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15 hours ago Watch Out For Phishing Scams Like These

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(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) Motherboard reporter Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai recently reported on an Iranian hacking campaign, which attempted to break into Iranian activist and journalist email accounts using fake Google Drive links. It's possible that the campaign is linked to either the Iranian government or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The links [...]

2 days ago The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

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Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it's "like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots." RELATED: Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison Gizmodo took a look at female profiles on the site and discovered that most of them were never used at all after they were created. In fact, the site estimates that roughly 12,000 of the 5.5 million registered female accounts are

2 days ago Malvertising maniac messes MSN, serves corrupted creative

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Yahoo! appetiser, HuffPo for mains, and MSN for desert.

A chap who might just me the world's worst malvertising marauder has popped MSN, potentially compromising some of the site's 10 million daily visitors with an exploit kit so capable it p0wns almost half of those who encounter it.

2 days ago Mozilla Updates Firefox 40 to Patch Two Serious Flaws

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Mozilla updated Firefox to version 40.0.3 on Thursday to address a couple of serious vulnerabilities.

2 days ago 'Work went on, of course': Why the German parliament took itself offline for three days

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Following a significant hack attack, the Bundestag's IT systems went dark for an upgrade.

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44 minutes ago "‹User data manifesto seeks to give people control of their data

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A European-led effort defines the basic rights for users over their personal data.

29 minutes ago Cisco ISE carries HTML authentication bug

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Web portal access needs to be restricted

Cisco's identified a bug in its Identity Services Engine: its admin portal doesn't properly authorise HTML requests, and that can let an attacker see custom pages an admin has created.

2 minutes ago U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft: Washington Post

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The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether to issue the sanctions was expected soon, possibly as early as the next two weeks. Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies as President Xi Jinping prepares to make his first visit to the United States next month.

1 day ago Jihadist Hacker Killed in US air Strike Was Recruiter: Pentagon

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A jihadist hacker who was killed this week in a US air strike in Syria was actively recruiting Islamic State sympathizers to carry out lone wolf attacks in the west, the Pentagon said Friday.

Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the US Central Command, said Junaid Hussain was specifically targeted in an air strike that killed him August 24 in Raqqa, Syria.

17 hours ago What is the Dark Web?

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The World Wide Web gave us an easy way of sharing information. Think how many photos of someone?s dinner have been posted on Facebook and Instagram. It gave organizations a way to share information about using their products, without having to print hundreds of instruction booklets. And it gave a way for people to talk to other people, who could be on the other side of the world, using a video phone.

1 day ago Supercookies are back, and they're as unappealing as ever

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Supercookies are back in force. But if supercookies are so great for consumers, why aren't mobile carriers bragging about using them?

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2 hours ago 3 Lessons From Spotify's Privacy Snafu

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Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek at a press event earlier this year. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Spotify) When Spotify published an update to its privacy policy, a loud group of users threw it back at the company. What happened, and why, should be instructive to every marketer. Earlier this week, the internet [...]

6 hours ago FTC v. Ashley Madison: Why The FTC Has Not Yet Acted, Answers To Eight Vital Consumer Questions

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Worried about their data, their relationships and their jobs, data-compromised Ashley Madison (AM) members may be wondering why the Federal Trade Commission has been silent on whether it is investigating or taking action against the embattled company. Experts answer consumers' likely questions.