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All Stories From Vol: 16 - Issue: 66
Updated: 8 hours 14 min ago

Microsoft Releases Fixes for 37 Security Issues (August 12, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

Microsoft has issued nine security bulletins to address a total of 37 security issues in its products.......

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Chinese Authorities Arrest Suspect in Android Heart App Malware Case (August 12 & 13, 2014)

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:00

Police in China have arrested a 19-year-old man for his alleged role in creating malware that targets Android devices.......

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Some "Experts" Say Planes Cannot be Digitally Hijacked (August 9 & 10, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

In a presentation at DefCon, two aviation experts allayed concerns that airplanes could be hijacked with computers.......

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US Federal Communications Commission Quizzes Wireless Providers About Speed Throttling Decisions (August 8, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking particulars from wireless providers about how they make decisions about data traffic throttling.......

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NIST Aims to Improve Industrial Control System Security with Testbed (August 12, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to build a testbed to help improve supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system security.......

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Federal Judge Says Law Enforcement Can Access Entire eMail Account in Investigation (August 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

A federal judge in Washington, DC, has issued a ruling that law enforcement may access an entire email account and examine it for evidence, reversing a lower court decision that denied a request for the information was a violation of the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizures.......

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Russian Government Bans Anonymous Wi-Fi (August 8 & 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree prohibiting anonymous wireless Internet access.......

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Only Three Critical Infrastructure Sectors Participating in DHS Threat Info Sharing Program (August 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

According to a report from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG), just three of 16 identified industries that support elements of the country's critical infrastructure have joined a DHS threat information-sharing program.......

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New Gameover Zeus Variants Detected (August 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

Two new variants of Gameover Zeus malware have been found in the wild.......

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Firmware Study Finds Security Concerns (August 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

A study conducted by researchers at a French technology graduate school found that much of firmware is not very secure.......

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What's Happening with Dark Mail? (August 9, 10, & 11, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

Ladar Levison, creator of the now defunct Lavabit encrypted email service, described the progress of his new project, which aims to revolutionize email.......

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ISP-Supplied Home Routers Could be Compromised Through Protocol That Allows Remote Troubleshooting (August 10, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

At the DefCon conference, security researcher Shahar Tal gave a presentation in which he warned that home routers supplied by Internet service providers (ISPs) could be compromised en masse.......

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Watch Group Says Bahrain Government Used FinFisher to Spy on Activists and Others (August 8, 2014)

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:00

According to the Bahrain Watch rights group, the Bahrain government allegedly used FinFisher to conduct surveillance on activists and lawyers there.......

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Billions of Digital Credentials Stolen (August 5 & 6, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

A group of Russian thieves has collected a stash of Internet account credentials: 1.......

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UK's Information Commissioner Voices Concerns About Data Security in Legal Profession (August 5, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has received reports of 15 incidents in the past three months involving mishandling of client data by those in the legal profession.......

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Google Boosts Search Result Rankings for HTTPS Sites (August 7, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

Google has acknowledged that is giving HTTPS sites a small boost to in search-engine rankings.......

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Man Arrested in UK for Allegedly Running Proxy Server (August 6 & 7, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

Police in the UK have arrested a man for his alleged role in a music and movie piracy scheme.......

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WordPress Plug-In Flaw Leaves Sites Vulnerable to Remote Takeovers (August 7, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

Another critical flaw in a WordPress plug-in affects thousands of websites.......

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FinFisher Business Details Leaked to Internet (August 5, 6, & 7, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

An attacker has posted confidential business documents detailing operations of Gamma Group, the company that makes and sells spyware known as FinFisher.......

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Black Hat: TSA Security Equipment Has Backdoors (August 6 & 7, 2014)

Fri, 2014-08-08 15:00

According to a presentation given by Billy Rios at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, a US Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) system in use at airport checkpoints contains default backdoor passwords.......

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