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Cyber Attack Thought to Originate in Russia

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A massive cyber attack targeting a European spam-fighting group appears to have been launched by a gang of hackers from Russia and neighboring countries, says the head of a Russian firm specializing in defending against such attacks....
Cyber Attack Thought to Originate in Russia
How the 'evad3rs' unchained Apple's latest mobile OS
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down

Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

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Hackers took over computers running equipment at a New Jersey company earlier this year, exploiting gaps in popular software used worldwide to remotely operate elevators, medical equipment, access checkpoints and operations, an FBI document shows. Read full article >>...
Hackers exploit 'guest user' account of software that allows remote operation

Adobe springs emergency Flash update, says hackers hitting Firefox

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Adobe today patched new vulnerabilities in Flash Player that hackers are now exploiting in attacks aimed at Firefox users, the company said....
Adobe springs emergency Flash update, says hackers hitting Firefox

Google slates Pwnium 3 contest for March 7, offers up to $3.14159m for vulnerabilities in Chrome OS

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Google on Monday announced it is hosting its third Pwnium competition, aptly named Pwnium 3, on March 7. The security contest’s main focus will be Chrome OS, for which the company will be offering up to a total of $3.14159 million in rewards for security researchers (Google loves using geeky...
Google slates Pwnium 3 contest for March 7, offers up to $3.14159m for vulnerabilities in Chrome OS

LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login

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Add LinkedIn to the list of Internet companies trying to make themselves safer from cyberattacks by adding two-step authentication....
LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login
Foreign hackers steal more than a terabyte of data per day in ongoing cyberwar
Hacker group allegedly takes down nearly 9K Tumblr accounts

For Hackers, China Is a Land of Opportunity

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Hacking in China thrives across official, corporate and criminal worlds and is openly discussed and promoted, whether for breaking into private networks, tracking dissent or stealing trade secrets....
For Hackers, China Is a Land of Opportunity
Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns

Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook

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Nir Goldschlager just saved your identity. One of the world’s top white hat security researchers, Goldschlager this week helped Skype and Dropbox fix a critical security flaw that could have let hackers take control of their users’ Facebook accounts. Tomorrow Goldschlager will detail how found the exploit, but he gave...
Skype And Dropbox Fix Redirect Security Hole That Could've Hacked Your Facebook
PlayStation Network hacker sentenced to year in prison

Despite its efforts to fix vulnerabilities, Yahoo's Mail users continue reporting hacking incidents

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Yahoo Mail users have been seeing their accounts broken into for months. While Yahoo says it has plugged at least two separate security holes leading to accounts getting hijacked, it appears the problem persists. While it’s unclear how long these attacks have been going on for, we first reported Yahoo...
Despite its efforts to fix vulnerabilities, Yahoo's Mail users continue reporting hacking incidents

Email attack exploits vulnerability in Yahoo site to hijack accounts

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Hackers behind a recently detected email attack campaign are exploiting a vulnerability in a Yahoo website to hijack the email accounts of Yahoo users and use them for spam, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Bitdefender. The attack begins with users receiving a spam email with their name...
Email attack exploits vulnerability in Yahoo site to hijack accounts

Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

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Apple suspended the password-reset functionality for its iCloud and iTunes services following a published report that hackers could exploit it to hijack other people's accounts. The password reset page stopped loading a few hours after The Verge reported there was an online tutorial that provided detailed instructions for taking...
Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

Microsoft releases fix-it for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

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Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8, which was used by hackers in a prominent attack against the U.S. Department of Labor's website.The problem is particularly dangerous since it can allow an attacker to install malware merely by visiting a tampered web...
Microsoft releases fix-it for Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

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Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

Taking Online Payments Mainstream [Sponsored Post]

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The first time I got a check for mowing the neighbor's lawn, I was faced with a vexing problem. "What should I do with this slip of paper that I can't directly take to the store?" What an inconvenience to have to go the bank and deposit the check...
Taking Online Payments Mainstream [Sponsored Post]

Hackers target Westboro Baptist Church after Newtown threat

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After church leaders announce plans to protest at site of school massacre, Anonymous posts the personal information for dozens of members of the extremist group, including names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers. [Read more]...
Hackers target Westboro Baptist Church after Newtown threat
From Idea To Development, A Few Hours In At The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

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Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows. A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part...
Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says
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Police arrest Anonymous suspects in Italy

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Italian police arrested four suspected hackers Friday, accusing them of having taken control of the Italian branch of the Anonymous network....
Police arrest Anonymous suspects in Italy

Hackers target shared Web hosting servers for mass phishing attacks

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Cybercriminals increasingly hack into shared Web hosting servers in order to use the domains hosted on them in large phishing campaigns, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)....
Hackers target shared Web hosting servers for mass phishing attacks
After heightened hacks, Twitter releases two-factor authentication
iPhoneDevSDK Details What Led to Apple, Facebook Hacking

DailyDirt: ATMs Are Ripe For Picking...

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Thieves are getting more clever about stealing money from ATMs. It used to be that people mostly just had to worry about getting robbed while getting cash at an ATM. In 1998, Joseph Zingher, a Chicago businessman, even patented a "reverse PIN system" called SafetyPIN that would alert police when...
DailyDirt: ATMs Are Ripe For Picking...
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