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2 hrs ago | Network World

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

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7 hrs ago | The Inquirer

Video games industry is fighting an advanced cyber attack campaign

THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY is at the mercy of a large scale advanced cyber attack campaign designed to steal source code, Dell's security arm Secureworks has revealed .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, SecureWorks, Software

8 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

National Research Council only the most recent victim of computer hacking

The recent cyber attack against Canada's National Research Council was not first time that foreign and domestic entities have been accused of illegally infiltrating Canadian corporate or government computers.

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12 hrs ago | BetaNews

Internet of Things devices open up new avenues for hackers

We're constantly being told that the internet of things is set to revolutionize the world we live in.

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14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Hackers disrupt Kenyaa s march to e-goverment

In its latest attack, Anonymous cell Anon_0x03 on July 27 cracked, took control and used Kenya Deputy President William Ruto's Twitter account to tweet a list of government websites it had hacked.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Science / Technology, Twitter, Travel

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ComputerWorld

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

An open-source project has released the first free application for the iPhone that scrambles voice calls, which would thwart government surveillance or eavesdropping by hackers.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Science / Technology

News24

.com | Israel's Iron Dome makers hit by China hackers

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Columbia, MD

China Digital Times

Hackers Hit HK Media, Democracy Movement

As advocacy groups note Beijing's increasing influence over the media in Hong Kong , and after recent violent attacks against Hong Kong journalists , the Hong Kong Journalists Association declared the past year the " darkest for press freedom" in several decades .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, PC

SlashGear.com

Microwave hacked into weapon, used to blow up a stereo

There are some things in this world you're better off not trying, and dismantling a microwave to make a stick-mounted weapon is probably one of them.

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MSN Money

Is this the death of passwords?

Is it possible that your next password might be as simple and subtle as the way you type or hold your smartphone? If you hate trying to fill out those CAPTCHA forms with Secrets are used to keep our stuff safe on computers; for nearly three decades now, that secret has chiefly been a password, or in security lingo, "something you know."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Marketing

Wall Street and Tech

Shore Up Cyber Security Now

Knowing that a data breach can and will happen at some point, asset management firms can manage new operational and regulatory risk with a layered approach to cyber security.

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Boing Boing

Former NSA chief to profit from patented hacker detection tech, charging clients $1M a month

Keith Alexander, the former director of the National Security Administration, is filing for tech security patents related to his work running the NSA.

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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.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science / Technology, Canada

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.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology

Forbes.com

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Canada

Canada.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Columbia, MD

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