Beware of working during the holidays
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Firms at risk from work-addicted employees


T-Systems, the corporate IT and cyber-security arm of Deutsche Telekom, is warning organisations of the security risks associated with allowing employees to work while on their summer holiday.

Security robot drowns itself
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I think you ought to know I am feeling depressed


A Washington DC-based security robot has decided that life protecting humans is not worth the effort and has killed itself by throwing itself into a fountain.

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008
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Closer than previously admitted


Claims by the AV outfit Kaspersky that it only has a passing connection with Russian spooks have been damaged by the leak of some internal emails.

Free wi-fi can be a menace
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Don't view porn in public

Norton said that 59 percent of Americans think that when they use public wi-fi it's safe as houses but it most certainly isn't.

Windows XP was not especially vulnerable to Wannacry
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Windows 7 machines might have been the problem


Windows XP was not as vulnerable to the WannaCry ransomware as many assumed.

Microsoft splashes out on some more security
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Buys security firm for $100 million

Software king of the world, Microsoft has written a $100 million cheque for the security outfit Hexadite.

Intel’s management engine is security nightmare
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EFF warning


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that Intel's largely-undocumented "Management Engine" is a security nightmare.

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces
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With some restrictions, it's fair to say

During a press event in New York City today, Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson took the stage to announce Windows 10 S, a new version of the company’s operating system designed at undermining the rise of low cost Chromebooks in American classrooms.

Google Home disrupts Android phones
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Guests get up in arms

It's only a few days since I reviewed Google Home but today it caused not only extreme embarrassment but distress to visitors here on the British May Day bank holiday.

Intel based broadband modem has security hole
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Puma 6 is a "cat has trophy"

Chipzilla’s Puma 6 Intel cable modem variants are highly susceptible to a very low-bandwidth denial-of-service attack.