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Hacker says phone app could hijack plane

Hacker says phone app could hijack plane | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A German security consultant, who's also a commercial pilot, has demonstrated tools he says could be used to hijack a plane remotely, using an Android phone.
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FTC acts against dodgy mobile app that mined Dogecoin behind your back

FTC acts against dodgy mobile app that mined Dogecoin behind your back | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.
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The US Navy wants to buy your zero-day vulnerabilities

The US Navy wants to buy your zero-day vulnerabilities | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
One likes to assume that the US Navy is planning to use the exploits to test and harden its own systems, rather than potentially exploit the computer systems of others. But in this day and age, who knows...
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Microsoft to Support SSH in Windows | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Microsoft to Support SSH in Windows | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Microsoft is planning to add support for SSH to Windows and will also support the OpenSSH project going forward.
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FBI flying surveillance aircraft over US cities; planes traced to fake companies

FBI flying surveillance aircraft over US cities; planes traced to fake companies | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology -- all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
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How not to get caught by a Man-in-the-Middle Attack - Dashlane Blog

How not to get caught by a Man-in-the-Middle Attack - Dashlane Blog | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Want to make sure you are not vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack? here are the main ways to make sure you do not fall foul of such an online threat.
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Lab of a Penetration Tester: Week of PowerShell shells - Day 3 - HTTPS Shells

Lab of a Penetration Tester: Week of PowerShell shells - Day 3 - HTTPS Shells | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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1 in 3 of babies are learning how to use smartphones before they can walk or talk

1 in 3 of babies are learning how to use smartphones before they can walk or talk | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The amount of babies using smart phones is downright alarming.
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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.
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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.
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Kaspersky accused of having close ties to sauna-loving Russian spies

Kaspersky accused of having close ties to sauna-loving Russian spies | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Bloomberg claims that Russian anti-virus expert Eugene Kaspersky has close ties to the Kremlin. What's more, claims are made that they are meeting up in the sauna...
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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An anti-virus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.
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How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires - CNET

How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple's reliance on a single, more powerful version of the USB port in its new MacBook might alienate customers today, but analysts say the company is leading the way to future PC design.
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Computer science stereotypes are getting worse, not better

The sooner we accept that socially awkward males with thick glasses and pocket protectors are not the pinnacle of computer science, the sooner we can improve gender parity.
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Major Mac flaw spills your passwords

Major Mac flaw spills your passwords | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Lots of people use the Apple keychain program to store their passwords on Macs. As it turns out, hackers can pull the keys off the chain.
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Popular Chrome extension Hola sold users' bandwidth for botnets

Hola, one of the most popular online services for viewing blocked videos and TV shows from other countries, has turned its users into a botnet without their knowledge. The software, which is...
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New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent backdooring

New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent backdooring | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
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The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens — for now

The NSA is no longer authorized to spy on US citizens — for now | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The US Senate failed to pass legislation extending legal authority of the country’s spy agencies — including the National Security Agency (NSA) — to collect data on American citizens’ communications…
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TLS Logjam - BetterCrypto⋅org

The Logjam Attack exploits a weakness affecting all versions of the TLS protocol which allows a monster-in-the-middle to downgrade to 512-bit export …
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NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane | WIRED

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
NASA researchers have built a prototype 10-foot-wide, 10-engine drone that can take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane.
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The Ransomware of Things - OpenDNS Blog

The Ransomware of Things - OpenDNS Blog | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
If ransomeware is the future of hack, then it's coming to a TV, or car, or fridge near you.
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The Real Reason you Should Upgrade to OS X 10.10.03

The Real Reason you Should Upgrade to OS X 10.10.03 | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple's latest OS X 10.10.03 upgrade offers hundreds of new emojis (those ideograms or smiley's used in electronic messages and Web pages) and Photos (the long awaited replacement for iPhoto), howe...
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New FAA policy to ease commercial drone use

New FAA policy to ease commercial drone use | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FAA announced an interim policy that will allow certain drone operators “blanket” approval to fly below 200 feet.
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A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked | WIRED

A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A Chrome extension called Ugly Mail shows you who’s guilty of tracking your emails.
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New Facebook Worm Variant Leverages Multiple Cloud Services

New Facebook Worm Variant Leverages Multiple Cloud Services | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A worm is spreading via Facebook and other cloud services. Users download a salacious video only to infect their computers and become bots that in turn repost the malicious link to their friends on Facebook.
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Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login

Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Attackers can force users to associate their accounts on other sites with malicious Facebook accounts.
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