Mysterious cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Netflix, Spotify service

An Internet services company called Dyn was hit by several cyber attack Friday, snarling web traffic on the east coast of the United States.

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Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

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An inventive new attack can extract passwords from computer fan activity, perfectly showing why the security war will always continue, and can never be won for good.

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San Bernardino's top cop says it's likely 'there is nothing of any value' on iPhone the FBI wants Apple to crack

Article Image The work-issued iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack likely has “nothing of any value” saved on it, the police chief of the town has admitted in a new interview, though he still believes Apple should help the FBI crack into the encrypted handset.

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Mother of San Bernardino victim backs Apple, says right to privacy 'makes America great'

Article Image Carole Adams — whose son Robert was killed in the San Bernardino attack last year — has spoken out in support of Apple’s position on encryption, saying the company “is definitely within their rights to protect the privacy of all Americans.”

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New PC malware loads before Windows, is virtually impossible to detect

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A new form of attack has brought a long-standing criminal malware suite to an NSA level of sophistication.

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Paris attack stokes the flames in fight over US data encryption

Article Image Last week’s terrorist attack on Paris sounded a call to arms for hawkish U.S. officials seeking broad oversight of encrypted digital communications, some of whom used the opportunity to rekindle discussions with Silicon Valley technology companies.

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Russia's small ships pack plenty of cruise missile heat

The small naval ships used in Russia’s cruise missile attack on Islamic State positions in Syria last week have generated plenty of buzz among defense experts.

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Cops foil possible gun attack at Pokemon World Championship after Facebook 'threat'

Boston cops said Sunday they may have foiled a gun attack on the recent Pokemon World Championships in the city.

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Malvertisers Poison Yahoo's Ad Network


Yahoo’s ad network suffered an attack that lasted for almost a week, Malwarebytes reported mid-day Monday. Malwarebytes earlier notified Yahoo of the attacks, which began July 28. Yahoo had stopped them by the time the report was published, Malwarebytes said. The attackers used the Angler Exploit Kit, described as highly sophisticated, to redirect visitors to ad sites on to two Microsoft Azure domains.
Although it did not collect the payload in this campaign, Malwarebytes said that Angler drops a mix of ad fraud and ransomware.

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GitHub attack marks escalation in China’s cyber censorship battle, experts warn

The ongoing denial-of-service attack against code-sharing site GitHub marks an escalation in China’s cyber censorship battle, security experts warn, urging a strong response from the U.S. government.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/14/github-attack-marks-escalation-in-chinas-cyber-censorship-battle-experts-warn/

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Microsoft: Internet Explorer, Windows vulnerable to FREAK attack

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The RSA encryption attack we reported on earlier this week has been found to work on Windows systems, not just Android and iOS. Microsoft has issued a temporary workaround.

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Massive FREAK security flaw breaks HTTPS in Android, Apple devices

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A new attack against websites illustrates the dangers of weakening cryptography — and an astonishing number of sites are vulnerable.

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Qualcomm rides to war: Multiple new CPUs, modems announced ahead of Mobile World Congress

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Qualcomm is announcing and launching multiple new chips and modems today — and opening a full-scale attack on the other mobile vendors trying to muscle into its turf.

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Social media sites knocked offline, Lizard Squad hack group claims responsibility

The hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for what it said was an attack that briefly knocked several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram, offline early Tuesday. 

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Centcom hack shows US fails to get ahead of hackers

The attack by ISIS sympathizers on U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube pages is yet again raising questions over how secure America’s government and private sector information is against hackers.  

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Centcom hack: Military tightens password security

The hack attack that seized the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts on Monday has prompted the military to tighten its social media password security.

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Anonymous declares war on Islamist extremists after terror attack in Paris

Hacking group Anonymous declared war on Islamist extremists after the terror attack on Paris satirical publication Charlie Hebdo last week.

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Apple updates French website to show support for Charlie Hebdo after deadly terrorist attack

Following a horrific attack on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, Apple on Thursday added to its official regional website a full-width black banner reading “Je suis Charlie.”



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