Bad news for scammers. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has been released on bail

Scammers want you to send $2000 to help Huawei’s CFO bribe her way out of jail.

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The Canadian government wants to know how much its citizens really care about privacy

The Government of Canada has created a survey in which it asks citizens to weigh in on how much they value their digital privacy.

David Bisson reports.

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Woman charged with running webcam-hacking network

A woman is arrested in connection with a spree of webcam hacks, after innocent users’ computers were hijacked and videos of their terror uploaded to YouTube.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Microsoft does a U-turn. It *will* email out security advisories after all

Microsoft is *NOT* going to email out security notifications. Microsoft *IS* going to email out security notifications.

Oh, do make up your mind!

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Microsoft stops sending out security advisories via email, because of anti-spam law

Many who work in IT security are scratching their heads, having received a message from Microsoft announcing that it will no longer be sending automated emails about security issues and updates for Windows and its other software.

The reason? Anti-spam legislation.

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Heartbleed: Teenager charged after Canadian taxpayer hack

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hack using the Heartbleed bug which leaked 900 social insurance numbers, and caused a Canadian government website to shut down for four days.

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Spam filters force Beaver magazine to change its name

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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Gang arrested in Canada for alleged credit card data heist

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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