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Friday - November 21, 2014
Cybercriminals are using a new version of the dangerous Citadel Trojan, which has been employed to attack the financial and petrochemical industries, to compromise password and authentication solutions, IBM Trusteer has reported. The new version begins capturing keystrokes, or keylogging, when some processes are running. It was discovered on a server that already had been infected. [More...]

Thursday - November 20, 2014
A Russian website has been posting live video streams from unprotected webcams in homes and businesses around the globe, Britain's Information Commissioner's Office warned on Thursday. The website has gained access to the webcams using the cameras' default login credentials, which are freely available online but often don't get changed by their owners during the set-up process. [More...]

Thursday - November 20, 2014
Twitter this week began indexing every public tweet posted since it began operating in 2006. "Our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every tweet ever published," said Yi Zhuang, who led the project team. Use cases Zhuang cited for the new infrastructure include results for entire TV and sports seasons, conferences, industry discussions and long-lived hashtag conversations. [More...]

Thursday - November 20, 2014
The Apple rumor mill never stops spinning, and even though the iPhone 6 is barely here and the next version ages away, the most interesting rumor is the chance that the next iPhone will make a huge leap forward with its camera -- possibly using two lenses to produce DSLR-quality images. The rumor comes from John Gruber of Daring Fireball via an episode of The Talk Show podcast. [More...]

Wednesday - November 19, 2014
WhatsApp has added end-to-end encryption and enabled it by default in the latest version of its Android messaging application, partner Open Whisper Systems announced Tuesday. The new feature taps Open Whisper's open source TextSecure encryption protocol to ensure that only a conversation's participants can read the messages they exchange. WhatsApp itself won't be able to decrypt the messages. [More...]

Wednesday - November 19, 2014
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When Glass "Explorers" first showed up, you might have thought they were aliens from another planet, considering the curiosity and trepidation they provoked. However, reactions now seem to range from negativity to apathy to "Google what?" That's actually good, said tech analyst Rob Enderle. The fewer people who know about Google's bungled first effort, the better chance a later version will have. [More...]

Wednesday - November 19, 2014
The U.S. Postal Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week confirmed that their computer systems were targeted in months-long cyberattacks that appear to have originated in China. The attack on USPS compromised information of an estimated 800,000 employees. Data at risk includes names, date of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of employment. [More...]

Tuesday - November 18, 2014
The Republican Party and at least two outside political-spending groups reportedly used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data in the months leading up to this year's midterm elections. One of the accounts was named after the fictional West Wing character Bruno Gianelli, who attempted to fund campaigns with possibly unethical cash. [More...]

Tuesday - November 18, 2014
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The next time you see a Cessna plane in the sky over your neighborhood, you should know that it might be spying on you. "The issue at hand is that the DoJ is collecting data in bulk without warrants, and without the reasonable suspicion that the people whose data they are collecting have engaged in any criminal activity," said FreedomWorks spokesperson Jackie Bodnar. [More...]

Monday - November 17, 2014
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The sticker price will be hefty, refueling stations will be sparse, and the jury is out as to how much it might help the environment, but Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell auto, Mirai, is the wave of the future, the company said. In fact, "Mirai" means "future" in Japanese. "It is another attempt by Toyota to weave a blanket to cover alternatives to fossil fuels," said TopSpeed.com's Justin Cupler. [More...]

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