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Critical software security bug

Many websites in serious danger from critical ImageMagick vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a major security flaw in the widely-used image processing library ImageMagick.

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10-year-old hacks Instagram

A 10-year-old has found a major flaw in Instagram, earning him $10,000.

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Free web security certificate Let’s Encrypt

The Let’s Encrypt certificate authority has issued its two millionth certificate – less than two months after the millionth certificate.

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How to hack Slack accounts: search Github

Developers are being careless with their Slack login credentials, security researchers have found.

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Hawks arrest tollgate official for card skimming

In a crime described as the first of its kind to be recorded in Mpumalanga, the Hawks have arrested a tollgate official who was caught allegedly skimming a motorist’s card.

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Over 300 hacking attempts on Gauteng school application system

Hackers have tried their luck on the Gauteng education department’s new online learner application system, the department announced on Tuesday.

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US launches cyber attacks against ISIS

The USA’s Cyber Command is launching its first attacks against ISIS.

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Watch out for Windows AppLocker security flaw

A new vulnerability in Windows has resulted in business-focussed versions of the operating system being exploited through their AppLocker feature.

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Watch out for WhatsApp message cloud backup privacy

It is difficult to overstate the significance of WhatsApp’s decision to roll out out end-to-end encryption on its platform, but the security-conscious should watch out for these pitfalls.

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SpyEye malware hacker sentenced to 15 years in jail

Algerian hacker and developer of malicious SpyEye malware Hamza Bendelladj has been sentenced by a US court to 15 years in prison.

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