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Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

Fake Facebook Account Hacking App Goes Viral

Olivia B. Waxman Time – TechLand     At the beginning of every school year, most college students receive the same warning email or lecture from campus safety: don’t leave your laptop unattended because someone could steal it.  But they don’t warn you that a friend could also log into your Facebook account and start posting things. Hack My Facebook, …

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Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

Hacked Bitcoin Exchange Open For Business Again

  FineExtra   Hacked Bitcoing exchange, Bitfloor, the Bitcoin exchange that shut down earlier this month after hackers compromised its servers and stole around $250,000 in the virtual currency, has reopened for trading. In a Google+ post, founder Roman Shtylman has confirmed that the exchange is now back up and running after nearly a month out of action and sought to …

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Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure

Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure

Ryan Naraine ZDNet   Sophisticated Hackers Target Adobe Code Signing Infrastructure. The eyebrow-raising hack effectively gave the attackers the ability to create malware masquerading as legitimate Adobe software and signals a raising of the stakes in the world of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). Adobe today warned that an internal server with access to its digital certificate code signing infrastructure was hacked …

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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek   Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks. The Iranian government Sunday criticized recent reports that Iran has been launching attacks against U.S. banks for the past year. “Iran has not hacked the U.S. banks,” Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, told the country’s semi-official Fars News Agency. Furthermore, it reported, …

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Romanian Hackers Guilty in Subway POS Credit Card Theft

Romanian Hackers Guilty in Subway POS Credit Card Theft

George L. Koroneos Vertical Systems Reseller   Romanian Hackers Guilty in Huge U.S. Credit Card Theft A pair of Romanian hackers will serve lengthy prison terms for their part in a global point-of-sale hacking scheme that netted them approximately 146,000 credit cards with losses exceeding $10 million. Iulian Dolan and Cezar Butu pleaded guilty to a litany of charges, including …

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Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion

  KrebsOnSecurity   Chinese Hackers To Blame For Energy Industry Intrusion. A company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy industry began warning customers last week that it is investigating a sophisticated hacker attack spanning its operations in the United States, Canada and Spain. Experts say digital fingerprints left behind by …

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Hackers Can Reset Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Remotely

Hackers Can Reset Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Remotely

Metro Tech Reporter Metro   Hackers are able to wipe data off the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S2 smartphones by using a hidden code in web pages that triggers a factory reset of the device, according to a researcher. The malicious code will delete any saved music, contacts, photos and other items, says Ravi Borgaonkar, who is a researcher working …

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Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public

Gregory Ferenstein TechCrunch   Privacy Tip: Assume Everything Online Could Be Public The Internet collectively freaked out yesterday after rumors swirled that Facebook accidently began posting private messages to users’ public timelines, exposing all the nasty, salacious, and incriminating messages that were thought to be securely hidden from view. Not everyone had cause to worry, however, because they follow a …

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Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated?

Social Network Hacking Part 2 - Have You Been Infiltrated?

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 2 – Have You Been Infiltrated? The explosion of social networks and new user accounts in recent years is staggering. There are now over 1,000 social networking sites on the Internet, with Facebook currently being the largest, with over 840 million user profiles. …

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How Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain

How Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain and Steal Your PIN

  The Week   Future Criminals Could Hack Your Brain.  As brain-computer interfaces become more commonplace, researchers warn that the devices could open you up to a whole new threat: Mind-hacking “Brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs — sounds like a fictional cyberpunk creation, the stuff of virtual reality,” says DJ Pangburn at Death and Taxes. “Not so.” BCI controllers are very …

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