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NSA planned hack of Google app store

The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said Thursday.

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St. Louis Fed says research section hacked

The St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank has acknowledged that hackers manipulated settings on its website for research data, but that the central bank itself was not compromised.

dateMay 20, 2015 in Security
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China warns soldiers against wearable gadgets

China has warned soldiers against using smartwatches, high-tech spectacles and other Internet-connected wearable gadgets, saying they could "endanger security" after a recruit was caught trying to take a ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Security
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Perth commuters face cyber threat via free wi-fi

In light of the proposal to introduce free wi-fi throughout Perth's public transport network be aware that there are increased cyber security risks, warns ECU computer security expert Professor Andrew Woodward.

dateMay 13, 2015 in Security
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JPMorgan to convert Chase cards to chip technology

JPMorgan Chase will replace all of its customers' debit cards with more secure chip-based cards nationwide, the bank said Tuesday, and expects to have chips on 70 percent of its debit cards by the end of 2015.

dateMay 12, 2015 in Security
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US cyber commander says hackers to 'pay a price'

The US strategy of "deterrence" for cyber-attacks could involve a wide range or responses, potentially including the use of conventional weapons, the nation's top cyber-warrior said Monday.

Five things to know about the NSA court ruling

A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline calling records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, ...

Rombertik malware: evasive, layered, out to steal

By now, you can at least compose some of the story line for a made-for-Hollywood script. Ten times over. Researchers at XYZ discover malware that steals login credentials and data. The malware du jour is ...

Mumblehard targets servers running Linux and BSD

Security watchers are talking about a family of malware that infects Linux and BSD servers. Marc-Etienne M. Léveillé, ESET malware researcher, has provided details about Linux/Mumblehard, which targets ...

High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm.

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