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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 51
Updated: 1 day 5 hours ago

Silk Road Mastermind Sentenced to Life in Prison (May 29, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road underground marketplace, has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.......

Categories: security

Blockchain Updates Android App to Fix Flaws (May 29 & June 1, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

Bitcoin wallet Blockchain has issued an update for its Android app to address several issues that can cause users to send Bitcoins to the incorrect address.......

Categories: security

Judicial Rule Change Could Allow Broader Warrants for Remote Computer Access (June 29, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

A United States Courts Committee has approved a judicial rule change proposal that would allow judges to issue warrants for remote access to target computers regardless of the machines' locations.......

Categories: security

UK Government Chooses Not to Renew Extended Support for Windows XP (May 26, 2015)

Thu, 2015-06-04 02:22

The UK government will not renew its paid contract with Microsoft to continue support for Windows XP.......

Categories: security

House Passes USA Freedom Act (May 26 & 27, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

The US House of Representative has passed the USA Freedom Act, which reauthorizes PATRIOT ACT provisions set to expire at the end of the month with some changes.......

Categories: security

Data Thieves Steal Taxpayer Information Through IRS Get Transcript Application (May 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

The US Internal Revenue Service (IES) has acknowledged that information thieves managed to steal personally identifiable information of more than 100,000 taxpayers through the agency's Get Transcript online service.......

Categories: security

Insurance Company Suing Healthcare Company to Recoup Breach Payout (May 28, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

The Columbia Casualty Company is suing Cottage Healthcare Systems to recover US $4.......

Categories: security

Grabit Malware Targets Small- and Medium-Sized Organizations (May 28 & 29, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

A new strain of malware dubbed Grabit targets small- and medium-sized companies in media, education, nanotechnology, and other sectors.......

Categories: security

Google Identity Platform Aims to Improve App Security (May 28, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

The Google Identity Platform aims to help developers create apps that protect users' privacy and security.......

Categories: security

Moose Router Worm (May 27 & 28, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

A worm known as Moose is targeting Linux home routers.......

Categories: security

Apple Working on Fix for iOS Vulnerability that Can be Exploited to Crash iPhones (May 27 & 28, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

A security flaw in Apple's iOS could be exploited to crash and reboot iPhones with malicious text messages that include a precise string of characters.......

Categories: security

Locker Ransomware Waits for Instructions to Launch (May 27, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

Ransomware known as Locker has a feature that allows it to remain dormant until activated by attackers.......

Categories: security

Android Ransomware (May 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

Ransomware targeting users of Android devices pretends to be an update for Adobe Flash Player.......

Categories: security

Skype in Belgian Court Over Refusal to Allow Wiretap (May 26 & 28, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

A Belgian court has summoned Skype to appear to answer for its refusal to allow authorities to tap suspects Skype communications as part of a criminal investigation.......

Categories: security

A Closer Look at Claims of Hacking Commercial Aircraft (May 26, 2015)

Sat, 2015-05-30 12:09

Chris Roberts made headlines recently when an FBI agent revealed that Roberts claimed he was able to access a plane's network during a flight and cause a slight change in the aircraft's course.......

Categories: security

Senate Blocks PATRIOT Act Reauthorization (May 23, 2015)

Wed, 2015-05-27 22:37

In a 57-42 vote last week, the US Senate blocked reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act, which is set to expire at the end of this month.......

Categories: security

San Bernardino Sheriff's Office Used Stingray 300 Times Without Warrant (May 24, 2015)

Wed, 2015-05-27 22:37

The San Bernardino (California) County's Sheriff's Department has used cell-site simulator technology more than 300 times in a two-year period without obtaining a warrant.......

Categories: security

Intelligence Agencies Planned to Place Spyware on Smartphones (May 21 & 22, 2015)

Wed, 2015-05-27 22:37

Five Eyes intelligence agencies - those from Canada, the US, the UK Australia, and New Zealand - discovered a vulnerability in UC Browser as part of a plan to intercept data stream between mobile application stores and smartphones.......

Categories: security

Attack Uses Cross-Site Request Forgery to Compromise DNS Servers on Routers (May 25, 2015)

Wed, 2015-05-27 22:37

Researchers have observed a web attack tool that aims to replace the Domain Name System (DNS) servers on routers with rogue DNS servers.......

Categories: security

Section 215 Powers Did Not Contribute to Major FBI Cases (May 22, 2015)

Wed, 2015-05-27 22:37

According to a report from the US Justice Department's Inspector General, the FBI was unable to identify even one major case between 2007 and 2009 that had been solved thanks to the broad surveillance powers authorized by Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.......

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