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Google: Hacked sites far worse than attack sites

Google: Hacked sites far worse than attack sites | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The new Safe Browsing section of Google's Transparency Report shows that you face a significantly bigger threat from compromised legit sites than intentionally dangerous sites. Read this article by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET News.
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Amazon vows items ordered by Dec. 19 will arrive for Christmas - CNET

Amazon vows items ordered by Dec. 19 will arrive for Christmas - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
You still have a couple of days left to buy a gift for family members or friends via Amazon and receive free shipping.
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The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED

The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FBI relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit project called "Decloak" to identify suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.
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Advanced Inception APT Malware Likely State-Sponsored

Advanced Inception APT Malware Likely State-Sponsored | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The highly sophisticated malware targets wireless and PC users in high-value positions.
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Sony Hackers Post New Message Demanding The Studio Pull 'The Interview'

Sony Hackers Post New Message Demanding The Studio Pull 'The Interview' | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
"Stop Immediately Showing the Movie of Terrorism."
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Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence - The Intercept

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence - The Intercept | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
"Regin" is believed to be behind cyberattacks on the European Union.
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State Dept. Breach Heightens Concerns Over Resilience Of Government Networks

State Dept. Breach Heightens Concerns Over Resilience Of Government Networks | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The department is the fourth federal entity in recent weeks to disclose a data breach.
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Hackers seize Detroit's database, demand $800k. Motor City shrugs: OK, take it

Hackers seize Detroit's database, demand $800k. Motor City shrugs: OK, take it | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Bitcoin blackmail backfire bungle
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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.
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800 million Apple devices threatened by ‘WireLurker’ malware

800 million Apple devices threatened by ‘WireLurker’ malware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A new family of malware discovered in China could threaten millions of Apple devices, says cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks.
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Drupal warns unless you patched within seven hours, you're hacked | ZDNet

Drupal warns unless you patched within seven hours, you're hacked | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Drupal has issued a highly critical announcement that unless Drupal installs were patched against the latest SQL injection attack within seven hours of its unveiling, that the site should be considered compromised.
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Shellshock vulnerabilities exploited in the wild

Within a week of the Shellshock aka Bash CVE20146271 vulnerability being discovered by researcher Stephane Chazelas, the first exploits have now been
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Sony sued by ex-staff: Crap security, leaked privates and little help, claims suit

Sony sued by ex-staff: Crap security, leaked privates and little help, claims suit | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders?
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Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge 'Christmas Gift' of Secrets | WIRED

Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge 'Christmas Gift' of Secrets | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As leaks from the recent Sony hack continue to make headlines and company executives apologize for insensitive comments made in exposed emails, we still don’t know how the hack occurred or the exact nature of the demands made by the attackers. But we’ve learned a bit about Sony’s security practices. And we’ve learned that the attackers may have tried to extort Sony before releasing its secrets. We’ve also learned that attempts by Sony to rally public support from rival studios has failed.
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Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED

Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers. The Pirate Bay portal went down Tuesday morning after Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm over alleged copyright violations. In addition to its file-sharing section, Pirate Bay’s forum Suprbay.org was also…
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Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance

Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An advanced spying tool, Regin displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in spying operations against governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers, and private individuals.
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Malware as Extreme as Stuxnet Has Been Spying for Nearly Six Years

Malware as Extreme as Stuxnet Has Been Spying for Nearly Six Years | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A new piece of malware likened to Stuxnet has been discovered.
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Google prices its gigabit-Internet service in Austin at $70 a month

Google prices its gigabit-Internet service in Austin at $70 a month | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas; faster 1Gbps service will be $70 per month.
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French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic

French gov used fake Google certificate to read its workers' traffic | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Liberté, égalité ... invisibilité: Homme-dans-l'intermédiaire snooping at treasury dept
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What Diplo's Unusual Album Launch Means For BitTorrent -- And Beyond

What Diplo's Unusual Album Launch Means For BitTorrent -- And Beyond | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke and Diplo don’t appear to have much in common—at least not at first glance. One’s among the biggest pop stars in the world; the other’s an alt-rock demigod; the last is a Blackberry-toting DJ (who recently landed in hot water for comments made about the aforementioned pop star). But they all seem to share a desire to change the formula for putting out music.
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A California Startup Has Finally Made The World's First Working Hoverboard

A California Startup Has Finally Made The World's First Working Hoverboard | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
VIDEO: It's finally here.
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Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware

Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
New research says Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective in protecting Mac OS X against iWorm malware
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White House down: Computer systems hacked by unconfirmed assailant

White House down: Computer systems hacked by unconfirmed assailant | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Hackers have breached computer systems at the White House. The measures put in place to identify the attackers and prevent further compromise have...
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Shellshock Exploits Spreading Mayhem Botnet Malware

Shellshock Exploits Spreading Mayhem Botnet Malware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Researchers at Malware Must Die published a report that hackers are spreading Mayhem botnet malware in exploits targeting the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.
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