Lenovo Might Face Claims Over Installed Malware

SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – A federal judge said Friday that plaintiffs claiming Lenovo installed malicious adware on computers it sold to them have standing to bring their case, despite taking issues with some of their claims. “There are sufficient allegations for standing,” U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte said Friday…

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How to prevent common cyber-attacks

Computers at the Japan Pension Service were recently infected with a virus, and a huge amount of personal information was stolen. Other cases involved the decrypting of wireless LAN passwords, leading to damage caused by illicit access. Anyone – including users of smartphone and tablet devices – could become a…

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How Cybercriminals Get Your Money

Whoever said crime doesn’t pay never bothered to run the numbers. Cybercriminals can bank an estimated $84,000 a month on a $5,900 investment, representing a 1,425 percent return, according to a report out this week by security firm Trustwave. According to an analysis of data across 15 countries, nearly half…

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Cyber Security Travel Tips

Wombat Security wants us to know that whether you’re taking a personal holiday or a business trip, traveling by car or by plane, planning a quick jaunt or preparing for an extended stay, make sure your cyber security best practices are coming along for the ride. Hackers and scammers don’t take…

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Oro police warn hackers, internet users

THE Philippine National Police has raised anew a warning to the public on using the internet for personal gains. Superintendent Reynante Reyes, chief of the Police Regional Office’s (PRO)-Northern Mindanao Cybercrime Group in Camp Alagar, said his office will not hesitate to arrest violators of Republic Act (RA) 10175 or…

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Glasgow City Council fined £150K for security failures

Glasgow City Council has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the theft of two unencrypted laptops, one of which contained the detail of over 20,000 people. The two laptops were stolen from a site that was undergoing renovations, where complaints of theft and lax security had…

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