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Hacking gold in Hearthstone? You're probably just hacking yourself
Symantec warns of malware disguised as cheating tools for Blizzard’s collectible card game Hearthstone cheaters: all that bad karma is coming back to bite. Security researchers Symantec report that cybercriminals are disguising malware as cheating add-ons for Blizzard’s wildly popular collectible (...)
[The Guardian]

Parents urged to boycott VTech toys
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.

Turban-wearing Sikh actor barred from boarding plane refuses to fly home
Waris Ahluwalia stopped resisting rigorous airport security checks a long time ago.The well-known Sikh American designer and actor, known for his roles in The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, says he's grown accustomed...
[ - world]

'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.

Linux Distros Don't Keep Up with WebKit Updates
Major desktop browsers push automatic security updates directly to users on a regular basis, so most users don't have to worry about security updates. But Linux users are dependent on their distributions to release updates. Apple fixed over 100 vulnerabilities in WebKit last year, so getting (...)

'No police role' in student's death
Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.
[BBC News Europe]

NSA merging anti-hacker team that fixes security holes with one that uses them
US spies will have to choose between keeping hackers out or acting like them to gather intelligence, going against recommendation of computer security experts A reorganization of the National Security Agency could increase pressure on US spies to choose between keeping hackers out – or acting (...)
[The Guardian]

Ashley Madison's new security feature: Masked profile photos
Ashley Madison's infamous hack last summer exposed millions of cheaters, so the infidelity dating site rolled out a new security feature this week: Masks.
[CNN Money]

Debian 8.3 released
The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were published separately and (...)

Scholars look to early 20th century radio technology to help improve Internet security
Standard lasers are actually not useful for secure communication because they emit what is called 'classical' light. Data eavesdroppers could extract any data being carried via classical light without detection. In contrast, a quantum Internet would be based on 'quantum' light, in which a (...)
[Science daily]

France hit by day of protest as security forces fire teargas at taxi strike
Twenty people arrested, with teachers, farmers and air traffic controllers also taking industrial action across country Police have arrested 20 people as striking taxi drivers staged protests across France over competition from non-traditional car services such as Uber, with security forces (...)
[The Guardian]

'Backdoor' in GCHQ-made phone security
A security researcher has said software developed by UK intelligence agency GCHQ contains weaknesses making it possible to eavesdrop on phone calls.
[BBC News]

Kevin Spacey fears repeat of Sony hack in new role as Hollywood studio boss
The House of Cards star, who recently became head of Relativity Studios, tells a debate in Davos about cybersecurity that the Sony hack was a wake-up call House of Cards star Kevin Spacey has said his new role as a studio boss made him doubly fearful that material could be destroyed or leaked (...)
[The Guardian]

Asda bug exposed payment details
Security vulnerabilities that put customers at risk have affected Asda's website for a couple of years, a security expert has revealed.

Asda bug exposed payment details
Security vulnerabilities that put customers at risk have affected Asda's website for a couple of years, a security expert has revealed.
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