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US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers

The US Justice Department said Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that directed a dangerous botnet of a half-million infected home and office network routers, controlled by hackers believed tied to Russian intelligence.

dateMay 24, 2018 in Security
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Q&A: Should you reboot your router like the FBI says?

Last week, the FBI recommended rebooting home and small office routers that could have been infected with disruptive malware, allegedly by sophisticated state-backed Russian hackers . An estimated half million routers and ...

dateMay 30, 2018 in Security
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Cyber threats to connected cars

Connected cars could be as vulnerable to so-called "cyber attack" as the smartphone in your hand or the personal computer on your desktop, according to a new study from the UK. "Connected cars are no different from other ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Security
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Ultrasound-firewall for mobile phones

The permanent networking of mobile devices can endanger the privacy of users and lead to new forms of monitoring. New technologies such as Google Nearby and Silverpush use ultrasonic sounds to exchange information between ...

dateMay 25, 2018 in Security
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Why 50,000 ships are so vulnerable to cyberattacks

The 50,000 ships sailing the sea at any one time have joined an ever-expanding list of objects that can be hacked. Cybersecurity experts recently displayed how easy it was to break into a ship's navigational equipment. This ...

dateJun 14, 2018 in Security
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