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Infosecurity - Game-changer: Android malware moves beyond apps

Infosecurity - Game-changer: Android malware moves beyond apps | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Android malware authors have officially turned the complexity corner, according to an analysis of mobile malware for the first quarter of 2013.
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May Patch Tuesday critical for users of Internet Explorer and web-based services

May Patch Tuesday critical for users of Internet Explorer and web-based services | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Microsoft has released its monthly updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and other software today. The awaited patch for the zero day Internet Explorer flaw used on the Department of Labor...
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday targets multitude of Internet Explorer faults

Microsoft Patch Tuesday targets multitude of Internet Explorer faults | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Untreated, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution exploits
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Microsoft admits zero-day bug in IE8, pledges patch - Computerworld

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The Bartow Police and Bartow High School: Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot

The Bartow Police and Bartow High School: Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Kiera Wilmot has been described as an exemplary student and a wonderful young woman. Why is it then that an experiment gone wrong is being dealt with...
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U.S. Department of Labor website hacked and redirecting to malicious code - AlienVault Labs

U.S. Department of Labor website hacked and redirecting to malicious code - AlienVault Labs | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
AlienVault R&D Labs Portal. Get the latest news from our research.
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Good Timing: Twitter Will Soon Release a Two-Step Security Solution

Good Timing: Twitter Will Soon Release a Two-Step Security Solution | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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Google: More government takedown requests than ever before

Google: More government takedown requests than ever before | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Between July and December 2012, the company received 2,285 government requests to remove over 24,000 pieces of content from its search. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
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Hackers Using Brute-Force Attacks to Harvest WordPress Sites | threatpost

Hackers Using Brute-Force Attacks to Harvest WordPress Sites | threatpost | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Hackers are using brute-force attacks against WordPress sites with weak log-in credentials to build a botnet.
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Researchers Look to Replace Passwords With 'Passthoughts'

Researchers Look to Replace Passwords With 'Passthoughts' | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Information have been working on brain-controlled passwords.
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Google going its own way, forking WebKit rendering engine

Google going its own way, forking WebKit rendering engine | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Claims that new "Blink" engine will allow faster innovation for all WebKit users.
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Bitcoin Plunges By Nearly $30 As Largest Market Suffers Outage

Bitcoin Plunges By Nearly $30 As Largest Market Suffers Outage | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The value of digital currency Bitcoin fell $30 Wednesday as the largest market for trading the digital currency crashed for approximately an hour.
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Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy's Last Safe Haven

Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy's Last Safe Haven | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The anarchist virtual currency may be a hoax. It could also be the wave of the future
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It's Better to Call Ahead Before Sending Malware, Symantec Finds - CIO.com

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How Mental Illness Makes Some Executives Stronger

How Mental Illness Makes Some Executives Stronger | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Tech editor Bill Brenner, author of The OCD Diaries (photo courtesy of Bill Brenner) The very term “mental illness” carries such a stigma that even acknowledging this headline out loud was a risk.
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Got Malware? Three Signs Revealed In DNS Traffic -- Dark Reading

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Accused Chinese spy charged with downloading porn, not NASA secrets

Accused Chinese spy charged with downloading porn, not NASA secrets | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Bo Jiang, the Chinese national accused of spying on NASA, was formally charged in a Virginia court this week — not for conducting espionage, but for downloading porn and pirated movies to his...
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Nearly Nine in Ten Websites Contain One Serious Vulnerability

Nearly Nine in Ten Websites Contain One Serious Vulnerability | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
For at least the third year in a row, the number of serious vulnerabilities per website has fallen. That sounds like good news until you look at the numbers and realize that the average website car...
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Defense contractor pwned for years by Chinese hackers

Defense contractor pwned for years by Chinese hackers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Data from HBGary hack showed hackers pillaged QinetiQ since at least 2007.
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Another Document Targeting Uyghur Mac Users -- F-Secure Report

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Report: Obama Officials Authorized New ‘Cybersecurity’ Warrantless Surveillance Program, Fresh Immunity Given to ISPs

Report: Obama Officials Authorized New ‘Cybersecurity’ Warrantless Surveillance Program, Fresh Immunity Given to ISPs | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Yesterday, in a disturbing report published on CNET, new documents obtained by EPIC reveal that Obama administration officials have authorized a new government program involving the interception of communications on Internet service providers, including...
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Bing Delivers Five Times as Many Malicious Websites as Google

Bing Delivers Five Times as Many Malicious Websites as Google | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test.
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Hacker says phone app could hijack plane

Hacker says phone app could hijack plane | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A German security consultant, who's also a commercial pilot, has demonstrated tools he says could be used to hijack a plane remotely, using an Android phone.
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One more reason to drive... 

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SEC Consult Vulnerability Alert: Critical Vulnerabilities In Sophos Web Protection Appliance - Dark Reading

SEC Consult Vulnerability Alert: Critical Vulnerabilities In Sophos Web Protection Appliance - Dark Reading | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Interception of HTTP as well as the plaintext form of HTTPS traffic is possible
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Russian coder caught boasting about creating Flashback Mac Trojan

Russian coder caught boasting about creating Flashback Mac Trojan | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Prominent security blogger Brian Krebs has traced a Russian coder who appears to be happily taking credit for the most successful example of Mac OS X malware in history, last year's infamous Flashback Trojan.
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