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News Trump’s new executive order to boost U.S. government’s cyber-security practices

The U.S. Government's digital infrastructure received a major boost on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to …

News Microsoft deals final blow to unsecured websites carrying SHA-1 tags

Microsoft has finally decided to boot out websites with poor security certificates from loading in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer …

News WhatsApp’s new encryption mechanism is a nightmare for hackers

WhatsApp quietly added a new encryption mechanism to make it increasingly difficult for anyone to access data uploaded to the …

News Middle East emerges as the most vulnerable region to cyber-threats globally

The Middle East has emerged as the most vulnerable region to cyber-attacks and associated risks, notes the latest 2017 FM …

News Major Google Play Store security flaw won’t get fixed until Android O arrives

Google has removed a crucial user permission requirement for apps in Android OS, allowing malicious apps to spam users with …

News Yahoo coughed up $16m in legal costs following 2013 data breach

Yahoo coughed up as much as $16 million to conduct investigations and pay legal fees in Q1 2017 following its disclosure …

News Global businesses facing cyber-attacks thanks to unregulated insider access

For two years, a number of employees at Facebook and Google in the United States carried on financial transactions with a …

News Microsoft fixes critical Windows Defender bug that allowed hackers to take over Windows PCs

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in Windows Defender which allowed hackers to use the anti-virus engine itself to install malware …

News Did Macron pull a fast one on hackers?

The Macron campaign may have deceived and confused Russian hackers more than they fell victim to supposed hacking and data …

News Samsung S8 to get McAfee protection as reports suggest Android apps ripe for hacking

As many as 234 Android apps which quietly track user locations and habits using ultrasonic signals have been downloaded over …

News Guardian Soulmates users’ data exposed following hack

The dating website Guardian Soulmates suffered a series hack today which led to user details being exposed. Users of the …

News Social engineering and phishing scams are the most potent malicious attacks

Malicious cyber-attacks, phishing scams and denial-or-service attempts are on the rise these days, affecting financial, health and education sectors the …