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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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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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Honeypot Snares Two Bots Exploiting Bash Vulnerability

Honeypot Snares Two Bots Exploiting Bash Vulnerability | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Two malware samples trying to exploit the Bash vulnerability, both DDoS bots, were snared in a honeypot belonging to AlienVault Labs.
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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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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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'Shellshock' Attacks Could Already Top 1 Billion: Report | SecurityWeek.Com

'Shellshock' Attacks Could Already Top 1 Billion: Report | SecurityWeek.Com | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As of Sept. 29, Incapsula's has detected more than 217,000 "Shellshock" exploit attempts on over 4,100 domains. However, the company estimates that the total number of Shellshock attacks could be as high as 1 billion.
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Major Bash Vulnerability Affects Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X

Major Bash Vulnerability Affects Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A critical remote code execution vulnerability in Bash, present in almost all Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X deployments, has been discovered. Experts advise immediate patching.
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Weara-what? Acer's 'Selfie-Hat' slaps a tablet on a sombrero, adds glitter

Weara-what? Acer's 'Selfie-Hat' slaps a tablet on a sombrero, adds glitter | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Here's what happens when companies get desperate for attention.
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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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