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How To Protect Your Personal Brands Website From A Cyber Attack
18th Aug 2018 [41 hours ago] from Topix
Your personal brands website is your calling card to attract loyal followers, and an unexpected cyber attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you currently monitoring from the back end? With the right tools and...
Australian Teenager Hacked Apples Network Multiple Times, Accessed 90GB Worth Of Files
18th Aug 2018 [36 hours ago] from Topix
Court documents reveal that a 16-year-old hacker from Australia allegedly broke into tech giant Apples computer systems and may have downloaded internal files. The Age newspaper reports that the teenagers actions were driven by an admiration...
Hundreds Of Newspapers Are Challenging Trump's Attacks: 'We Are Not The Enemy’
16th Aug 2018 [4 days ago] from Yahoo News
Hundreds of U.S. newspapers are banding together this week to fight back
11-year-old Hacks Replica Florida Election Information Website In 10 Minutes
13th Aug 2018 [7 days ago] from Topix
Hacking into election information websites is apparently so easy that an 11-year-old can do it in about 10 minutes. At the 26th annual DEF CON, a hacker convention in Las Vegas, some hacking workshops for kids and adults saw two 11-year-olds...
Judge Says Trump Campaign Screwed Up On Wording Of Confidentiality Agreements
17th Aug 2018 [3 days ago] from Yahoo News
A Manhattan judge issued a ruling on Thursday that thwarts the Trump campaign’s attempts to keep a lawsuit out of open court.
I Think Its Safe To Say McAfees Unhackable Crypto-wallet Has Been Hacked - CNET
14th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from CNET News
Analysis: Until someone claims the Bitfi bounty, we wont know for sure.
Hackers Can Edit Policy Body Cam Footage Without Anybody Noticing
14th Aug 2018 [5 days ago] from PacketStormSecurity
Hackers Can Edit Policy Body Cam Footage Without Anybody Noticing
Instagram Hack Is Locking Hundreds Of Users Out Of Their Accounts
15th Aug 2018 [5 days ago] from ZDNet
Recovery options are being changed to .ru addresses by an unknown threat actor.
Faxploit: Retro Hacking Of Fax Machines Can Spread Malware
13th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from The Register
20th Century tech causing problems in the 21st Video  Corporations are open to hacking via a booby-trapped image data sent by fax, a hacker demo at DEF CON suggests.…
Air Ambulance Struck By Cyber Attack
17th Aug 2018 [3 days ago] from Topix
The e-mail system of the East Anglian Air Ambulance was targeted by a cyber attack this morning Picture: SIMON PARKER The emergency services organisation were the victims of a cyber attack at 11.01am today which targeted their e-mail...
Facebook Messenger Backdoor Demand, Bail In Bitcoin, And Lots More
18th Aug 2018 [2 days ago] from The Register
If youre not already suffering from Black Hat/DEF CON overload Roundup  Its time for another rapid roundup of computer security news beyond what weve already reported.…
Cyber Attack At Pune Co-op Bank: Rs 94 Crore Allegedly Siphoned Off By Hackers
14th Aug 2018 [5 days ago] from Topix
The FIR also states that the money transfer has taken place on two occasions on Saturday last week and once on Monday. In a suspected case of cyber attack, a server at Pune-headquartered Cosmos Bank was hacked and over Rs 94 crore allegedly...
FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Text Messages
13th Aug 2018 [7 days ago] from Yahoo News
WASHINGTON ― FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who was taken off special counsel
Russian Hackers Stole Hundreds Of Instagram Accounts This Month
15th Aug 2018 [5 days ago] from Topix
If youve discovered that you can no longer log into your Instagram account, and trying to reset your credential leads nowhere because the account is linked to a Russia-based email domain, youre not alone. It turns out that what appears...
PTC Courts Security Researchers To Find IoT Vulnerabilities
14th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from ZDNet
PTC adopts a shared responsibility model to security as it aims to shore up its ThingWorx ecosystem and court researchers looking into IoT.
PCs Still Infected With Andromeda Botnet Malware, Despite Takedown
13th Aug 2018 [7 days ago] from ZDNet
One of the largest botnets was taken out by the authorities last year - but large numbers of PCs remain infected.
Foreshadow Is A New Speculative Execution Exploit Targeting Intels SGX On Core Chips
14th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from PCWorld
Move over, Meltdown and Spectre. A new “Foreshadow” attack, alternatively called L1 Terminal Fault or L1TF, targets Intel’s Security Guard Extensions (SGX) within its Core chips.You should be safe, though, if you’ve already patched...
Fortnite For Android No Longer Samsung-exclusive: Is Your Phone Getting It? - CNET
13th Aug 2018 [7 days ago] from CNET News
Its not just iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones anymore.
SentinelOne Makes YouTube Delete Bsides Vid Cuz It Didnt Like The Way Bugs Were Reported
17th Aug 2018 [3 days ago] from The Register
Research silenced amid copyright, trademark claims If you were at BSides Manchester in England this week, you hopefully caught James Williams presentation on the shortcomings of some commercial antivirus tools.…
Facebook, Google, WhatsApp In The Firing Line As Australia Reveals Encryption Laws - CNET
13th Aug 2018 [7 days ago] from CNET News
The new laws would require tech giants to assist law enforcement in accessing encrypted communications. But the government insists its not a backdoor.
Man-in-the-Disk Attacks Take Advantage Of Android Storage Systems
14th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from ZDNet
The novel attack technique relies on Android developers which use lazy storage protocols.
Hacker Of Celebrity Photos Asking For Leniency
17th Aug 2018 [3 days ago] from Topix
In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A Connecticut man is asking for leniency while facing sentencing for hacking into more than 250 iCloud accounts of Hollywood...
Australian Boy Who Hacked Into Apple Network Admired The Group, Court Told
16th Aug 2018 [3 days ago] from Guardian
Company says no data compromised by 16-year-old although court hears he stored information’ in a folder called ‘hacky hack hack’A 16-year-old boy hacked into Apple’s mainframe, downloaded internal files and accessed customer accounts...
7 Surprising Places Hackers Hide
13th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from Topix
The internet of things has made everything from refrigerators to thermostats smarter. But as with connected technologies grow in popularity, malicious hackers can find ways to take advantage of these innovations, increasing the need for...
Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok
14th Aug 2018 [6 days ago] from Yahoo News
Supporters of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and