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Programming has been a job and avocation for decades, but its popularity appears to have surged in the last few years; a recent survey of users on …

Programming

Security flaws let hackers hit in-flight and at sea WiFi

Multiple deployed satellite communications (SATCOM) products have security flaws, according to IOActive researcher Ruben Santamarta, who will present …

Nearly all UK companies hit by security incidents last year

New research from Malwarebytes has revealed that 97 per cent of UK companies were impacted by security incidents in the last year.<p>The firm's new …

Cybersecurity

FCC now says there were no cyber attacks during net neutrality comment period

The partisanship in the battle over net neutrality continues, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pointing fingers about a claimed attack on the agency's …

Net Neutrality

Hackers can invade WhatsApp to spread fake messages

Whatsapp users are being warned of a newly-discovered attack that lets hackers infiltrate your private messages and group chats.<p>Coupled with other …

LGBT employees among D.C. workers targeted by hackers

Officials report phishing attacks on July 24.LGBT D.C. government employees were among possibly thousands of city workers targeted by foreign and …

Cybersecurity

Three Ukrainian hackers indicted for stealing millions of consumer information

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday the indictment of three Ukrainian nationals for hacking more than 100 American companies and stealing …

Arby'S

Alaska town returns to typewriters after ransomware attack shuts down computer network

When a cyber-attack crippled computer networks in a borough in Alaska, officials happened upon an old-fashioned solution - typewriters.<p>Government workers in Matanuska-Susitna are now using humble typewriter to carry out their daily tasks after they found their computers held hostage to …

Anti-Virus Software

Android apps infected with umm… *Windows* malware

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks recently discovered 145 apps in the official Google Play Android store that were “infected by malicious …

Malware

Reddit says hackers stole user data from 2007 and earlier in security breach

Reddit informed its users today that a hacker broke into some of its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database that contained usernames and passwords that were already salted and hashed (or scrambled for protection).<p>Reddit is sending an email to all …

Authentication

Iowa Health Group Data Breach Hits 1.4 Million Patients

UnityPoint Health Says Hackers' Likely Goal Was Business Email Compromise Fraud Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • July 31, 2018<p>A large Midwestern health …

Cybersecurity

Next 'major attack' on US likely to happen online, not 'on an airplane,' DHS secretary says

<b>NEW YORK CITY –</b> The next "major attack" on the United States is more likely to take place on the Internet rather than in the air, Kirstjen Nielsen, …

Cybersecurity

Ancestry and 23andMe Agree to New Rules to Make You Feel Safer Handing Over Your DNA

Some of the top genomic-testing companies have agreed to abide by a new set of guidelines when sharing consumers’ DNA information with law …

Genealogy

The DHS is setting up a new way for companies to share info about security breaches, preparing for a cyberattack 'hurricane'

The next major attack on the U.S. is more likely to come by computers than airplanes, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Homeland Security creates center to protect industries from hacks

The Department of Homeland Security wants to prevent the next NotPetya.<p>On Tuesday, the agency announced that it was creating the National Risk Management Center, a dedicated hub to helping private companies deal with cyberattacks from around the world. The focus is to protect critical …

Cybersecurity

Timehop data breach is worse than they initially said

Dates of birth and gender were also stolen by hackers.<p>Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss 0<p>‘Time capsule’ app Timehop has revealed that it made a boo-boo …

WannaCry should make people treat cyber-crime seriously

IN 1933 Britain’s parliament was considering the Banditry bill—the government’s response to a crime wave. The problem was that criminals were using a …

New Encrypted Downloader Delivers Metasploit Backdoor

<b>A series of cyber-attacks targeting the Middle Eastern region use an encrypted downloader to deliver a Metasploit backdoor, AlienVault reports.</b><p>The …

For Millions of Hacked Federal Employees, New Fears of Identity Theft

Experts puzzled by possible links between suspected Chinese espionage and a fraudulent car-loan scheme in Maryland<p>Some current and former federal government employees are taking a look at their credit activity after the Justice Department said this week that data stolen by suspected Chinese hackers …

Identity Theft

Facebook mistakenly leaked developer analytics reports to testers

Set the “days without a Facebook privacy problem” counter to zero. This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch, informing us that their Facebook App Analytics weekly summary email had been delivered to someone outside their company. It contains sensitive business information, including …

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

<b>Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET</b><p>In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private …

Privacy

White House reportedly considers GDPR-like data protections

Online data privacy is a hot topic right now for a number of reasons. US residents and elected officials alike still have their eyes on Facebook as concerns continue to circulate over the policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Further, more recent reports have revealed that the …

Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore

In a small victory for your privacy, the nation's four largest telecom companies announced Tuesday that they will stop providing customer location information to companies that aggregate data on their customers.<p>The move comes just over a month after Sen.Ron Wyden of Oregon raised the issue in a …

Privacy

Twitter Suspends Accounts That Posted Trump Advisor Stephen Miller's Phone Number

Twitter temporarily suspended user accounts that either posted Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s cell phone number, or that linked to an article in …

Tesla sues employee alleged to have stolen gigabytes of data

CEO: "The actions of a few bad apples will not stop Tesla from reaching its goals."<p>On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its …

California legislators stealthily ‘eviscerate’ state’s net neutrality bill

A group of legislators in California have sneakily but comprehensively “eviscerated” the state’s imminent net neutrality bill, removing a huge amount of protections in a set of last-minute amendments. State Senator Scott Wiener called the hostile rework of the bill “outrageous.”<p>California’s net …

'Deepfake' videos produced by Russian-linked trolls are the latest weapon in fake news war, official monitors warn

“Deepfake” videos produced by Russian-linked trolls are the latest weapon in the ongoing fake news war, official monitors are warning.<p>Kremlin-backed trolls are already experimenting with new video manipulation techniques that use artificial intelligence to create convincing doctored videos, …

Parental spy app exposes the information of teens it’s supposed to protect

A service designed to help parents monitor their children’s smartphones leaked tens of thousands of passwords and user IDs.<p>First reported by ZDNet on …

App That Allows Parents to Spy on Teens Leaked Thousands of Passwords

TeenSafe, a service used by parents to monitor the online behaviors and phone activity of their children, allowed tens of thousands of accounts to …

Facebook admits hundreds of apps vacuumed up user data

<b>The Facebook apology tour continues</b>: The company announced on Monday that it has found at least 200 other apps that had access to user data in the …