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Infosecurity - Car theives found using handheld fobs to hack automatic car locks

A mystery technology is allowing car thieves to pop open automatic car locks over the air using a hand-held device – but police have no idea how they’re managing to do it.
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Patch Tuesday: 80+ vulnerabilities fixed, one exploited in the wild - Help Net Security

Patch Tuesday: 80+ vulnerabilities fixed, one exploited in the wild - Help Net Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft has released patches for 81 new vulnerabilities, including a zero-day in the .NET Framework.
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WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom

WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Tool Released; Unlock Files Without Paying Ransom | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Use wanakiwi to get wannacry decryption keys and unlock ransomware without paying ransom
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Windows WannaCry: This separate, 'bigger' malware attack also uses NSA's exploit | ZDNet

Windows WannaCry: This separate, 'bigger' malware attack also uses NSA's exploit | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A huge cryptocurrency-mining botnet is using the NSA exploit found in the WannaCry malware, but it may have inadvertently stopped some of the ransomware's infections.
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120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers | ZDNet

120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Internet connected cameras across the globe are easy to find and hijack to carry out DDoS attacks.
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GitLab suffers major backup failure after data deletion incident

GitLab suffers major backup failure after data deletion incident | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Khosla Ventures- and Y Combinator-backed open source Git repository GitLab is currently offline after suffering what appears to be a major backup restoration..
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Samsung may have an exploding washing machine problem

Samsung may have an exploding washing machine problem | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
There are some reports that certain models of Samsung washers are exploding.
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North Korea accidentally lets world access its internet and it only has 28 websites

North Korea accidentally lets world access its internet and it only has 28 websites | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
North Korea somehow accidentally opened access to all the websites hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains.
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Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam

Wells Fargo Bank fined $185M, fires 5,300 staffers over fake account scam | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo Bank was fined a total of $185 million as punishment for a five-year long scam that saw bank employees using bank customer information to illeg
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Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report

Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Presidential candidate's email server wasn't very private after al
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Feds Spending Tech Money on Floppy Disks and COBOL, Report Says

Feds Spending Tech Money on Floppy Disks and COBOL, Report Says | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems.
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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A hacker is trying to sell a database dump containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users.
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Wendy’s Comes Clean On Data Breach

Wendy’s Comes Clean On Data Breach | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Fast-food chain Wendy’s disclosed 300 of its restaurants were hit with malware tied to a PoS system attack.
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Back to school: Exclusive online course aimed at budding payment card fraudsters

Back to school: Exclusive online course aimed at budding payment card fraudsters | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The course, found in a Russian forum, says it aims to teach would-be criminals "to become a professional in the world of carding," according to Digital Shadows, which studied the course.
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7-Year-Old Samba Flaw Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely

7-Year-Old Samba Flaw Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-7494) in Samba Lets Hackers Access Thousands of Linux PCs Remotely
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If You Pay Ransom, Write It Off On Your Taxes

If You Pay Ransom, Write It Off On Your Taxes | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Is hacker ransom tax deductible? As a theft loss or business expense, it should be.
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Cyberattacks in 12 Nations Said to Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tool

Cyberattacks in 12 Nations Said to Use Leaked N.S.A. Hacking Tool | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The attack was part of a so-called ransomware attack around the world, affecting countries from Russia to Spain.
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'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware

'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Critical update for security engine rushed out the door
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IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities
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Researchers say iOS 10 backups can be cracked 2,500 times faster

Researchers say iOS 10 backups can be cracked 2,500 times faster | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
According to the Moscow-based Elcomsoft, it's now possible to crack local iOS 10 backups up to 2,500 times faster.
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Oh, It's On Sale! USB Kill to Destroy any Computer within Seconds

Oh, It's On Sale! USB Kill to Destroy any Computer within Seconds | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
USB KILL 2.0 Stick is now avaible on sale that can destroy any Computer Within Seconds
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Microsoft's current cloud business is bigger than most people realize

Microsoft's current cloud business is bigger than most people realize | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Microsoft's current cloud business is bigger than most people realize.
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Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data — Krebs on Security

Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data — Krebs on Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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All the Important Stuff Google Announced at I/O 2016 Today

All the Important Stuff Google Announced at I/O 2016 Today | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Today, Google dropped a news clusterbomb, launching Android VR, a new Google Assistant, and an Amazon Echo-like Google Home hub. Here’s all the coolest stuff from today’s keynote.
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Breach of Nulled.io crime forum could cause a world of pain for members

Breach of Nulled.io crime forum could cause a world of pain for members | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Dump exposes users' private messages, IPs, e-mail addresses, and password data.
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