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Alleged hacker for the Islamic State has been arrested

A 20-year-old man from Kosovo, Ardit Ferizi, was arrested in Malaysia for supplying the self-declared Islamic State with personal information of U.S. …

Facebook warns users about state-sponsored attacks

Rest assured that the next time some state-sponsored hackers go after your personal information on Facebook, the social networking giant will give …

What we know about the spreadsheet supposedly stolen from the CIA director's email account

A hacker claims to have accessed the personal email account of John Brennan, director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. In a Twitter post that is no longer available, the hacker posted an image of what appears to be a spreadsheet containing the personal information of a number of government …

Security

TrueCrypt Windows encryption app has critical security flaws

If you're still using TrueCrypt to protect your Windows disks, even though its developers abandoned it and said it was "not secure" last year, you may want to stop that. Google Project Zero researcher James Forshaw found two "privilege elevation" holes in the popular software that would give …

Information Security

Security researcher finds simple way to bypass Gatekeeper and allow a Mac to run malware

A security researcher has found an extremely simple way to bypass Gatekeeper to allow Macs to open any malicious app, even when it is set to open only apps downloaded from the Mac App Store.<p>Patrick Wardle, director of research at security firm Synack, told <i>arsTechnica</i> that once Gatekeeper okays an …

Gender gap widens in cyber security field long dominated by men

BOSTON (Reuters) - Women account for just one out of 10 cyber security professionals, as the gender gap widened over two years in a male-dominated field with a drastic workforce shortage, a survey showed.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file …

Hack attacks strike top porn sites

Several of the world’s most popular pornographic websites were struck by cyberattacks in the past week, according a blog post by the malware hunting …

Apple App Store malware 'infected 4,000 apps'

<b>As many as 4,000 apps were infected by the XcodeGhost malware used in an attack on Apple's App Store, security researchers have said.</b><p>The news came as Apple said it was going to make its Xcode program - the tool used to build apps for its operating system - easier to download in China, where the …

Apps

In-app purchases flaw exposes developers to costly hacks

Sloppy coding in some popular iOS games allows hackers to give themselves and others thousands of dollars’ worth of in-app purchases for free.<p>The hole was discovered by developers at DigiDNA, creator of a backup tool called iMazing that allows iPhone and iPad users to access their devices’ hidden …

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in personnel data hack, U.S. government says

<i>By David Alexander</i><p><i>WASHINGTON (Reuters) –</i> Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.<p>The …

Security

UK war on encryption will struggle without the US onside

Encryption,Surveillance,Theresa May,Internet safety,Internet,Twitter,Technology,Politics,Facebook,World news,UK news,MI6,Google,Apple,MI5,UK security and counter-terrorism,US news<p>UK eavesdropping plans must deal with US internet firms’ security, users’ encryption and a White House retreat on legal …

ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying

A US district court has struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicolas Merrill, the former head of a small internet service provider. Originally issued in 2004, it forbade Merrill from revealing that he'd received a so-called national security letter (NSL), a warrantless demand …

Apple is refusing Justice Department requests for iMessages

You likely know that Apple's iMessage is encrypted well enough that law enforcement can't snoop on your messages, but it's now very clear that this security is setting up a conflict with the US government. The <i>New York Times</i> understands that Apple refused at least one Department of Justice request …

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