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PayPal admits to sharing customer data

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PayPal has revealed that it shares customer data with as many as 600 third party organisations. Possibly prompted by the imminent introduction of The General Data Protection Regulation in Europe, the US online payments business has taken the unusual step of releasing this information voluntarily. PayPal claims that it does… Read more »

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Attackers use fake screenshots for extortion

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The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is the nightmare of any Windows user. What joyous announcement, then, that the next time you see it, you may ‘just’ be getting spammed. It goes like this: up pops the BSOD, accompanied by some irritating beeping, followed by a Windows Troubleshooter pop-up offering… Read more »

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Fingerprints are making a comeback

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In the era of DNA profiling, dusting for fingerprints may seem like a rather quaint old crime-busting technology. Nevertheless, in the world of cyber security it is poised to eclipse the password and the PIN number. A tech supergroup comprising Lenovo, Intel, Synaptics and PayPal are collaborating to develop a… Read more »

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