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Lisa Vaas / Naked Security:
Google sued for data-mining students' email   —  Google is in hot water for scanning millions of students' email messages and allegedly building “surreptitious” profiles to target advertising at them.  —  According to Education Week, a “potentially explosive” lawsuit is wending …
Mar 19, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Paul Ducklin / Naked Security:
Gaping admin access holes found in SoHo routers from Linksys, Netgear and others   —  For many home users, the router-slash-firewall at the edge of their network plays an vital security role.  —  It acts as a stockade to keep crooks on the internet at arms' length, typically blocking inbound network connections by default.
Jan 6, 2014, 1:20 AMIn context
Paul Ducklin / Naked Security:
Anatomy of a password disaster - Adobe's giant-sized cryptographic blunder   —  One month ago today, we wrote about Adobe's giant data breach.  —  As far as anyone knew, including Adobe, it affected about 3,000,000 customer records, which made it sound pretty bad right from the start.
Nov 5, 2013, 9:45 PMIn context
John Hawes / Naked Security:
US Army ignores shared PC login flaw, asks soldiers to keep quiet   —  A soldier was made to sign a non-disclosure agreement by the US Army after pointing out a security flaw which allowed accounts on shared PCs to be accessed without proper authentication.  —  The trivial login issue …
Sep 3, 2013, 1:50 PMIn context
Lee Munson / Naked Security:
Facebook vulnerability that allowed any photo to be deleted earns $12,500 bounty   —  An Indian electronics and communications engineer who describes himself as a “security enthusiast with a passion for ethical hacking” has discovered a Facebook vulnerability that could have allowed for any photo …
Sep 2, 2013, 3:35 PMIn context
Paul Ducklin / Naked Security:
Android random number flaw implicated in Bitcoin thefts   —  Bitcoin is often in the news, not least because it is somewhat controversial.  —  It's a digital currency, backed by cryptography, not by any central issuing authority.  —  Its “coins” are strings of bits, and anyone can generate one …
Aug 12, 2013, 11:20 AMIn context
Paul Ducklin / Naked Security:
OpenX ad servers “pre-compromised” - official distro contained remote code backdoor   —  You don't always have to break into someone's web server to get them to deliver your malware for you.  —  You may be able to implant malware onto a site from which your victim fetches third-party content …
Aug 6, 2013, 9:35 PMIn context
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
Guardian Twitter accounts hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army   —  Twitter accounts belonging to The Guardian newspaper have fallen at the hands of hackers belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army.  —  The hackers have been making a habit of breaking into high profile Twitter accounts in recent weeks …
Apr 29, 2013, 2:30 PMIn context
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines   —  The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have hacked into accounts belonging to the NPR media network, and defaced news stories overnight.  —  A Google search for the phrase “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here” reveals some evidence of webpages that were hit in the attack.
Apr 16, 2013, 2:05 PMIn context
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison's computer system after being put in IT class   —  Here's a piece of advice for those running classes training prisoners about information technology.  —  It's probably not a good idea to let notorious hackers join the course - or, if you do …
Mar 4, 2013, 2:35 PMIn context

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