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Friday Jul 25 | TechTarget

Undocumented iOS diagnostic features spark iPhone backdoor concerns

News roundup: The revelation of potential iOS backdoors -- and Apple's perceived acknowledgement of them -- has sparked debate over the definition of a backdoor and raised concerns over iOS security.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Apple, Startups, Science, Computer Science, iPod

Friday Jul 25 | The Washington Post

ellen_nakashima

A little over a decade ago, federal prosecutors used keystroke logging software to steal the encryption password of an alleged New Jersey mobster, Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., so they could get evidence from his computer to be used at his trial.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Drug Enforcement Administration, US Politics, US News

Friday Jul 25 | 2-spyware.com

Helpful tips on how to protect your smartphone/tablet

You have probably heard the term 'Adware'. This term describes an advertising-supported software, which seeks to make a profit out of commercial advertisements.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Altor Networks, Cell Phones, Electronics

Friday Jul 25 | InfoWorld

Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Why and How to Remove 'Ads by Supra Savings' from Your Computer

If you want to save money while shopping online you should not trust applications like SupraSavings.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Northwest Florida Daily News

Looking through the - Glass'

"You never know who you're going to inspire to become the next Einstein, Madame Curie, Sir Isaac Newton," Carmine said.

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Filehippo.com

AntiLogger 1.7.2.370

AntiLogger is a very powerful and efficient app which blocks hackers. Although the applicaton is very lightweight, it can detect any attempts to modify your computer's settings and place malicious code in your system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

Examiner.com

How to Delete iStart Browser Virus and Why Deleting It Is Important

The good thing about such browser hijackers as istart123.com is that they do not try to infect you with malware directly.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers, Internet

Hispanic Business

Researchers Submit Patent Application, 'Anti-Malware System, Method...

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure relates to a system for use in providing a security solution, and more particularly, to a system including a hardware-based anti-virus engine and to a method of processing data in such a system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, CPU

The Indian Express

Hacking virus a Bladabindia prowling in Indian cyberspace

Some of the Bladabindi variants could capture keyboard press, control computer camera and later send collected sensitive information to remote attacker.

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Related Topix: Keyboards, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Ars Technica

Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento too

As many as 50,000 websites have been remotely commandeered by attackers exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in a popular plugin for the WordPress content management system, security researchers said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Crerar Library News

What is Jck.drivesection.net?

If you have just noticed that strange Jck.drivesection.net popA ups are displayed on the screen while you are browsing the Internet, it means that you have some adware program installed on your PC.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers

Boy Genius

Apple denies intentionally compromising iOS security, explains 'backdoor' features

Following an extensive security report from an iOS forensic and security expert that questioned some of Apple's iOS tools when it comes to the user's security and privacy , Apple has taken another step to address "backdoor" concerns on top of stating that it's not working with anyone to include backdoors in any of its products .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, iPod

BetaNews

How to protect your company data without inspecting SSL

Since the start of this year, it has felt like Armageddon within the cyber-security arena.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Investopedia

Botnet

An combination of "robot" and "network," botnet is a group of programs that work together by communicating over the Internet.

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Related Topix: Email Spam, Computers, Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

Spyhunter: Voted As Best Antivirus And Anti Malware That Offers...

With most of the anti virus in the market offering partial protection, Spyhunter is one of the tools which have been identified as very effective in offering full protection.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, PC

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Proos, Schuette Warning Of Malware Threats To Phones, Tablets

With the rise of smartphones and tablet computers also comes the rise in threats from outsiders trying to hack in.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Boy Genius

Apple denies having included a backdoor in iOS or other products

An extensive research paper from a security specialist revealed earlier this week that governments and other third-parties with malicious intentions would be able to use certain tools in iOS to extract information from iPhones and other iOS devices , without the user's consent or knowledge.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean businesses, governments and people could be losing millions to cyber criminals

By James Bynoe CEO Caribbean Cyber Security Center WARRENS, Barbados -- The Caribbean cyber security center continues to urge the Caribbean region to take the growing threat from cyber criminals and hackers seriously.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

O'Grady's PowerPage

Jonathan Zdziarski's talk at hacker conferences shows backdoors on...

Per The Apple Core , forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has posted the slides from his talk at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference in New York called Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, iPhone

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