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Apple App store hit by malware attack

Apple has said that it is taking steps to remove a malicious application discovered in a number of applications used by iPhone and iPads in China. This is thought to be the first large-scale attack on Apple’s App store.  The program called XcodeGhost enables hackers to collect data from devices. The company has stated that…
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Thomson data breach exposes passengers

A data protection breach by the holiday company Thomson has revealed the home addresses and the flight dates of nearly 500 customers. Thomson has apologised for the error but has announced that customers won’t be receiving any compensation. The company’s recent statement said: “We are aware of an email that was sent in error, which…
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Ashley Madison left ‘pay to delete’ information intact

Accounts that had been paid to be wiped by the Ashley Madison website have still retained enough information for users to be identified, according to reports. The group that attacked the corporation has called themselves the ‘Impact team’ and they were motivated by the fact “[f]ull Delete netted Avid Life Media $1.7m [£1.1m] in revenue in…
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Security flaw affecting 100+ car models exposed

Academics have discovered a major security flaw, meaning that car models including Audi, Honda, Volvo, Fiat, Citroën and Volkswagen are vulnerable to ‘keyless theft’. This major flaw in more than 100 car models has recently been exposed through an academic paper, which was suppressed by a major manufacturer for two years. The author Flavio Garcia…
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Windows 10 sends identifiable user data

It has been reported that Windows 10 sends identifiable information to Microsoft, even if a user turns off all relevant privacy settings. An analysis undertaken by the technology site ‘Ars Technica’ shows that the operating system still contacts Microsoft even if Bing search and Cortana features are turned off. The machines used for testing were…
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Windows 10 update can cause an endless reboot loop

An automatic update for the Windows 10 operating system has caused issues for users, with a broken patch causing an endless installation loop. According to users, the patch is allowing machines to reach a certain percentage within the installation process before failing and rolling back the update. The KB3081424 update is the first of its…
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Apple to fix Mac OS X bugs

In its next security update, Apple will be releasing a patch for the recent desktop operating system vulnerabilities. The main priority for organisation is aiming for the “serious privilege escalation” bug patch to be released first, as soon as possible for its systems. It is expected to be launched in the next security update, Mac…
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