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Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

Be Warned: Your Computer May Be Stealing Your Money

Jerome Taylor The Independent   Stealing your money? Cyber-security experts sound alarm over growing prevalence of sophisticated malware. Almost a third of all fraudulent banking transactions now originate from the customer’s own computer, as cyber criminals use increasingly sophisticated malware to hijack accounts, online security specialists warned yesterday. To combat …

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Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results

Ericka Chickowski DarkReading   Hackers May Be Able To Manipulate Election Results.  As the rest of the nation’s citizens sit on on pins and needles about who will win the presidential election — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney — information security pros are even more anxious in their wait to …

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Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Twitter Hacking Victims Find Their Accounts On Black Market

Gerry Smith Huffington Post     Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out.  A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn’t end there. With a little digging, Weaver found that his Twitter handle — @weave …

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Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Harvard Hacked By Project WestWind and Team GhostShell

Mathew Clarida The Harvard Crimson   A team of hackers protesting the state of modern higher education has released data mined from the servers of Harvard and at least 100 other major universities. The Harvard hacked data was posted online Monday morning under the heading ‘Project WestWind’ by a band …

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Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Social Media Insurance Protects Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Social media insurance?  Can you believe it?  I can.  According to statistics, 7 Facebook accounts are hacked every second.  How many of you have either had your social media account hacked or know someone who has?  Most of us have seen those notorious posts …

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Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

Social Network Hacking Part 3 - Are You Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats?

David Pace, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, Ron Kelson, Benjamin Gittins The Malta Independent   Social Network Hacking Part 3 – Exposing Yourself to Physical Threats? In our first article we talked about the intentional or unintentional disclosure of personal information in social networks that can expose you to logical (computer-based) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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