London police unveil 'Talon' to thwart car-ramming terror attacks

Authorities in London deployed new technology Sunday meant to thwart vehicle terror attacks, after a number of incidents in Europe over the past year where vehicles were used as weapons.

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US, European energy firms targeted by shadowy cyber espionage group, experts warn

Energy firms in North America and Europe are facing a new wave of cyber attacks that could wreak havoc on their operations, according to security expert Symantec.

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Microsoft CEO condemns Charlottesville attacks as 'horrific' in email to employees

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemned the attacks in Charlottesville, Va., calling them “horrific” in an email to employees.

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Nasty Mac malware can control your webcam and record everything you type

Apple’s Macs are a lot less susceptible to malware and virus attacks than their Windows-based counterparts, but they’re not malware-proof.

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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft join up to battle terrorist content

Amid concern about the recent spate of terror attacks, some of the world’s largest technology companies are teaming up in an effort to put a stop to terrorist content on their platforms.

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Ransomware attack costs South Korean company $1M, largest payment ever

Ransomware got a proverbial shot in the arm earlier this year following the WannaCry attacks and it looks as if hackers are getting more brazen with their requests as a result.Web hosting company Nayana, based in South Korea, was attacked with the Erebus ransomware on June 10. The company ultimately had to pay a fee of 397.6 Bitcoin (approximately $1 million), the largest ransomware paid ever.

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WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

Though WannaCry was one of the most serious malware attacks ever, some old Windows systems surprisingly eluded infection, according to a new report.

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Tech Q&A: Protect your business against ransomware

With all the hacking and ransomware attacks, I would like to know how you make sure your business does not become a victim. I need to take steps now before it’s too late.

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Cyber attack spreads across 74 countries; some UK hospitals crippled

Cyber attacks around the globe, hitting 74 countries across Europe and Asia and impacting the public health system in Britain, involved a leaked tool from the National Security Agency for hacking.

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C Spire's Place Among Cable TV Challengers


Cable TV has been facing mounting attacks from new technologies and new competitors. C Spire recently joined the action, announcing plans to enter the pay-TV space. It’s not yet clear what C Spire TV will be, or how it will impact the marketplace. We’ll have to wait for C Spire to spell that out in the coming weeks. What we know so far is that C Spire is a regional player in Mississippi, so the service won’t be available throughout the United States. Also, this pay-TV platform appears to have been developed by MobiTV, which is interesting.

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Yahoo is warning users over state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks

Yahoo has sent out a new warning to some users regarding allegedly state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks. It is believed that hackers were able to steal the company’s cookie source code to conduct the attacks.

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Election Day Cybershenanigans Highlight Need to Shore Up Security


Hackers last week launched DDoS attacks against both presidential candidates’ campaign websites. The attacks were routed through HTTP Layer 7 of the OSI protocol. There were at least four 30-second attacks reported. “The websites were not penetrated by a cyberintrusion,” said John Costello, a senior analyst at Flashpoint. “They were attacked using their publicly available Web addresses and associated IPs,” he said. The attackers were unsophisticated hackers and not a nation-state.

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Twitter is not liable for the rise of ISIS, rules US District judge

A lawsuit alleging that Twitter was legally responsible for facilitating ISIS attacks that saw two U.S. government contractors killed in Jordan has been dismissed by a California District Court judge.

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Belgians harness social media to help people affected by Brussels terror attacks

Belgians are using social media to help those affected by the deadly attacks that rocked Brussels Tuesday.

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Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

Article Image A “huge” number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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Security experts predict rise in cyber threats against Apple devices in 2016

Article Image Security firm Symantec expects cyber attacks against Apple products to rise in 2016, after malware attacks against iOS and Mac OS X spiked sharply this year.

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GOP lawmaker calls on FCC to ban social media, other sites

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In the wake of the Paris attacks, Representative Jim Barton (R-TX) has proposed “doing something” about terrorists’ use of social media — but the cure, in this case, is far worse than the disease.

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