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Meltdown & Spectre: All Mac Devices Affected, Says Apple

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple…
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Intel, ARM & AMD Chip Scare: What You Need To Know

Nearly all computers worldwide - and many other devices - have been exposed to security flaws which leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from Central Processing Units - better known…
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Discarded E-Waste Behind World’s Fastest Growing Waste Problem

Discarded laptops, mobile phones and electronic goods are now the world’s fastest growing waste problem and must be tackled urgently, United Nations researchers have warned. A new report found that amount of electronic junk has…
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Millions Caught in Virtual Keyboard App Data Breach

Security researchers claim to have found the personal data of 31 million Android users of the keyboard app Ai.type after finding an open database online. The app offers themed keyboards for phones and tablets. The researchers claimed data…
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Hacking the House: Do MPs Care About Cyber-Security?

What's the cyber-security policy in your organisation? Is it common to share login passwords with your colleagues? Because that's how it works in the House every day - according to one MP at least. Responding to the row over just who might…
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Morrisons Data Leak: Supermarket Liable For Staff Details Breach

Morrisons has been found liable for the actions of a former member of its staff who stole the data of thousands of employees and posted it online. Workers brought a claim against the company after employee Andrew Skelton stole the data, including…
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Google Faces Mass Legal Action in UK Over Data Snooping

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully harvested information from 5.4 million UK users…
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Uber - 2.7m Brits Hit by Breach that was Covered Up

Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than a year. A total of 57 million worldwide had data exposed in the breach, but the firm had not specified how…
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Classified Pentagon Data Leaked on the Public Cloud

Classified Pentagon data was mistakenly left exposed on an unsecured public cloud server, cyber-security researchers have discovered. The 100GB of data is from a failed joint intelligence-sharing programme run by the US Army and National Security…
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Apple's Major Password Bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful…