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D-Link Planning to Patch Router Backdoor Bug

D-Link Planning to Patch Router Backdoor Bug | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
D-Link is in the process of developing a patch for a serious security vulnerability in some of its older routers that essentially functions as a backdoor. The bug, discovered by a security research...
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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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Netflix: We're the ones throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

Netflix: We're the ones throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The streaming service says that for five years it's been slowing down video to wireless users to save them from themselves.
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Home Depot Agrees To $19.5 Million Settlement To End 2014 Breach Nightmare

Home Depot Agrees To $19.5 Million Settlement To End 2014 Breach Nightmare | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Home Depot agreed to pay $19.5 million to compensate the 40 million cardholders it said were impacted by a massive 2014 data breach.
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All data has been stolen. What’s next?

All data has been stolen. What’s next? | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Cybercriminals seem to have shifted their focus: instead of using the compromised data in the long run, they now target information which brings immediate
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New Apple Mac CyberAttack Locks Your Files And Demands A Ransom To Unlock Them

New Apple Mac CyberAttack Locks Your Files And Demands A Ransom To Unlock Them | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
For the first time, Apple Mac users have been hit with functioning ransomware, a scary variant of malware that prevents users from getting to their data unless they pay criminals a ransom. Here is what you need to know.
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Apple Must Forever Threat Model Against Itself

Apple Must Forever Threat Model Against Itself | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The ongoing dispute between the FBI and Apple has brought out the point that Apple must be part of its own threat model going forward.
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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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Crypto-ransomware Spreads via Poisoned Ads on Major Websites

Crypto-ransomware Spreads via Poisoned Ads on Major Websites | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Famous websites which displayed the malicious ads and endangered visiting computers include MSN, bbc.com, the New York Times, AOL and Newsweek.
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What in the World: Confronting cyberattacks - CNN Video

What in the World: Confronting cyberattacks - CNN Video | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
After the first ever cyberattack to successfully shut down a power grid, Fareed explores the new cyberattack arms race exploding around the world.
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Pirates hacked shipping company to steal info for efficient hijackings

Pirates hacked shipping company to steal info for efficient hijackings | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Here's a lesson in modern web security, taken from a story about modern maritime pirates.
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Endless hacks take white hats out of the wiring closet

Endless hacks take white hats out of the wiring closet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The throngs and speakers at this weeks RSA show how elevated network security has become, writes columnist John Shinal.
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How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million

How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A single social media incident cost the University of Illinois $2 million. Here is what happened, and how you can protect yourself from similar problems.
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Judge Confirms Government Paid CMU Scientists to Hack Tor Users for FBI

Judge Confirms Government Paid CMU Scientists to Hack Tor Users for FBI | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Judge Confirms US Department of Defense Paid CMU Scientists to Hack and Unmask Tor Users for the FBI
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