category: security | 10 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 08 Feb 2006 | email this to a friend
BT released figures today which showed that the number of attempts to access websites hosting child pornography have trebled in the past 18 months.

BT reports that it is now blocking 35,000 attempts to access child pornography in Britain every day.

And one leading e-commerce figure has described over Internet Service Providers' failure to block access to such sites as "outrageous", and called on other ISPs to follow BT's lead.

The figures from the telecoms company, which accounts for one-third of the internet market in the UK, are based on data acquired since it introduced a filter in June 2004 to block access to child porn sites.

It is feared the overall number could be much higher and that many attempts to access illegal material are slipping through filtering technology.
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category: security | 1 comments | submitted by: High Voltage | 04 Feb 2012 | email this to a friend
Google has pulled more than 50 malware-infected apps from its Android Market, but hasn't yet triggered automatic uninstalls of those programs from users' phones, security experts said today.
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category: security | 5 comments | submitted by: lau | 13 Nov 2011 | email this to a friend
The Steam video game service, used by 35 million people, has been compromised by hackers. Its owner and operator, Valve, uncovered an intrusion into a user database while investigating a security breach of its discussion forums.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: The Judge | 07 Jul 2011 | email this to a friend
A "critical weakness" which could affect iPhones, iPads and iPod touches has been discovered by German security experts, which could see malicious downloaded software allow access to owners’ personal details.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: kermit | 06 Jul 2011 | email this to a friend
It seems like a new civil war has broke out in the underground hacking community. A group of hackers, calling themselves the A Team has initiated an open campaign against the members of the notorious hackers-collective LulzSec.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: controlalterdelete | 30 Jun 2011 | email this to a friend
More than four million PCs have been enrolled in a botnet security experts say is almost "indestructible". The botnet, known as TDL, targets Windows PCs and is difficult to detect and shut down. Code that hijacks a PC hides in places security software rarely looks and the botnet is controlled using custom-made encryption
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: Latency | 22 Jun 2011 | email this to a friend
Tweeting hacker group Lulz Security has poured scorn on reports that it hacked the UK Office of National Statistics' massive 2011 census database. Only hours after a teenager accused of being a member of the group was arrested in Essex, the group’s Twitter feed sprang into life once more after a period of silence to deny any involvement.
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category: security | 1 comments | submitted by: elmo | 25 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: shameless | 19 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Former hacker and lead architect at Mykonos Software, Kyle Adams, spoke about how the hack may have occurred. Adams suggests Sony may have left its doors wide open for attack by using outdated software.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 12 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Security firm Symantec has discovered a authentication flaw which has potentially leaked access to thousands of Facebook profiles to advertisers.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 05 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Sony has uncovered a file that could link Anonymous, the highly visible renegade hacker group, to a breach that led to the theft of personal information for as many as 101 million people, the company wrote in a letter to the U.S. Congress
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: cashback | 04 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Sony has hired investigators after a breach of security, in which the personal data of more than 100 million online game users was compromised. Cyber-security detectives from Guidance Software and Data Forte, among others, have been brought on board, said Sony.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 03 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Sony has warned that almost 25 million extra gaming users may have had their personal details taken in a hacker attack. On Monday, it had taken the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) service offline after a security breach.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: mario loves you | 28 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
Ironically, for security reasons, and because Sony is historically very tight-lipped on such matters, we will probably never know the exact attack vector -- but we can certainly make some well-educated guesses about how the PlayStation Network was hacked.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: donkeykong | 27 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
To say that Sony has a mess on its hands may be the understatement of the year. According to Sony, hackers obtained users' names, addresses, e-mail addresses birthdates, and account login and password, and may have also taken users' security questions and answers. If you set up a sub-account for your child, that information may also be in hackers' hands.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: lau | 26 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
Sony has confirmed that a hacking attack was to blame for its PlayStation Network being taken offline. The company said that it had taken the PSN down voluntarily while it investigated an "external intrusion". The system is still unavailable five days after the hack was discovered.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 19 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
Or Gmail. Or Google Apps. Or Amazon’s cloud. Or Hotmail. Or any of Yahoo’s many services. Or almost any other online service. Dropbox yesterday changed its terms of service, as reported by Business Insider. With the new terms of service, Dropbox now says that it will “United States law enforcement when it receives valid legal process” and may, if necessary, decrypt the files in private Dropbox folders, allowing them to be read by government investigators.
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category: security | 2 comments | submitted by: lau | 06 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
A 23-year-old California man is set to appear in court Tuesday, after police say he broke into the webmail accounts of more than 3,000 women and posted sexually explicit images of many of them on Facebook.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: shameless | 24 Mar 2011 | email this to a friend
Nearly nine in ten (89 percent) mobile phone owners are unaware that some smartphone apps can transmit personal details such as credit card numbers without the user's knowledge or consent, says AVG.
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category: security | 0 comments | submitted by: kermit | 18 Mar 2011 | email this to a friend
The world's biggest maker of data storage computers on Thursday said that its security division has been hacked, and that the intruders compromised a widely used technology for preventing computer break-ins.
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