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'No More Ransom' helps you recover data after a malware attack

A new website set up by Europol, Intel and Kaspersky to help resist the threat of ransomware could allow you to recover encrypted data for free. The site is designed to stop people paying ransoms to malware creators as this makes the problem worse.

Vine vulnerability lets hacker download the complete source code

A hacker looking for bug bounties has stumbled across a security hole in Vine that allowed him to download the entire source code from a publicly accessible website. He was awarded over $10,000 for the discovery of the blatant internal oversight.

Op-Ed: Lone wolf attacks on Olympic Games being called for by Al-Qaeda

Rio De Janeiro - In the wake of the recent lone-wolf terrorist attacks in Europe, it is not surprising that Al-Qaeda has taken to social media to call on its followers to execute 'lone wolf' attacks on Olympic athletes in Rio de Janeiro.

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton."I am not a Donald Trump campaigner.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Turkey coup tensions spill onto German streets

Berlin - The failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stoked tensions in Germany's three-million strong Turkish community, prompting demonstrations and threats that have put the authorities on edge.

Brazil arrests 'amateur' Olympics terrorism group

Bras - Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of an "amateur" would-be terrorist group that expressed loyalty to the Islamic State organization and was preparing attacks ahead of the Olympics, officials said Thursday.

Mobile network flaw puts millions of phones at risk of hijacking

A flaw in code used by essential components of the world's telecoms infrastructure could allow cybercriminals to gain complete control of mobile networks and millions of smartphones. The bug is present across the industry and will never be fully patched.

Android Nougat will lock down your phone when malware's detected

Google is debuting a new feature with Android 7.0 Nougat that prevents phones booting if modified software components are detected. Designed to prevent malware infecting the operating system's core, the company has admitted it could throw false positives.

Ankara seeks to re-emerge from rubble of failed coup

Ankara - The 10-storey police headquarters in Ankara, meant to be a symbol of might and order, is now a wreck, gutted by a successive air raids during the night of Turkey's failed coup."I do not know how long the rebuilding will take.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Paris urges young citizens to become reservists

Paris - French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Saturday called on young citizens to become reservists and help boost security forces in the wake of the country's latest terror attack.

Turkey in facts and figures

Paris - Turkey's army launched a coup attempt on Friday in a country that has seen three full military coups since 1960.

Turkey PM denounces 'illegal attempt' by 'group' in military

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday denounced what he said was an "illegal attempt" by elements in the military after bridges were partially shut down in Istanbul and jets flew low over Ankara.

Turkish security forces partially shut Bosphorus bridges in Istanbul: TV

Istanbul - Turkish security forces on Friday partially shut down the two bridges across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul as military jets were heard flying low over Ankara, reports and AFP correspondents said.

Security stepped up at Tour de France

Bourg-saint-and - Tour de France security measures have been stepped up for Friday's 13th stage following the killing of at least 84 people in a terror attack in Nice on Thursday night.

France to end state of emergency

Paris - The state of emergency which France declared after last November's deadly Paris attacks will come to an end later this month, President Francois Hollande confirmed Thursday.

Microsoft patches 20-year-old critical Windows printing bug

Microsoft has patched a major flaw in all supported versions of Windows that allows hackers to install malware on your computer through the system print spooler. The vulnerability could give attackers an easy way to infect devices connected to a network.

Latest ransomware permanently deletes files, even if you pay

Ransomware is a rapidly growing form of malware and is proving greatly effective. Not every piece of ransomware is the same though, as one recent discovery proved. A new scam circulating online leaves out the encryption, simply deleting all your files.

France shuts missions in Turkey after security threat

Istanbul - France on Wednesday said it had closed its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul until further notice, after cancelling events to mark the July 14 Bastille Day holiday due to a "real and concrete" security threat.

France shuts missions in Turkey until further notice

Ankara - France on Wednesday said it had closed its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul until further notice for security reasons, after cancelling events to mark the July 14 Bastille Day holiday.

PC users given a break from malware as infections slump to a low

A report has found the number of malware infections this year has fallen significantly since 2015. It could suggest that people have become more vigilant about security in the wake of large cyber-attacks, or indicate a larger decline in cyber-crime.

Some iOS beta users are getting locked out of their phones

Some users of Apple's recently-launched iOS 10 public beta are reportedly getting locked out of their Apple ID after enabling two-factor authentication, preventing them from resetting their passwords. The cause is believed to be a server bug.

Facebook announces encryption is coming to Messenger

Facebook has begun a trial of protecting Messenger conversations with end-to-end encryption, preventing them from being intercepted by third parties before they reach their intended recipient. It will allow it to rival other encrypted apps.

US Capitol building briefly on lockdown, all-clear given

Washington - Police briefly placed the US Capitol building and visitors center on lockdown on Friday amid news reports of a person possibly carrying a firearm, but the order was swiftly lifted.

Rio Olympics police reinforcements come under gunfire

Rio De Janeiro - Members of a huge police force sent to secure crime-ridden Rio before the Olympics next month have already come under gunfire, officials said Wednesday as Brazil's interim president promised "absolute peace" at the Games.

U.S. warns about possible attacks in Lagos

Lagos - The United States on Tuesday warned of possible attacks against expatriates and foreign visitors in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, during public holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Netanyahu says Israel, Kenya share terrorist threat

Nairobi - Israel and Kenya should work hand-in-hand against terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Nairobi on Tuesday during the second leg of a four-nation Africa tour.

France attacks probe urges intelligence overhaul

Paris - A French inquiry into the terror attacks that rocked Paris in 2015 on Tuesday recommended a fusion of the country's intelligence services after the "global failure" of the country's myriad agencies.

Bangladesh 'in denial' over jihadist attacks: Analysts

New Delhi - A slaughter of foreign hostages has put Bangladesh firmly on the frontline of the global war on terror despite government efforts to portray a campaign of attacks as the work of domestic opponents, according to analysts.
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