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Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency reportedly intercepted Yahoo webcam images

Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency reportedly intercepted Yahoo webcam images

According to a recent report in UK-based Guardian newspaper, a surveillance effort operated by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) involved the interception of Yahoo webcam images from millions of Yahoo users.

Apple issues security fixes for OS X, Safari, and QuickTime for Windows

Apple issues security fixes for OS X, Safari, and QuickTime for Windows

On Tuesday, Apple released a software update which included several security fixes for OS X, Safari, and QuickTime for Windows. The update fixed 33 security vulnerabilities in OS X; 4 in Safari; and 10 in QuickTime for Windows.

Cybercriminals have stolen nearly $220,000 worth of digital currencies in sustained, global attack

Cybercriminals have stolen nearly $220,000 worth of digital currencies in sustai

In a recent blog post, researchers from the Spider Labs deivision of security firm Trustwave have revealed that, in a sustained worldwide attack, cybercriminals have used 'Pony' malware to infect the computers of digital currency holders; and have stolen approximately $220,000 worth of bitcoins and other digital currencies.

Apple has fixed flaw in SSL/TLS implementation in iOS; desktops and laptops still vulnerable

Apple has fixed flaw in SSL/TLS implementation in iOS; desktops and laptops stil

Last week, tech giant Apple released an update to fix a rather severe vulnerability in its SSL/TLS implementation in iOS. The update implies that while the serious security flaw in the iOS has been fixed, desktop computers and laptops are still vulnerable to hackers.

Digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of ‘phishing’ scams

Digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of ‘phishing’ scams

According to the findings of a new survey published by Visa Canada, digitally-connected young Canadians are regular targets of 'phishing' scams, in which fraudsters attempt to steal their financial information - including bank account number, card numbers, and social insurance numbers - for personal gain.

Hackers set off 60,000 security alerts at Neiman Marcus while stealing customers’ credit card numbers

Hackers set off 60,000 security alerts at Neiman Marcus while stealing customers

According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report, approximately 60,000 security alerts were set off by hackers when they stole the credit card numbers of Neiman Marcus customers between July and October 2013.

Microsoft releases temporary fix for IE zero-day vulnerability targeted by Operation SnowMan hackers

Microsoft releases temporary fix for IE zero-day vulnerability targeted by Opera

On Wednesday, software giant Microsoft released a temporary solution - 'Fix It' - for preventing exploitation of a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE). The temporary fix from Microsoft comes almost one week after reports revealed that the vulnerability was being leveraged by hackers in "limited targeted attacks."

President Obama’s CTO responds to 105K people who signed WeThePeople petition

President Obama’s CTO responds to 105K people who signed WeThePeople petit

In a recently-released official blog post, President Barack Obama's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Todd Park responded to the 105K people who signed an official petition on WeThePeople in an attempt to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from executing a move in which different rates could be charged from some websites for different speeds.

White House releases a set of guidelines to combat increase in cybersecurity attacks

White House releases a set of guidelines to combat increase in cybersecurity att

In an evident attempt to fight the disquieting increase in the number of cybersecurity attacks, the White House has recently provided a set of cybersecurity guidelines for IT infrastructure firms.

Credit cards in US set to receive an overhaul after Target breach

Credit cards in US set to receive an overhaul after Target breach

In a move which evidently stems from the massive Target credit card breach in December 2013, resulting in the loss of 40 million customer credit card details, recent reports have revealed that credit cards in the US will be given an overhaul.

As part of the credit card overhaul, all the credit cards in the US will be replaced by 2015.

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