Countdown to chaos: Top 10 security stories of 2013

Countdown to chaos: Top 10 security stories of 2013

Summary: Hold onto your tin hats as we're sure to experience even more cyber-threats for the rest of the year

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TOPICS: Security, iPhone, iPad
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  • We're just halfway through 2013, and we've already had some major security issues that affected both our privacy and our productivity. Things are getting serious. We've gone well past the hacking-for-fun stage, and now it's all about information gathering.

    Here are the 10 most-read security articles of 2013, from bad to worse. Hold onto your tin hats, as we're sure to experience more cyberthreats for the rest of the year.

    First up:

    10. Apple iOS 6.1.3 fix contains another lock screen bypass flaw

    An Apple iOS software fix was designed to repair a nasty bug that let unauthorized users bypass the lock screen for iPhones and iPads — and access user data. Good idea, except it contained yet another major flaw.

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    9. Mega users: If you're hacked once, you're hacked for life 

    Pessimists, or perhaps realists, in the security industry say that being hacked is a matter of when, not if. But if you're a user of Kim Dotcom's Mega site, do whatever you can to make sure you're never hacked, because you can't change your password and you can't delete your account.

Topics: Security, iPhone, iPad

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  • No more slide shows!

    Would love to read the rest of your article but I officially refuse to read any more slide show articles on ZDNet.
    moth25
  • No more slide shows!

    Would love to read the rest of your article but I officially refuse to read any more slide show articles on ZDNet.
    moth25
  • No more slide shows!

    I'm with moth on this one. Please put articles like this on (preferably) a single page so we can quickly scroll down to anything that we want to read. The slide shows take too long to wade through and then if you want to go back to an article . . . . . well. It takes much less time to scroll up or down as required.
    rappleby28
  • Stop the slide!!

    I agree, it does not serve any purpose except artificially cranking up the page view counts.
    Call your congressman, or better, the advertisers !!
    Artty Sie
  • Slide Show "STINKS" but so do the 10 to 12 trackers that show up on "EVERY!

    I visit this site using FireFox 22. I don't know if any of the following are usable when using IE as I personally abhor it!

    View this page with the following add-ons with FireFox: Adblock Plus, Better Privacy, DoNotTrackMe, Ghostery, and NoScript.

    You will see at the "very least" 10, yes 10 trackers appearing on "Each and Every Slide" What the Hades???
    Is this a NSA conspiracy??? Holy tacking Bat Man!!

    I could (?) see maybe on or two on the initial page, BUT 10 to 12 on each and every slide!!! Come on. Enough with the "Mega Tracking" already! WTH, over!

    It's alive with trackers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Disgruntled_MS_User