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21-year-old woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez

Popstar Selena Gomez’s alleged hacker has been charged.

Are your secret password reset questions easy to answer with public information?


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What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Pippa Middleton is the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.

Have you properly secured your iCloud account?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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How you could steal money from Instagram, Microsoft and Google with help from a premium rate phone number

Researcher Arne Swinnen found an ingenious way to make money from the likes of Google, Microsoft and Instagram – getting their two-factor authentication registration schemes to call a premium rate phone number: “They all offer services to supply users with a token via a computer-voiced phone call, but neglected to properly verify whether supplied phone


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How to protect your Office 365 users with multi-factor authentication

Microsoft Office 365’s built-in multi-factor authentication security system, named Azure Multi-Factor Auth, requires a user to not just enter their password, but also pass a verification process.

Guest contributor David Share recommends that you enable it.


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The lesson we all must learn from the Celebgate nude photo hack

Remember the hack which saw intimate private pictures of a number of female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton published on the net for anyone to see?

Well, even if you weren’t one of the unlucky victims – there’s still an important lesson you can learn about how to better protect yourself online.


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Two-factor authentication (2FA) versus two-step verification (2SV)

What’s the difference between 2FA and 2SV? And which is better?

David Bisson reports.


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Geek secrets: How to get better security than passwords alone

You don’t have to be a geek to know a geek secret. But you do have to keep a close eye on how geeks protect their systems, and learn lessons about how you might do the same.

Find out how to secure your online accounts better by watching my video.


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Xero says it will increase security following password scare

Many small companies use Xero to manage their finances, so it’s good to see the service strengthening its security.

But changing passwords frequently? I’m not sure that’s the best advice…


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welivesecurity.com

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Le Monde’s Twitter account hacked to say “Je ne suis pas Charlie”

The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again. Are you using two-factor authentication? You should be.

Learn more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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tripwire.com

Criminals are after your LinkedIn account – here is how to protect it

Researchers say they have seen an upswing in phishing attacks against LinkedIn users. Find out how to better protect your account.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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foursys.co.uk

Beware Apple ID phishing and free iPhone 6 scams

Be on your guard, and for goodness sake – turn on two-factor authentication for your iCloud accounts.

Read more in my article on the Foursys blog.


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PayPal left red-faced after more security holes found in two factor authentication

Researchers have publicly disclosed new methods to bypass what should have been a strong additional layer of protection for PayPal accounts.


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How to bypass PayPal two factor authentication

One of PayPal’s primary mechanisms to protect accounts from being hacked may have been fundamentally flawed for years.


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bitdefender.com

How to better secure your Twitter account

Have you ever had your Twitter account hacked?

Find out how to better protect yourself by reading my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Now Tumblr gets two-factor authentication, boosts security for users against account hijacks

If you’re a Tumblr user, I would recommend enabling this new security option as soon as possible.

It can help stop hackers taking over your account.


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