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Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands

Jan Krissler used high resolution photos, including one from a government press office, to successfully recreate the fingerprints of Germany’s defence minister<p>It’s an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can …

Low-risk 'worm' removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities have found evidence that a low-risk computer “worm” had been removed from devices connected to some nuclear plant control systems, but no harmful virus was found in reactor controls threatened by a hacker.<p>Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd said it would …

Latest Snowden Revelations Expose Scope Of NSA Interceptions

Over the weekend, German news outlet Spiegel published a story about the NSA’s ability to crack encrypted forms of communication, exposing the agency’s routine interception of SSL/TLS, which are used by web servers to transmit sensitive information. The report also exposed the fact that the agency …

Get unlimited photo editing filters with Shift for Android

The problem with many photo editing apps on Android is the inability to customize filters to your liking. Sure, VSCO Cam and other similar apps allow you to dial down the filter after you select it, but after that you’re stuck editing your picture with the same routine of brightness, contrast, and …

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New documents reveal which encryption tools the NSA couldn't crack

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we're getting a new look at which programs can successfully keep out the NSA. A report in <i>Der Spiegel</i> has shed new light on the NSA's encryption-breaking programs, and put a spotlight on the handful of programs that are still giving them trouble. The findings, based on …

Online privacy will still be a mess a decade from now, experts say

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: iStockphoto / Erik Reis<p>The shifting sands of online privacy are not going to solidify any time soon, judging by the …

Sony says PlayStation network back online after three-day outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.<p>But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company said Sunday.<p>A group of hackers called Lizard Squad — or someone claiming to …

Hackers 'leak details of 13k users of PlayStation, Xbox and Amazon'

Hackers who say they are affiliated to Anonymous, the shadowy anarchist hacking collective, release document 'containing passwords and credit card numbers'<p>A gang of internet hackers claims it has leaked personal details of more than 13,000 users of PlayStation, Xbox and sites including Amazon in …

Boxing Day

South Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company’s headquarters are continuing but the country’s nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack.<p>Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has been …

What caused Sony hack: What we know now

What we now know about the Sony Pictures hack shows this cybermystery isn't over yet.<p>The FBI presented evidence that North Korea was behind the hack. Upon closer examination, security experts, hackers and people familiar with Sony's computer networks are uniting with this disheartening reality: …

FBI warned of a Sony-style hack in a report last year

The Sony Pictures hack and its resulting fallout may have caught many people by surprise, but not the FBI -- it apparently suspected for months that something like this might happen. <i>The Intercept</i> has obtained a December 2013 agency report warning that it was just a matter of time before a US …

FBI warns businesses about large-scale Iranian hacking threats

There's still some debate over the scale of Iran's reported Operation Cleaver hacking campaign, but the FBI is clearly taking it seriously. According to <i>Reuters</i>' copy of a confidential report, the federal law enforcement agency is warning businesses of advanced Iranian hacks targeting American …

British Spy Agency GCHQ Launches Cryptography App

British intelligence agency GCHQ has today launched an app called Cryptoy that is aimed at teaching secondary school-age children (and their teachers) about cryptography.<p>While it’s available freely for anyone with an Android tablet to download (no Android phones or iOS devices supported at the …

Sony attacks torrents to prevent spread of stolen data

FBI says November's hack was advanced enough to breach 90 percent of companies' defenses<p>Sony Pictures, hit by a cyberattack that allowed hackers to steal sensitive data that includes financial documents, email transcripts, unreleased movies, and celebrity social security numbers, has reportedly …

As Cyberthreats Increase, Big Money Chases Solutions

The year since hackers broke into Target and accessed millions of credit and debit card numbers has been a brutal one for cyberattacks. Next year's threat forecast doesn't look any better.<p>But for cybersecurity firms and companies offering cyber-insurance, the year has been great. Business is …

Cybersecurity

State Department Joins Growing List of Hacked Federal Agencies

Much of the State Department's unclassified email system is out of commission after "activity of concern" was detected recently, a senior official told NBC News on Sunday. It's the latest of several acknowledgments that sensitive government systems have been successfully targeted.<p>The official said …

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Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

Crypto wars 2.0

THOSE who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, the saying goes. This seems to be particularly true in the digital world. Two decades ago …

How Did The FBI Break Tor?

Global law enforcement conducted a massive raid of the Dark Web this week. It started with the FBI takedown of Silk Road 2.0 and the arrest of its alleged operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday. But it quickly exploded from there, as European counterparts seized over 400 black market …

Massive Postal Service breach hits employees and customers

Hackers recently broke into a U.S. Postal Service computer system and stole personal data, including Social Security numbers, for 750,000 employees and retirees, a U.S. official familiar with the breach told CNN on Monday.<p>The breach also compromised the data of 2.9 million postal service customers, …

Former FBI agent hired to scour pupils’ social media

Alabama school district expels 14 students after Internet trawl triggering spying row<p>A former FBI agent has been paid $157,000 (£98,000) to rummage through high school students internet accounts in Huntsville, Alabama.<p>The initiative led to 14 students being expelled, 12 of whom were black.<p>The …

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The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Surveillance

Zero Day Weekly: CurrentC hacked, White House breached, APT28 exposed, Verizon shamed

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending October 31, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.<p><i>Welcome to Zero</i> …

Ginger cake recipe

I love ginger and this cake recipe is the best<p>This recipe is based on a recipe by my great friend April Bloomfield. It was my favourite when I worked for her in New York and she has now shared the recipe in her wonderful book A Girl and Her Pig, which you certainly wouldn’t regret</b> …

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New Chinese Intelligence Unit Linked to Massive Cyber Spying Program

A Chinese intelligence unit carried out a massive cyber espionage program that stole vast quantities of data from governments, businesses and other …

EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and …

Suspicious cyber activity at White House detected, addressed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suspicious cyber activity has been detected on the computer network used by the White House and measures have been taken to address it, a White House official disclosed on Tuesday.<p>The White House is seen with the Washington Monument (L) behind it and the Jefferson Memorial …

Europol Chief: 100 Hacker 'Kingpins' Lead Global Cybercrime

Hacks and other cyberattacks happen every day, all over the globe. But a European official believes only "around 100" hackers are behind global cybercrime.<p>"We roughly know who they are. If we can take them out of the equation, then the rest will fall down," Troels Oerting, the head of the Europol …

Cybersecurity

Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need in today’s highly competitive and shifting job market. Early-stage startup, Gradberry, which comes …

Acer's Chromebook 13 lasts a stunning 13 hours on a charge

Until now, if you wanted a Chromebook with a full HD display, you only had one option: the 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2. Want epic battery life? Yep, all roads lead to Samsung there, too. Well, not anymore, anyway. Acer just announced the Chromebook 13, and it matches Samsung nearly spec for spec …