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The 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

Swedish judge upholds detention order for Assange

Assange hoped to get order lifted, and leave Ecuadorean in UK where he has been holed up for two years

Wave of 100Gbps 'mega' DDoS attacks hits record level in 2014

Mega is going giga

Panda Security's new CEO plots reboot 2.0 for resurgent security brand

Firm tilted at right windmill as the wind died

Android apps ask for too many intrusive permissions, Zscaler analysis finds

Ad networks drive sneaky permissions grab

Critical design flaw in Active Directory could allow for a password change

Microsoft contends the general issue has been long-known, but Israel-based Aorato has developed a working attack

LastPass tells users about two security flaws - a year after they were fixed

Researcher found issues in program components

Chinese businessman used tech firm to hack US aircraft programmes, US alleges

Aging C-17 transport the target

The biggest data breaches of 2014 (so far)

Hackers, mistakes, bad security and stupidity are putting your data at risk like never before

Microsoft revokes trust in certificate authority operated by the Indian government

A security breach at India's National Informatics Centre resulted in at least 45 rogue digital certificates for Google and Yahoo domains

There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums

SSL Blacklist project exposes certificates used by malware

Researchers launch effort to track SSL certificates used in botnet and malware operations

ICO to publish guidance on big data

The ICO reported a record number of data protection complaints this year

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

After unearthing the Heartbleed flaw, Google sets up a research group dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in Web software

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on users

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said

New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

Its creators seek to establish the new threat as a premium commercial alternative to older Trojans like Zeus

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

LastPass discloses now-fixed vulnerabilities ahead of security conference

The company doesn't believe attackers exploited the flaws

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Java SE and Fusion Middleware alone will receive nearly 50 fixes in Tuesday's update

The Gameover Trojan program is back, with some modifications

Cybercriminals are trying to ressurect the recently disrupted Gameover Zeus botnet, researchers say


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