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Infected Users Get Legit Warning About July 9 ‘Internet Doomsday’

Infected Users Get Legit Warning About July 9 'Internet Doomsday'

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   If you see this message [below] pop up on your computer screen in the days, weeks and months ahead, don’t panic: It’s legitimate and it’s meant to warn you about malware that could hurt your computer.   We recently told you about the “Internet doomsday” that could happen July 9 for PC and Mac …

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Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Hacked Sites Spread Malware to Android Smartphones

Suzanne Choney Technolog @ MSNBC   Android phone users should be on guard for new malware that can spread to the phone from mobile websites. Meanwhile, a fresh batch of malicious apps has surfaced in the Google Play store.  “This appears to be the first time that compromised websites have been used to distribute malware targeting Android devices,” said Lookout …

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Japanese Bank Plans to Use Palm Reading ATMs

Japanese Bank Plans to Use Palm Reading ATMs

Jay Alabaster NetworkWorld   A Japanese bank will introduce ATMs that use palm scanners in place of cash cards, it said Wednesday. Ogaki Kyoristu Bank said the new machines will allow customers to withdraw or deposit cash and check their balances by placing their hand on a scanner and entering their birthday plus a pin number. The ATMs will initially …

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Grocery Self-Service Checkout Lanes Hacked

Grocery Self-Service Checkout Lanes Hacked

Craig Blahia Technorati   Ever use the self-service lanes at the grocery store? 20 of the self-service credit card check-out kiosks in California based Save-Mart stores were reportedly tampered with, collecting credit card information from unsuspecting customers. According to the press release on the Save-Mart web site, the hacked credit card processors were discovered during routine maintenance, promptly replaced, and all …

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Krypt3ia Sends A Quick Response to Th3J35t3r

Krypt3ia Sends A Quick Response to Th3J35t3r

  Krypt3ia   As many of you out there have likely seen, Jester got a bit upset when I tweeted to him this weekend pointing out the failure of his ways with removing sites (claimed by him) from the internet with his new tool. I responded to his self lauding tweets that in fact the site may be down now, …

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Let The Tweets Begin – Th3J35t3r vs Krypt3ia

Jester’s Court   ‘A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.’  – Jean Baudrillard This was not the original post in the queue I was gonna post – that can wait. Let’s talk about butthurt, and grudges. You see about 2 and a half years ago when I was starting out on my jihad …

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92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

92,204,248 Government Websites Hacked in Three Years

  GovernanceNow   As many as 133 government websites fell prey to hackers in the first three months of 2012, Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot has said. “As per incidents reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response team (CERT), a total number of 92, 204, 248 government websites were hacked during the years …

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CISPA: A Vaguely-Defined Bill Against an Imaginary Threat [VIDEO]

CISPA: A vaguely-defined bill against an imaginary threat

RT   The House of Representative has passed CISPA, a bill seeking to increase the government’s power to monitor private data online. Political commentator Luke Samuel says the law is directed against a nebulously-defined and imaginary threat. Luke Samuel, who writes for Spiked magazine, sat down with RT to talk about the reasons why there’s such a push for the …

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Operation Defense Phase II Response To CISPA

Zach Walton WebProNews   I told a friend last night that it wouldn’t be long before Anonymous reacted to the news of CISPA passing the House. I was right with Anonymous uploading a new video today that announces Operation Defense Phase II. If you weren’t around for the first phase of Operation Defense, it was a coordinated effort to protest CISPA …

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