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Metasploit security kit now hacks IoT devices, hardware

The popular hacking tool kit can now be linked to everything from fridges to cars in the search for vulnerabilities.<p>The popular Metasploit hacking …

Verizon technician admits he sold customer data for years

A former Verizon Wireless network technician in Alabama has admitted to using company computers to steal and sell private customers' location and call data over a period of five years. As <i>Ars Technica</i> reports, Daniel Traeger of Birmingham faces up to five years in prison or a $250,000 fine for the …

Net Neutrality

Three U.S. Hospitals Hit in String of Ransomware Attacks

Three U.S. hospitals were hit hard this week by "ransomware" attacks that brought down their systems — the latest providers of medical care to be targeted in this way.<p>The servers for Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, both in California, were running normally again by Wednesday …

Ransomware

New ransomware encrypts your whole hard drive, if you let it

If malware that holds the files on your computer to ransom isn’t bad enough, news that there’s a new variant in the wild that locks down the whole of your computer by taking over the boot process just made the situation a whole lot worse.<p>Called ‘Petya’, the new threat bypasses looking for the most …

It’s never been cheaper to steal someone’s digital identity on the internet

Dell SecureWorks released its report examining the state of the underground hacker marketplace on Tuesday (April 5), and it contained some bad news: business is strong.<p>Like any marketplace worth its salt, supply and demand set prices. Dell found the cost for someone to buy your digital identity was …

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FBI hacked the Dark Web to bust 1,500 pedophiles

The Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltrated and shut down what it called "the largest remaining known child pornography hidden service in the world" this summer, using a hacking method to track IP addresses on the Dark Web, <i>Vice Motherboard</i> reported. The Dark Web bulletin board site, named …

17 hilarious parenting comics that are your life.

You might remember our recent article filled with hilarious reality, "15 parenting comics that are almost too real."<p>Well, cartoonist and father of …

Parenting

FBI admits it uses hacker tools to investigate crimes

If the FBI had to choose between telling you about a security hole on your computer or using it to snoop on bad guys, guess what? You'd be left open to hackers.<p>And apparently, that's been the case for a while.<p>The agency confirmed to The Washington Post on Wednesday that FBI agents use special …

Has Microsoft Really Rebuilt its Security Cred?

Microsoft was once a running joke in the security world because of all the security patches it issued for its products. But CEO Satya Nadella now …

Encryption Is Being Scapegoated To Mask The Failures Of Mass Surveillance

Well that took no time at all. Intelligence agencies rolled right into the horror and fury in the immediate wake of the latest co-ordinated terror attacks in the French capital on Friday, to launch their latest co-ordinated assault on strong encryption — and on the tech companies creating secure …

Healthcare Way Behind on Data Security, Cyber Firm Says

Despite high-profile hack attacks, like the Anthem breach in which cybercriminals exposed 80 million medical records, the health-care industry continues to shortchange Americans when it comes to protecting their data. That's the key takeaway from a new cybersecurity report from Forrester.<p>"When it …

Health Care

NSA discloses 91% of bugs it finds but doesn't say when it discloses them

With one answer from the NSA comes a myriad of questions.<p>In an effort to increase transparency, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) revealed in a …

There's a new type of computer virus that threatens to post your personal files on the internet if you don't pay up

Since it began to take root as far back as 1989, "ransomware" has followed a predictable pattern. Someone infects your computer with malware that encrypts all your files, and then you pay to get them decrypted.<p>If you are hit with a ransomware attack, there's often not much you can do about it. Even …

Monitor your Mac with Monity

My MacBook Pro's battery is living on borrowed time. It has experienced a whopping 1,044 cycles, which puts it over Apple's maximum cycle count of 1,000 for my early-2011 model. Thanks to the Monity widget, I can monitor my MacBook Pro's battery cycles along with a boatload of other system …

Surveillance bill will only ban 'strong' encryption

The government doesn't want to ban encryption, but it <i>does</i> want to stop companies using 'strong' encryption it can't break.<p>The Investigatory Powers …

Anonymous drops names of KKK members online, including US politicians

Anonymous has released four separate drops that allegedly include the names and information of members of the Ku Klux Klan — a Christian white supremacy organization identified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The list, so far, has apparently …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Automatic Spying Cannot Be Stopped

Last week changes to the Windows 10 upgrade path mean it is going to become increasingly difficult for any non-techy users to avoid being pushed to Microsoft’s new operating system. But given Windows 10 <i>is</i> better than Windows 7 and Windows 8, why would that be a problem? Because of policies like …

Windows 10

New Android update fixes two critical vulnerabilities

Android is getting a new patch today, fixing a total of 23 vulnerabilities including two critical issues. The most serious of the vulnerabilities allows remote code execution through email, web browsing, and MMS. The patch also fixes a newly discovered vulnerability in the Stagefright library, …

Hackers claim $1 million bounty after remotely jailbreaking iPhones

Apple devices are generally considered by security experts to be safe, and rather difficult to hack. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible.<p>Over the weekend someone proved just how possible it is to hack at least one of these devices, the iPhone.<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the …

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3 of 4 Consumers Have Changed Online Behavior Due to Cybercrime

Nearly 3 of 4 adults (74%) in the United States say they have changed their online behaviors due to the threat of cybercrime, according to a recent survey. The most common changes are not conducting transactions on a shared computer (46% of respondents) and changing passwords more often, not giving …

Hacking Team offers encryption breaking tools to law enforcement

Mere months after having more than 400 GB of confidential information stolen from its servers, spyware vendor Hacking Team has announced that it has resumed operations with a suite of digital tools to help law enforcement agencies get around pesky device encryption technology. In an email pitch …

Cisco Beefs Up Security, Buys Lancope For $453M

As HP downsizes its own holdings in network security, another IT giant is ramping up: today Cisco announced that it would acquire Lancope, which focuses on behavior analytics, threat visibility and security intelligence to detect malicious activity on corporate networks. Cisco is paying $452.5 …

Another security flaw affects all versions of Adobe Flash

A day after releasing its monthly security update, Adobe confirmed it has discovered a new vulnerability in Flash Player that affects every version running on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.<p>Adobe said Thursday that it will issue an out-of-cycle security update next week to …

Hacking is such a problem that the cost of cyber insurance is skyrocketing

<i>(By Jim Finkle, Reuters) –</i> A rash of hacking attacks on U.S. companies over the past two years has prompted insurers to massively increase cyber premiums for some companies, leaving firms that are perceived to be a high risk scrambling for cover.<p>On top of rate hikes, insurers are raising …

Health Care

Dell Files IPO for Cybersecurity Unit

Dell Inc. has filed confidentially for an IPO for its SecureWorks cybersecurity unit, TechCrunch has confirmed. The IPO is anticipated to happen before the end of the year.<p>First reported by the Wall Street Journal, SecureWorks could be valued at up to $2 billion. The report said that SecureWorks is …

Bank of America

10 Reasons Why The Birth of the Second Child is A Difficult Time for Marriage - Dr. Psych Mom

babiesmarriage/monogamyparentingsiblings<p>— December 1, 2014<p>18<p>After this woman wrote in about her husband messaging women online after the birth of …

I'm a Highly Sensitive Person Struggling With Parenting And My Husband Doesn't Get It

Reader Invalidated HSP writes,<p>I read your article on why marriage is harder after the birth of the second child and it really resonated with me. I'm a 35 year old mom of two kids, 1 and 4. My husband and I have been getting along poorly for about a year now, give or take. The issue is that I am a …

Parenting

Facebook is making more and more money from you. Should you be paid for it?

Figures show a 20% increase in the amount of advertising revenue generated by the average Facebook user. Is it time you were remunerated?<p>If you’ve been using Facebook recently, it may be time to ask for a raise. According to new figures from market-research website eMarketer, you’ve made the …

Justice Department looks to sharpen computer crime law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a …

U.S. Department of Justice

Starcraft now works in the browser and it's amazing

I love the original Starcraft. It’s hands-down the game I’ve spent the most time playing and was my first introduction to dial-up multiplayer back in 1999.<p>Now, someone’s managed to port Starcraft into the browser for the first time thanks to HTML5.<p>A user on GitHub, known only by the first name of …