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Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation.<p>Some 11 people were arrested, including a security guard, in …

Bitcoin

Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked

Security threats like phishing, keylogging and third-party breaches are pretty common knowledge. Google wanted to gain a better understanding of how hijackers steal passwords and other sensitive data in the wild, though, so it conducted an analysis of online black markets from March 2016 to March …

A study found smoking marijuana actually did make people lazier

Afroman's 2001 hit Because I Got High tells a potentially important story: smoking cannabis makes you lazy and demotivated.<p>In fact, the fable of the lazy stoner has been around for decades. But is there good evidence in support of it?<p>Two studies we have been working on have investigated the claim …

Cannabis

Cybrary raises $1.3 m. to expand its free library of cybersecurity course material

Cybrary, a website that operates as a free repository for cybersecurity content and online courses, just got a $1.3 million check from investors to expand its operations. The funding round was led by Fargo, N.D.-based Arthur Ventures and Ron Gula, the founder of a Columbia, Md.- cyber company …

Cybersecurity

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New England Aquarium with his daughter.<p>Four years later, a robotic ray that swims toward light has made the cover of Science …

Robotics

Dashlane, Google launch ‘OpenYOLO,’ an API-based password project for Android apps

Password management is one of the key defenses — or key weaknesses — when it comes to protecting your data and identity online, and today Dashlane — the digital wallet and password manager startup — announced that it has teamed up with Google to develop another route to trying to fix that. The two …

Apps

Hackers Fool Tesla S's Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles

In May, when a Tesla S in autopilot mode failed to detect a white tractor-trailer turning into its path and careened into the rig's side at 74 miles …

Tech-Savvy Millennials Stink at Protecting Themselves From Cyber Attacks

Young consumers engage in behavior that opens them up to theft<p>Millennials are suffering from cognitive dissonance when it comes to cyber fraud, …

Cyber-attacks

Creators Of The Newest Anonymous Gossip App Taking Over High Schools Admit They Don't Have A Plan To Combat Bullying

The app, which allows users to post anything they want for anyone within 2 miles of their location to see, was crazy popular at high schools and colleges around the country.<p>Now the app that's stirring up trouble is called "After School," a social network specifically created for high school …

Apps

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

View Graphic<p>Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether they are blocks away or on another continent.<p>The technology works by exploiting an essential fact of all cellular networks: They …

Is it really so smart to make your finances an open book?

Personal finance apps can make it easier to keep track of your money across multiple accounts. Many boast of being 'free'… but there's a price to pay in terms of privacy<p>American billionaire oil magnate J Paul Getty once said, "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." Yet even …

How to Block Online Tracking

0<p>SHARES<p>Many sites track user behavior using a variety of invisible third-party software. This means any time you visit a Web page, you're likely …

Privacy

Private Browsing Settings Aren't as Private as You Think

Let's be honest: There's probably a few things you've been looking at online that you don't want anyone to know about.<p>Whether you're secretly …

Surveillance Valley has put a billion bugs in a billion pockets

"A mobile phone has eyes, ears, a skin, and knows your location. Eyes, because you never see one that doesn't have a camera. Ears, because they all …

Can The Blackphone Wake Us From An Android Security Nightmare?

By Luke Dormehl9 minute Read<p>Your smartphone is about as private as a public restroom. Prone to surveillance and data leaks, today’s smartphones pay …

Privacy

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

Social Media

New app CitizenMe helps you control your online identity

Companies like Google and Facebook know quite a bit about you. Their services, which we use for free, have to monetize somehow. Advertisements are …

Google's New Account History Page Helps Further Control Your Privacy

As you probably know, Google tracks quite a bit of what you do online. Much of this is to improve your search results or to assist with Google Now. …

Russian malware infiltrated the Nasdaq servers, says Businessweek

A <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> report has revealed that the CIA, NSA, and other agencies spent months investigating a major malware attack on Nasdaq, revealing the stock exchange service's vulnerability. In 2010, the FBI picked up hints that an intruder had compromised Nasdaq's central servers. After …

Chinese hackers take command of Tesla Model S

Security firm Qihoo 360 says hackers gained control of some Tesla Model S functions -- but skimps on details of how the car was hacked.<p>The first documented successful hack of a Tesla Model S has come from China, Chinese security giant Qihoo 360 Security Technology announced Thursday.<p>The hackers …

Tesla

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

Imagine driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, when suddenly the wheel turns hard right. You crash. And it was because someone hacked your car.<p>It's not far-fetched science fiction. It's the near-term future today's hackers are warning about.<p>Most people aren't aware their cars are already …

Top 10 worst state-sponsored hack campaigns: From PRISM to Stuxnet and Mask | V3

Since the first computer was connected to the internet we've seen a steady stream of a new malware variants and cyber scams doing the rounds. …

Top 10

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Personal Security Startup MyPermissions Adds Real-Time Protection For Twitter

MyPermissions, a startup offering a suite of security protection and privacy tools, is today becoming the first service to offer live protection for users’ Twitter accounts. What that means is MyPermissions will now be able to alert you in real time as new Twitter applications access your personal …

Facebook Is Clarifying its Whitehat Program Processes

Facebook says it will make changes to clarify the processes behind its whitehat program for reporting bugs, after a frustrated researcher posted details of a vulnerability on CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s profile page having failed to gain the company’s attention.<p>Writing on the Facebook Security blog, …

Islamist hacker publishes access details for thousands of Twitter accounts

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>A hacker from Mauritania says he has gained access to a substantial trove of Twitter login details, which he has published …

Mailpile Is A Pro-Privacy, Open Source Webmail Project That’s Raised ~$100,000 On Indiegogo

Mailpile is a relatively rare thing: a software project that looks certain to achieve its crowdfunding goal. The Mailpile Indiegogo campaign is less than $5,000 away from its $100,000 target, still with 22 days left to run, so it’s clearly struck a chord with its close to 2,000 backers. Still, it’s …

Here's The Most Amusing Way To Learn The Depressing News About Your Vanishing Privacy

Learning how so many fun things on the Internet and how many of our favorite companies pose a risk to our privacy is not the most pleasurable activity. So Austrian Wolfie Christl came up with a way to inform us all on these issues and amuse us at the same time.<p>With several colleagues, he set up an …

Open thread: is Timely the new standard in Android app design?

Epithets like “beautiful” and “well designed” get thrown around pretty liberally when it comes to apps. But few Android applications have been received with such general acclaim as Timely.<p>Timely is a clock app developed by Bitspin, a team of four Swiss developers, over a period of four months. …

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