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Trump Hotels payment system infected with malware

Claims "no forensic evidence" of theft of data but offers complimentary protection.<p>In an announcement on the chain's website, the Trump Hotel …

Trojan targets online poker sites, peeks at players’ cards

Malware targets two of the largest gambling sites, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.<p>Anybody who has ever played poker, online or offline, always …

Malware-ridden apps found in Apple's Chinese App Store

The iOS App Store is usually a trustworthy source of software. But as hackers tend to do, they found a way to get their nefarious wares into the China version of the software supermarket. By using altered versions of Apple' development tool Xcode they were able to slip malware into apps being built …

'SafePay': First anti-fraud system to use existing credit card readers

From large-scale data breaches such as the 2013 Target case to local schemes that use skimming devices to steal data at the gas pump, credit card …

The World's First Firmware Worm for Mac Is Here, and It Sounds Scary

“Oh don’t worry,” your uncle said when you were shopping for a new computer. “Macs are virtually virus proof.” Your uncle was wrong.<p>A team of white …

Firmware

How Banks Can Leverage the Bitcoin Infrastructure

Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, are worrisome to banks because the anonymity built into its exchanges enables senders and recipients to easily …

Lavabit to Make a Comeback as Dark Mail Soon

Imagine sending emails on a service that is as secure as a Blockchain?<p>Lavabit, the well-known email encryption service which was forced to shut down …

Privacy

A teen just uncovered 2 ways to break into your Mac

18-year-old Luca Todesco has uncovered two zero-day vulnerabilities in OS X that could be exploited to remotely gain access to a computer, reports PC World.<p>Todesco’s exploit uses two bugs to corrupt memory found in the OS X kernel. This condition can be used to circumvent built-in safeguards …

OS X

Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings

Windows 10 sends identifiable information to Microsoft, even if a user turns off its Bing search and Cortana features, and activates the software’s privacy-protection settings.<p>Analysis by technology site Ars Technica has shown that Windows 10 still contacts Microsoft even when these features are …

Windows 10

How Can You Make Your Anti-Fraud Program More Effective?

According to a recent <b>study</b>, 62% of companies were subject to payments fraud in 2014, with 19% of organizations losing more than $250,000. In addition …

How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K.<p>A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that iOS has crashed, that their personal data is being stolen by a third party, …

The FBI has shut down hacking forum Darkode and indicted 70 members

The FBI announced today that it has shut down an online hacking forum called Darkode, which it described as “almost like a think tank for cyber …

Hacking

Darkode Shutdown: FireEye Intern Accused Of Creating $65,000 Android Malware

One of the more successful English-speaking cybercrime forums, Darkode, was shut down today and 28 arrests of individuals linked to the site made across the world, the FBI and Europol confirmed this morning. Charges were filed in the US against 12 individuals. They included the apparent Darkode …

EFF’s 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon

Digital rights organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fifth annual <i>Who has your back?</i> report into online service providers’ transparency and privacy practices when it comes to government requests for accessing user data.<p>The organization notes a general transformation …

Two years on from Snowden, UK gets green light to continue accessing bulk data

Nicholas Clapham<i>, University of Surrey</i><p>The US has recently taken steps to cut back on its surveillance programmes. In the UK, the government has just …

Surveillance

NSA Has Reverse-Engineered Popular Consumer Anti-Virus Software In Order To Track Users

The NSA and its British counterpart the GCHQ have put extensive effort into hacking popular security software products to “track users and infiltrate networks,” according to the latest round of Snowden docs unearthed today by The Intercept.<p>Cybersecurity companies, including the Moscow-headquartered …

Post-Quantum Encryption No Longer A Laughing Matter

In these post-Snowden times a lot has changed. Big picture stuff, like politicians legislating to curtail intelligence agency capabilities (or not). And smaller stuff. Like a ‘post-quantum’ encryption startup no longer being laughed out of meetings when they pitch their business.<p>While U.K.-based PQ …

Organizations continue to rely on outdated technologies - Help Net Security

TechValidate conducted a survey to determine how organizations are implementing NAC policies and security solutions to address today’s environments, …

1,500 iOS apps are vulnerable to an HTTPS-crippling bug

According to analytics service <i>SourceDNA</i>, nearly 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps currently available in the App Store include a bug that breaks HTTPS. This could leave users' sensitive personal information exposed to hackers. Analysts have identified an out-of-date version of open-source code library …

Apps

Detect Safe Browsing Clientless hará más segura la nube financiera

Easy Solutions anunció el lanzamiento de Detect Safe Browsing Clientless, un nuevo servicio alojado en la nube que brinda a las instituciones …

‘Gotham City SF’ Offers a Dark and Gritty View of the City by the Bay

“Gotham City SF” is a time-lapse and photo project by San Francisco-based photographer Toby Harriman that offers a black-and-white view of The City …

Time-lapse Photography