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Google says Turkey is intercepting web traffic to spy on users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports …

Surprise, surprise: my online metadata actually reveals where I’ve been | Ars Technica

In an attempt to simulate the NSA's capability, Ars tracks its own editor for 11 days.<p>In January 2014, documents provided by Edward Snowden showed …

Hacking the Mind: How & Why Social Engineering Works

Share this article:<p>Social engineering: the hack that requires no knowledge of code. Despite its relative simplicity the risks associated with social …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Microsoft: We have the right to search your Hotmail account (updated)

An ex-Microsoft employee was recently arrested for allegedly leaking company secrets, all because Redmond found evidence against him in his contact's Hotmail account. Hold on, is it even legal for the company to go through someone's account without permission? Well, according to Microsoft, it sure …

Microsoft Is Doing Us All A Favor By Killing Windows XP

The end is nigh. No, really. Less than a month from now Microsoft will officially stop supporting the Windows XP operating system. Many security experts predict that it won’t be pretty for Windows XP users once the security patches stop rolling out, and some feel that pulling the plug on support is …

Chinese Security Team Exploits Safari Security Flaw at PWN2OWN

Every year for the past seven years, hackers have gathered at the annual PWN2OWN event to hack high-profile software and mobile devices using previously unknown vulnerabilities. Apple's Safari browser and iOS platform are often included in the annual contest, which also targets Internet Explorer, …

DDoS attack is launched from 162,000 WordPress sites

Using unsuspecting WordPress sites as amplification vectors, a hacker takes down a popular Web site for hours.<p>With some old-fashioned trickery, hackers were able to get more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered Web sites to mount a distributed-denial-of-service attack against another Web site, …

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