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Screen overlay Android malware is on the rise - Help Net Security

Screen overlay Android malware is on the rise - Help Net Security | The Pointman | Scoop.it
As predicted, the ability to lay screens over legitimate (e.g. banking) apps is becoming a crucial feature for the success of Android malware.
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The Former Tor developer is the author of Torsploit used by the Feds - securityaffairs.co

The Former Tor developer is the author of Torsploit used by the Feds - securityaffairs.co | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Matt Edman is the security expert and former employee of the Tor Project that helped the FBI to hack and de-anonymize Tor users developing the Torsploit.
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Hacking tool used to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone to remain a mystery - CBS News

Hacking tool used to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone to remain a mystery - CBS News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The FBI's announcement came after weeks of deliberation by law enforcement officials and technology experts
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10 Tips for Companies to Avoid and Stop Ransomware - eweek.com

10 Tips for Companies to Avoid and Stop Ransomware - eweek.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
We offer tips on how companies can avoid being infected by ransomware and how those who do fall victim can stop and mitigate damage from an attack.
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Ransomware Hackers Hold U.S. Police Departments Hostage - NBC News

Ransomware Hackers Hold U.S. Police Departments Hostage - NBC News | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Since 2013, hackers have hit departments in at least seven states, taking over their computers and threatening to delete files unless they get paid.
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Phone Hacking Fears and Facts - Scientific American

Phone Hacking Fears and Facts - Scientific American | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
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Analyzing real WordPress hacking attempts - NetworkWorld.com

Analyzing real WordPress hacking attempts - NetworkWorld.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
In my last few posts I’ve pondered the issue of how insecure WordPress installations have become. Here’s an interesting thing to try if you run a Wordpress site;...
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Why You Should Remove QuickTime From Your Windows Computer Right Now - Inc.com

Why You Should Remove QuickTime From Your Windows Computer Right Now - Inc.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Running QuickTime on your Windows could lead to your computer getting hacked (and Apple isn't going to fix your problem).

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Hackers steal $81 million from a bank that had no firewall - Mashable.com

Hackers steal $81 million from a bank that had no firewall - Mashable.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Hackers got into Bangladesh Bank's firewall-less system, took their credentials and wired $81 million to foreign accounts.
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Website claims: Registered voters' sensitive data easily searchable - CNN Phillipines

Website claims: Registered voters' sensitive data easily searchable - CNN Phillipines | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A website claims it carries the sensitive data — such as full name, complete address, and passport number — of at least 70 million registered Filipino voters.
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A Brief History Of Ransomware - DarkReading.com

A Brief History Of Ransomware - DarkReading.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A top ten chronicle of more than a decade of notable ransomware variants and trends.
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Anonymous Hack Italian Job Portals, Leak Trove of Data Against New Labour Laws - HackRead.com

Anonymous Hack Italian Job Portals, Leak Trove of Data Against New Labour Laws - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Anonymous has leaked personal details of CEOs, managers and other employees of hotshot companies in Italy to protest against the new labour laws Last year,
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Hacking group “PLATINUM” used Windows’ own patching system against it - ArsTechnica.com

Hacking group “PLATINUM” used Windows’ own patching system against it - ArsTechnica.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Unknown group attacked South East Asian targets, sometimes for years at a time.

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Ran$umBin a dark web service dedicated to ransomware - securityaffairs.co

Ran$umBin a dark web service dedicated to ransomware - securityaffairs.co | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A group cyber criminals created Ran$umBin, A Dark web service which operates the one-stop shop for monetizing ransomware.
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Surviving InfoSec: Digital Crime And Emotional Grime - Dark Reading

Surviving InfoSec: Digital Crime And Emotional Grime - Dark Reading | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The never ending stream of threats, vulnerabilities, and potential attacks can take its toll on the typical security professional. Here's how to fight back against the pressure.
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Brazilian Cybercrime Bills Threaten Open Internet for 200 Million People - The Intercept

Brazilian Cybercrime Bills Threaten Open Internet for 200 Million People - The Intercept | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Activists worry that seven proposals will roll back hard-fought rights established by 2014’s landmark Marco Civil legislation.
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Ransomware and phishing attacks are up, once again. - SC Magazine

Ransomware and phishing attacks are up, once again. - SC Magazine | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Verizon's new data breach investigation report shows a perhaps depressing continuation of previous problems, once again, phishing and ransomware attacks are up.
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iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam - Mashable.com

iPhone users hit with Apple ID expiration scam - Mashable.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A text-message phishing scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, is reportedly targeting unsuspecting iPhone owners.
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Hacking Team postmortem is something all security leaders should read - CSOonline.com

Hacking Team postmortem is something all security leaders should read - CSOonline.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Hacking Team is back in the news again. Last weekend, the person responsible for Hacking Team's meltdown posted a recap of the incident, including a detailed overview of how they hacked the Italian firm.
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Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People - Wired.com

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People - Wired.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
This morning, WhatsApp made the scope of the Apple-FBI encryption battle look kinda small.
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Anonymous Hacker Arrested for Hacking, Leaking Filipinos' Voters Data - HackRead.com

Anonymous Hacker Arrested for Hacking, Leaking Filipinos' Voters Data - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Other Anonymous hackers did not support the Philippines’ branch on leaking the voter data online

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Massive data breach reveals personal info of 93mn Mexican voters - Mexico News Daily

Massive data breach reveals personal info of 93mn Mexican voters - Mexico News Daily | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A database containing the personal information of more than 93 million Mexican voters was discovered on a server in the U.S. last week.
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How To Create Strong Passwords That You Can Easily Remember INC.com

How To Create Strong Passwords That You Can Easily Remember INC.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Complex passwords can be difficult to memorize. Here are ways to create passwords that are both strong and easy to remember.
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This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now - PCWorld.com

This tool can block ransomware on Mac OS X, for now - PCWorld.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A security researcher has created a free security tool that can detect attempts by ransomware programs to encrypt files on users' Macs and then block them before they do a lot of damage.
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How Hacking Team got hacked - Naked Security by Sophos.com

How Hacking Team got hacked - Naked Security by Sophos.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
The hacker who leaked 400GB of data from surveillance company Hacking Team has published a "DIY" guide explaining how and why he did it.
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