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Teddy’s been hacked – the pitfalls of ‘smart’ toys

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You know when you were a kid and you’d sometimes lie in the dark, wondering whether your toys were watching you? Well, in a sense, in the age of IoT this may actually be correct. And the more worrying aspect is who else could be listening in. A range of… Read more »

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Cloudflare leak affects millions of websites

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The bad news is that millions of websites using security and web optimisation platform Cloudflare have recently suffered a data leak. Amongst those affected by the security vulnerability nicknamed Cloudbleed are Uber, Fitbit and dating site OkCupid. More than 5 million sites currently utilise Cloudfare, meaning the security hiccup could… Read more »

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Uber drivers used customer data to stalk

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Ward Spangenberg, a former information security specialist at Uber, has claimed in court that staff at the online taxi firm are using its vehicle-tracking technology to flout data protection and consumer privacy obligations by leaking information on the movements of politicians, celebrities, ex-lovers and employees. He also accuses Uber of… Read more »

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UK customers will ditch hacked firms

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A Onepoll survey has revealed that almost half of its 1000 respondents would cancel their account if their provider suffers a data breach and over a third would avoid a company that has been hacked previously. TalkTalk, Yahoo, Three and Tesco Bank have all fallen victim to hacks in the… Read more »

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