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Creators Of SambaCry Linux Malware Also Have A Windows Backdoor Program

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:23:00 -0400

The hackers who recently infected Linux systems with malware by exploiting a vulnerability in the Samba file-sharing software have also developed a Trojan program for Windows.

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Facebook Cyber Chief Calls Out Harassment Of Female Hackers

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Female hackers still facing various forms of harassment. Facebook's security chief wants everyone to call it out and make cybersecurity inclusive.

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Cloud-Based Email Security Systems From Microsoft And Symantec Miss Thousands Of Unsafe Emails

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:30:00 -0400

Mimecast's email security software identifies 24% of the emails tagged as 'safe' by cloud-based email security systems as unsafe and possibly dangerous. The potential cost of these security failures is enormous.

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Petya Ransomware Victims Can Now Recover Their Files For Free

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:29:00 -0400

Earlier this month the author of the Petya family of ransomware programs decided to release his master private key. Security researchers have now used it to create a tool that allows victims to decrypt their files.

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Roomba's Vacuum-Cleaning Maps Of Your Home Could Be For Sale To Google, Amazon Or Others

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:52:00 -0400

Robot vacuum cleaners have to do something to keep their AI minds occupied while they do their business. Like mapping every detail of your home...

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Google Warns Ransomware Boom Scored Crooks $2 Million A Month

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Google finds ransomware boom started in 2016, with Locky and Cerber variants to thank.

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Cybercriminals Kept Botnet That Infected 500,000 Computers Hidden For Five Years

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:13:00 -0400

The men and women who help defend your computers and data against digital threats are a vigilant bunch, but criminal hackers still find ways to avoid detection. Sometimes for a very, very long time.

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Creepy 'FruitFly' Surveillance Malware Hits American Apple Macs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Cops now investigating malware targeting individual Mac owners.

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Weaponizing Social Media: New Technology Brings New Threats

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Simply collecting every bit of online data to identify threats has proved to be more burdensome than beneficial. Intelligence agencies should utilize social media when it comes to combating terrorism.

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The Unabridged Story Of The Biggest Drug Bust In The History Of Darknet

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:06:00 -0400

The riveting tale of how law enforcement officials across four sovereign nations came together to perpetrate the biggest takedown in the history of the dark web, taking down seasoned deep web black markets AlphaBay and Hansa in a single sweep.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season Premiere Pirated 90 Million Times (And Even Distracts People From Porn)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:54:00 -0400

The Game of Thrones season seven premiere has been pirated around 90 million times - more than five times as many views as the official viewing figures.

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AI Cyber Wars: Coming Soon To A Bank Near You

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:28:00 -0400

Financial institutions have historically held the upper hand as they benefit from enterprise-wide investment strategies in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. But as the technologies become more pervasive, the question is, how long will this last?

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Decades-Old Network Protocol Puts Companies At Risk And Refuses To Die

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:35:00 -0400

Microsoft wants to kill the 30-year-old SMBv1 network file-sharing protocol that played a role in the destructive WannaCry and NotPetya malware attacks, but companies don't seem ready to let it go. On many corporate networks more than half of Windows computers still have this protocol enabled.

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Cracked Your Smartphone Screen? Think Again Before Buying Aftermarket Replacement

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:09:00 -0400

Bad things could happen to your data when you install on your smartphone a third-party replacement part.

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On-Premise Data Centers Make Me 'WannaCry'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

What are you doing today to shore up your defenses against the next cyberattack?

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Why It's Really Easy For Anyone To Censor WhatsApp

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Strong encryption can't save WhatsApp from censorship, as China has just proven.

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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Is An Unlikely Figure For Peace Talks With South Korea

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:00:00 -0400

North Korea would keep developing nuclear weapons and ICBMs despite any sunshine talks as suggested by its chief rival South Korea. It sees no practical reason not to proceed.

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How The Cops Took Down An Alleged $23 Million Dark Web Drug Kingpin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:30:00 -0400

From legitimate website designer to alleged dark web drug mastermind of AlphaBay, Alexandre Cazes footprints can be found across the web.

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Forget Silk Road, Cops Just Scored Their Biggest Victory Against The Dark Web Drug Trade

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:57:00 -0400

Cops have thousands of passwords of dark web users after commandeering the Hansa market and taking down AlphaBay, the biggest Tor-based market of all.

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President Trump Can't Make The Iran Nuclear Deal Fail - Yet

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:17:00 -0400

On the two-year anniversary of the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Trump reluctantly certified that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal that prevents Iran from attaining an atomic weapon. But he really didn’t want to. And may not do so again.

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IBM's Blockchain Securities Collaboration With LSE Heralds New Trading Opportunities

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:53:00 -0400

The London Stock Exchange through its Borsa Italiana arm is collaborating with IBM - ‘Big Blue’ - to build a blockchain solution to “digitize" the issuance of securities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. It aims to open up new opportunities for trading and investing.

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Artificial Intelligence And The Overwhelming Question Of Human Rights

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:50:00 -0400

Does artificial intelligence pose a threat to human rights? Or do humans threaten the objective rights of the sentient robot? As technology grows to develop a conscience of its own, we will need to further evaluate our relations with it.

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How To Hack Someone Off A Segway Scooter In 20 Seconds

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Attacks over Bluetooth take advantage of glaring vulnerabilities in Segway hoverboard.

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Your Old MySpace Account Was An Easy Target For Hackers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Remember MySpace? Sure you do, it was one of the hottest sites on the Web ten years ago. But did you remember to delete your account when you stopped using it?

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SAPVoice: Try This Facebook Bot Before You Cancel Your Lost Credit Card

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:24:00 -0400

AI-powered Facebook Messenger bot, life doesn’t have to work this way. AI-powered Facebook Messenger bot allows people to pay bills from one place, turn their credit card on or off at will, and set spending limits to fit their budget, travel and lifestyle directly from Facebook.

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Shielding Your Lap From Tablet Radiation

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:44:00 -0400

Using this product, I might actually fall in love with my old iPad all over again.

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FBI Warns Parents About The Dangers Of Connected Smart Toys

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Parents have enough data privacy worries of their own these days... but they also need to pay extra attention to the high-tech toys their kids are playing with.

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Weapons Of Intelligent Disruption

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

We’re steps away from technology that takes intelligent weaponization to the next level.

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Feds Want 15 Full Google, Microsoft And Yahoo Email Accounts -- Judge Says No Way

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:25:00 -0400

Judge warns of "substantial jeopardy" to privacy rights of individuals targeted in fraud investigation.

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