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Bits Blog: A Look Behind the Snapchat Photo Leak Claims

Three men who built a tool called Snapaved to store images from the messaging service have come forward to offer details of how a recent theft of thousands of private photos occurred. Continue reading

Your Car Won’t Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors’ cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans. Continue reading

Smart Meters Open to Hack Attack

Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Poodle Bug Marks Third Major Security Flaw Discovered This Year

On Tuesday, researchers disclosed details of a security bug that could make web browsing sessions on a public network vulnerable to hackers. Continue reading

Ghost in the (Bourne Again) Shell: Fallout of Shellshock Far from Over

Patches for Shellshock alone won’t fix already-compromised systems. Continue reading

Poodle Bug Exploits Dated Software

A new bug discovered in encryption software is serious but not on the scale of Heartbleed or Shellshock, say security experts. Continue reading

There Is a New Security Vulnerability Named POODLE, and It Is Not Cute

There Is a New Security Vulnerability Named POODLE, and It Is Not Cute

On a day when system administrators were already taxed addressing several security updates released by Microsoft, Oracle, and Adobe, there is now word of a new security hole discovered in a basic protocol used for encrypting web traffic. Its name is POODLE, which stands for Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption, and it was discovered […]

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Cyber-worm Seeks Home Data Stores

A malicious worm that can roam the net seeking data stored on insecure hardware has been created by a security researcher. Continue reading

Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report. Continue reading

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere. Continue reading

Russian Hackers Used Bug in Microsoft Windows for Spying, Report Says

The targets were often linked to the standoff in Ukraine, said iSight Partners, the computer security firm that released the report. Continue reading

7 million Dropbox Username/Password Pairs Apparently Leaked [Updated]

It’s time to change your password… again. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Kmart and Dairy Queen Report Data Breach October 10, 2014

Kmart and Dairy Queen join nearly a dozen merchants that have had their in-store payment systems compromised with malware over the last year. Continue reading

Kmart shops hit by payment card hack

Cash registers at Kmart stores in the US were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for a month, reports the retailer. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards – 10 Oct 2014

Just weeks after a celebrity hacking scandal, members of an anonymous online message board claimed to have accessed hundreds of thousands of photographs of noncelebrities. Continue reading

The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it’ll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s. Continue reading

Snapchat Can’t Stop the Parasite Apps That Screw Its Users

Snapchat Can’t Stop the Parasite Apps That Screw Its Users

Snapchat has long been one of the favorite piñatas of the privacy crowd, criticized for encouraging teens to send nude pictures with dubious promises of ephemerality. But as the seedier corners of the Internet buzzed Friday over news of a 13 gigabyte leak of Snapchat messages, the service has pointed the finger instead at an […]

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Matt Smith in Latest Nude Photo Leak

The ex-Doctor Who star and his former girlfriend Daisy Lowe seem to be the latest hacking victims. Continue reading

US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says

You own your data. And the government needs to start respecting that. The post US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

ATM Hack ‘Gives Out Wads of Cash’

Interpol issues a warning as a flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash is discovered. Continue reading