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US drops 60,000 propaganda leaflets on Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa

America ups its stakes in the propaganda war against Isil with graphic cartoons<p>The <b>United States</b> has upped the stakes in its propaganda battle with the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b> (Isil), dropping 60,000 leaflets over Raqqa, the jihadists "capital" in <b>Syria</b>, designed to convince its members …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Black Hat Europe 2014 - Hack Your Atm With Friend's Raspberry.Py

<b>Description:</b> By Alexey Osipov and Olga Kochetova<p>"At all times there have been bad guys, who tried to steal money. ATM machines containing vast …

8 Linux file managers to try

One of the most common administrative tasks that end users and administrators alike need to perform is file management. Managing files can consume a …

How to Use KDE Plasma Desktop Like a Pro

KDE is, in my opinion, the most advanced desktop environment around; and I am going to uncover why in this article.KDE is, in my opinion, the most …

Linux

Module 1: Introduction to Python and Setting up an Environment | Python for Pentesters

<b>You are watching this now</b><p>Module 1: Variables and Data Types<p>Module 1: Data Types: Tuple, Sets, Dictionaries<p>Module 1: Conditional Statements

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, …

Silk Road 2 Hacked, All Bitcoins Stolen - $2.7 Miliion

<b>Update 2</b>: As the time passes there are more and more suspicions that this was in fact a <b>SCAM</b> by the Silk Road staff – and not a hack, we will post …

Bash specially-crafted environment variables code injection attack

Update 2014-09-30 19:30 UTC<p>Questions have arisen around whether Red Hat products are vulnerable to CVE-2014-6277 and CVE-2014-6278. We have …

Why Russian hackers are beating us

Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically …

Cybersecurity

Researchers Uncover Holes That Open Power Stations to Hacking

A pair of researchers have uncovered more than two dozen vulnerabilities in products used in critical infrastructure systems that would allow …

Call Yourself A Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights

Battelle asserts generally that defendants who have the technical ability to wipe out a hard drive will do precisely that when faced with allegations …

Hacker group found in China, linked to big cyberattacks -Symantec

* Symantec says Hidden Lynx very likely based in China<p>* Says it is not sure if group is linked to government<p>* Says may be linked to well-known 2009 Operation Aurora<p>By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Computer security experts have discovered a group of highly sophisticated computer hackers …

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands Of Gamer Passwords From Sony, Microsoft, And 2K

According to CNET, the Pastebin link includes usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Game Studios users.<p>The hacking group had previously said it didn't want to leak customer data, but explained why it changed its mind in the Pastebin …

Sony

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Mobile

OWASP iOSForensic - Forensic Analysis

Ethical Hacking<p>9:14 AM Forensic, IOS (Apple)<p>At times, you need a tool to conduct the forensics analysis; in order to investigate and recover the …

Top Picks for Smart Watches and Fitness Bands | Electronics For You

Wearables entered the Indian market with hopes to make them an “essential’ product for most smartphone users. This was initially not the case and …

5 Top Google Chrome Extensions For Anonymous Surfing

Ethical Hacking<p>1:44 PM Anonymous, Chrome, Proxy, VPN<p>We can unquestionably say that Chrome is one of the popular web browser from the list of the web …

Google

Not Your Typical Hackathon: Symantec’s Cyberwar Simulation Transforms Employees Into Criminals

To help them get inside the minds of malevolent hackers, Symantec employees got a taste of the dark side during the company’s third annual Cyber WarGames.<p>For years, tech companies have turned to hackathons to rapidly build new products, foster team bonding, spur innovation–and squeeze out extra man …

How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords | Ars Technica

There are many ways to manage your digital keys. Here's how five experts do it.<p>If you felt a twinge of angst after reading Ars' May feature that …

Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs

<b>The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.</b><p>Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site, which broadcasts footage from systems using either default passwords or no log-in …

The Hero's Journey

printer version<p>In 1948 Joseph Campbell wrote what many think to be his greatest work, The Hero With A Thousand Faces. He extensively researched and …

Entrepreneurship as the Hero's Journey

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is a path, a lifestyle and ultimately a journey. You begin, face have challenges and, eventually through struggle and hard work, you succeed. …

Entrepreneurship

Snapchat Wants Its Users Who Still Use Third-Party Apps To Give Them Up Already

Having already warned its users that connecting to a third-app gives “a developer, and possibly a criminal” access to their intimate selfies, Snapchat is taking new steps to safeguard their privacy in the wake of hundreds of thousands of ‘snaps’ leaking out last month.<p>The company says it will …

Walmart’s Black Friday Apple deals revealed: iPad mini w/ $30 GC $199, iPad Air w/ $100 GC $397, much more

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>It is definitely November. Three days in a row we’ve shared different blockbuster Black Friday ads: Monday was Target, yesterday was Best Buy, and now we have Walmart.<p>Walmart’s holiday deals often standout from a pricing and spectacle perspective. As seen in the lead image for …

Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward.<p>This …

Publisher Schibsted Nabs Twitter Analytics Manager To Be Its Head Of Data Science

As traditional publishers continue to look for the best way forward in a rapidly changing media landscape dominated by web giants like Google and Facebook and newer platforms like mobile, Scandinavia’s Schibsted Media Group has landed a prize bird from the Twitter flock to lead its data science …

Netflix Supports iOS 8, Brings 1080p Playback to iPhone 6 Plus

If you have a penchant for watching movies and TV shows on your mobile phone, you might like this news from Netflix. In addition to now supporting iOS 8, its app is now fully optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the latter offering playback in 1080p resolution.<p>The upshot of this is that …