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FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal Used His Cat’s Name as a Password

From the department of face-palming opsec blunders. Continue reading

Banks Reluctant To Use ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

High tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven’t drawn much interest from major banks. Continue reading

This System Will Self Destruct: Crimeware Gets Powerful New Functions

Refurbished BlackEnergy does Windows and Linux—even Cisco routers. Continue reading

RemoteIE gives free access to Internet Explorer VMs without the VM

Service uses Azure RemoteApp to run the browser in the cloud. Continue reading

WW2 Technology ‘Plan B’ for GPS

World War Two tech to back up GPS Continue reading

When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You’re OK

Facebook’s newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster. Continue reading

Should Spy-planes Fight US Crime?

Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy Continue reading

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- Gizmodo Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash Bug Could Break Security for Years- 24 September 2014

24 September 2014- The Verge Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash bug could break security for years

Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers- 21 September 2014

21 September 2014- The Hacker News Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers

Why the Shellshock Bug Is Worse than Heartbleed- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- MIT technology review Why the Shellshock Bug Is Worse than Heartbleed

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Hacked Three Times in Three Years- 19 August 2014

19 August 2014- ThreatPost U.S. Nuclear Regulator Hacked Three Times in Three Years

Army Cyber Chief: Let’s Get Closer To Industry- 11 September 2014

11 September 2014- Defense News Army Cyber Chief: Let’s Get Closer To Industry

Apple iCloud Security Exploit is a Concern, Experts Say- 3 September 2014

3 September 2014- BBC Apple iCloud security exploit is a concern, experts say

Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit- 3 September 2014

3 September 2014- Krebs on Security Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit

BBanks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot- 2 September 2014

2 September 2014- Krebs on Security Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

Hackers Stole Security Check Info on at Least 25,000 DHS Employees- 30 August 2014

30 August 2014- Ars Technica Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees

Hackers Launch All-Out Assault on Norway’s Oil and Gas Industry- 31 August 2014

31 August 2014- Vice Motherboard Hackers Launch All-Out Assault on Norway’s Oil and Gas Industry

NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack- 31 August 2014

31 August 2014- New York Times NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack

The Long Game: How Hackers Spent Months Pulling Bank Data from JPMorgan- 29 August 2014

29 August 2014- Ars Technica The long game: How hackers spent months pulling bank data from JPMorgan