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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
32,000 servers using Supermicro motherboards broadcast admin password in plain text   —  At least 32,000 servers broadcast admin passwords in the clear, advisory warns  —  An alarming number of servers containing motherboards manufactured by Supermicro continue to expose administrator passwords despite …
Jun 20, 2014, 11:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Code Spaces closes shop after attackers destroy Amazon-hosted customer data   —  Code Spaces closes shop after attackers destroy Amazon-hosted customer data.  —  A code-hosting service that boasted having a full recovery plan has abruptly closed after someone gained unauthorized access …
Jun 19, 2014, 4:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Bitcoin security guarantee shattered by anonymous miner with 51% network power   —  In a first, one player got a monopoly of Bitcoin's total computational power.  —  For the first time in Bitcoin's five-year history, a single entity has repeatedly provided more than half …
Jun 15, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Powerful worm on Twitter unleashes torrent of out-of-control tweets   —  Twitter on Wednesday was briefly overrun by a powerful computer worm that caused tens of thousands of users to tweet a message that contained self-propagating code exploiting a bug in the TweetDeck app.
Jun 11, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
“WARNING Your phone is locked!”  Crypto ransomware makes its debut on Android   —  Security researchers have documented another first in the annals of Android malware: a trojan that encrypts photos, videos, and documents stored on a device and demands a ransom for them to be restored.
Jun 8, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
After seizure of CryptoLocker botnet, new ransomware Cryptowall spreads through ad networks   —  We “will be paying no ransom,” vows town hit by Cryptowall ransom malware  —  The town manager of a hamlet in south eastern New Hampshire has defied demands that he pay a ransom …
Jun 7, 2014, 6:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Still reeling from Heartbleed, OpenSSL suffers from crypto bypass flaw   —  A researcher has uncovered another severe vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.  It allows attackers to decrypt and modify Web, e-mail, and virtual private network traffic protected by the transport layer security …
Jun 5, 2014, 1:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Root backdoor found in surveillance gear used by law enforcement   —  Software used by law enforcement organizations to intercept the communications of suspected criminals contains a litany of critical weaknesses, including an undocumented backdoor secured with a hardcoded password, security researchers said today.
May 29, 2014, 6:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
“TrueCrypt is not secure,” official SourceForge page abruptly warns   —  One of the official webpages for the widely used TrueCrypt encryption program says that development has abruptly ended and warns users of the decade-old tool that it isn't safe to use.  —  “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt …
May 28, 2014, 6:35 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Al-Qaeda's new homebrew crypto apps may make US intel-gathering easier   —  NSA spying revelations led to development of three new encryption apps.  —  Terrorists loyal to al Qaeda and its offshoots are using new encryption software, most likely in response to revelations that the National Security Agency …
May 14, 2014, 8:30 PMIn context

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