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Lottery hacker gets 9 months for his £5 cut of the loot

We don't care how little you made from your crimes, the judge said. We care that you went after an outfit that gives a ton to charities.

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Microsoft now reviewing Skype audio in ‘secure’ places (not China)

A former contractor in Beijing: “It sounds a bit crazy now […] that they gave me the URL, a username and password sent over email.”

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Powerful GPG collision attack spells the end for SHA-1

New research has heightened an already urgent call to abandon SHA-1, a cryptographic algorithm still used in many popular online services.

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Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game…

Looks like the Snake ransomware was created especially for network-wide attacks.

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Reddit bans ‘impersonation,’ but satire and parody are still OK

Relax: Nic Cage deepfakes aren't going anywhere. It's only “maliciously misleading” impersonations that are now verboten.

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Google urged to tame privacy-killing Android bloatware

A letter sent to the Google CEO by Privacy International claims bloatware has allowed a privacy and security hole to open almost unnoticed.

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Lawmakers look to spread COPPA out to cover kids up to 16

If that bill passes, you can say bye-bye to YouTube, says one content creator.

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Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

From a Firefox zero-day to a military ban on TikTok – and everything in between. It's the weekly security roundup.

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Is the Y2K bug alive after all?

One way to patch the millennium bug was to move it, rather than actually to fix it… are we looking at Y2.02K?

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Hackers use system weakness to rattle doors on Citrix systems

Attackers are using a serious bug in Citrix products to scan the internet for weaknesses, according to experts.