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Oil Co. Wins $350000 Cyberheist Settlement - Krebs on Security

Oil Co. Wins $350000 Cyberheist Settlement - Krebs on Security | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
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The oil firm's financial institution, Fresno-based United Security Bank, successfully blocked or recalled all but one of the wires – for $299,000.
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Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers

Hackers Are Exploiting Microsoft PowerPoint to Hijack Computers | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Hackers are exploiting a security flaw in Microsoft PowerPoint to attack computer systems.

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As for now, Microsoft suggests users avoid opening any PowerPoint files from an untrusted source.

Roger Smith's curator insight, October 25, 6:22 AM

Zero exploits are one of the most destructive way for hackers to gain access to computers and smart devices. 

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Security, Payments Experts Talk Apple Pay

Security, Payments Experts Talk Apple Pay | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Three security and payments industry experts discuss the pros and cons of Apple's new iPhone-based contactless payment system, Apple Pay.
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A Cost-Effective Treatment for Salty Water from Fracked Wells

A Cost-Effective Treatment for Salty Water from Fracked Wells | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A newly published study reveals how electrodialysis can provide cost-effective treatment of salty water from oil and gas wells.

The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is mill
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The country where it's apparently a crime to be rescued from slavery - CNN

The country where it's apparently a crime to be rescued from slavery - CNN | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Imagine being rescued from modern slavery, only to be charged with a crime.
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NASA Mars probes watch comet near-miss

NASA Mars probes watch comet near-miss | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
After a dramatic, one-in-a-million-years close encounter between Mars and comet Siding Spring on Sunday, all five functioning US Mars probes survived, and a...
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AdDetector Notifies You if a Story You’re Reading Is Sponsored

AdDetector Notifies You if a Story You’re Reading Is Sponsored | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Firefox/Chrome: Some web sites will have sponsored stories in their timeline--it's how they pay the bills. If you want your browser to warn you which stories are ads, AdDetector works in Firefox and Chrome.

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Astronomers use astro-comb to seek Earth-like exoplanets

Astronomers use astro-comb to seek Earth-like exoplanets | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Astronomers looking for exoplanets are using a fine-toothed comb – a fine-toothed astro-comb, to be precise. And just to make sure it works, the first plane...
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Securing data needs to evolve beyond building moats around castles

Securing data needs to evolve beyond building moats around castles | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Ramesh Rajagopal believes that security needs a rethink.
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Sheep munch through £4,000 of cannabis plants dumped in their field - Telegraph

Sheep munch through £4,000 of cannabis plants dumped in their field - Telegraph | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The animals accidental feast on the class B drug at Surrey farm
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Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel - Reuters

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel - Reuters | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi...
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Decaying civilization? Study finds Britons have worse teeth than their Roman-era ancestors

Decaying civilization? Study finds Britons have worse teeth than their Roman-era ancestors | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Research published in the British dental Journal on Friday found that Britons have worse oral health today than in Roman times, despite the work of dentists and the arrival of toothbrushes and toothpaste.
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New TLP Coating Repels Blood and Bacteria

New TLP Coating Repels Blood and Bacteria | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Using materials already approved by the FDA, Harvard engineers have developed a new surface coating for medical devices that repels blood and suppresses biofilm formation.

Most any medical device implanted in the body — or one that comes into contact with flowing blood, such as a dialysis m
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Grim statistics: 500 million financial records hacked within past 12 months

Grim statistics: 500 million financial records hacked within past 12 months | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
About 35 percent of the thefts were from website breaches, 22 percent were from cyber espionage, 14 percent occurred at the point of sale when someone bought something at a retail store, and 9 percent came when someone swiped a credit or debit card, the FBI said.

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Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects

Reversible tractor beam can repel and attract objects | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Laser physicists at the Australian National University have made a tiny portion of science fiction a partial reality with a long-distance optical tractor be...
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Turning up the heat to make kelp a viable source of biofuel

Turning up the heat to make kelp a viable source of biofuel | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Kelp is an attractive biofuel feedstock, in that it's abundant and grows extremely quickly, although its fuel yields haven't been particularly impressive. T...
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers

Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.

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Police investigating a stranger rape in Rochdale have released an E-Fit of the offender - Can You Identify

Police investigating a stranger rape in Rochdale have released an E-Fit of the offender - Can You Identify | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Police investigating a stranger rape in Rochdale have released an E-Fit of the offender. Shortly after 4.30am on Saturday, 11 October 2014, police were called after a 24 year old woman was raped in an alleyway in the Bamford area of Rochdale.

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