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Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

Sony Got Hacked Hard: What We Know and Don’t Know So Far

A week into the Sony hack, however, there is a lot of rampant speculation but few solid facts. Here’s a look at what we do and don’t know about what’s turning out to be the biggest hack of the year.

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Bits Special Section: Betting on Security Start-Ups in an Age of Data Breaches

Entrepreneurs are addressing the need for tighter corporate security, but skewed valuations are making it more difficult to determine which companies are a safe bet. Continue reading

Sony Films Are Pirated, and Hackers Leak Studio Salaries

The breach exposed two things the movie industry loathes — the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.
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Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Continue reading

How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

Jelle Martens Eight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware? At the time, a technology known […]

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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