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Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it

Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Here's how to squash this bug yourself, if you can't afford to wait on Apple.
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Thunderstrike shocks OS X with firmware bootkit

Thunderstrike shocks OS X with firmware bootkit | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Permanent backdoor affects all Macs packing Thunderbolt ports
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Google shows hackers how to exploit Windows 8.1

Google shows hackers how to exploit Windows 8.1 | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
If I told that you that a bunch of hackers had found a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 8.1 you would probably be concerned. Especially [...]
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Report: Microsoft’s browser for Windows 10 won’t be Internet Explorer

Report: Microsoft’s browser for Windows 10 won’t be Internet Explorer | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Instead, new Chrome-like browser codenamed "Spartan" will ship alongside IE11.
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Two-Factor Snafu Opened Door to JPMorgan Breach

Two-Factor Snafu Opened Door to JPMorgan Breach | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Published reports say hackers found a server unprotected by two-factor authentication in order to break in to JPMorgan over the summer and make off with data belonging to 76 million households and ...
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Sony sued by ex-staff: Crap security, leaked privates and little help, claims suit

Sony sued by ex-staff: Crap security, leaked privates and little help, claims suit | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
What if movie studio loses? Big biz liable for big data blunders?
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Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge 'Christmas Gift' of Secrets | WIRED

Sony Hackers Threaten to Release a Huge 'Christmas Gift' of Secrets | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
As leaks from the recent Sony hack continue to make headlines and company executives apologize for insensitive comments made in exposed emails, we still don’t know how the hack occurred or the exact nature of the demands made by the attackers. But we’ve learned a bit about Sony’s security practices. And we’ve learned that the attackers may have tried to extort Sony before releasing its secrets. We’ve also learned that attempts by Sony to rally public support from rival studios has failed.
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Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED

Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers. The Pirate Bay portal went down Tuesday morning after Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm over alleged copyright violations. In addition to its file-sharing section, Pirate Bay’s forum Suprbay.org was also…
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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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NASA and Nissan Join Forces to Build Self-Driving Vehicles for Earth and Space | WIRED

NASA and Nissan Join Forces to Build Self-Driving Vehicles for Earth and Space | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Nissan and NASA signed a five-year partnership to jointly develop autonomous driving tech that will eventually be put into use on Earth and in space exploration.
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In 2015, hackers will evade arrest by framing the innocent

In 2015, hackers will evade arrest by framing the innocent | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Fortinet, a network security firm, says that in 2015, advanced evasion techniques will evolve in order for cyber attackers to cover their tracks.
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The Navy's New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark | WIRED

The Navy's New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Navy’s new underwater drone is designed to look and swim like a real fish.
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Fake "The Interview" app is really an Android banking trojan

Fake "The Interview" app is really an Android banking trojan | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An Android app claims to download a copy of "The Interview" but instead installs a two-stage banking Trojan onto victims' devices.
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Amazon vows items ordered by Dec. 19 will arrive for Christmas - CNET

Amazon vows items ordered by Dec. 19 will arrive for Christmas - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
You still have a couple of days left to buy a gift for family members or friends via Amazon and receive free shipping.
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The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED

The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FBI relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit project called "Decloak" to identify suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.
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Advanced Inception APT Malware Likely State-Sponsored

Advanced Inception APT Malware Likely State-Sponsored | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The highly sophisticated malware targets wireless and PC users in high-value positions.
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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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