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John P. Mello Jr.
Risky Scripts Pose Threat to Web Surfers, Say Researchers
11/28/17 11:24 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1166 Words

That makes the playback page vulnerable to a man-in-middle attack that could suck all the data from the page and into a hacker's hands.

What's more, some services don't use HTTPS to communicate with their clients, which exposes the transmissions to...

Jack M. Germain
RoboCyberWall Aims to Block Linux Server Hacks
10/04/17 4:30 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 825 Words

The product's Modular Security paradigm for Linux server perimeters has been hacker tested for more than a year. It is far more secure than yesterday's all-in-one firewalls, according to the company, which describes them as "Jack of All Trades, Master of None."...

Jonathan Terrasi
Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the Popcorn
09/20/17 3:22 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 921 Words

One example of this is the predominantly Linux-focused podcast Hacker Public Radio . The series has no designated host, instead calling on listeners to submit episodes for the benefit of the rest of the audience.

In this way, community members don't merely...

David Jones
Apache Mounts Strong Defense, Equifax Retreats
09/12/17 11:14 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 772 Words

Actual breaches are not preventable, he noted, as a skilled hacker who wants to access your personal data will do so if they try hard enough -- but that was not the problem in the Equifax case.

Storing consumer financial data...

John P. Mello Jr.
Global Cyberattack on Energy Sector Stokes Deep Fears
09/07/17 11:11 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 670 Words

... hacker group known as "Dragonfly" is behind sophisticated wave of recent cyberattacks on the energy sectors of Europe and North America, Symantec reported Wednesday. The attacks could provide the group with the means to severely disrupt energy operations on both continents.

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Peter Suciu
HBO Cyberattack Driven By Mysterious Motives
08/03/17 1:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 828 Words

"Unless HBO's hackers release more damaging or controversial data, or are aided by Wikileaks, this event is likely to be less disruptive than the Sony hack," he observed. "That said, it should still inspire Netflix, Amazon and others in the entertainment and film industries to examine and shore up their network security -- or be the next in line to be hacker targets." ...

Jonathan Terrasi
Hacking and Linux Go Together Like 2 Keys in a Key Pair
05/31/17 3:16 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1084 Words

... since taking an interest Linux , with the specific aim of better understanding and enhancing my personal digital security, I have been fascinated by hacker conferences. As soon as I learned of their existence, I made a point of keeping tabs on...

David Jones
Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks
05/15/17 4:15 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 903 Words

The German Deutsche Bahn rail system largely has recovered from an attack of the initial strain of Wannacry, which caused electronic departure boards to display the hacker's ransom demands, according to Lutz Miller, spokesperson for the rail service.

Train operations...

Jonathan Terrasi
What Internet-Connected War Might Look Like
05/10/17 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1008 Words

This might sound like the action movie of a hacker's dreams, but The Army Cyber Institute at West Point is training its recruits to do just that. At Chicago's Thotcon hacker conference last week, attendees got a glimpse of what its elite...

Peter Suciu
Our Sci-Fi Future: Silly vs. Terrifying
04/25/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1467 Words

Case, the main character in Gibson's seminal book Neuromancer , is a "console cowboy" -- basically a hacker by another, more creative name. The character is down on his luck, and by taking on a job no one wants, he is able...

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft's Timely Response to Shadow Brokers Threat Raises Questions
04/18/17 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 879 Words

... as the Shadow Brokers hacker group started crowing about a dump of never-seen-before flaws in Windows, Microsoft announced it already had fixed most of the exploits. "Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers," Microsoft Principal...

John P. Mello Jr.
Hackers Blast Emergency Sirens in Dallas
04/11/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 830 Words

Screaming sirens serenaded Dallas residents in the early morning hours Saturday after a cyberattack set off the city's emergency warning system....

John P. Mello Jr.
Samsung's Tizen OS Riddled With Security Holes
04/04/17 4:00 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 850 Words

Store App Vulnerable
While all the vulnerabilities in the software allow a hacker to take control of devices running Tizen, a flaw Neiderman found particularly disturbing compromised the software used to install software through the app store for the OS.

David Jones
Group Demands Apple Pay Ransom for iCloud Credentials
03/24/17 3:47 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 790 Words

It claimed that its iCloud ransom demands were in part to spread awareness of Albayrek, as well as of Karim Baratov, a Canadian resident charged earlier this month , along with a second hacker and two Russian FSB agents, in the 2014 breach...

John P. Mello Jr.
Anonymous Hacker Pulls Plug on Thousands of Dark Net Sites
02/07/17 11:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 688 Words

... percent of the Dark Net was taken offline last week, when a hacker compromised a server hosting some 10,000 websites on the Tor network. Tor, designed to hide the identities of its users, is widely used on the Dark Web, which isn't...

Mike Baukes
Yahoo and the Year of Living Dangerously
01/20/17 12:22 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1187 Words

Worse, in this instance, is the fact Yahoo is as fully complicit as any hacker in exposing its customers' most sensitive personal communications: It did so without permission, simply at the demand of a government agency bearing no warrants or probable cause.

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John P. Mello Jr.
2017: More Apple Security Flaws, Cyberattacks, Hacktivisim
12/28/16 6:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1500 Words

Threat intelligence firm Recordfed Future says it's discovered evidence that Russian-speaking hacker may have compromised more than 100 access credentials at U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Dec. 15. Protenus reports that the number of healthcare data breaches in November reached an annual high of...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Smarter Slumber and Pod-Free Coffee
12/01/16 2:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 888 Words

A hacker put together the miniature game console for the 2016 Hackaday Conference after getting frustrated when he found a keychain version of the Game Boy that could function only as a clock.

The resolution is a little off --...

Richard Adhikari
SF Muni Hack a Wake-Up Call for Public Systems
11/28/16 3:28 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 550 Words

All About the Dough
A person at the email address provided by the hacker, who identified himself as "Andy Saolis" to the Examiner , demanded 100 bitcoins -- equal to about US$73,000 -- to release data captured from the...

John P. Mello Jr.
Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays' Biggest Shopping Weekend
11/23/16 10:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1732 Words

A hacker could check tens or hundreds of millions of combinations in that way and then register and sell cards discovered to have a balance.

Unsafe mobile apps also might victimize Black Friday-Cyber Monday shoppers.

Researchers found 5,198 Black Friday...

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