Technology - Security news

Privacy is dead, Davos hears

Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does.

Jan 22, 2015
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How we can each fight cybercrime with smarter habits

Hackers gain access to computers and networks by exploiting the weaknesses in our cyber behaviors. Many attacks use simple phishing schemes – the hacker sends an email that appears to come from a trusted ...

Jan 26, 2015
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France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage

Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, a top French cyberdefense official said Thursday as the president tried to calm the nation's ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Email scam nets $214 mn in 14 months: FBI

An email scam which targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214 million from victims in 45 countries in just over one year, an FBI task force said Thursday.

Jan 22, 2015
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Twitter hackers announce 'World War III'

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China.

Jan 16, 2015
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Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Attacks on power plants, telecommunications and financial systems, even turning all of Los Angeles' traffic lights green: Davos elites were warned Saturday of the terrifying possibilities of modern cyber ...

Jan 24, 2015
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Hackers could make smart homes stupid—or worse

Imagine the smart home of the future. Thanks to a central controller and wi-fi, not only does the thermostat power up and warm or cool the house as you are heading home. Smart light bulbs come on low at dusk ...

Jan 07, 2015
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