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A legendary Wall Street strategist lays out the stock market's 'nightmare scenario'

Albert Edwards thinks you're all too confident about the durability of the 8-1/2-year bull market. And he'd like to remind you that some major risks are lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike.<p>He's identified the worst-case scenario for what could cause a massive stock blowout, and it ultimately …

Stock Markets

Get Ready for the 'Reaper' Botnet: It's Already Infected Over a Million Devices

Consumer<p>Just in time for Halloween, a growing hacked device botnet named "Reaper" could put the internet in the dark.<p>Over a million internet-connected cameras and routers have already been infected, researchers with the Israeli-based firm Check Point says — and the number is growing.<p>"Our research …

Routers

Oil prices climb after OPEC signals possible deal extension

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices inched higher on Monday after one of the most bearish weeks in months, propped up by OPEC comments signaling the possibility of continued action to restore market balance in the long term.<p>Pump jacks pump oil at an oil field on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Baku, …

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

The stock market just flashed a dangerous warning signal

For months, stock market pessimists have been saying US equities are overvalued.<p>And as of this past week, they have a major piece of tangible evidence.<p>The measure in question is the so-called relative strength indicator, which indicates when the stock market has gotten too stretched in either …

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

Investigators believe that software from Russia's top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was involved in a theft of top-secret National Security Agency intelligence outlining how the US hacks its adversaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.<p>And depending on what was stolen, the breach …

New N.S.A. Breach Linked to Popular Russian Antivirus Software

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer. Investigators believe the hackers may have …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers

But is it a major security threat, or an intimidation tactic?<p>Russia's digital warfare campaign isn't limited to targeting distant servers. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has learned that Russian hackers are targeting individual NATO soldiers near, such as those deployed to Poland and the Baltic states. The …

5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

While you can never be 100 percent safe from hackers, viruses, and other nasties lurking on the internet without going completely off the grid, you …

Equifax CEO Richard Smith Is Out Days Before Congressional Hearing

Equifax Inc. (EFX) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith is stepping aside almost 20 days after the credit-reporting company disclosed a …

Various Attack Vectors That May Threaten Cryptocurrency Systems

While the promise of cryptocurrencies to revolutionize the monetary system stands clearly on the horizon, skeptics of cryptocurrency are quick to …

What’s Really Behind China’s Crypto Ban?

Advertisement<p>China’s cryptocurrency ban could be a temporary move to appease international agencies and certain communist party members ahead of the …

Behind the glare of recent hacks, some companies actually paying homage to data protection

Pro-active efforts set breach protection as a corporate priority<p>While more stories on corporate hacks rolled into the bad news bin last week, the …

Is Europe's ghostliest train station about to rise again?

<b>It was one of the world's most opulent railway stations, sitting imposingly on the French-Spanish border - but then it fell into disrepair. Now, writes Chris Bockman, the building is showing new signs of life.</b><p>When they built the station at Canfranc, it was on a grand scale and with no expense …

Hackers Find Exploit Through SS7 SMS 2FA to Empty Bitcoin Wallets

Imagine using a highly touted security feature, only to see it backfire in the most spectacular way, causing you to lose more than just time but also …

Authentication

Equifax breach shows signs of a possible state-sponsored hack

This might not have been a simple smash-and-grab.<p>Ever since word of the Equifax hack got out, there's been one lingering question: was it a state-sponsored attack, or just criminals who took advantage of a security hole? At the moment, it looks like it <i>might</i> be the former. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources have shed …

Equifax

Researchers find 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers exposed

A recent study by SkyHigh Networks found 7 percent of all Amazon S3 servers are exposed which may explain a recent surge of data leaks in the last …

Whoops, a hacker found a way to steal your passwords from macOS High Sierra

Apple's latest and greatest operating system, macOS High Sierra, hit the digital airwaves on September 25 — promising a free upgrade to Macs around …

As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch

Equifax’s chief executive had a simple strategy when he joined more than a decade ago: Gather as much personal data as possible and find new ways to sell it.<p>The company was making good money compiling credit reports on Americans. But Wall Street wanted stronger growth.<p>The chief executive, Richard …

Hurricane damage is about to trigger a fuel glut

Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which made landfall in the Caribbean over the last two weeks, damaged several fuel storage terminals in the region, which are used to store fuel oil coming from the U.S. Atlantic coast, Europe, and Latin America. The fuel is then sent on to the Gulf Coast, Panama, and …

Gulf Coast

Coinhive Is Rapidly Becoming a Favorite Tool Among Malware Devs

Coinhive is quickly becoming the talk of the Internet, going from an innovative tool that lets you mine Monero with your browser, to a technology …

Here's How Warren Buffett Thinks We Should Fix American Health Care

While Republicans debate how to replace Obamacare, the Oracle of Omaha suggests something completely different.<p>Earlier this week, Senate Republicans decided to delay any vote to repeal and replace Obamacare until after the July 4 break. On the same day, Warren Buffett appeared in a fascinating …

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON — The health insurance industry, after cautiously watching Republican health care efforts for months, came out forcefully on Wednesday against the Senate’s latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that its state-by-state block grants could create health care chaos in the …

News (U.S.)

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

US restoring asset seizures _ with safeguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will soon restore the ability of police to seize suspects' money and property with federal help, but The …

Jeff Sessions Treads on the Property Rights of Americans

The Attorney General announced that the Department of Justice will engage in more civil-asset seizures, a practice many conservatives have recognized as a deplorable abuse.<p>Earlier this year, Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most conservative jurist on the Supreme Court, attacked a government …

The Bipartisan Opposition to Sessions's New Civil-Forfeiture Rules

Attorney General Jeff Sessions expanded the controversial police practice on Wednesday by rolling back Obama-era reforms.<p><i>Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET</i><p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a series of Obama-era curbs on civil-asset forfeiture on Wednesday, strengthening the federal government’s power …

Federal Court Will Decide--in Secret--Whether to Unmask Anonymous Glassdoor Reviewers

Have you ever posted an anonymous review on a website? If you did, you probably expected your true identity would remain secret to everyone except perhaps the website's administrators, and they would keep that information safely confidential. That secrecy might seem especially important to you if …

U.S. Federal Courts

CBO's Secret: 73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate

If you’ve read a newspaper or watched cable news in the last month, you’ve probably seen someone say that the Senate GOP health care bill would “kick 22 million Americans off of their health insurance.” But it’s not true. New information from the Congressional Budget Office—leaked to me by a …

Health Care