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High in the sky: Drones spot pot farms so criminals can rob them | Ars Technica

Heat from grow lights gives away growers to surveillance by would-be Omars.<p>Fans of <i>The Wire</i> will remember how the fictional Omar Little made a …

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner already hacked using ‘faux fingerprint’

After Apple released the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint reader, there were quite a few mixed opinions. The problem with fingerprint readers is that while they can add an extra layer of security, they also have security flaws and often don’t work quite as well as intended.<p>Fingerprint readers on mobile …

Phones

Developer who sold user data gets away with a slap on the wrist

Back in December we reported on the popular flashlight app, Brightest Flashlight, that was making money not only through legitimate ads but by also secretly selling specific geolocation data and device ID information to 3rd party advertisers. The app, which has been downloaded more than 50 million …

Privacy

Hackers Use Heartbleed Bug to Attack 'Major Corporation'

Hackers took advantage of the Heartbleed vulnerability to break into a major corporation’s network, less than a day after the bug was brought to the public’s attention, security experts told The New York Times.<p>Officials with Mandiant, an Alexandria, Va.-based network security firm, said in a blog …

Information Security