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Bits Blog: Symantec Discovers ‘Regin’ Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks

The security company indicated that a powerful program that could only have been created by a “nation state” has been finding its way into computer systems for six years.



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Four-year-old Comment Security Bug Affects 86 Percent of WordPress Sites

Bug allows script attack that could be used to hijack sites or attack visitors. Continue reading

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

Piecing together new information from various researchers, it’s clear the ‘Regin” malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptograph… Continue reading

Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-profile Targets for Years

“Backdoor Regin” bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was developed by a wealthy nation. Continue reading

NSA Director: China Can Damage US Power Grid

NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks  

Bits Blog: Malicious Software Said to Spread on Android Phones

Lookout, a security company, says it has been tracking malware that over the last two years has become more sophisticated as it hit millions of devices. Continue reading

Target to Judge: Banks’ Losses in Our Card Breach Aren’t Our Problem

Files in federal court to have banks’ data breach suit thrown out. Continue reading

Using a Password Manager on Android? It May be Wide Open to Sniffing Attacks

Proof-of-concept exploit against LastPass could easily be extended to other apps. Continue reading

Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

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

Warnings on ‘Complex’ Android Virus

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk. Continue reading

Russian Site Lists Breached Webcams

Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds. Continue reading

Chinese Arrests over iOS Malware

Three people believed to have been involved in creating malware that penetrated Apple’s strict controls have been arrested in China. Continue reading

Apology Over Website Users’ Security

Northern Ireland’s culture minister apologises to users of an Irish language website after it emerged their personal details could be publicly accessed online. Continue reading

OS X 10.10.1 Released with Fixes for Wi-Fi, Exchange, and More

First Yosemite update should fix some of the more pressing bugs. Continue reading

AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On

AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On

AT&T has put plans to include unique tracking IDs on consumer’s mobile web traffic on hold.

The post AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On appeared first on WIRED.



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Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash

Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash

When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money.

The post Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash appeared first on WIRED.



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iPhone, Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, and Fire Phone fall like dominoes at Pwn2Own

Near field communication exploits play starring role in hacking competition. Continue reading

Microsoft Patches ’19-Year-Old’ Bug

Microsoft patches a critical bug in its software that had existed for 19 years, according to IBM researchers. Continue reading

Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half

After testing the USB controller chips of all eight major manufacturers, the researcher who first discovered BadUSB has some good news and some bad news. The post Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half appeared f… Continue reading