Naked Security

Why Twitter’s two-factor authentication isn’t going to stop media organisations from being hacked

Twitter’s new two factor authentication system will be welcomed by some users, but ignored by others who will find it a nuisance.

Notably, it’s unlikely to be much use at all to media companies who have suffered at the hands of hackers, as Graham Clul…


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It’s VKontakte, *not* Vikontakte. Twitter phishing, Soviet-style

With a cybercrime plan as poorly thought out as this, maybe it’s no wonder the Soviet Union didn’t survive.


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Breakfast malware at Tiffany’s? Trojan horses spammed out widely

Little blue boxes from Tiffany & Co. are the stuff of dreams for many. Don’t let an unexpected email delivery – apparently from the company – make you so giddy with an excitement that you end up with a computer nightmare.


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22 million user IDs may be in the hands of hackers, after Yahoo Japan security breach

The call has gone out to Yahoo Japan’s 200 million users to change their passwords, after the company warned that it suspected hackers had managed to access a file containing 22 million user IDs.


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FT hacked. Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Financial Times blogs and Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again – this time adding the scalp of the prestigious Financial Times to its collection of hijacked accounts belonging to well-known media organisations.


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Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren’t noble

Graham Cluley argues that it’s not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.


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Jail for the LulzSec hacking gang members

BREAKING NEWS: Members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London.


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Have your say – LulzSec: helpful, harmless or hideous? [VOTE NOW]

LulzSec are about to be sentenced, which will tell us what the judge thinks.

But why not tell us what you think, right here, right now?


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The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.


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Outbreak! Fake Amazon UK emails spammed out, delivering malware

Although there has been increased talk recently on drive-by-downloads and compromised websites being used to deliver malware, it’s worth remembering that email-based malware is far from dead.


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Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Candace Bushnell has her Twitter hacked, and her email, and a draft version of her upcoming book leaked onto the net.


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Syria disappears off the face of the internet

It looks like internet access into and out of Syria has been shut down, cutting the country off from the rest of the internet.


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German ministry replaced brand new PCs infected with Conficker worm, rather than disinfect them

After computers in Germany became infected with the notorious Conficker worm, 170 of them were disposed of and replaced with new equipment at the taxpayers’ expense.

Wouldn’t it have been easier (and cheaper) to have wiped the drives and restored from…


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“Wire transfer canceled”? Watch out for spammed-out malware attack

If you’ve received an email in your inbox telling you that your wire transfer has been cancelled, take care – as it’s the latest attempt by online criminals to infect the general public’s Windows computers.


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Guardian Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army is up to its dirty tricks again – this time hijacking Twitter accounts belonging to The Guardian.


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Mac malware found in malformed Word documents – is China to blame?

Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.

Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?


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