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Online attacks hit Russian state and media in wake of independent media crackdown

Russian state and media websites have been hit by a wave of denial-of-service attacks. The attacks followed the blockage of several major Russian …

Software Patents Are Bullshit

“Patents are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for a single purpose: to promote the progress of science and useful arts.” Alas, when it comes to software, it is difficult to imagine a system <i>worse</i> at this than the current one.<p>Everyone knows this–and most people will readily admit it–but no one, …

What will Security for the Network of the Future Look Like?

In the next few years, there will be more mobile users and more mobile connections than ever:<p>By 2018, there will be 4.9 billion mobile users, up from 4.1 billion in 2013, according to the newly released Cisco VNI forecast<br>• In addition, there will be 10 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, …

Cybersecurity

Thousands hit in Tesco.com attack

<b>Tesco has deactivated some customers' net accounts after their login names and passwords were shared online.</b><p>The list of more than 2,000 Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday.<p>The supermarket giant said the data had been compiled by hackers using details …

Loyalty

Silk Road 2 Hacked, Over 4,000 Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen

Silk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over<p>88,0004474.26 bitcoins worth $2,747,000, emptying the site’s escrow account.<p>UPDATE – Fixed estimate.<p>The site used a central escrow service …

Can anyone guess the Super Bowl's super-secure WiFi password?

Author:<p>Published<p>in Privacy 1<p>American football fans were going bonkers last night, as the Seattle Seahawks fought the Denver Broncos in NFL Super Bowl …

GoDaddy Updates Its User Protection Policies In Wake Of Infamous Twitter Account Extortion

GoDaddy has updated its account security policies in the wake of the now infamous extortion of a Twitter account. As TechCrunch previously reported, a hacker claimed to have gained the Twitter user’s last four credit card digits from PayPal, which was then used to convince GoDaddy to reset their …

Clinkle Gets Hacked Before It Even Launches

Clinkle is the hottest app around to have done mostly nothing. The stealth payments service, which has raised $30 million from big-name investors, has yet to publicly launch. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be hacked.<p>Today, a guest user posted a list of 33 usernames, user IDs, profile photos, and …

China cracks down on web anonymity with new regulations

Rule requires internet users to register their real names before uploading videos<p>The Chinese government this week passed a new rule requiring all internet users to use their real names when uploading videos to the web, as part of an attempt to crack down on online dissent. As Reuters reports, the …

U.S. Judge ordered the largest Ever Forfeiture of 29,655 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road

In last October, the Feds told they would probably just liquidate the bitcoins seized from the online black market Silk Road, once they were legally …

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42 million passwords exposed following massive dating website hack

Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Vulnerability 4<p>In what must rate as one of the worst password security breaches ever, it has been discovered that the …

Sourceforge Drives off Downloads, Ask why

Are we are starting to see the beginning of an exodus away from SourceForge as a hosting solution for software projects?<p>Sourceforge is <b>“</b>a web-based …

"Diskless" Internet Explorer zero-day attack discovered in the wild

Author:<p>Published<p>in Malware, Microsoft, Vulnerability, Windows 0<p>Security researchers at FireEye have warned of new zero-day vulnerabilities in …

CryptoLocker developer launches Decryption Service website; 10 Bitcoins for Decryption Keys

There's an extraordinary malware making rock-n-roll over the Internet and if you are one of the unlucky folks to cross its path, then it could make …

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• <b>The £450million National Crime Agency to launch tomorrow</b>• <b><br>Elite force of 5,000 officers will target the most dangerous criminals</b>• <b><br>Includes up to 400</b> …

Organized Crime

Bitcoin Falls 15% Following FBI’s Silk Road Seizure

Bitcoin is taking it on the chin following the FBI seizure of Silk Road, a popular – and partially hidden – marketplace for drugs and other items generally outside the orbit of the law. As TechCrunch reported earlier today, about $1.2 billion in Bitcoin flowed through Silk Road, resulting in a …

Silk Road closed down by the FBI, alleged founder arrested

Author:<p>Published<p>in Law & order 1<p>Silk Road, the underground marketplace that made millions of dollars by allowing users to buy and sell hard drugs, …

President Obama: Congress Needs to Keep Our Government Open

If Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow.<p>This afternoon, President Obama delivered remarks from the White House Press Briefing Room about what that shutdown would mean for the country.<p>While some …