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Samsung report warns businesses to ‘wake up’ to digital technology

A new report commissioned by Samsung which examines the impact that changes in society and technology will have upon the future of the workplace, warns that businesses have three years to embrace digital technologies or risk getting left behind. The report claims that businesses must adjust to the fast changing digital landscape in which a…

Potential iOS “bruteforce” security hole identified

If your phone is locked, it is usually regarded as pretty secure - after all, you have to enter a PIN number and after a certain number of incorrect tries it will either lock you out, or delete everything from the phone. But it appears there might be a way around it. MDSec has identified…

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…

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…

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…

Apple's iOS8 adds additional layer of security to wifi scanning

Another new tidbit from Apple's forthcoming iOS8 has emerged – the operating system will apparently disguise your phone's "MAC" address when scanning for wifi. The MAC address has nothing to do with Apple – but actually stands for "Media Access…

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…