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NSA workers reportedly shared their passwords with Snowden

The workers who shared their passwords have since been removed from their assignments, says Reuters. November 8, 2013 9:59 AM PST Edward Snowden reportedly...

Target of Silk Road murder-for-hire plot tells his story

47-year-old Curtis Green of Spanish Fork, Utah, has confessed to being a Silk Road admin. Curtis Green via Joshua Davis...

It’s official: Computer scientists pick stronger passwords

The percentage of passwords guessed after a given number of guesses (shown in log scale), by colleges within Carnegie Mellon University....

GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban claims secret surveillance methods are not...

GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban, has insisted that the spy agency's secret methods are "not sinister", when he was questioned, alongside the heads of...

Mobile malware threats jump 26% in third quarter

The number of mobile malware threat families rose to 259 in the third quarter of the year, a 26% increase on the previous quarter,...

EU Data Protection Regulation: fines up to €100m proposed

Following several delays, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties recently voted to adopt amendments to the EU’s proposed Data Protection Regulation.The proposed regulation,...

Senator wants end to demand letters from “bottom feeder” patent trolls

Senate Commerce / J. Mullin An anti-patent-troll bill was introduced in Congress two weeks ago and debated...

Snowden persuaded NSA staff to give him their passwords

Prism whistle-blower Edward Snowden persuaded other National Security Agency (NSA) colleagues to give him their login details and passwords, which he later used to...

What is new in PCI DSS V3?

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has published the latest version of the data security standards it administers and highlighted what is new. Version...

NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance violates EU law, study finds

Mass internet surveillance by US and UK intelligence agencies violates European law, according to a study by two academics. The authors of the study, Sergio...

Can TechUK put UK IT at the heart of economic growth?

What, exactly, is the “UK IT industry”? It’s a phrase that is happily bandied about, but ask two people from different parts of the sector...