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Massive Gift Card Fraud Bot Discovered, 1,000 Customer Websites Attacked Already

<b>A new bot targeting card payment processes on websites</b> <b>was</b> <b>spotted in the wild. Called GiftGhostBot, the bot is trying to defraud consumers of the</b> …

Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system today

Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices to its new …

iOS

The Hidden Power of Stack Overflow

Let’s say you’re relatively new to coding. Maybe you’re studying it in college, or you’ve just started at an entry-level position after attending a …

Programming

Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges

A corporate squabble over printer toner cartridges doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, and the phrase “patent exhaustion” is probably already …

Consumer Protection

Patents Are A Big Part Of Why We Can’t Own Nice Things: the Supreme Court Should Fix That

Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could allow companies to keep a dead hand of control over their products, even after you buy …

Net Neutrality

Microsoft Outlook, Skype, OneDrive hit by another authentication issue

Two weeks ago, a widespread authentication issue prevented a number of Microsoft users from accessing their cloud services. It looks like it's …

Microsoft

Burglars can easily make Google Nest security cameras stop recording

Google Nest’s Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, Nest Cam Outdoor and Nest Cam Indoor security cameras can be easily disabled by an attacker that’s in their …

Google

A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

Bug relies on telnet protocol used by hardware on internal networks.<p>Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a …

Information Security

Despite the spiel, we're still some decades from true anti-malware AI

<b>Opinion</b> The cybersecurity industry is investing heavily in "machine learning" technologies in the hope of providing a more dynamic defence against …

Bad bots attack 96% of websites with login pages

Almost every website with a login page is under attack from bad bots, the automated programs used to carry out a variety of nefarious activities, …

Web Design

Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: …

Identity Theft

Google’s Allo app can reveal to your friends what you’ve searched

The mobile messaging app lets you include Google Assistant in conversations.<p>Google’s mobile messaging app Allo can reveal your Google search history to people you message, which could have big privacy implications. The behavior appears to be a glitch.<p>I noticed the problem in a recent conversation …

Google

eBook Pirates Are Relatively Old and Wealthy, Study Finds

In 2017, people can download any digital content they like from the Internet, but that’s still most likely to be movies, TV shows and music. Bubbling …

Net Neutrality

Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.<p>One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in …

Silicon Valley

It’s time for a border mode on smartphones

<i>With searches exploding, Apple and Google need to make it easier to erase and restore data.</i><p>Phone Border Mode:<p>Read in 1 minute<p>It’s pretty clear that …

Why laptops won’t come with larger SSDs this year

A dearth in NAND flash chip supply will cause the prices of mainstream solid-state drives (SSDs) to leap by as much as 16% this quarter over the …

Laptops

The New Raspberry Pi Zero W Is Your Key to the Hackable Future

Eben Upton didn’t plan on becoming a computer engineer. It happened out of necessity. The 38-year-old inventor of Raspberry Pi—the credit card-sized …

Raspberry Pi

Preinstalled malware targets Android users of two companies

Malicious apps were surreptitiously added somewhere along the supply chain.<p>A commercial malware scanner used by businesses has recently detected an …

Samsung

How American media consumption is changing, in one chart

U.S. Attorney's Office statement on arrest of man in connection with at least 8 threats to Jewish Community Centers: https://t.co/TqZnAb9zGW …

Security News This Week: An IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Millions of Parent and Child Voice Recordings

It was a week of <i>could have been</i>s and <i>still could</i>s in security. We took a long look at a plan to stop rogue drones that might work great, if it’s ever …

Security

Canadian DMCA in Action: Court Issues Massive Damage Award in First Major Anti-Circumvention Copyright Ruling

The Federal Court of Canada has issued a massive damage award in the first major Canadian digital lock copyright ruling involving circumvention of …

Net Neutrality

The February 2017 WordPress Attack Report

This entry was posted in Monthly Attack Activity Report, WordPress Security on March 2, 2017 by Mark Maunder 0 Replies<p>Today we are releasing the …

Information Security

RRSP facts and guidance for 2017

The “RRSP season” is now in full swing but it’s important to know the ins and outs of this tax-deferred plan in order to optimize the use of this …

Retirement

The Untold Story of Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell’s Visionary 1980s Tech Incubator | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Bushnell’s overlords at Warner didn’t want to be in the pizza business.<p>Within the first year, Catalyst was funding 10 separate technology firms.<p>If Catalyst could sell Androbot, Bushnell could get his money back and carry on as usual.

Innovation

20 best audiobooks of all time

Following the announcement that sales have doubled in the past five years, Carole Mansur picks the 20 best audiobooks of all time:<p><b>1 A Delicate Truth written and read by John le Carré</b> <br>(10 hrs 30 mins, Penguin/Audible download £13.10)<br>Le Carré’s 23rd novel, a post-Iraq inquest into the privatisation …

Literature

Ransomware Gangs Have Become the High-Seas Pirates of the Internet

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b>–As bad as the ransomware problem is right now–and it’s plenty bad–we’re likely only at the beginning of what could become a crisis, …

How to become a 6 Figure Blogger

Not Mine But Very Funny<p>I guess I WAS a 6 figure blogger!<p>Harold is a Robot #3 – How to Earn a Six Figure Income From Blogging in Two Easy Steps. He is …

Security Firm Trend Micro's Blog Falls Victim To Content Spoofing Attack

Trend Micro confirms a content spoofing vulnerability allowed fake articles onto its blog and says firms should respond honestly and swiftly<p>In an era …

A rash of invisible, fileless malware is infecting banks around the globe

Once the province of nation-sponsored hackers, in-memory malware goes mainstream.<p>Two years ago, researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab discovered …

Cybersecurity