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'Eurograbber' SMS attack shows Android's vulnerability


We end 2012 with the alarming knowledge that the SMS two-factor authentication systems used to secure online banking have suffered their first major security failure and left a clutch of banks down to the tune of €36 million (£30 million).Between...


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Did Windows 8's Metro interface cost Steven Sinofsky his job?


Barley two weeks after the launch of Windows 8, the operating system’s chief architect and long-serving employee Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft, it has been confirmed.Let's be frank. This is a huge shock no matter how Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer...


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Flame is good, too good. Is Cyberwar now in the hands of Dr Strangelove?


The security experts and vendors will surely be delighted by the sudden and shocking outing of Stuxnet as part of a US Government malware programme. Long suspected of having been developed by a well-resourced state full of old-school Highway 101...


Tags: flame, iran, security, strangelove, stuxnet, windows update

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Why Apple and Amazon should pay more tax


Image via CrunchBase Last week Amazon was publically named as talented avoider of UK Corporation tax and this week it’s Apple’s turn. According to The Daily Mail, the US giant that generated sales approaching $10 billion in the UK last...


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Hackers spam Ticketweb users after email breach


Customers of the Ticketweb online ticketing site have been receiving fake emails after hackers broke into the company’s servers at the weekend, the company has admitted.In an email sent to its customer database the following day, the Ticketmaster subsidiary said...


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Microsoft offers access to anti-botnet system


At last the world’s most effective but ignored digital police force, Microsoft, has said it plans to give third-parties including CERTs, ISPs and even foreign governments automated access to its formidable botnet intelligence feeds through an API.As an article written...


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Comet has some explaining to do but so does Microsoft


The irony of Microsoft launching a legal action over illegal operating system recovery disks against UK retail chain Comet in the very week it announced a feature in Windows 8 that will render them largely obsolete deserves special mention. The...


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Hacker finds Lindsay Lohan Playboy pictures on P2P


A hacker claims to have found the entire Playboy magazine featuring nude images of celebrity Lindsay Lohan sitting on an Internet file-sharing website, it has been reported.In a story from Fox News, the unnamed Russian said he had discovered 200...


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Dell dumps Streak tablet and cools on Android


Dell has announced that it is dropping production of the Streak, the Android mini-tablet too few customers dented their plastic to the tune of $450 to buy.But is the Steak’s demise a reflection on Dell, on the Android OS it...


Tags: android, open source, tablet computer

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Windows 8 will struggle, analysts predict


Windows 8 offers so little to desktop and laptop users that few will bother to upgrade for some time, analyst IDC has said in a research note that suggests Microsoft has another XP situation in the making.In fact, the only...


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