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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Apple IDs Stolen From Tech Company Not FBI

Apple IDs Stolen From Tech Company Not FBI

Mike DiBattista/QMI Agency Sun News   Apple IDs Stolen From Tech Company Not FBI A small US tech company said the million Apple IDs released by hackers last week came from its servers, not an FBI laptop as the culprits claimed. Last week, AntiSec, a group associated with the notorious hacker collective Anonymous, claimed to have found more than 12 …

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Social Network Hacking Part 1 – Disclosing Your Life Story

Hacking Social Networks Part 1 - Disclosing Your Life Story

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 1 – Disclosing Your Life Story “Be social” is the buzzword of recent years. No matter whether we are at home, in the gym, at work, or elsewhere, we are haunted by the need to be part of something online. We live alternative online lives, and …

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Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks GoDaddy.com

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   A member of the Anonymous hacker group claimed responsibility for an attack on sites hosted by GoDaddy.com early Monday morning.  The hacking group claimed that the service provider was targeted because of their support for internet censorship. GoDaddy is responsible for website hosting and DNS services for millions of sites. As of the …

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Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Anonymous May Attack Energy Companies

Greg Quinn, Bloomber Business Insider   Canadian security agencies have warned energy companies such as Imperial Oil Ltd. their computers may be attacked by the Anonymous hacker group because of the industry’s work developing Alberta’s oil sands, government documents show. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, public safety department and Communications Security Establishment Canada all investigated threats against the industry between …

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Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising

  DayPress   PARIS- Facebook Twitter Role in Syrian Uprising.  The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war. The Twitter feeds of news organizations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos purporting to show atrocities in …

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