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Is hacking in self-defence legal? - The Age

Is hacking in self-defence legal? - The Age | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Is hacking in self-defence legal?
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"White hat" hacking services that McAdam and others provide help customers mitigate vulnerabilities, such as un-patched software, that "blackhat" or bad hackers could exploit.
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Facebook hit by French privacy order - BBC News

Facebook hit by French privacy order - BBC News | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France.

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How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners

How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Researchers show how hackers can manipulate the remote on-off device installed on some air conditioners to cause a blackout.
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Global crypto survey proves govt backdoors completely pointless

Global crypto survey proves govt backdoors completely pointless | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Like playing a frustrating game of whack-a-mole
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Encryption Is Worldwide: Yet Another Reason Why a US Ban Makes No Sense

Encryption Is Worldwide: Yet Another Reason Why a US Ban Makes No Sense | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
A new list of encryption products available around the world shows just how easy it would be to evade government-mandated backdoors in encrypted devices.
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LibreSSL emits new versions, says not vulnerable to OpenSSL bug

LibreSSL emits new versions, says not vulnerable to OpenSSL bug | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Cisco's pedalling hard to prepare patches too
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OpenSSL fixes bug, gets dissed by German gov: That's so random ... not

OpenSSL fixes bug, gets dissed by German gov: That's so random ... not | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Code review highlights problematic RNG
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Google lumps Malwarebytes with a bad security report and a lot of homework

Google lumps Malwarebytes with a bad security report and a lot of homework | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Let's just assume that everything has a security vulnerability,Security,Security ,Google,Hacking,internet
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Mysterious spike in WordPress hacks silently delivers ransomware to visitors

Mysterious spike in WordPress hacks silently delivers ransomware to visitors | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Researchers still aren't sure how the sites are getting compromised.
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Security Tool Spotlight: Use Rem-VBSworm to remove AutoRun Worms

Security Tool Spotlight: Use Rem-VBSworm to remove AutoRun Worms | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
In our first Security Tool Spotlight article we take a look at the tool Rem-VBSWorm. Rem-VBSWorm is a utility that is designed to scan for and remove USB and VBS autorun worms from an infected computer and a USB drive.
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Hot Potato exploit mashes old vulns into Windows System 'sploit

Hot Potato exploit mashes old vulns into Windows System 'sploit | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Exploit takes a long time to cook Windows, but gives hackers a menu of evil options
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Nivdort trojan found in new Facebook phishing attack

Nivdort trojan found in new Facebook phishing attack | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
The cybercriminals who targeted WhatsApp users with malware may be behind a phishing scam that is now going after Facebook users, according to a new report.
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The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

Neurologist Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process he almost lost his mind.

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We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is great for us, says James Clapper

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SAP plugs critical software flaw that could let hackers into factories

SAP plugs critical software flaw that could let hackers into factories | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
It would be alarmist to say it sounds like a Stuxnet vector, so we won't do that
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Google takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten' - BBC News

Google takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten' - BBC News | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Tech giant Google says it will hide content removed under the "right to be forgotten" from all versions of the search engine when viewed from countries where removal was approved.
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Corrupt Silk Road Investigator Re-Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Flee the US

Corrupt Silk Road Investigator Re-Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Flee the US | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
The former Secret Service agent convicted of stealing bitcoins from Silk Road seems to have been planning to skip his prison sentence and leave the country.
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eBay refuses to fix flaw exposing users to malware and phishing attacks

eBay refuses to fix flaw exposing users to malware and phishing attacks | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Check Point uncovers vulnerability putting all eBay users at risk,Security,Web,Privacy ,eBay,Check Point,malware
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Europe wants end to anonymous Bitcoin transactions

Europe wants end to anonymous Bitcoin transactions | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Money-laundering powers seen as crimp on terror funds if virtual currencies offer (unlikely) help
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WordPress under attack by whack-a-mole ad-scam malware

WordPress under attack by whack-a-mole ad-scam malware | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
JavaScript attack spreads among sites, re-infects after cleansing
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Cisco Patches Hardcoded Password, DoS Vulnerabilities in Software, Devices

Cisco Patches Hardcoded Password, DoS Vulnerabilities in Software, Devices | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Cisco patched two critical vulnerabilities that could lead to complete compromise of any devices running its software, and a hardcoded password issue.
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Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched

Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

The Linux security team today patched a critical privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel discovered by startup Perception Point.

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Dridex trojan targeting UK banks with Dyre-like 'redirection' techniques

Dridex trojan targeting UK banks with Dyre-like 'redirection' techniques | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Malware redirects victims to fake banking websites to grab credentials,Security ,cyber-crime,malware,Banking,Hacking
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Hard-Coded Password Found in Lenovo File-Sharing App

Hard-Coded Password Found in Lenovo File-Sharing App | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

Lenovo's SHAREit file-sharing app for Windows and Android has been patched against vulnerabilities that put private data at risk.

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FBI hackers took down a child porn ring

FBI hackers took down a child porn ring | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
How does the FBI crack down on child porn on Tor? By hacking, spying and conducting home raids.
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