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58 min ago | Reuters

Canada says China tried to hack into key computer system

High-level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government network, a senior official said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Computers, Science / Technology, Canada

58 min ago | This Is Lancashire

Warning over Android security risk

A new flaw in the Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users since 2010 at risk to hacking, a mobile analytics firm has claimed.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology

2 hrs ago |

Hackers And E-Criminals Want Your E-Data: WePay Expert Sounds Off

As more and more transactions take place online and on mobile devices, companies are spending buckets of time trying to make sure their clients money-matters are secure.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

4 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian spy agency says Chinese hacked into NRC computers, network shut down

Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems at the National Research Council, forcing it to shut down its IT network for an extended period, the federal government revealed Tuesday.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Canada

4 hrs ago |

Chinese hackers break into National Research Council computers, Canadian spy agency says

But the Treasury Board says the NRC's computers have been isolated from the rest of the government's systems as a precaution.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | CIO

Using Instagram on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Medina Gazette

Brunswick Council OKs money for return of tornado sirens

City Council agreed Monday to spend $24,554 to get Brunswick tornado sirens up and running.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medina County, OH, Strongsville, OH

China Digital Times

"Chinese" Hackers Hit Firms Behind Israel's Iron Dome

According to Columbia, Md.-based threat intelligence firm Cyber Engineering Services Inc. , between Oct. 10, 2011 and August 13, 2012, attackers thought to be operating out of China hacked into the corporate networks of three top Israeli defense technology companies, including Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries, and Rafael Advanced Defense ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Columbia, MD

WAND-TV Decatur

Home Security Systems Can be Hacked

Dale Baker has an ADT home security system. He'd be at home when it would start chirping.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

How Safe Is Your Bitcoin Wallet From A Cyber-Attack?

Bitcoin is a type of digital currency established in 2009 as an inexpensive payment method than can be used to buy merchandise and make transactions online.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Science / Technology, Dennis Christopher, Business News

Government Executive

Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data from Contractor's PC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite data was stolen from a contractor's personal computer last year, but the agency could not investigate the incident because the employee refused to turn over the PC, according to a new inspector general report.


Related Topix: PC

The Top 5 Most Brutal Cyber Attacks Of 2014 So Far

In 2014, cyber attacks and data breaches don't look like they're going to slow down.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

'iPhones allow extraction of personal data'

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged last week.


Related Topix: Computers, iPod touch App, iPad App, Google+, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sunday Herald

Hacker McKinnon sets up as IT adviser

A SCOT who hacked into some of the world's most secure computer networks is offering his services as an IT consultant.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Search Engine Optimization


Hackers stealing more sexual photos for extortion

The e-mail terrified the young mother. "What if I told you I had pics of you?" the writer asked.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dover, NH

Facebook Security for Parents and Teens

Social authentication. A hacker will have a harder time hacking into your Facebook account if he or she must identify your friends via photos.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Science / Technology, Scanners

Global Voices Online

Twitter "Blocks" Access to Russia's Most Infamous Hackers

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Seeking Alpha

Emerging Storage, VMware And Pivotal Drive EMC's Q2 Earnings

EMC announced its second quarter earnings on July 23, reporting a 5% year-on-year growth in net revenues to $5.9 billion.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, RSA Security, Software, SlideRocket, Continuity Software, Iomega, NetWitness

Al Bawaba

Revealed: the $3 trillion threat

While such schemes are yet to become a reality, the financial consequences of not being adequately resilient are sure to see more enterprises take notice.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Anonymous group warns of more Kenya cyber attacks [Nation (Kenya)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The ongoing cyber-attacks on web and social sites operated by the government, the military and top leaders is part of an effort to expose corruption in Kenya, a 'hacktivist' group has claimed.


Related Topix: Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Science / Technology, Twitter


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