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'Dyre Wolf' Malware Broadams Scam, Utilizing Fake 'Live Operators' For $1 Million Theft

IBM security researchers have identified a new, sophisticated online fraud scheme that has resulted in the loss of more than $1 million for various …

When transparency alone isn’t enough

Today, we are publishing our bi-annual Law Enforcement Requests Report and U.S National Security Order Report. These reports detail the long-held …

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Information Systems

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards to curb fraud

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …