Privacy

Microsoft dumps partner over telephone scam claims

One of Microsoft’s Gold Partners has had its relationship with the software giant unceremoniously terminated, after being revealed to be orchestrating a telephone support scam.

End of the road for DigiNotar as bankruptcy declared

DigiNotar, the Dutch certificate authority which hackers compromised and used to generate hundreds of bogus web security certificates, has filed for bankruptcy.

Google Wallet – why you shouldn’t throw away your wallet just yet

Google Wallet has been revealed to the world.

Should you be throwing away your physical wallet or are there good reasons for keeping it?

How to deal with an internet troll

The internet is full of offensive trolls – learn the best way of dealing with them, and why it’s important not to pour fuel on the flames.

How to avoid having naked photos stolen by hackers

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake make the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as claims are made that private photos were hacked from the actress’s phone. Here’s our advice on how to avoid nude photos being stolen by hackers.

Nude Scarlett Johansson pictures – hacker blamed, but when will celebrities learn?

Nude photos of Scarlett Johansson have been released on the web, after allegedly being stolen from her iPhone.

Read this before you click on any links, and – if you’re a celebrity – learn how to stop this from happening to you!

SkyNET: DIY drone helicopter WiFi attacks for less than $600

Could malicious hackers break into WiFi networks and commandeer computers into a botnet – not via the internet, but using a DIY drone helicopter that costs less than $600?

Researchers, who have built a prototype, say yes.

Google tells Iranian users to check if their Gmail accounts have been hacked

Google is advising *all* its users in Iran to change their Gmail passwords, and check that their accounts have not been compromised.

Pink claims her Facebook page was ‘hacked’

Pop singer Pink has posted an angry message to hackers, who she claims stole photographs from her Facebook page.

But was Pink’s Facebook page really hacked, or was she just one of the many people who have been careless with their privacy settings?

Bad guys want your Twitter passwords – don’t be phished via a DM attack!

We continue to see Twitter users being targeted by criminal campaigns designed to phish passwords for the site.

The problem is that often they are disguised as direct messages (DMs in Twitter parlance) from your online friends.

Facebook privacy bathroom settings joke reveals a serious security message

A joke chain letter about how you can change your Facebook privacy settings to prevent the site creeping into the bathroom and stealing your towel is certainly amusing..

But users shouldn’t feel too smug about their privacy on the social network.

Facebook page hijacking locks out original admins [VIDEO]

It’s easier to hijack a Facebook page than you would expect, because of sloppy security from the social network.

Watch our video and find out how.

Dutch Queen’s phone number exposed on net via WikiLeaks

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has her personal phone number released onto the web, via WikiLeaks diplomatic cables.

Even regal grandmothers can find they have been exposed by WikiLeaks.

UK student loans targeted by phishers in latest spam campaign

With British students about to start another year at university, the last thing they probably want to hear is that there is a problem with a student loan.

But that’s precisely the camouflage that online scammers are using to steal personal information today.

‘Peeping Tom’ webcam blackmailer jailed for six years

A man who hacked into over 100 computers, and used personal information stolen from them to extort sexually explicit videos of young women and teenage girls, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Welcome to Apple iCloud phishing attacks

Be on your guard against emails offering to sign you up for Apple’s iCloud service – it could be that you’re being phished for your personal information, making money for internet fraudsters.