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More Than 1,000 Businesses in U.S. Affected by Same Cyberattack That Hit Target

More Than 1,000 Businesses in U.S. Affected by Same Cyberattack  That Hit Target | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Far more companies than originally thought may be vulnerable to the attack that allowed criminals to steal credit card information from Target and other major retailers.
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Hacker Redirects Traffic From 19 Internet Providers to Steal Bitcoins | Threat Level | WIRED

Hacker Redirects Traffic From 19 Internet Providers to Steal Bitcoins | Threat Level | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Among all the scams and thievery in the bitcoin economy, one recent hack sets a new bar for brazenness: Stealing an entire chunk of raw internet traffic from more than a dozen internet service providers, then shaking it down for as many bitcoins as possible. Researchers at Dell’s SecureWorks security division say they’ve uncovered a…
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Windows XP registry hack will not protect your PC against all threats - Security Tips & Talk - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The Security Tips and Talk Blog provides informaiton on internet security, which helps protect your computer from computer viruses and other malicious software by assisting in spyware removal and finding antivirus software.
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Solar FREAKIN' Roadways! - YouTube

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Linux "got root" kernel bug patched after five years at large

Linux "got root" kernel bug patched after five years at large | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Here's a kernel bug in Linux that turned out to have been sitting there, Heartbleed style, awaiting discovery and exploitation for several years.

Paul Ducklin digs in...
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Prepare to Take Action to Defend Net Neutrality. Here’s How the FCC Makes Its Rules.

Prepare to Take Action to Defend Net Neutrality. Here’s How the FCC Makes Its Rules. | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It’s been hard to go a day without hearing news about the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, and his highly contested plan for the future of network neutrality.
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Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars | Threat Level | WIRED

Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars | Threat Level | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The hacker in the Italian Job did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in Live Free or Die Hard. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause gridlock and redirect cars? According to one researcher, parts of the vehicle traffic control system installed at major arteries in U.S. cities and the nation's capital are so poorly secured they can be manipulated to snarl traffic or force cars onto different streets.
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Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016

Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016 | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the recruitment efforts during a speech in Fort Meade, Md.
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Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of Windows 8 - CNET

Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of Windows 8 - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Chaitanya Sareen, who has managed every version of Windows since 7, shares his thoughts with us about the always-evolving state of the desktop operating system.
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IAPP : UMaryland President: Breach Would Have Bankrupted Many Institutions

IAPP : UMaryland President: Breach Would Have Bankrupted Many Institutions | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
By Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
On Wednesday, representatives from the University of Maryland and Target—organizations that have both suffered large da
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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Microsoft Word

It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Microsoft Word | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Windows giant warns security flaw exploited in wild, but no patch available right now
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Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE

Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Check and wipe: The la-la-la-its-not-happening plan is no good
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Why is tiny Tokelau the 3rd largest country domain on the Internet? It's a phishing economy. -- GCN

The .tk domain of Tokelau, a New Zealand island territory with 1,400 people and no airport or seaport, is a primary channel for phishing e-mails from China.
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New "TCP Stealth" tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems

New "TCP Stealth" tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The draft, authored by Tor’s Jacob Appelbaum and others, aims to standardize a technique called TCP Stealth, for keeping servers safe from mass port-scanning tools like GCHQ’s HACIENDA.
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Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper telephone lines

Bell Labs pushes 10Gbps over copper telephone lines | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Real-world 1Gbps speed possible with fiber-to-the-curb and copper-to-the-home.
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FIFA World Cup Security Team Accidentally Reveals their Wi-Fi Password

FIFA World Cup Security Team Accidentally Reveals their Wi-Fi Password | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
FIFA World Cup Security Team from 'RISCO' Accidentally Reveals their Internal Wi-Fi Password
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P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months

P.F. Chang's Breach Went Undetected For Months | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Early reports indicate that the compromise involved a large number of restaurant locations and dates as far back as September 2013.
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Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose

Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It's official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen.
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Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the...
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Adobe Update Nixes Flash Player Zero Day — Krebs on Security

Adobe Update Nixes Flash Player Zero Day — Krebs on Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The initial phase of the TrueCrypt audit has been released and 11 vulnerabilities were uncovered, but no evidence of a backdoor.
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LinkedIn Sends Cease-and-Desist to Sell Hack Plug-In Maker | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

LinkedIn Sends Cease-and-Desist to Sell Hack Plug-In Maker | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of Sell Hack, a browser plug-in that scrapes email addresses associated with social media profiles
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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to Keynote Bitcoin 2014 Conference

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to Keynote Bitcoin 2014 Conference | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Overstock.com CEO and bitcoin advocate Patrick Byrne will deliver the keynote at the Bitcoin 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Seattle Police to Use Facial Recognition Software | TIME

Seattle Police to Use Facial Recognition Software | TIME | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The city will be the largest to implement the technology
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Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube

Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. What if you never found yourself lost in a new bu...
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