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Warning as hackers target Apple's iCloud

Warning as hackers target Apple's iCloud

10th September 2014

Cyber-thieves are exploiting the furore around iCloud by launching a phishing campaign that seeks to steal Apple IDs.

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Mobile phone theft paper highlights models targeted by thieves

Mobile phone theft paper highlights models targeted by thieves

10th September 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May has published a paper including aMobile Phone Theft Ratio that shows which handsets may be most likely to be targeted by thieves. The paper, produced with the Behavioural Insights Team and in consultation the mobile phone industry,...

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Crimestoppers and Northern Powergrid offer rewards of up to £1,000 for information on metal thieves to keep communities safe

Crimestoppers and Northern Powergrid offer rewards of up to £1,000 for information on metal thieves to keep communities safe

9th September 2014

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and electricity distributor Northern Powergrid are to offer rewards of up to £1,000 for information on metal thieves in an attempt to help keep communities safe in the North East/Yorkshire & Humberside/north...

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5 things you should know about email unsubscribe links before you click

5 things you should know about email unsubscribe links before you click

9th September 2014

We all get emails we don’t want, and cleaning them up can be as easy as clicking 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of the email.

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Blaming ‘weak’ passwords for breaches is history, businesses need to resort to multi-factor authentication

Blaming ‘weak’ passwords for breaches is history, businesses need to resort to multi-factor authentication

9th September 2014

Reacting to news that a number of online businesses have recently been breached, opening access to customer data, Yiannis Chrysanthou, security researcher in KPMG’s cyber security team, suggests that instead of businesses blaming consumers for using...

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Which departments of your business are the most susceptible to phishing attacks?

Which departments of your business are the most susceptible to phishing attacks?

8th September 2014

British finance and human resources departments are more likely to be tricked by phishing emails than other sections, according to a report by security firm McAfee.

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A Quick Look at the Current Threat Landscape

A Quick Look at the Current Threat Landscape

8th September 2014

So far, 2014 has been a tumultuous year for the security industry. We’ve seen thousands of computers taken hostage through ransomware—malicious software that encrypts and locks data until the victim pays a ransom; we’ve seen a steady increase...

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How cybercriminals make money out of information obtained from social networks

How cybercriminals make money out of information obtained from social networks

5th September 2014

Social networks provide rich opportunities for making new friends, sharing interests with others and even finding romance. Popular networks such as Twitter and Facebook facilitate interactions between hundreds of millions of users. They play an increasingly important...

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Forces to keep metal theft teams after taskforce ends

Forces to keep metal theft teams after taskforce ends

5th September 2014

Many police forces will retain their metal theft units after the first national taskforce dedicated to the cause runs its course, the British Transport Police (BTP) has said. But there are fears from those involved in the metals sector that the disbanding of the...

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Is Your Wi-Fi Router A Security Risk?

Is Your Wi-Fi Router A Security Risk?

4th September 2014

Wi-Fi routers have become a serious security concern with weaknesses which could allow cyber-criminals to spy on your network.

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