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New malware goes directly to US ATMs and cash registers for card info

David Smothers March 28, 2013

While many consumers already take precautions when shopping online, they may need to start being even more careful – as a new report shows malware is focusing on physical registers and ATMs compromised by attackers looking to harvest card data. Research conducted by the Russian-based security company Group-IB recently discovered malware called “Dump Memory Grabber,”… Continue Reading »

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A Swarm Of Dummy Cursors Hides Your Laptop Password When In Public

David Smothers March 6, 2013

If you’re particularly paranoid about someone peeping your computer’s password while working in a public place, Japanese researchers have come up with a clever solution to the problem. Instead of using your laptop’s keyboard, you use an on-screen pin pad to type your password. But the cursor movement is completely obfuscated by a swarm of other randomly… Continue Reading »

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Report: This Is the Site Hacking All Those Companies

David Smothers February 19, 2013

This might be a clue about the hacking going on the past week or so. According the All Things D, a site called iPhonedevSdk (do not visit this site; it’s malicious), is responsible for the hacks of Facebook and Apple. The site reportedly used a Java vulnerability, using code built into the HTML of the site…. Continue Reading »

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Taylor Swift Sex Tape Is A Facebook Hoax, Delivers Malware

David Smothers February 11, 2013

The Taylor Swift sex tape showing up in your Facebook feed is a hoax. The message started showing up in users feeds on Thursday and it immediately had the trappings of a traditional Facebook scam. The message being delivered to Facebook feeds currently reads: Taylor Swift’s iPhone Hacked – Sex Tape LEAKED! The famous singer Taylor Swift… Continue Reading »

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How a security ninja cracked the password guarding his most valued assets

David Smothers February 9, 2013

Jeremiah Grossman is widely considered to be one of the world’s most talented ethical hackers, but even his ninja-like prowess wasn’t enough to recover a forgotten password used to encrypt sensitive work documents contained on his MacBook Pro. After fiddling with a freely available password cracking program, the CTO of Whitehat Security soon realized that… Continue Reading »

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The Federal Reserve Said It Was Hacked

David Smothers February 5, 2013

The Federal Reserve said that one of its internal websites had been hacked today. It’s unclear who did the hacking but the Feds say that the hackers were not able to do any serious damage. Reuters says that, “no critical functions of the central bank were affected by the intrusion.” The internal website that the… Continue Reading »

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Twitter Has Been Hacked: 250,000 Twitter Accounts Compromised

David Smothers February 2, 2013

Twitter has been hacked. If you have a Twitter account (and who doesn’t these days), it’s probably a good idea to make sure everything is in order and/or reset your password with something strong. Twitter says that approximately 250,000 users may have been affected by the hack, with the hackers gaining access to usernames, email… Continue Reading »

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