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Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Antone Gonsalves CSO   Cyber spies have planted Java- and Flash-exploiting malware on Web sites focused on human rights, defense and foreign policy. Over the last two weeks, the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks Internet threats, has discovered several such compromised Web sites that download the malware through …

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Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Steve McCaskill TechWeek Europe   Man from Sussex tracked down by Met Police’s e-Crime Unit for Facebook account hack A man from Sussex has been handed a 12 month sentence for hacking into a private Facebook account. Gareth Crosskey will spend the next year in jail after committing two offences under …

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10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

Joan Goodchild PC Advisor – UK   Hacking has been around for decades. Today’s crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history In our first Rogues Gallery, we looked at ten infamous social engineers — con men who exploited human weaknesses rather than technical vulnerabilities. But there have …

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Android Malware Posing as ‘Angry Birds Space’

Android Malware Posing as 'Angry Birds Space'

Matthew Hawkins Technolog @ MSNBC   Android smartphone users and “Angry Birds” fans need to watch out for more than crafty pigs — there’s malware going around that targets Android users by posing as Rovio’s hit game “Angry Birds Space,” warnsSophosLabs. The infected version can be found in unofficial app stores …

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

'The Unknown' Hacking Group Hits NASA and Air Force

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them …

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Could ‘Bullet Time’ Stop a Cyberattack?

Could 'Bullet Time' Stop a Cyberattack?

Taylor Armerding ITWorld    Is a cyberattack by Iran against the U.S. a realistic threat? And if so, could it be defeated by a technique called “bullet time,” that slows Internet traffic just enough to give critical infrastructure defense systems time to respond? There is considerable disagreement over that, with …

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DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft - For Offense and Defense

Jason Miller FederalNewsRadio   The Defense Department for the first time is using cyber teams like they use aircraft — to attack and to defend. Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that DoD is …

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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 …

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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 …

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