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U.S. Warns of Vulnerability That Could Leave Apple iOS Devices Open to Attack

This exploit could impact more than 90 percent of iPhone users running iOS 7 or iOS 8.<p>The U.S. government’s cyber squad is warning Apple users about a security vulnerability that hackers could use to trick them into installing bogus versions of legitimate apps on their mobile devices.<p>This …

Someone is attacking government websites, and a new anonymous hacking group is taking credit

Last Monday the central internet portal controlling all of Maine's government websites went down for about three hours, due to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. On Tuesday Maine.gov went down again, this time only for two hours.<p>A hacking group called Vikingdom2015 took …

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Your computer mouse may be opening the door for hackers

If you think about catching a cold, you know you feel miserable, but you don't have a clue how you got it. You can catch a cold from standing close to someone who's sick or turning a doorknob that they touched.<p>That's similar to how airborne viruses infect computer systems with malware. These …

Verizon says security breach leads to customer data leak

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Verizon said an attacker had exploited a security vulnerability on its enterprise client portal to steal contact information of a number of customers.<p>The company said the attacker however did not gain access to Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) or other data.<p>CPNI is the …

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Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Big Brother is curtailing net freedom in South Asia

The year 2013 has been an important one for the global online community following the critical leaks of sensitive information by National Security Agency (NSA) whistle blower Edward Snowden.<p>In 2013 we also witnessed the sad demise of Aaron Swartz who committed suicide in a tangle of laws, legal …

North Korea jails US citizen for 10 years on spying charge

The imprisonment of Kim Dong Chul, who is of Korean origin, follows a 15-year sentence for American student Otto Warmbier<p>North Korea has sentenced an American of Korean origin to 10 years in prison for spying and stealing state secrets.<p>Related: Wh​o else has North Korea locked up for 'crimes …

Why is Finland better at fending off Russian-linked fake news? | The Star

The case of the false “Lisa story” in Germany from January 2016 is often cited as a textbook example of Moscow’s modern information capabilities. …

Please stop comparing Trump’s presidency to Orwell’s ‘1984’

Here’s a simple test for detecting whether you are living in George Orwell’s “1984.” If you feel free to tell everyone you’re living in “1984,” you …

Federal magistrate judge in Illinois rules that being forced to unlock your phone with a fingerprint could violate your rights

M. David Weisman, a magistrate judge in Illinois's Eastern Division, denied a federal warrant application that would have allowed law enforcement …

This Tool Will Crack and Extract Data from Any iPhone 6

Cellebrite– the Israeli firm believed to have assisted the FBI with unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter– has announced that its …

Not a Cold War spy novel: Russian mansions accused of housing spies in the U.S.

It wouldn’t be a bad opening for a Tom Clancy novel about the Cold War:<p>Without warning, American agents descended on a Russian-owned compound in rural Maryland. A similar surprise unfolds at an estate on New York’s Long Island. Both locations are accused of hosting Russian spies on American soil, …

Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts — and May Share Them With Police

Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document …