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Hacking account passwords is easy, when 1 in 6 people use their pet’s name
"Fenton!", "Tiddles!", "Rover!"...
People are literally walking around parks shouting out their banking passwords.
Facebook (finally) turns on HTTPS secure browsing by default
In a post published last night by its engineering team, Facebook announced that it was now using "https by default for all Facebook users".
This is good news for privacy-conscious social networking users.
Is Steven Seagal secretly endorsing Viagra and payday loans? His website suggests so
Times must be hard for the ponytail-wearing film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist, reserve deputy sheriff and holder of a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido.
Apple iPhones and iPads vulnerable to hacking via malicious chargers
If you have an iPhone or iPad, take care about where you charge it. Because you could be allowing hackers to install malware onto your treasured Apple device.
The dying art of computer viruses
The art has gone from malware. The commercial cybercriminals rule the roost, and the hobbyists who incorporated dramatic visual payloads have largely disappeared.
And, to be honest, I hanker for the old days.
Has Jackie Chan died in a deadly stunt fall? Rogue Facebook application spreads scam
Jackie Chan death video links spread on Facebook. But they're really a rogue application scam.
Make sure that you and your friends aren't fooled.
Hackers tried to frame security blogger Brian Krebs in heroin plot
Cybercriminals don't send gutsy security blogger rockstar Brian Krebs birthday cards.
Instead, they try to frame him by sending a dozen bags of heroin to his home in Northern Virginia.
Venn diagram of an internet porn filter
Dr Paul Bernal, the lecturer in IT & media law who has blogged thoughtfully about the UK Government’s plan to introduce a “porn filter”, has produced a rather natty Venn diagram which hits the nail on the head.
If you'll pardon the expression.
Volkswagen silences talk about security flaws in luxury cars
A security researcher is barred from talking about flaws in luxury car security systems, after Volkswagen applies for a court injunction.
Syrian Electronic Army hack into the Thomson Reuters Twitter account
Thomson Reuters had its Twitter account hacked.
It's unclear whether they were using two factor authentication or not, but it's just not a good security solution for most media organisations using Twitter.
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