FBI Could Hack Nationwide

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US courts may soon have the power to authorize remote ‘hacking’ searches of computers across the country and even abroad. The Supreme Court has approved a change to rules about the scope of such searches. Unlike most Supreme Court rulings, this isn’t on a specific (precedent-setting) case. Instead the court was required to approve a […]

FREE eBook: Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices (a $26.99 value)

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For today’s free eBook, we offer you “Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices” (a $26.99 value) for free! In this guide you will discover just how vulnerable unsecured devices can be, and explore effective methods of mobile device management and identity protection to ensure your data’s security. There will be special […]

Bank’s $10 Switches Allow $80m Heist

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Bangladesh’s central bank saved several hundred dollars by using cheap second-hand network switches. Unfortunately that move has now cost it $80 million. The bank was hit in February by hackers who actually tried to instigate just under a billion dollars worth of bogus payments. The sheer number of payments, along with a spelling error in […]

Google.com Dangerous Says Google (But Not Anymore!)

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Google briefly labelled Google.com as “partly dangerous.” The automated warning appears to be a quirk caused by hosted content. The warning came on Google’s own Transparency Report page, which includes details of its Safe Browsing technology. That’s the database that gives warnings in Google’s search tools and the Chrome browser when pointing to a potentially risky […]

USB-C Could Get Safer

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A new authentication program could warn you if a USB-C cable risks frying your laptop. It could also develop into a security measure. The performance of USB-C cables appears to be somewhat mixed, largely because many sold under that name fall short of the actual specification. That inspired dozens of harsh but detailed reviews from […]

Free Video Training Course: Kali Linux 101 (A $19 Value!)

For today’s deal, follow the “Kali Linux 101” video course, a $19 value, for free! Please note that Kali Linux is an advanced penetration testing Linux distribution. As indicated by the ‘101′ in the course title, this course is a beginner’s guide to getting started in Kali…to get your feet wet. The course is broken […]

Hackers Hijack Radio With Furries Podcast

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An explicit podcast about furries went out on several US radio stations after a somewhat bizarre hacking incident. Listeners to at least three stations were unexpectedly treated to most or all of an episode of FurCast, a podcast for people with a very particular interest in anthropomorphised animals, often in the form of adults wearing […]

FBI: We Can’t Unlock Later Model iPhones

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The FBI says the solution it found to accessing data on the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone won’t work for most later models. It also confirmed that it paid money for the solution. FBI director James Comey said the bureau is still weighing up whether to hand over details of the method it used to allow […]

Free White Paper: What’s New in the Windows 10 Security Log

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An interesting whitepaper for all you IT people out there who work with the Windows 10 security log as part of their job. Among the countless changes in Windows 10 Microsoft has provided IT organizations more visibility into auditable actions on Windows 10 machines and the resulting events in the Security Log. Understanding these enhancements […]

FBI To Share iPhone Unlock Tactics With Cops

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The FBI has agreed to share details of how it unlocked an iPhone — but with local police rather than Apple. The bureau’s court battle to force Apple to disable a security feature on the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter came to an abrupt end this week when officials confirmed they had found a […]

FBI-Apple Battle Takes Surprise Twist

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The FBI says it may be able to unlock the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help. It’s delayed a court case and could make for some awkward outcomes either way. In case you’ve missed it, there’s a great explanation of the technological issues behind the case at the Franklin Veaux blog. The short and […]

Ear Canal Could Be Next Biometric Key

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Forget the fingerprint: NEC believes the ear canal could be the secret to biometric identification. It says the system could improve security on confidential phone calls. The company isn’t the first to turn to the ear as a way of confirming identity. Last year Yahoo tested the idea of using phone touchscreens to capture an […]