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Apple tightens up its iCloud security

Apple has expanded its use of two-factor verification checks to protect data stored online by its customers, after a massive breach last month that saw thousands of nude celebrity photos stolen from iCloud. The BBC says the move follows suggestions that third-party software had been used to steal the photos. It says that the security…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple tightens up its iCloud security
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5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?

The hackers are having a busy month, No sooner has the dust settled on the mass theft of nude celebrity photos, the news comes that there has been a major Gmail breach. According to the IBTimes, around five million Google account credentials have been leaked online by hackers, with around 60 per cent of the…

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Stuart O'Connor5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?
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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

A Russian cyber gang has stolen more than 1.6 billion internet username and password combinations, according to US security firm Hold Security – a company that specialises in finding breaches. Hold Security said that the gang – which it dubbed “CyberVor”, after the Russian word for thief, vor – had gathered confidential data from more than 500 million…

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Stuart O'ConnorRussian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

Are eBay users still at risk?

Online marketplace eBay announced this week that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. The Californian-based company, which has 128 million active users, revealed on Wednesday that a database had been hacked between late February and early March this…

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Sony "my Xperia" service rolls out: Much-needed "Find my iPhone" copycat for Xperia Androids

Sony has begun rolling out its "my Xperia" mobile security service around the globe. Exclusive to the company's Xperia range of Android phones, it offers similar functionality to Apple's "Find my iPhone" feature, letting users track, lock and wipe an…

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Gerald LynchSony "my Xperia" service rolls out: Much-needed "Find my iPhone" copycat for Xperia Androids

*UPDATED* Microsoft disable Skype password reset after security flaw is uncovered

UPDATED 16:18 GMT: We've just received the following statement from Skype: "Early this morning we were notified of user concerns surrounding the security of the password reset feature on our website. This issue affected some users where multiple Skype accounts…

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BEWARE: This hack can remotely wipe your Samsung Galaxy S III

It's bad enough when you clumsily manage to wipe a few odd bits of data off your phone by accident. But what if your entire phone was wiped, AND your SIM-card killed, remotely by hackers without you being able to…

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Gerald LynchBEWARE: This hack can remotely wipe your Samsung Galaxy S III