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Microsoft’s goal to ‘disrupt,’ not just take down, Zeus botnet

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It’s a seemingly unending battle. Botnets get put up by bad guys, taken down by good guys and are replaced presumably by either the same or newer bad guys. But Microsoft’s highly publicized leadership role in last Friday’s take down of several botnets using Zeus malware is being called “unprecedented”...
Microsoft’s goal to ‘disrupt,’ not just take down, Zeus botnet

Counter Intelligence: Taking On Counterfeiters, One Pair Of Underwear At A Time

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In running the anti-counterfeiting startup Sproxil, Ashifi Gogo battles the purveyors of fake drugs, brake pads, and even undergarments. Ashifi Gogo, the CEO of counterfeit-fighting Sproxil, knows he's up against a powerful and ancient racket. "Counterfeiting has been around for thousands of years," he tells Fast Company. He points...
Counter Intelligence: Taking On Counterfeiters, One Pair Of Underwear At A Time

Cybersecurity report: All countries lag behind the bad guys

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The U.S. and U.K. are relatively well prepared for cyberattacks, compared to many other developed nations, but everyone has more work to do, according to a new cybersecurity study from McAfee and Security & Defence Agenda (SDA)....
Cybersecurity report: All countries lag behind the bad guys

"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

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When major music labels and movie studios go after file-sharing sites they often claim they are doing so to protect artists large and small. However, not all of them want to be saved from the evils of piracy. When the founders of The Pirate Bay were sued in Sweden back...
"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

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The LG Revolution was never a smash hit for Verizon Wireless, and maybe that’s why Big Red thought no one would notice when a curious new feature was slipped into an over-the-air (OTA) update for the phone last weekend. The update included a so-called “Verizon Remote Diagnostics” tool. The purpose of this...
Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support
Malware writers could adapt Flame for future attacks, Microsoft warns

The Most Addictive iPhone Game There Is, Fieldrunners 2, Has Its Made Its Creators Millions

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Download the iPhone game Fieldrunners 2 only at the peril of your time and health. It's that much fun. It's a "tower defense" game. When you plan, an army of bad guys (clones!) comes rushing from the left side of your screen. They are trying to reach the right side....
The Most Addictive iPhone Game There Is, Fieldrunners 2, Has Its Made Its Creators Millions

Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

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How much is a dinner with SV Angel’s co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be “it’s almost priceless.” Today, I got to sit down with Lee, and a special new friend of...
Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal

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Last month millions of Indians were shaken up by what appeared to be a mass anti-piracy action from the Government. Many of the country’s leading Internet providers had blocked access to a wide range of file-sharing and streaming sites including Torrentz.eu, The Pirate Bay and Vimeo. It turned out that...
Indian ISPs Unblock BitTorrent Sites After Appeal
Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money?

Rep. Gohmert Wants A Law That Allows Victims To Destroy The Computers Of People Who Hacked Them

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Last week, we had talked about some concerns about how various cybersecurity provisions would allow those hit by malicious hackers to "hack back" or, as some call it, engage in an "active defense." There were significant concerns about this, but as Marvin Ammori briefly mentioned in last week's favorites post,...
Rep. Gohmert Wants A Law That Allows Victims To Destroy The Computers Of People Who Hacked Them
New e-mails reveal Feds not "forthright" about fake cell tower devices

Jim, craigslist CEO, tells you what's working fighting bad guys

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Jim, craigslist CEO, tells you what's working fighting bad guys
A techie's guide to surviving the apocalypse tomorrow

7 Extremely Weird Apps for Your iPhone and Android

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Smartphones and tablets can do some amazing things. You can track your exercise, organize your life, play amazing games and reach any media you would ever want to find. The Apple App Store and Android's Google Play can be home to some odd stuff, too. Really odd stuff. Bowel...
7 Extremely Weird Apps for Your iPhone and Android

How hackable is your password? McAfee offers password tips

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The security vendor is out with a few rules and reminders for creating strong passwords designed to thwart the bad guys. [Read more]...
How hackable is your password? McAfee offers password tips
Guy makes his own Thor's hammer with 80,000-volt tesla coil (video)

Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

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'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fastSeparating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest...
Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball
Windows 8 SmartScreen leaves user data exposed, says researcher
Level capping truly, unapologetically sucks

What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security

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Using a simple technique, a researcher creates a benign botnet to survey the breadth of the Internet, and finds a back door flung wide open and beckoning the bad guys....
What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security
Good Deal: 'Super Crate Box' free on iOS today

Doodle Defense game uses Kinect to turn white boards into displays, dry-erase markers into weapons

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Tower defense games have been done in damn near every way possible: on consoles, mobile apps, and online flash-based games. However, there's a new Kickstarter project, called Doodle Defense, that's putting a new spin on that simple gaming idea using some open source algorithms, a whiteboard, computer, Kinect and...
Doodle Defense game uses Kinect to turn white boards into displays, dry-erase markers into weapons

How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

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Yesterday, a nightmare unraveled at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where more than 25 innocent children and teachers were gunned down by a deranged shooter. But amidst the unspeakable horror were beautiful displays of love and courage that saved many children's lives. ABC's Barbara Walters interviewed 29-year-old Katlin...
How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

The FTC just put the clamp on scammy ‘Free Gas for Life’ fraud team

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This is one of those rare stories in which the bad guys lose, the consumers get their money back, and good precedent is set for the future. Heck, the government is even the good guys in this tale. Here’s what went down: have you seen those obviously fraudulent ads for...
The FTC just put the clamp on scammy ‘Free Gas for Life’ fraud team
How A Photon Could Protect America From The World's Most Sophisticated Bad Guys

A Google Engineer Is Teaching Hackers How To Break Microsoft's Software

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On Sunday, well-known Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy released code that teaches hackers how to crash or gain control over Windows. It's his latest move in a long-running skirmish he's had with the security folks in Redmond. He thinks they take too long to fix bugs that researchers like him...
A Google Engineer Is Teaching Hackers How To Break Microsoft's Software

Microsoft warns the end is near for Windows XP

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In just one year, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates for Windows XP, the second most popular operating system in the world. Microsoft issued several blog posts Monday urging businesses to get out before it was too late. "You should take action to move off of...
Microsoft warns the end is near for Windows XP

Why Congress's Digital Archive For Text Messages Is Such A Bad Idea

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Text me. Wait, don't. Not anything too private anyway. That's because if a new proposal is approved by the Senate, each and every SMS message you send will be stored in a digital archive by your phone provider. Why, you ask? It's all in the name of law enforcement being...
Why Congress's Digital Archive For Text Messages Is Such A Bad Idea

Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

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Using the phrase 'friend zone' doesn't make you a misogynist, but the 'Nice Guys' of OK Cupid often stray into that territorySo, Nice Guys of OK Cupid is no more. Like a whirlwind romance, it arrived in a flash, sparked a few rampant weeks of overheated passion, then vanished in...
Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg
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