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Proper Care & Feeding of your CryptoLocker Infection: A rundown on what we know. : sysadmin

I've slogged through the 20-page thread at Bleeping Computer, and some other threads at TechNibble and a couple other places, to try and get all the k...
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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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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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Despite FCC Rules, Linksys Will Keep Its Routers Open and Let You Hack Them

Despite FCC Rules, Linksys Will Keep Its Routers Open and Let You Hack Them | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Back in 2015, the FCC introduced new guidelines that looked like a threat to anyone wanting to hack and install open firmwares on their routers. They backed off, but a lot of manufacturers are still locking their devices down, just in case. Linksys, the company just announced, isn’t one of them.
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Nissan remote-access app developers copied code from the internet, pasted into app

Nissan remote-access app developers copied code from the internet, pasted into app | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
App developers at Nissan appear to have copied code from Stack Overflow and pasted it into the NissanConnect EV app, which had previously been taken offline due to security concerns. The app allows owners of Nissan's electric cars like the LEAF and the eNV200 to remotely "manage your vehicle and control many frequently used features directly fro
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How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t

How Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did what Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates couldn’t | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella's biggest shift is getting everybody at Microsoft to march in the same direction
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Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm - Securelist

Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm - Securelist | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
In February 2016, the Internet was shaken by an epidemic caused by the new ransomware Trojan Locky. The Trojan has been actively propagating up to the present
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Will the Panama Papers change legal firms' cyber practices?

Will the Panama Papers change legal firms' cyber practices? | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Security professionals assess the wreckage at Mossack Fonseca following its massive 2.6 terabyte leak.
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FBI agrees to try to hack iPhone, iPod in Arkansas murder case

FBI agrees to try to hack iPhone, iPod in Arkansas murder case | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The trial of a teen murder suspect has been postponed a day after the FBI says it cracked the defenses of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
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Verizon says security breach leads to customer data leak

Verizon says security breach leads to customer data leak | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said an attacker had exploited a security vulnerability on its enterprise client portal to steal contact information of a number of customers.
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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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0day alert: Be ready to update Adobe Flash Player tomorrow - Help Net Security

0day alert: Be ready to update Adobe Flash Player tomorrow - Help Net Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An update for Flash Player is scheduled to be released on Thursday to fix a zero-day flaw that's being actively exploited in attacks in the wild.
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A $1 billion cyber heist against Bangladesh's central bank was thwarted by a spelling error

A $1 billion cyber heist against Bangladesh's central bank was thwarted by a spelling error | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Hackers broke into the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and succeeded in moving $100 million out of it before a spelling mistake tripped up their efforts. The cyber thieves, using the Bangladesh Bank's credentials for transferring funds, tried to move another $850 million out of the US account, bu
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IRS Chief: Agency Faces Loss of Key InfoSec Personnel

IRS Chief: Agency Faces Loss of Key InfoSec Personnel | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The IRS, which has been plagued by data security incidents, faces the loss of key IT and data security personnel over the next year unless Congress renews a lapsed
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Giving people free money could be the only solution when robots finally take our jobs

Giving people free money could be the only solution when robots finally take our jobs | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It's a radical shift waiting a couple decades down the line.
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Cyber Command Gets 'First Wartime Assignment' in Fight against ISIS

Cyber Command Gets 'First Wartime Assignment' in Fight against ISIS | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The DoD's relatively new Cyber Command has received its "first wartime assignment" in the fight against the Islamic State.
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