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Vudu Headquarters Robbed, Hard Drives With Private Customer Data Stolen

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There’s been a break-in! And this time, it’s a physical, real-world break-in — not the digital variety we’ve grown accustomed to. Vudu, the video streaming service acquired by Walmart in 2010, has just sent an email to customers letting them know of a break-in that occurred in their Santa Clara,...
Vudu Headquarters Robbed, Hard Drives With Private Customer Data Stolen
New AT&T service will let users block stolen devices while preserving their accounts

IRS helps bust 105 people in massive identity theft crackdown

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The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice teamed up for a coast-to-coast crackdown on identity thieves this week....
IRS helps bust 105 people in massive identity theft crackdown

Video: Thieves crash car into Apple store

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Thieves crashed a car into an Apple retail store, swept up a bunch of iPhones and iPads and then had trouble getting the car out of the store, according to security tapes released by police....
Video: Thieves crash car into Apple store

Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen

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This sponsored post is produced by 3CX. As smartphones continue to proliferate, so increases the number of thieves who can’t resist their lure. In some cities, such as New York, smartphone theft is rampant, to such an extent that the NYPD has teamed with Apple to help recover stolen iDevices,...
Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen
NCR's wireless ATM gets your cash without a debit card

MPAA Pretends 'Offering Something' Is The Same Thing As 'Offering What People Want'

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We recently wrote about David Pogue's article highlighting how the movie industry's failure to embrace what technology allows is a huge cause of infringement, and the industry still doesn't seem to get that. In response, in typically tone deaf fashion, MPAA spokesperson Howard Gantman has taken the usual tact of...
MPAA Pretends 'Offering Something' Is The Same Thing As 'Offering What People Want'

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

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Last month's legal faceoff between Tucson lawyer Charles Carreon and online cartoonist Matt Inman devolved quickly into a sideshow, but it was spurred by a quite serious initial letter asking for $20,000 in cash. Carreon originally represented a user-generated content humor site called FunnyJunk, which was upset about comments Inman had...
Finding the mystery man behind FunnyJunk

LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

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Since the Galaxy S4's launch, Samsung's been eager to make security one of the device's stronger selling points. Through its partnershup with Absolute Software, makers of LoJack for Laptops, Samsung will soon embed a theft recovery system right into the the phone's firmware. LoJack for Android smartphones, launching exclusively...
LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

PleaseRobMe and the Dangers of Location-Based Social Networks

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Location-based social networks like Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite and Google Buzz are currently among the fastest growing new mobile services. All of these apps have one thing in common: they encourage you to share your current location with the rest of the world. By doing this, though, you are also telling...
PleaseRobMe and the Dangers of Location-Based Social Networks

Zero-day hotel keycard hack goes unfixed, now being used by Texas thieves

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Back in July, a Mozilla software developer showed off his ability to hack the keycard locks used in over four million hotel rooms with only about $50 worth of hardware. That is terrifying in and of itself, but it turns out that even months after the hack was made public,...
Zero-day hotel keycard hack goes unfixed, now being used by Texas thieves

Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

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Analysis: Customers won't come until they're confident that waving their banking app at a point of sale terminal won't open their account to wireless thieves....
Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

When your iPhone is stolen, better hope the officer that helps you is this savvy

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Stories about people whose stolen iPhones and iPads have been recovered via the location-based Find My iPhone feature are now common. You’d think the first thing thieves would do is turn off Find My iPhone, but for some reason these criminal masterminds never do that … Many recovered-iPhone stories include...
When your iPhone is stolen, better hope the officer that helps you is this savvy
Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins
Phone thieves beware: AT&T plans a new blocking service to kill phone resell value

Sea-Tac Cargo robbed of $2.44 million in Wii U consoles

www.electronista.com
According to ABC News, thieves stole 7,000 Nintendo Wii U gaming consoles between 9PM Saturday and noon Sunday under the cover of weather. The thieves pulled into Seattle-Tacoma Airport's Air Cargo warehouse and loaded 64 shrink-wrapped pallets of consoles into semi-trucks brought for the purpose. Investigators are looking for two...
Sea-Tac Cargo robbed of $2.44 million in Wii U consoles

LifeLock Settles With FTC For $11 Million Over False Claims In Ads

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For several years, LifeLock has been so brash about their skills at protecting customers from ID theft that they not only drove around a truck displaying their CEO's Social Security Number in public, they also advertised his SSN on TV ads. But that hubris has come back to bite...
LifeLock Settles With FTC For $11 Million Over False Claims In Ads

NYPD Asks Pharmacies to Hide GPS Trackers in Pill Bottles to Track Pill-Popping Thieves

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(Photo: Umich.edu) Enterprising pillheads hoping to snag a supply of Percs from the local Duane Reade might have an extra layer of security to contend with soon. The NYPD is asking pharmacies in the New York area to outfit fake pill bottles with GPS technology to help the force catch...
NYPD Asks Pharmacies to Hide GPS Trackers in Pill Bottles to Track Pill-Popping Thieves

National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski The feds have teamed up with law enforcement and the wireless industry to curb the theft of cellphones by essentially rendering them useless once pilfered and fingering the thieves if they try to activate them. U.S. mobile operators will ban any phone or 3G/4G tablet reported...
National database aims to catch smartphone thieves

Criminal Nabbed By His Own Food Porn

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We've covered the trespasses of stupid criminals here before. Bank robbers who brag about their actions on YouTube, for instance. Or thieves on the lam uploading pictures containing their whereabouts to social media sites. It seems at times that these guys and gals are just trying to get caught. But...
Criminal Nabbed By His Own Food Porn
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site
Apple Launches $1099 21.5-Inch iMac With 3.3 GHz Dual-Core i3 Processor for Educational Institutions
New Megaupload will use advanced encryption to evade copyright cops
Hacked Bitcoin exchange BitFloor back online, founder promises to repay stolen funds

Japanese thieves steal 191 iPhone 5s on morning of launch

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Thieves in Osaka, Japan managed to steal 191 iPhone 5s in the early hours before the phone's launch today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Police say that three stores across the city were hit; the first incident happened at one of carrier KDDI's au stores in the suburb of Ibaraki....
Japanese thieves steal 191 iPhone 5s on morning of launch

Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill

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Kaveh Lajmir had taken out mobile phone insurance, but a trip to Barcelona has left him with huge charges for fraudulent callsOn reflection: Vodafone, this is a disgraceVodafone boasts on its website that when you take out its insurance, "you don't need to worry if anything happens to your phone"....
Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill

Paris thieves nab $1.3M in Apple products in New Year's Eve robbery

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Armed and masked robbers made off with an estimated $1.3 million in Apple products during a heist of an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve....
Paris thieves nab $1.3M in Apple products in New Year's Eve robbery
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'Liveness Check' hopes to stop Face Unlock from being fooled by photos
Apple, Google fall off list of America's 20 most-trusted companies
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