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UN Creates Privacy Watchdog to Go After Government Surveillance Programs

UN Creates Privacy Watchdog to Go After Government Surveillance Programs

An expert will be tasked with investigating the privacy implications of member countries’ cyber-spying programs.

Twitch Botnets-for-Hire Inflate Video Views

Twitch Botnets-for-Hire Inflate Video Views

Attackers have been compromising users’ computers to add them to botnets, which are rented out to artificially inflate Twitch channel audience numbers.

Retail, Financial Sectors Team Up on Formal Info-Sharing

Retail, Financial Sectors Team Up on Formal Info-Sharing

They have created an intelligence-sharing portal that will link the two industries’ key players.

RSA Bans Booth Babes

RSA Bans Booth Babes

No more miniskirts on show at US security conference

PayPal Coughs Up $7.6 Million After Processing Payments to WMD Suspects

PayPal Coughs Up $7.6 Million After Processing Payments to WMD Suspects

Payments giant took years to implement long-term solution, says US Treasury

Sextortion Apps for Android, Just for Criminals

Sextortion Apps for Android, Just for Criminals

Trend Micro has found four malicious apps, which criminals can use to siphon their victims’ online passwords and contacts in order to give them more leverage with victims.

Guest Wi-Fi Flaw Endangers Devices, Full Hotel Networks

Guest Wi-Fi Flaw Endangers Devices, Full Hotel Networks

Attackers can take full control of a device and even access the hotel's guest management system with a simple exploit.

One in Every 3 Top Websites Is Compromised and Dangerous

One in Every 3 Top Websites Is Compromised and Dangerous

One-third of the most-trafficked websites are serving malware, spam or botnets. And more than one in five (21%) is running software with known vulnerabilities.

Israeli Researchers Jump the Air Gap with BitWhisper

Israeli Researchers Jump the Air Gap with BitWhisper

New technique could compromise maximum security computers

F-Secure Router Checker Scans for Malicious DNS Activity

F-Secure Router Checker Scans for Malicious DNS Activity

One-click tool can tell you if hackers have been redirecting your traffic