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  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +11 +1

    Finding an ATM Skimmer in Vienna

    Finding an ATM Skimmer on vacation at the Samsung Cash Machine outside St. Steven's cathedral in Vienna, Austria. While on vacation with my family in Vienna, Austria I went to grab some cash from an ATM, being security paranoid I went repeated my typical habit of checking the card reader as I have 100's of times... today's the day when my security awareness paid off! Check out how perfectly made this skimmer is that was custom made for this ATM MACHINE! Please note that while I am a Carbon Black employee, this video was made on my own accord and is my personal property. Carbon Black did not plant or instigate any of this content.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd
    +19 +1

    Russia set to pass bill requiring ISPs to eavesdrop on customer data

    Most of the Russian government's attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades -- for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Facebook to store Russian users' data inside the country, we're reminded how much they want to keep tabs on their citizens and control their discourse. Yesterday, lawmakers took the first step in passing a measure into law that would require internet providers to give the government access to customer data.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +25 +1

    Hackers steal $10 million from a Ukrainian bank through SWIFT loophole

    Hackers have stolen $10 million from an unnamed Ukrainian bank, according to an independent IT monitoring organization. The Kyiv branch of ISACA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, reported this week that the theft had occurred via the SWIFT international banking system, the organization responsible for managing money transfers between financial institutions worldwide.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +27 +1

    How IS terrorists used social media for 'updates' on Dhaka cafe attack

    An analysis by DW's social media expert shows how IS militants used the internet to post 'updates' on the killings. Bangladesh's police ignored crucial clues as 20 people died in the hourslong siege. Militants on Friday stormed into a restaurant and bakery in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic zone, butchering 20 foreigners and initiating a gun battle that left six terrorists and one police officer dead.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +5 +1

    Avast to acquire its security rival AVG for $1.3 Billion

    Avast Software recently announced that it will acquire its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion. The two companies are known for offering internet security products like antivirus software.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +14 +1

    VPN Provider PIA Exits Russia After Server Seizures

    In a digital world where surveillance and privacy invasions are becoming more commonplace, increasing numbers of Internet users are improving their online security. As a result, in recent years there has been an explosion in people deploying privacy-enhancing tools such as VPNs, which enable anyone to add an extra layer of protection against online snoops. One of the most successful companies in this field is London Trust Media, the makers of the popular Private Internet Access (PIA) service. The company prides itself on its dedication to security and is possibly the only operator to have its strict no-logging claims tested in public.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +19 +1

    How America Could Go Dark

    An early morning passerby phoned in a report of two people with flashlights prowling inside the fence of an electrical substation in Bakersfield, Calif. Utility workers from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. later found cut transformer wires. The following night, someone slashed wires to alarms and critical equipment at the substation, which serves 16,700 customers. A guard surprised one intruder, who fled. Police never learned the...

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by rhingo
    +45 +1

    By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines

    Russia was behind the hacks into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network that led to the release of thousands of internal emails just before the party’s convention began, U.S. intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded. The FBI is investigating. WikiLeaks promises there is more data to come. The political nature of this cyberattack means that Democrats and Republicans are trying to spin this as much as possible. Even so, we have to accept that someone is attacking our nation’s computer systems in an apparent attempt to influence a presidential election.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Project2501
    +6 +1

    Can Facts Slow The DNC Breach Runaway Train?

    “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” (Lewis Carroll)

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Pfennig88
    +31 +1

    Thieves use chip-and-pin cards to steal up to $50k from ATMs

    Touted as a safer solution to magnetic stripe cards, it seems the chip-and-pin (or EMV) counterpart might not be as secure as we once thought. After retailers around the globe made the switch to the new technology we’re now uncovering vulnerabilities in the cards that make them only marginally superior to their predecessor. A new ATM hack demonstration shows just how vulnerable they are. In the demonstration, hackers were able to use a common chip-and-pin card to withdraw money from an ATM in under 15 minutes.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by JaminAndrews
    +4 +1

    Census website attacked by hackers, ABS claims

    The census website was shut down after being attacked by foreign hackers, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +27 +1

    Have a smart lock? Yeah, it can probably be hacked

    Once a year, security enthusiasts gather at the Las Vegas-based hacker convention DEF CON to call out vulnerabilities in the tech industry. At DEF CON 2016 -- the 24th such meeting -- presenters Anthony Rose and Ben Ramsey from Merculite Security focused on smart locks. And the news wasn't good. Specifically, the duo tested 16 different Bluetooth-enabled locks and found that 75 percent had "insufficient BLE security." You can find their 42-page slide presentation here, but the gist is that Rose and Ramsey were able to access multiple...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +35 +1

    Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised

    Concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election. Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process."

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +30 +1

    Mom discovers security cameras hacked, kids' bedroom livestreamed

    A mother in Houston, Texas woke up one morning to pretty much every parent's worst-case scenario. "I happened to get a text from a friend of mine that said she saw a picture on Facebook and she thought it was a picture of our daughters' room," Jennifer, who asked to keep her last name private, told ABC subchannel KTRK. As it turned out, the security cameras she'd installed in her daughter's room to keep them safe had been hacked and the footage had been uploaded on the internet to livestream.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by baron778
    +43 +1

    Hackers Say They Hacked NSA-Linked Group, Want 1 Million Bitcoins to Share More

    A mysterious group claims to have stolen some hacking tools allegedly belonging to the NSA.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by larylin
    +43 +1

    Commentary: Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA

    In the summer of 1972, state-of-the-art campaign spying consisted of amateur burglars, armed with duct tape and microphones, penetrating the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Today, amateur burglars have been replaced by cyberspies, who penetrated the DNC armed with computers and sophisticated hacking tools.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +16 +1

    FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems

    The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by funhonestdude
    +21 +1

    Edward Snowden attacks Russia over human rights and hacking

    The US whistleblower Edward Snowden has attacked his Russian protectors by criticising the Kremlin’s human rights record and suggesting that its officials have been involved in hacks on US security networks.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by canuck
    +5 +1

    Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

    Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. We don't know who is doing this, but it feels like a large a large nation state. China or Russia would be my first guesses.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +33 +1

    Teen hacker infiltrates numerous FTP servers owned by the U.S. government

    On Monday, a report surfaced claiming that a teen hacker using the alias “Fear” managed to gain access to hundreds of FTP servers owned by the U.S. government. The hacker initially gained access to one server, but then discovered that it listed the access credentials to all FTP servers residing on the .us and .gov domains. The .us servers include public data, private data, program source code, and more sensitive data, while the hacker wouldn’t say what’s loaded on the .gov sites.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Dracher
    +30 +1

    Hackers Stole Account Details for Over 60 Million Dropbox Users

    Although the accounts were stolen during a previously disclosed breach, only now is the extent coming to light.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by b1ackbird
    +31 +1

    Chinese hackers take over moving Tesla from 12 miles away

    Chinese white-hat hackers (hackers that expose vulnerabilities with good rather than pernicious intentions) just proved that Tesla has a significant security risk on its hands.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +17 +1

    Oversight orders Reddit to preserve deleted posts in Clinton investigation

    The House Oversight Committee has ordered Reddit to preserve deleted posts believed to be written by an IT technician the committee suspects may have deleted Hillary Clinton emails that were under subpoena. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) confirmed that the committee has issued a preservation order and that Reddit is “cooperating.” The order "has the weight of law, you can't destroy things and hope things magically get erased,” he told The Hill Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Dracher
    0 +1

    Yahoo! Confirms Hack of 500 Million Accounts

    A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by bradd
    +40 +1

    More state election databases hacked than previously thought

    Multiple law enforcement sources tell CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues that more U.S. state election databases have been hacked than previously thought. According to sources, a total of about 10 states have had their systems probed or breached by hackers, similar to what happened in Arizona and Illinois. CBS News has learned that government officials are increasingly concerned about Russian efforts to disrupt or influence the 2016 presidential election.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by larylin
    +46 +1

    These Are Supposedly The Words That Make The NSA Think You're A Terrorist

    This is an (admittedly huge) list of words that supposedly cause the NSA to flag you as a potential terrorist if you over-use them in an email. We found this on Reddit, where James Bamford, a veteran reporter with 30 years experience covering the NSA, is answering questions from the community. He just wrote a big profile for Wired on NSA director Keith Alexander that's really good and well worth a read.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    Meet ORWL. The first open source, physically secure computer

    If someone has physical access to your computer with secure documents present, it’s game over! ORWL is designed to solve this as the first open source physically secure computer. ORWL (pronounced or-well) is the combination of the physical security from the banking industry (used in ATMs and Point of Sale terminals) and a modern Intel-based personal computer. We’ve designed a stylish glass case which contains the latest processor from Intel – exactly the same processor as you would find in the latest ultrabooks and we added WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity for your accessories.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by kong88
    +28 +1

    Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence

    Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zyery
    +17 +1

    Spy Tech 'Hacks WhatsApp Encrypted Chat From A Backpack'

    An Israeli company is marketing what appears to be an astonishing surveillance capability, claiming it can siphon off all WhatsApp chats, including encrypted communications, from phones within close proximity of a hidden Wi-Fi hacking device in a backpack. Brochures leaked to FORBES, and published below, revealed a non-public offering from Haifa-based Wintego called CatchApp. It promises an “unprecedented capability” to break through WhatsApp encryption and grab everything from a target’s account. It does so through a “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) attack; in theory the traffic is intercepted between the app and the WhatsApp...

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by spacepopper
    +36 +1

    If the election is hacked, we may never know

    The upcoming U.S. presidential election can be rigged and sabotaged, and we might never even know it happened. This Election Day voters in 10 states, or parts of them, will use touch-screen voting machines with no paper backup of an individual's vote; some will have rewritable flash memory. If malware is inserted into these machines that's smart enough to rewrite itself, votes can be erased or assigned to another candidate with little possibility of figuring out the actual vote.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by kxh
    +20 +1

    We Need to Save the Internet from the Internet of Things

    Long term, we need to build an internet that is resilient against IoT-based attacks. But that's a long time coming.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +36 +1

    U.S. To Use Internet ‘Kill Switch’ By November In Cyberwar With Russia

    The US government is preparing to activate an “internet kill switch” according to cyber security experts, and the groundwork has been laid to blame the unprecedented act on Russia. Obama effectively declared “cyber-war” on Russia this week, promising “retaliatory hacks” and suggesting the US would covertly release “embarrassing” information about Putin as tensions between Washington and Moscow continue to escalate.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jcscher
    +47 +1

    Attack on Web Provider Disrupts some Sites on U.S. East Coast

    Service of some major internet sites was disrupted for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +9 +1

    A massive cyberattack is taking down major websites across the internet

    Internet users around the world, but mostly in the US, reported that some top websites were not loading on Friday morning. The affected sites include Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Etsy, Github, and Spotify. It was mostly resolved at 9:20 a.m. ET, but at 12:07 p.m. ET, the issue started to crop up again, according to Dyn, one of the companies at the center of the apparent cyber attack.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +21 +1

    American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

    An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets. On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop attacking Americans. "Comrades! We interrupt regular scheduled Russian Foreign Affairs Website programming to bring you the following important message," he wrote. "Knock it off. You may be able to push around nations around you, but this is America. Nobody is impressed."