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Armenia: Citizens Urged to Write Wikipedia Entry Each – 31 July

31 July 2014 – “BBC News from Elsewhere” Armenia: Citizens Urged to Write Wikipedia Entry Each. Armenians are being encouraged to each write a Wikipedia entry in order to bolster the quality and quantity of articles in the Armenian language and … Continue reading

Russia Offers $110,000 to Crack Tor Anonymous Network- 28 July 2014

28 July 2014 – “BBC” Russia Offers $110,000 to Crack Tor Anonymous Network. Russia is offering 3.9m roubles, or $110,000, to anyone who can identify users of the Tor network in order to “ensure the country’s defense and security.” The contest … Continue reading

StubHub Wasn’t Hacked. But Its Users Were.- 24 July 2014

24 July 2014 by Andrea Peterson – “The Washington Post” StubHub Wasn’t Hacked. But Its Users Were. Recent reports of ticket resale Internet company StubHub being hacked are misleading. Though their user’s data was compromised, this was not another case of … Continue reading

Meet ‘Project Zero,’ Google’s Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers- 15 July 2014

15 July 2014- by Andy Greenberg- “Wired” Meet ‘Project Zero,’ Google’s Secret Team of Bug-Hunting Hackers. Google has put together a team of renowned vulnerability researchers who will work to find and secure vulnerabilities in software and protocols not made or … Continue reading

Israel’s Channel 10 TV Station Hacked by Hamas- 16 July 2014

16 July 2014- by “Waqas”- “HackRead” Israel’s Channel 10 TV Station Hacked by Hamas. Hamas has attacked the satellite uplink used by Israeli channel 10, in a broadcast signal intrusion incident. This is the second such attack, the first being … Continue reading

Crowdstrike Attributes Hacking Attacks to PLA Unit 61486- 9 June 2014

9  June 2014- by Nathaniel Hartley- “Crowdstrike Blog” Hat-tribution to PLA Unit 61486. Crowdstrike has attributed a number of hacking attacks on the US and European defense, aerospace and satellite industries to a Chinese military unit. Among the evidence presented … Continue reading

Microsoft Research Paper on Individual Password Management- 1 July 2014

1 July 2014- by Dinei Florencio, Cormac Herley, and Paul C. van Oorschot- “Microsoft Research” Password Portfolios and the Finite-Effort User: Sustainably Managing Large Numbers of Accounts. Microsoft researchers have published a paper, to be presented at the USENIX Security 2014 conference … Continue reading

How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq- 17 July 2014

17 July 2014- by Michael Riley- “Bloomberg Businessweek” How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq. A review of an incident, still not wholly resolved within the public domain, wherein hackers of possible Russian origin gained access to the operating code for … Continue reading

Apple hits back at China over iPhone privacy claims- 14 July 2014

14 July 2014- by Kevin Rawlinson- “BBC News” Apple hits back at China over iPhone privacy claims. Apple has responded to claims by researchers in China that the IPhone IOS 7 threatens Chinese national security through the “Frequent Locations” feature, … Continue reading

Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Government Workers- 9 July 2014

9 July 2014- By Michael S. Schmidt, David E. Sanger, and Nicole Perlroth- “The New York Times” Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Government Workers. The Office of Personnel Management has apparently had its servers and databases breached by … Continue reading

Smart LED light bulbs leak wi-fi passwords- 8 July 2014

8 July 2014- by Jane Wakefield- “BBC News” Smart LED light bulbs leak wi-fi passwords. Context Security has released details of a security lapse in the design of the LIFX LED light bulb, which allow users to remotely control their … Continue reading

EFF sues NSA over the “hoarding” of zero-day security bugs- 2 July 2014

2 July 2014- by Lain Thompson- “The Register” EFF sues NSA over snoops ‘hoarding’ zero-day security bugs. The controversy over the purchase of zero-day flaws has expanded with a new lawsuit by the EFF against the NSA for their practices. … Continue reading