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These are the worst domains for harboring malware

Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that have sprung up in recent years have become a magnet for cybercriminals, to the point where some of them host more malicious domains than legitimate ones.<p>Spamhaus, an organization that monitors spam, botnet and malware activity on the Internet, has published a …

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Week ahead: Apple, FBI build their case in encryption fight

A groundswell of support from high-profile tech companies is boosting Apple's effort to rebuff a federal court order demanding it help unlock the …

6 Principles of Storing Your Files in the Cloud Safely

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

RSAC16: Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell fully weaponised, security expert warns

Security Editor<p>Follow:<p>Microsoft’s Windows PowerShell configuration management framework has been fully weaponised in the past year, warns security …

Mac ransomware caught before large number of computers infected | Reuters

(Reuters) - The first known ransomware attack on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Mac computers, which was discovered over the weekend, was downloaded more than 6,000 times before the threat was contained, according to a developer whose product was tainted with the malicious software.<p>Hackers infected Macs with …

Car Hacking Really Is For Dummies With This Sexy (And Free) Software

Craig Smith does car hacking as safely as possible.<p>The softly-spoken security researcher doesn’t take risks like cutting cars’ power on public roads, as executed on a Jeep by researchers last year. Indeed, he warns against such stunt hacking, something he tends not to partake in. Yet Smith is one …

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Password sharing habits prioritize convenience over security

A new survey by LastPass on the password sharing habits of UK consumers reveals they favour convenience over security when it comes to sharing …

Germany Authorizes Police Use of Spyware for Surveillance

German courts have authorized the police in that country to load surveillance software onto computers and mobile devices, without the permission of …

CloudFlare Delays IPO Plans

According to Gartner, worldwide spending on information security in 2015 was expected to reach $75.4 billion, up 4.7% over 2014 driven by government …

HHS seeks industry pros to join healthcare cybersecurity task force

The Department of Health and Human Services is building a Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, as required by Cybersecurity Information …

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NYPD: Criminals call iOS encryption “a gift from God”

In the battle between Apple and the FBI, it’s no surprise that the New York Police Department is siding with the government agency. The NYPD has …

Back to basics: how to get a security strategy refresh for 2016

With so many high-profile breaches making headlines, and the growing number of complex and elaborate cyber security tools being marketed to …

50 million iOS users still lack the encryption Apple is fighting the FBI about

It’s definitely easier to find someone commenting on the iPhone/FBI standoff than it is to find out exactly how many people use iPhones and iPads.<p>But that number, particularly those people using iOS 7 or below, is pretty crucial if you look at one latest comment piece on the topic, this time from …

Hackers are targeting your Apple computer for ransom (The 3:59, Ep. 5)

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How to verify checksums when you download an app for your Mac

Some Mac users received a nasty surprise last week when it was discovered that a recent version of the open source Transmission BitTorrent client …

German regulator well suited to investigate Facebook: EU's Vestager | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany, which launched an investigation into social network Facebook last week, is well placed to handle the case, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday.<p>A man walks in front of the Facebook logo at the new Facebook Innovation Hub during a preview media tour in Berlin, …

Quantum computers are often heralded as the future of smarter searching and lightning fast performance. But their amazing mathematical skills may …

Computer Science

Three more firms hit by targeted Phishing attacks seeking W2 data

It's happened again. Scammers have leveraged Phishing to gain access to W2 information at several firms, including technology powerhouse Seagate.No …

7 steps to protect yourself against over-hyped ‘ransomware’ threat

A new malware briefly flared in the Macworld this weekend but there’s only an extremely slim chance your Mac has been affected. Don’t panic at the …

The US Air Force now has two fully operational cyberspace weapon systems

New system aims to track and engage advanced persistent threats.<p>US Air Force Space Command has said that its second 'cyberspace weapon system' is now …

Cybersecurity