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Oxford and Cambridge in the race to eliminate passwords
AUG 4tH 2014

More novel approaches to authentication have been gaining media attention this week, each linked to major universities.

Cambridge University are working on a technology-oriented approach where multiple small devices create an "electronic aura", enabling a main device to transmit a unique identification signal.

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Apple faces class action suit for tracking users without consent
AUG 4tH 2014

Apple's been hit with a class action suit [PDF] in the US for using the location service function on its iPhones to track customers without notice to, or consent from, customers when it comes to their whereabouts being tracked, recorded, sent to Apple, and potentially provided to third parties.

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Mozilla database leaks 76,000 email addresses, 4,000 passwords
AUG 4tH 2014

Email addresses and encrypted passwords of thousands of Mozilla developers were accidentally exposed for a month - and there are no guarantees that they were not snaffled up by those with ill intent.

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London warns BT is stifling London’s growth with unaffordable broadband
JULY 28tH 2014

In a statement posted yesterday Mark Boleat, policy chairman for the City of London, said "It is a major concern that firms in the Square Mile regularly complain that BT fails to deliver in a timely manner and provide the level of service required".

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How to break into people's homes with your mobile phone
JULY 28tH 2014

Having a tough time breaking into your neighbor's house?

No worries. There's an app for that!

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Panopticlick reveals the cookie you can't delete
JULY 28th 2014

Cookies are an essential part of the way the web works and occupy a pivotal position in the online privacy arms race. Organisations who want to track and profile people give them cookies and users who don't want to be tracked disable or delete them.

But what if there was a cookie you couldn't delete, and what if the steps you took to guard your privacy made you easier to track?

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Anatomy of an iTunes phish - tips to avoid getting caught out
JULY 28th 2014

Do you know how to ride a bicycle?

It's easy, isn't it?

But do you remember how hard it turned out to be when you first tried?

Who would have thought?

We often forget that many things are "obvious" only with experience, meaning, in fact, that they're not really obvious at all.

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SoHo routers to get hacker-style scrutiny in return for "awesome" prizes
JULY 21st 2014

As you're well aware, Patch Tuesday has been going on for more than ten years.

As a result, we've grown accustomed to regular bug reports about security holes in widely-used products.

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Apple and Google told to stop misleading consumers about 'free' apps
JULY 21st 2014

The European Commission (EC) has been working with national authorities and app store owners to address concerns over in-app purchases, especially where those transactions are undertaken by children.

Europe's Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network, in association with consumer protection bodies in its member states, asked Google, Apple and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe to ensure that.

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Shopping site reports 3-year-old data breach
JULY 21st 2014

Australian shopping website Catch Of The Day has warned customers of a data breach dating back to 7 May 2011, urging anyone who has kept the same password at the site since that date to change it.

The site purports to be "Australia's number one shopping site", claiming 14.73% of all retail traffic from Australia, with over 2 million registered users and a sale made every second.

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