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Ex-CEO of breached pyschotherapy clinic gets prison sentence for bad data security

by Paul Ducklin We’ve said this before, but we’ll repeat it again here: Imagine that you’d spoken in what you thought was total confidence to a psychotherapist, but the contents of your sessions had been saved for posterity, along with precise personal identification details such as your unique national ID . . . Read more

Attention gamers! Motherboard maker MSI admits to breach, issues “rogue firmware” alert

by Paul Ducklin If you’re a gamer or an avid squeezer of raw computing power, you’ve probably spent hours tweaking your motherboard settings to eke out every last drop of performance. Over the years, you might even have tried out various unofficial firmware bodges and hacks to let you change . . . Read more