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1 min ago | Wandsworth Guardian

Putney man jailed for 1.25m cyber attack

A 25-year-old man has been jailed for his role in a sophisticated cyber attack stealing more than A 1.25m.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

1 hr ago | Mass Transit

'Internet of Things' takes hold in physical security

One trend that is beginning to rapidly take hold across the technology landscape is the concept of what has been dubbed as the "Internet of Things" or IoT for short, which is essentially the proliferation of web-enabled devices throughout all industries.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cameras

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Globe and Mail

Bitcoin is just the beginning

Bitcoin themed stickers stand attached to glass doors during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York April 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Science / Technology, Computers

WTVR Richmond

Experts warn not to assume you are safe from Heartbleed

Apple didn't release a firmware update for its AirPort routers until Tuesday. Dell's SonicWALL app, which lets you connect to corporate networks from home, just got patched Monday.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Computers

Canada Online Explorer

Big tech companies donate millions to help with Heartbleed crisis

The world's biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose Heartbleed bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Linux

Boston.com

Hackers' Group May Be Behind Cyber Attack on Boston Hospital

The computer hacker group Anonymous is believed to be responsible for repeated cyber attacks against the website of Boston Children's Hospital over the child-custody case involving 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, the Globe reported today.

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Related Topix: Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Science / Technology, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Medicine

KCCI-TV Des Moines

ISU officials warn nearly 50K students of data breach

New information on the data breach at Iowa State University. We're finding out why University officials are just responding to the hacking now -- even though they knew about it more than a month ago.... KCCI's Vanessa Peng joins us live from the Ames Livelink.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Social Security, Personal Finance, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Fortune

For crowdsourced security startup, a carrot and a hack

What do you get when you bring a couple of former National Security Agency analysts to Silicon Valley? A crowd-sourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes and $7.5 million in funding.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Menlo Park, CA, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Google

National Vulnerability Database

CVE-2012-5014

NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Simple tips to protect your devices from the heartbleed bug

With major retailers being hit by hackers and security breaches, consumers are more skeptical of someone gaining access to their personal information.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Reuters

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

CIO

Self-Taught Hackers Rule

CSO - Ilio Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, a Swiss information security company, gave the keynote address on governments' role in cybersecurity this past Sunday at the Regional cybersecurity Summit in Oman.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Reuters

Exclusive: FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health insurance data.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News, Science / Technology

MarketWatch

Hackers do it for fun, not profit

Hacking into a website may seem like a great way to steal a few bucks, but many cyber criminals are just in it for a few laughs .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

National Public Radio

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer Of Protection Online

Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Computers, Google

Switched

Healthcare Records vulnerable to Criminals

Just about every kind of healthcare related entity-hospitals, rehab centers, pharma companies, insurance carriers and more-have been and continue to be compromised by cyber criminals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology

Sky News

Chinese Government Shuns 'Expensive' Windows 8

The Chinese government will try to patch up the outdated Windows XP operating system -because it is too expensive to upgrade.

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Related Topix: Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Computers

Townhall

Privacy, Please

Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites.

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Related Topix: Computers, Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

ITworld

While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

The panic over the Heartbleed bug is proving to be a convenient distraction for hackers using standard techniques in a fresh wave of attacks targeting at least 18 U.S. universities, according to a computer security researcher.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

WHO-TV

Servers Hacked: Isu Information Vulnerable

Iowa State University says there is no evidence the data files containing the confidential information were accessed but it is still warning nearly 30,000 former students to be vigilant about their identity protection.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Science / Technology

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