Author Archives: Thomas Brewster

Thomas Brewster
Author: Thomas Brewster
Security Correspondent, TechWeekEurope
Tom Brewster is TechWeek Europe's Security Correspondent. He has also been named BT Information Security Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

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Surveillance revelations appear to lead to big jump in SSL web encryption across the world

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Cisco wants governments to stop interfering with its kit

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AVG fixes one of four vulnerabilities in remote administration tool, but researchers who uncovered the flaws aren't happy with the security firm

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Most victims of Iranian hacker crews based inside the country, as attackers take up digital espionage in earnest, researchers find

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Prolific hacker group spotted using patched flaw to hit government and educational institutes

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Journalist's book to reveal more details of NSA's efforts to spy on the Internet

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A fairly lightweight Patch Tuesday arrives in May, but there are critical fixes for Internet Explorer

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NSA backdoor broken packlock encryption security © keantian Shutterstock
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Bitly employee credentials stolen from a source code repository - and then used to hit the site's backup

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Telecoms giant warns customers about potential for dangerous phishing attacks

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The Met police are to wear body cameras, claiming it should lead to swifter prosecutions as people know they've been recorded doing wrong

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