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Published: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:39:26 +0000

Last Build Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:39:26 +0000

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Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:54:00 +0000

Netflix's ability to extrapolate detailed and specific viewing habits from its vast data set leaves troubling questions about its employees' access to personal customer information.

Hackers use Triton malware to shut down plant, industrial systems

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:54:00 +0000

The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.

Connected car security outfit Upstream Security snags $9 million in funding

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:58:00 +0000

The company wants to use the cash to expand in the US and Europe.

Freeze your credit after the Equifax hack? Get ready to face hurdles

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:48:00 +0000

A surge in Americans enrolling in health insurance plans is expected before the Friday deadline.

Maker of sneaky Mac adware sends security researcher cease-and-desist letters

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:17:00 +0000

"If there's code that's mining data and hiding itself on a computer without any way of removing it, that's malware, plain and simple."

Security researcher says DirecTV hardware can be easily hacked

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The flaw was privately disclosed to the device maker in June, but six months later, there's still no patch.

The risky business of bitcoin: High-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes of 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:40:41 +0000

As Bitcoin lurches toward mainstream acceptance, ZDNet reviews the high-profile disasters, data breaches, vulnerabilities, and criminal cases that shook up digital currency in 2017.

Mirai botnet attackers plead guilty for roles in cyberattacks

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000

The Mirai botnet threw vast swathes of the US internet offline in a cyberattack last year.

ROBOT exploit from 1998 resurrected, leaves top websites' crypto vulnerable

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:20:00 +0000

The 19-year-old vulnerability impacts websites from Facebook to Paypal as well as popular software.

Almost one billion video stream users exposed to secret cryptocurrency mining

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:20:00 +0000

Popular video streaming and ripping services are secretly mining crypto through visitor PC power.

Adobe patches Business Logic error in Flash

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:00 +0000

This Patch Tuesday is minimal, with only one bug resolved.

MoneyTaker hacking group steals millions from US, UK, Russian banks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:51:00 +0000

Researchers say the cyberattackers have been able to steal potentially millions of dollars in the past two years alone.

Bangladesh minister: We want to 'wipe out' Philippines bank after $80 million heist

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:38:00 +0000

The finance minister said he wants to "wipe out Rizal Bank from Earth" due to the cyberattack.

Keylogger uncovered on hundreds of HP PCs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:02:00 +0000

For the second time this year, HP has been forced to issue an emergency fix for pre-installed keylogger software.

Security: Making yourself a hard target for hackers is easier than you think

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:40:00 +0000

Even following the most basic advice can provide a barrier to stop hackers and cyberattacks.

US says it doesn't need secret court's approval to ask for encryption backdoors

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:32:00 +0000

Critics have long argued that the government has wide latitude to conduct surveillance under broad approvals from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Bitcoin exchange NiceHash hacked, $68 million stolen

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:42:00 +0000

Users are watching the attacker's wallet address like hawks, waiting for any movement of their stolen coins.

Uber paid 20-year-old man to hide hack, destroy data

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:15:22 +0000

A hacker from Florida was allegedly paid $100,000 to keep his mouth shut and delete stolen user data.

Doppelgänging: How to circumvent security products to execute code on Windows

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:15:00 +0000

Windows processes can be exploited to circumvent traditional security products, say researchers at Black Hat Europe.

Industrial firms fail to adopt basic security measures against hackers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +0000

New research suggests that fewer than half of industrial businesses are even monitoring for suspicious entry into their systems.