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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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John McAfee offers to crack San Bernardino shooters iPhone

John McAfee offers to crack San Bernardino shooters iPhone | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
John McAfee offers to crack San Bernardino phone so Apple doesn't have to build a backdoor.
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Apple’s Cook Opposes Court Order to Hack San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone

Apple’s Cook Opposes Court Order to Hack San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple chief executive Tim Cook opposes a court order mandating that Apple help the FBI crack an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
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A huge 7-year-old bug has been found that affects hundreds of thousands of apps and devices

A huge 7-year-old bug has been found that affects hundreds of thousands of apps and devices | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
But have hackers already found it? No-one knows.
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Why more companies are likely to pay when struck by ransomware

Why more companies are likely to pay when struck by ransomware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A study found that cybersecurity insurance is making companies more likely to pay up when confronted by a ransomware attack.
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Gmail will now flag up emails from non-encrypted sources

Gmail will now flag up emails from non-encrypted sources | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It's Safer Internet Day and Google is celebrating in the traditional fashion: shaming internet companies that don't encrypt their traffic. From today, any messages that Gmail users send or receive...
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White House Wants to Give Agencies New Pot of Money to Upgrade Legacy IT

White House Wants to Give Agencies New Pot of Money to Upgrade Legacy IT | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The $3.1 billion revolving fund would be situated at the General Services Administration.
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Neiman Marcus Breach Linked to Russians Who Eluded U.S.

Neiman Marcus Breach Linked to Russians Who Eluded U.S. | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Hackers who raided the credit-card payment system of Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. belong to a sophisticated Russian syndicate that has stolen more than 160 million credit-card numbers from retailers over seven years, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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Socat vulnerability shows that crypto backdoors can be hard to spot

Socat vulnerability shows that crypto backdoors can be hard to spot | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Socat networking service used a non-prime number for its key exchange mechanism, potentially allowing attackers to eavesdrop on encrypted connections opened with the tool.
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Google Chrome gets ready to mark all HTTP sites as 'bad' | ZDNet

Google Chrome gets ready to mark all HTTP sites as 'bad' | ZDNet | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Google's push for all websites to be HTTPS has so far been all carrot. But the company is now using its big stick: a large red cross through every website that doesn't offer an encrypted connection.
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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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Google CEO: Forcing Apple to comply with FBI may set “troubling precedent”

Google CEO: Forcing Apple to comply with FBI may set “troubling precedent” | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Sundar Pichai takes Apple's side in encryption debate, more or less.
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Fixed bug of the week: Who saw your private Instagram messages?

Fixed bug of the week: Who saw your private Instagram messages? | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Before you get too worried about this Instagram security bug: it's just been fixed. So let's just call this a cautionary tale.
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Public enemies: Azure, Amazon, Google, Oracle, OpenStack, SoftLayer will murder private IT

Public enemies: Azure, Amazon, Google, Oracle, OpenStack, SoftLayer will murder private IT | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The dirty half dozen
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A Nigerian Astronaut Is Not Really Trapped In Space

A Nigerian Astronaut Is Not Really Trapped In Space | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Abacha Tunde's top secret mission is too good to be true.
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Google Is Taking a Big Step to Kill Off Flash for Good

Google Is Taking a Big Step to Kill Off Flash for Good | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As of tomorrow, Google Chrome will start automatically pausing Flash-based ads.
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Dyre Straights: Group Behind the Dyre Trojan Busted in Moscow?

Dyre Straights: Group Behind the Dyre Trojan Busted in Moscow? | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Early reports indicate that the cybercrime gang behind the Dyre banking Trojan has been busted in Moscow by Russian authorities.
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WordPress Infections Leading to TeslaCrypt Ransomware

WordPress Infections Leading to TeslaCrypt Ransomware | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A massive string of WordPress compromises are redirecting victims to the Nuclear Exploit Kit and Teslacrypt ransomware.
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The NASA ‘Hack’ Is Probably The Most Mundane Hack Ever

The NASA ‘Hack’ Is Probably The Most Mundane Hack Ever | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A group of hackers claimed to have broken into NASA networks and hijacked a drone.
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