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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 86
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Law Firms Forced To Invest in Cybersecurity (October 28, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

Banks are now requiring that their law firms meet high standards of cybersecurity protection.......

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POS Malware Persistent (October 26, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

Point-of-sale malware known as Backoff is still being found on systems in the US.......

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MyE-Verify to Use Cloud Services for Backend (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) MyE-Verify identity check tool allows people to place freezes on their Social Security numbers (SSNs).......

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Verizon Tracking Mobile Internet Activity (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

For the past two years, Verizon has been inserting a string of about 50 characters into communications between its customers and the websites they visit.......

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Suspicious Tor Exit Node Flagged (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

The Tor project has identified an exit node server in Russia that appears to add malware to downloads as the files exit the anonymization network.......

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ACLU Challenging School District Digital Policy for Violating Students' Rights (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Tennessee school district's policy of searching students' electronic devices and monitoring and controlling what the students post to social media.......

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NIST Warns of Security Issue in Samsung's "Find My Mobile" Service (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

A vulnerability in Samsung's "Find My Mobile" service could be exploited by attackers to lock the devices.......

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Eleven-Year Prison Sentence for Role in RBS WorldPay Scheme (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

Sergei Nicolaevich Tsurikov has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in the scheme that stole US $9.......

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Google Changes Search Algorithm to Help Fight Piracy (October 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

Last week, Google made changes to its search algorithm that have had a noticeable effect on the number of video streaming and torrent sites that appear at the tops of results.......

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Attack Targeting Outlook Web App Users (October 24, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

A cyber espionage operation has been targeting users of Office 365's Outlook Web App.......

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Court Orders Shutdown of Company Selling Useless Tech Support (October 24 & 27, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

A federal court in New York has shut down a company called Pairsys for selling useless tech support, according to a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.......

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Microsoft Offers "Fix-it" for New Zero-Day in OLE (October 24, 2014)

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:00

Earlier this month, Microsoft issued patches for a number of vulnerabilities, including one in the Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology that has been dubbed the Sandworm bug.......

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Google Now Offering USB Key Security (October 21 & 22, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

Google is now offering optional enhanced security for users of its many services.......

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US Justice Department Reorganizes Division to Focus on Cyber Crime (October 21, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the reorganization of its National Security Division to devote more resources to fighting cyber crime, particularly "state-sponsored economic espionage and theft of corporate secrets.......

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Koler Android Ransomware Now Spreading Through SMS (October 22, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

A variant of Android ransomware known as Koler is now spreading through SMS.......

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Facebook and Yahoo Develop Mechanism to Protect Recycled eMail Addresses from Abuse (October 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

Facebook and Yahoo are taking steps to prevent users of recycled email addresses from taking control of other accounts.......

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FTDI Admits Releasing Update That Bricks Cloned Chips (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

Chip maker FTDI has acknowledged releasing a silent update that rendered cloned versions of its products useless.......

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DHS ICS-CERT Investigating Medical Device Vulnerabilities (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

An unnamed official at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) is investigating approximately two dozen cases of vulnerabilities in medical devices.......

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Apple to Stop Using SSL 3.0 for Push Notifications (October 22 & 23, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

Apple plans to stop using the Secure Sockets Layer 3.......

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Microsoft Warns of Attacks That Use PowerPoint Documents (October 22, 2014)

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:00

Microsoft has issued an advisory warning of attacks that use maliciously crafted PowerPoint documents to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in all currently supported versions of Windows except for Windows Server 2003.......

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