and language inciting children to pay for in-game
Welcome to the BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzleThis puzzle has four stages:• Crossword capers.Our crossword puzzle is fun whether you intend do the rest of the #sophospuzzle or not. If you want to go on, the solved grid of the crossword will give you
US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.
Retired, top-ranking US military officer is now Stuxnet leak suspect | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Former US Gen James Cartwright, once a trusted member of the president's national security team and the reputed brains behind operation Olympic Games, has been told he's under investigation for leaking information about this very operation.
A look at Point of Sale RAM scraper malware and how it works | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
A special kind of malware has been hitting the headlines recently - that which attacks the RAM of Point of Sale (PoS) systems.. In this article, Numaan Huq from SophosLabs takes a step back from the technical details and looks at the evolution of these Po
The Dirty Dozen spamming countries – introducing the SophosLabs SPAMMIERSHIP League Tables! | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Once every three months, we tot up our country-by-country spamtrap statistics for the previous quarter and calculate the Dirty Dozen. Of course, this is one "competition" in which getting promoted into the Premier Division - the SPAMMIERSHIP - i
The PlugX malware factory revisited: introducing “Smoaler” | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Popular SophosLabs writer Gabor Szappanos is back with more insights into the Tibetan-themed Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) scene. This time, he looks at Smoaler, a new cousin of the PlugX family that starts off like what we've seen before, before branc
Android security fail, Cryptocat tartan, Nintendo crack – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO] | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Are cryptographic holes the new buffer overflows? Take a look at this week's 60 Second Security video and let us know what you think!
Anatomy of a pseudorandom number generator – visualising Cryptocat’s buggy PRNG | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Paul Ducklin digs into one of the cryptographic flaws recently found in Cryptocat, a secure messaging application. Don't worry if you aren't a statistician or a computer scientist...Duck doesn't get very mathematical, and has produced some very groovy ima
The data will help to identify those who posted racist tweets on Twitter's French service in October 2012. The court didn't buy Twitter's argument that it was a US company and therefore subject to US rules about free speech.
One unsecured mobile phone + one click = a congratulatory note from eBay and a bit of a project sitting in the driveway. Might just be time to secure that mobile phone!
Angela Merkel calls for stricter EU-wide data protection rules | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
The German Chancellor has called for tougher data protection rules within the European Union, as well as a far greater level of transparency from the larger internet companies like Facebook and Google.
Practical IT: How to plan against threats to your business | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
How can you make sure your business is proactively protecting against threats? Ross McKerchar takes a look...
‘Virtual Lolita’ bot imitates a schoolgirl to trap chatroom paedophiles | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
The robot uses the advanced decision-making techniques of game theory to string along subjects to determine whether they're hanging out in chatrooms to prey on children.
Microsoft to pay first bug bounty for Internet Explorer hole | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
So far, so good with the new program, says Microsoft security expert Katie Moussouris. They're getting more bugs earlier and hearing from researchers who've never rung them before.
WhatsApp users, ignore messages from ‘Priyanka’ – it’s a worm | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
What's up with WhatsApp? A worm is changing contact group names to "Priyanka" as it crawls through, and sometimes renames all contact names in worst-case scenarios.
You WEREN’T in a sex movie with Sherrie, so why open the link? | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Looking through the daily avalanche of spam intercepted in our traps can be a soul-destroying job. Take this email, for instance, with the subject line "Hello! This is Sherrie from last Friday video shoot.
“Catch me if you can” – Twitter-taunter and wanted fraudster nabbed in Mexico | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, who was convicted of insurance and disability fraud, was captured in Mexico after tweeting 'Catch me if you can.' I guess she never read about how law enforcement often don't have a particularly tough time tracking us down. It's c