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The “Stolen” Mt.Gox Data Contained Malware That Robbed Users Of Bitcoin

Security researchers at Securelist have found that the data “stolen” from Mark Karpeles’ computer actually contained a BTC-stealing Trojan that masqueraded as a back-end app for managing Mt.Gox trades. The app searched user directories for Bitcoin-related files – wallet.dat and bitcoin.conf – and …

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Sands Casino Website Hacking: Some Customers' Data Was Stolen

LAS VEGAS — Computer hackers stole some Las Vegas Sands customers' Social Security and driver's license numbers during a data breach earlier this month, the casino company said Friday.<p>Las Vegas Sands Corp. said in a statement that the information about some patrons at its Bethlehem, Pa., …

Apple explains how the iPhone's fingerprint sensor keeps your info secure

If you've ever wanted to know how the iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint security works beyond a basic overview, you'll be glad to hear Apple has just delivered a motherlode of new details. An updated version of its iOS Security white paper (PDF) explains much of what happens to your finger data after …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion.<p>Chameleon can spread through …

What If Apple Bought Tesla?

Rumors about Apple showing interest in buying Tesla have resurfaced after the SF Chronicle reported that Apple’s M&A chief met with Elon Musk last spring. Considering Tesla’s market capitalization of more than $24 billion, such a deal would be unprecedented for Apple, but the two companies do …

You May Soon Be Able To Mirror Your Android Screen To Your TV With Chromecast

Soon you may be able to mirror what’s on your Android smartphone or tablet to your television through Chromecast.<p>Google’s Chromecast television streaming dongle has become a bit of a cult hit. At $35, it is one of the cheapest over-the-top media streamers on the market, can connect to virtually any …

Apple Copyright Complaints Get Android Customization App “Themer” Pulled From Google Play

Themer, the Android customization app from MyColorScreen which last fall raised a half a million in seed funding, has been pulled from the Google Play marketplace following a copyright complaint from Apple in reference to one of the app’s 200-plus available themes. Themer was pulled down on …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

How supermarkets get your data – and what they do with it

We all know supermarkets use information about our shopping habits to target us with personalised vouchers and offers – but how would you feel about sitting down to watch a movie and being confronted with adverts based on what was in your shopping trolley a few hours earlier?<p>Or what would you think …

What Gmail Knows About You

A new tool visualizes the metadata Google's mail service gathers about you -- and your friends.<p>When Google hands over e-mail records to the government, it includes basic envelope information, or metadata, that reveals the names and e-mail addresses of senders and recipients in your account. The …

NSA Document From 1996 Warns Of 'Insider-Gone-Bad'

Long before Edward Snowden leaked all those secrets, the National Security Agency published a report detailing the threats posed by rogue system administrators. Whoops.<p>A story quietly titled "Out of Control," published in a special 1996 issue of the National Security Agency's professional journal</i> …

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Legendary hacker group CCC files complaint against German government over surveillance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world and still Europe’s largest, has filed a …

Teenage hacker creates next-gen crypto-platform

Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- …

Dutch Court Rules That IP Blocks Are Ineffective Against Piracy

The Court of Appeals in The Hague, Netherlands has today ruled that two ISPs operating in the country no longer have to block access to The Pirate Bay, as doing so was an ineffective measure against piracy.<p>The providers (XS4All and Ziggo) have been battling it out in the appeals court to overturn …

5 Hacking Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

In movies, the word "hacker" is interchangeable with "wizard." Screenwriters can have a character mutter something about "nodes" or "encryption," …

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Bitcoin Foundation vice chair arrested for money laundering

A senior figure in the Bitcoin Foundation, which lobbies on behalf of the digital currency has been arrested for conspiracy to commit money laundering and “knowingly contributing” to anonymous drug sales.<p>Prosecutors announced on Monday that Charlie Shrem, the organisation's vice chairman, was …

Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

Hersheys to create 3D chocolate printer

Hersheys is to partner with 3D systems to create a 3D printer for creating chocolate and other edible products<p>The US chocolate manufacturer did not reveal the cost of the deal or if and when the printed products will be available to consumers.<p>Three-dimensional chocolate products are created by …

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The high cost of being a legal immigrant in the US: $465

A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama announced a band-aid for the immigration system, providing two-year work permits for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children before their 16th birthdays. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had undocumented …