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Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site

Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
A hacker broke into the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, but there was no evidence consumers' personal data was taken.
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Feedback Friday: Russian Hackers Obtained 1.2 Billion Credentials - Industry Reactions | SecurityWeek.Com

Feedback Friday: Russian Hackers Obtained 1.2 Billion Credentials - Industry Reactions | SecurityWeek.Com | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Hold Security that a group of cybercriminals from Russia dubbed managed to collect a total of 1.2 billion unique credentials after breaching the databases of roughly 420,000 websites from all over the world. The news and actions taken by Hold Security have been mixed. Here is what some people had to say.
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Stopping cyberattacks likened to a war, and experts say the crooks are winning

Stopping cyberattacks likened to a war, and experts say the crooks are winning | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Following this week's stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, experts say making the Internet safe will take a massive effort -- everything from bolstering website security to better vigilance by consumers to a greatly increased resolve by governments to prosecute the criminals.
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Decades-Old Vulnerability Threatens 'Internet Of Things' - Dark Reading

Decades-Old Vulnerability Threatens 'Internet Of Things' - Dark Reading | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
A newly discovered bug in the pervasive LZO algorithm has generated a wave of patching of open-source tools such as the Linux kernel this week.
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Infosecurity - Second Chinese PLA Hacking Unit Unmasked in ‘Putter Panda’ Report

Infosecurity - Second Chinese PLA Hacking Unit Unmasked in ‘Putter Panda’ Report | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
CrowdStrike intelligence alleges Unit 61486 hacked satellite firms since at least 2007
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U.S. utility's control system was hacked, says Homeland Security

U.S. utility's control system was hacked, says Homeland Security | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected,
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NSA routinely tapped in-flight Internet, intercepted exported routers

NSA routinely tapped in-flight Internet, intercepted exported routers | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Greenwald book provides more data on NSA's "Homing Pigeon," other surveillance.
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Antivirus pioneer Symantec declares AV “dead” and “doomed to failure”

Antivirus pioneer Symantec declares AV “dead” and “doomed to failure” | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Company concedes AV fails to catch majority of malicious attacks in circulation.
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150 Million Downloaded Android Apps Vulnerable to Heartbleed: FireEye | SecurityWeek.Com

150 Million Downloaded Android Apps Vulnerable to Heartbleed: FireEye | SecurityWeek.Com | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
According to analysis by researchers at FireEye, roughly 150 million downloads of Android apps contain OpenSSL libraries vulnerable to Heartbleed.
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'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected

'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the Heartbleed bug, and security experts warned
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NSA hacker in residence dishes on how to “hunt” system admins

NSA hacker in residence dishes on how to “hunt” system admins | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Latest Snowden docs offer lulz from NSA’s internal hacker how-to board.
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NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
The surveillance system is capable of recording “100 percent” of calls in at least one foreign country.
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NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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FBI Probes Possible Hacking Incident at J.P. Morgan

FBI Probes Possible Hacking Incident at J.P. Morgan | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
The FBI is probing a possible computer hacking attack on J.P. Morgan & Co., in what people familiar with the probe described as a significant breach of corporate computer security.
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ERP: Protecting the pipeline by focusing on business-critical platforms

ERP: Protecting the pipeline by focusing on business-critical platforms | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
In early July, news circulated that a Chinese manufacturer stood accused of tampering with the firmware of hand-held scanners in order to target chain resources. So what can organizations do about this type of threat, when they're usually focused on stopping attacks from the outside?
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How a Scanner Infected Corporate Systems and Stole Data: Beware Trojan Peripherals

How a Scanner Infected Corporate Systems and Stole Data: Beware Trojan Peripherals | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
A new form of highly targeted cyber attack patently demonstrates the shift in malware sophistication and motivation. Annoying hacker pranks done for fun and sport have been supplanted by sophisticated, multi-stage software systems designed for espionage and profit. The new attack, discovered by TrapX, a developer of security software formerly [...]
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Heartbleed Vulnerability Persists as Patching Lags | SecurityWeek.Com

Heartbleed Vulnerability Persists as Patching Lags | SecurityWeek.Com | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
A scan of the Internet by a security firm found many servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed.
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Heartbleed attack research shows risk to enterprise wireless networks

While organizations continue to patch their OpenSSL installations, a researcher has uncovered a new Heartbleed attack vector, named Cupid, that potentially exposes enterprise wireless networks.
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U.S. Charges China With Cyber-Spying on American Firms - NBC News

U.S. Charges China With Cyber-Spying on American Firms  - NBC News | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
The Justice Department filed criminal charges against five hackers in the Chinese military Monday, accusing them of stealing American trade secrets through c...
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Research Quantifies Forged SSL Certificates in the Wild | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Research Quantifies Forged SSL Certificates in the Wild | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Engineers at Facebook at Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook.
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11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever
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Akamai Expects Customer Security Keys to be Rotated ‘Fairly Quickly’

Akamai Expects Customer Security Keys to be Rotated ‘Fairly Quickly’ | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Akamai Technologies has begun rotating security keys and certificates and expects the job to be finished “fairly quickly.” In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, it became apparent Akamai was storing them in such a way that might have made them vulnerable to theft.
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James Clapper confirms that NSA conducted warrantless searches on Americans

James Clapper confirms that NSA conducted warrantless searches on Americans | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
In a letter to Congress released on Tuesday, the US government confirmed what we all knew (or at least suspected) – the National Security Agency has conducted warrantless searches on Americans' pri...
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Infosecurity - Edward Snowden: The Internet Is Not Our Enemy, and Encryption Can Protect It

Edward Snowden was a surprise speaker at TED2014 in Vancouver. Beamed in via a telepresence robot from his exile in Russia, he spoke to TED presenter Chris Anderson, and was joined by 'father of the web' Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Snowden said there is more to come, and that encryption remains the internet's best defense.
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Threatglass Tool Gives Deep Look Inside Compromised Sites | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Threatglass Tool Gives Deep Look Inside Compromised Sites | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Internet Security 101 | Scoop.it
Barracuda Labs Threatglass tool enables users to search a database of compromised web sites serving malware.
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