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Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

Warning: Massive Bank Cyber Attacks Are Being Planned

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

David Goldman CNN Money   Security firm McAfee on Thursday released a report warning that massive bank cyber attacks on 30 U.S. banks has been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts. McAfee’s research upheld an October report from RSA, the security wing of IT giant EMC Corp. RSA […]

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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

| December 13, 2012 | 7 Replies

Fernando Alfonso III Daily Dot   Facebook has worked with the FBI to take down 10 Facebook hackers responsible for stealing $850 million over the last two years. The hackers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. were responsible for “more than 11 million compromised computer systems […]

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Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Reply

DJ Pangburn Death and Taxes   Last week a federal grand jury indicted Barrett Brown, the former self-styled spokesman of Anonymous, on 12 charges relating to the Stratfor hack spearheaded by Jeremy Hammond. One of the charges pertains to Brown sharing a link related to the Stratfor hack. It seems that when Anonymous hacked the […]

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Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

Silent Attackers Are Hacking Smart TVs

| November 19, 2012 | 10 Replies

Darlene Storm Computerworld   Hacking Smart TVs? Can you imagine your “smart” TV being targeted by a zero-day exploit, becoming part of a botnet, or being used to conduct espionage? How about if the TV manufacturer, an attacker, or even the CIA were to hijack the video camera in the TV? Suddenly, as you watch TV in […]

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What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked

| November 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Elise Ackerman Forbes   What To Do When Your Phone Gets Hacked … My friend Mike’s Android phone had been acting strangely for awhile. In the middle of the night, the phone would come alive. It would meander down various menu paths, send texts that were gibberish and start playing poker. Was it bug in […]

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US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

US to Scan Facebook and Twitter for Evidence of Bioterrorism

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Replies

Liat Clark Wired Magazine – UK     The US department of Homeland Security has commissioned a one-year contract to investigate the efficacy of using social networks to identify instances of bioterrorism, pandemics and other health and security risks. It is paying Accenture Federal Services $3 million (£1.8 million) to scan the networks’ for key words in […]

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

| October 28, 2012 | 3 Replies

  Mark Walker VirtualThreat Guest Writer   Protecting your identity is important. Once your identity is stolen, it can be difficult to restore. After theft, you may find that you have multiple credit cards and loans under your name, property that you do not own or other financial obligations that you simply did not make. […]

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Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

| October 28, 2012 | 3 Replies

  BBC   Millions of people are using hacked Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal data that passes back and […]

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Chinese Hackers Target Sony Playstation 3 Firmware

Chinese Hackers Target Sony Playstation 3 Firmware

| October 28, 2012 | Reply

Ellyne Phneah ZDNet     A Chinese hacking group says it has released a custom Sony PlayStation 3 firmware which can circumvent the firmware on the game console. BlueDiskCFW released the custom firmware CFW which contains the LVO encryption keys to enable users to bypass the current PlayStation Network (PSN) passphrase security protocol, according to The Hacker News […]

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Top 25 Most Common Passwords List for 2012

Top 25 Most Common Passwords List for 2012

| October 27, 2012 | 6 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Have you ever wondered why so many people are easy targets for hackers?  The top reason is due to the use of weak, common passwords. According to SplashData, a California password management company, the word ‘password’ is the #1 most common password on the “Worst Passwords of 2012” list. […]

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