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Sony Hackers Post New Message Demanding The Studio Pull 'The Interview'

Sony Hackers Post New Message Demanding The Studio Pull 'The Interview' | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
"Stop Immediately Showing the Movie of Terrorism."
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Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence - The Intercept

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence - The Intercept | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
"Regin" is believed to be behind cyberattacks on the European Union.
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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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Schoolchildren in Kerala to get microcomputer

Schoolchildren in Kerala to get microcomputer | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
5,000 students in government schools will get the device
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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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Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance

Regin: Top-tier espionage tool enables stealthy surveillance | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An advanced spying tool, Regin displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in spying operations against governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers, and private individuals.
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Malware as Extreme as Stuxnet Has Been Spying for Nearly Six Years

Malware as Extreme as Stuxnet Has Been Spying for Nearly Six Years | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A new piece of malware likened to Stuxnet has been discovered.
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Google prices its gigabit-Internet service in Austin at $70 a month

Google prices its gigabit-Internet service in Austin at $70 a month | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches soon in Austin, Texas; faster 1Gbps service will be $70 per month.
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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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