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1 hr ago | CIO

Toss Routers With Hardcoded Passwords, Expert Says

A Chinese manufacturer's routers that contain a hardcoded password that can be used to open a 'backdoor' should be thrown away and replaced with more reputable gear, experts say Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology, and that's the recommendation experts are giving to small businesses using a flawed router from a China-based ... (more)

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Mobile Armor, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Ixia and Plixer Provide Enhanced Cyber Attack and Application Performance Analysis

Ixia announced the integration of its Application and Threat Intelligence Processor with the Plixer International, Inc. Scrutinizer cyber threat incident response solution.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Electronics, Ixia, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Most Email Is Now Invisible To Hackers and Government Surveillance

How often do you open your email and wonder whether anyone else may have looked at it before you? If your email is not encrypted, you may have a good reason to worry.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

8 hrs ago | Information Technology

Allied Minds Announces the Formation of Whitewood Encryption Systems, Inc.

Allied Minds , an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company, announced today the formation of Whitewood Encryption Systems, Inc., a builder of next-generation systems of data encryption that leverage advanced cryptography technologies emerging from U.S. centers of research excellence.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cloud Computing

8 hrs ago | Computing.co.uk

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

Sony's PlayStation Network has once again been hit by cyber vandals, with the service - which serves as the backbone of the PlayStation 4 online ecosystem - recently brought down in a distributed denial of service attack.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Science, Computer Science

12 hrs ago | CRN

Heartbleed Attacks Still Actively Targeting Vulnerable Servers, Says IBM

The Heartbleed bug, the open-source vulnerability believed to have been behind the breach of possibly millions of leaked records at Community Health Systems, is being actively targeted by criminals despite widespread availability of patches for error-prone devices.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Hackers hold Syrian president at ransom

THE big winners of the NBN will be data-hungry households downloading TV shows, as research reveals the Coalition's plan will deliver the country $18 billion.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Science / Technology, Computers

Examiner.com

If you're a computer hacker, Tesla wants you

We hear stories on the news about hackers getting into a store's database and stealing a customer's credit card information.

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ComputerWorld

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said The cybercriminal gang behind the Kelihos botnet is tricking users into installing malware on their computers by appealing to pro-Russian sentiments stoked by recent international sanctions against the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Science / Technology, Spyware, Email Spam, BitDefender

Forbes.com

Budget Crime: You Can Buy A Stolen Credit Card And Rent A Hacker For Under $20

One of the most terrifying realities of cyber crime is that it's now easier than ever to become a cyber criminal.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Suria

Singapore boosts cyber security after...

Singapore on Tuesday announced new measures to strengthen cyber security to prevent a recurrence of attacks on government websites incuding those of its president and prime minister.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, Science / Technology, Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Lee Hsien Loong

Health Data Management

Top Health Data Breaches Caused by Hackers

6 Bad Habits Holding You Back From Success : Do you feel stuck in a rut? Expected to be shooting up the career ladder at this stage in the game? We all have bad habits, but bringing your baggage to the office can be the difference between soaring or stalling in your career.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Security, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Consumer Alert: Phone Hackers

As smartphones become the new laptop, we're using them for everything; from taking pictures, to accessing emails, and even checking bank account information.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Small Business

Sys-Con Media

Toshiba is First MR Manufacturer to Meet Network Security Guidelines...

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s MR systems have received approval to operate with the U.S. Air Force.

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Related Topix: Toshiba, Computers, Science / Technology, US Military, US Air Force, Electronic, Titan, Tustin, CA

HeraldNet

Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

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Related Topix: Sony Online Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Science / Technology, Twitter

Business Journal

Hacker tool used in Target breach hit 1,000+ businesses, U.S. says

The malware responsible for the Target and Supervalu data breaches could have hit more than 1,000 other businesses, according to the Secret Service.

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Related Topix: Retail, Target, Science / Technology, Supervalu, Food, Grocery

The Straits Times

Alleged 'Messiah' hacker James Raj Arokiasamy slapped with 105 additional computer misuse charges

Alleged hacker James Raj Arokiasamy was slapped with 105 additional charges of computer misuse on Monday, bringing the total he faces to 162.

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Hindustan Times

Japans Sony hit by cyber attack bomb threat

Japanese entertainment giant Sony said Monday its online music and gaming sites came under a cyber attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive.

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Related Topix: Sony Online Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Science / Technology

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Albany Times Union

6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

The human body has the potential for amazing feats, but it also has built-in limitations - we can't hear certain tones, we see a limited range of colors, and we can't feel magnetic and electrical fields around us the way some animals do.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Computers, Healthcare Law, Law, Weird

The New Zealand Herald

Dotcom denies he's behind the Whale Oil hacking

Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom says his comments yesterday about hacking the German Prime Minister's credit rating had nothing to do with the hacking of the Whale Oil blog.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

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