What do they say about trouble coming in threes?
UK telecoms operator TalkTalk has revealed that it has once again suffered at the hands of hackers, and that details of four million customers might have been compromised.
Sit down, make yourself a cup of tea, and learn how poorly-secured Wi-Fi devices could potentially be a target for criminals keen to break into your home network.
Bob Covello reports.
In a boost for user privacy, Google now requires full device encryption on new Android 6.0 devices.
David LaVeque reports.
All major web browsers are now trusting Let’s Encrypt’s free security certificates, bringing a more secure and private web that much closer.
LastPass’s announcement has upset a lot of users, but should you dump the password manager for another product?
Guest contributor Bob Covello shares his thoughts.
Guest columnist Bob Covello argues that the only absolute guarantee that data you store in the cloud will never be accessed by an unauthorised party is to encrypt it.
Outlook Web App runs on your company’s servers to give you access to your business email when you’re at home or out on the road.
But one firm found that its systems had been backdoored, giving hackers access to thousands of passwords…
Is British intelligence service MI5 following best security practice on its website?
Or have they just scraped a C grade?
There are many lessons to be learnt from the Ashley Madison hack – but one we’re realising loud and clear is that many computer users continue to use very dumb and predictable passwords.
David Bisson reports.
Hacked adultery website Ashley Madison appears to have coughed up a piece of data that was previously felt secure: its users’ passwords.
This isn’t something which inspires confidence in a service which was designed with the thought of keeping secure communications out of the hands of law enforcement agencies.
Lavaboom has gone Lavabust.
It may never be made clear as to why Wuala decided to shut down, but its rapid farewell can only make one wonder if there is the remotest chance, like others before it.
What a shame it doesn’t have a warrant canary.
Researchers explain how they managed to wirelessly lockpick car immobilisers – a technique which could also be used by sophisticated car thieves, stealing expensive cars to order.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
FIDE, the world’s chess federation, is storing online passwords insecurely, and asking players to upload scans of their passport and other ID documents without even using HTTPS.
Guest contributor Bob Covello believes that the government shouldn’t be the main reason you encrypt your data.
By banging on about how the government can crack encryption, we give people a reason not to bother with it.
A Russian language version of TrueCrypt contains a secret backdoor trojan, researchers discover.
However, because it was careful to pick and choose who was targeted, the malware distribution has gone unnoticed for a long time.