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Android.Lockdroid.F

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Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-6352

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Risk Level: Very Low.

Bloodhound.Flash.26

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Plugdis

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Exp.CVE-2014-0565

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

SONAR.LoadPoint!gen5

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen133

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen202

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen126

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen264

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen219

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen108

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen119

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen106

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen275

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen162

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen143

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SONAR.SuspBeh!gen191

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Vinself.C

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Ventir

- Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptdef!gm

- Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Bloodhound.HWP.5

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

W32.Qakbot!gen9

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.

Backdoor.Emdivi

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Beginto

- Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Windseeker

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Gresim

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Hikit!gen1

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Naid!gen1

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Naid!gm2

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

SearchProtect!gen1

- Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

Yontoo.C!gen1

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low.

W32.Ippedo

- Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Worm.

Trojan.Cidox.D

- Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Bloodhound.Malautoit.6

- Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Downloader.Ponik!gen10

- Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Selfmite.B

- Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Worm.

Android.Gomal

- Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptolocker!g7

- Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Festalco

- Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Deltatoolbar

- Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Tepmim

- Thu, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Packed.Generic.468

- Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Cakwerd

- Mon, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Asprox.B!gen1

- Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Habey

- Sun, 5 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Packed.Generic.467

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Lethic!gm

- Sat, 4 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Backdoor.Lancafdo!gm

- Sun, 5 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

OSX.Luaddit

- Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Gafgyt

- Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

IOS.Fitikser

- Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Packed.Generic.466

- Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Zbot!gen84

- Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Low. Type: Trojan.

Infostealer.Newplayer

- Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Cryptdef!gen4

- Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Trojan.Bedropper!g1

- Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Bashlet

- Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Perl.Shellbot

- Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Fitikser

- Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Linux.Powbot

- Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Perl.Pircbot

- Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

Android.Funtasy

- Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:13:51 -0400

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) ? The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.


Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:30:44 -0400

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBIApple has more than once reminded customers it values their security and privacy†and has been reassuring them†that they won?t become the company?s ?product? and that their data will be safely encrypted. Similarly, Google also said it will encrypt Android devices by default. Since then, the FBI and others have complained that Apple and Google will be basically helping bad guys get away with bad things thanks to encrypted devices. FROM EARLIER: The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption But, as Motherboard reports, Congress isn?t likely to order these companies to decrypt their phones for FBI or other governmental agencies. ?To FBI Director Comey and the Admin on criticisms of legitimate businesses using encryption: you reap what you


The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to Redditors

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:47:40 -0400

The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to RedditorsThere is no feeling like when a highly anticipated game completely disappoints after it?s released. Months or even years of buildup can lead to a game that?s such a waste of time that you may end up selling your console because of it. Reddit users have sounded off on their most disappointing games†ever and†while there are few surprises, the reasons for their disappointment are nonetheless interesting. MORE FROM REDDIT: The 10 best tech toys under $200, according to Redditors One of the most upvoted comments in the Reddit thread is about the game Brink. One Redditor says, ?Throwing my $60 out the window would have been a smarter decision than anything Brink?s AI ever did in the game.? Another adds,


Here?s how to make sure your iCloud data is safe from hackers

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:20:46 -0400

Here?s how to make sure your iCloud data is safe from hackersAfter reports emerged from China detailing a sophisticated iCloud phishing attack, Apple has posted instructions on its support pages to help users figure out whether they?re actually on the real iCloud page, or on a fake page meant to steal iCloud credentials from unsuspecting victims. Additionally, Reuters reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday met with China?s vice premier Ma Kai to discuss personal data security. FROM EARLIER: Apple falls victim to an iCloud attack from the Chinese government, servers not affected According to Greatfire?s initial report, a†Chinese firewall had blocked all connections to iCloud.com, directing the traffic instead to a dummy site that mimicked Apple?s login page for the service. The same group later told Reuters that Apple rerouted


Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:43:59 -0400

Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail... They're all out there. Ditto for Cheez-It jewelry and even Cheez-It tattoos (would that be Cheez-tats?).

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:11:28 -0400

Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, IdahoBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...


Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:25:38 -0400

Apple Inc. CEO Cook walks down a sidewalk during the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. ...


New York financial regulator pushes banks to plug gaps in cybersecurity

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:17:34 -0400

(Reuters) - Following the massive cyber attack on the biggest U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase & Co disclosed in August, and other financial institutions, government authorities in United States are pushing financial institutions and brokerage houses to close glaring gaps in cybersecurity. In a letter sent to many banks on Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial Services superintendent, Benjamin Lawsky, expressed concern about the "level of insight financial institutions have into the sufficiency of cybersecurity controls of their third-party service providers. ...

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:56:45 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:40:30 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:05:48 -0400

Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach?Brian Krebs, the man who originally†reported†the Home Depot data breach earlier this year, now believes that Staples has been subjected to a data breach of its own. Krebs says that at least†six banks noticed a pattern of debit and credit card fraud in several Staples branches, indicating that†card data might have been accessed. At Krebs on Security, Krebs notes that†every card that has been connected to this potential breach was used in one of seven or so stores in the Northeast, so even if Staples has been infiltrated, it looks like the range is†relatively limited. Interestingly,†the cards were affected by other fraudulent charges as well outside of Staples, which Krebs believes could be a sign that Staples is a victim


China-backed hackers target Apple's iCloud users: blog

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:34:05 -0400

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoBy Jim Finkle, Gerry Shih and Ben Blanchard BOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the Beijing government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...


U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:12:45 -0400

JP Morgan headquartersBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...


7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:07:41 -0400

7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right nowWe shared a terrific list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were normally worth a combined $60 but were all on sale for free for a limited time. In fact, if you hurry, you can still download a few of them for free. Tuesday brings a new batch of software sales†though, and this time we have another seven iOS apps regularly worth $18 all together, but each and every one of them is free for a limited time. DON?T MISS:†The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to


The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:25 -0400

The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, launches today (Oct. 20), and while some have questioned whether the technology is safe, security experts say it may actually be safer than swiping your credit or debit card. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users make purchases in stores with their smartphones, using near-field communication (NFC) technology. A tiny antennain the phone transmits encrypted credit card data without consumers having to swipe their card. Apple Pay uses a security protocol ? known as the EMV standard†? that other mobile wallets don't use, Ferenczi told Live Science.


Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

- Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:02:54 -0400

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to knowApple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit ...


Obama?s new order: U.S. government?s credit card security must be improved

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:45:53 -0400

Obama?s new order: U.S. government?s credit card security must be improvedIn the wake of the numerous sophisticated cyberattacks that managed to steal credit and debit card data from various retail stores in the U.S., President Obama on Friday signed an executive order to improve security for credit cards and payment systems used by the government, The New York Times reports.† FROM EARLIER: Home Depot didn?t take data security seriously, report reveals ?You should be able to buy the things that you need without risking your identity, your credit score or your savings,? Obama said at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before signing the order. Government agencies and offices will have to upgrade their systems to better protect user†data, and move to more secure a chip-and-PIN credit cards that are more


China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:42:31 -0400

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cyber security blog charged on Monday, saying it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Unknown "Chinese authorities" interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud, intercepting instructions and messages while the user believes he or she is communicating directly with Apple's site, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. ...


Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:35:00 -0400

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Sarah N. Lynch and Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The recommendation by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) was one of several unveiled on Monday as part of a new paper that lays out proposed "principles for effective cybersecurity regulatory guidance. ...


EU and China end telecoms row as EU drops threats against Huawei

- Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:40:59 -0400

Journalists attend the presentation of the Huawei's new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China's Huawei Technologies in ParisBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports and easing tensions between two of the world's top trading powers. As Reuters reported exclusively on Oct. 8, the deal struck between Brussels and Beijing sets out a framework for China to address EU concerns about subsidies to Huawei , China's No. 2 telecoms equipment maker, and its smaller rival ZTE. ...


China says it's hard to resume cyber security talks with U.S.

- Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:26:01 -0400

China's State Councillor Yang and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry talk over tea during a day of meetings in BostonBEIJING (Reuters) - Resuming cyber security cooperation between China and the United States would be difficult because of "mistaken U.S. practices", China's top diplomat told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Cyber security is an irritant to bilateral ties. On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said hackers it believed were backed by the Chinese government had launched more attacks on U.S. companies, a charge China rejected as unfounded. ...


A comprehensive guide to using 2014?s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

- Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:30:34 -0400

A comprehensive guide to using 2014?s coolest new iOS and OS X featureThe coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac?s Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners†can finally†use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. RELATED: Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite The first thing you?ll need to do is obviously have a device with iOS 8 installed that you?ll pair to your Mac via Bluetooth. Guarino also lists all the Macs that you can use to run the Handoff feature: ?A 2012 iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook


Kerry seeks to warm summit mood with dinner for China's top diplomat

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:10:35 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi outside Kerry's home in Boston, MassachusettsBy David Brunnstrom BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, to his Boston home on Friday for talks aimed at warming the often strained U.S.-China relationship ahead of a summit between their leaders next month. Kerry stood outside his imposing townhouse residence in Boston's exclusive Louisburg Square to welcome Yang with smiles and handshakes. After their dinner on Friday night, the two will hold formal talks on Saturday, when Kerry also plans to show Yang some of the sights of his native city. Chinese and U.S. ...


Man sentenced for part in global cybercrime ring

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:42:12 -0400

A Massachusetts man who was part of an international cybercrime ring that the government says hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service ...

Exclusive: NSA reviewing deal between official, ex-spy agency head

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:46:44 -0400

Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander participates in a panel discussionBy Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has launched an internal review of a senior official?s part-time work for a private venture started by former NSA director Keith Alexander that raises questions over the blurring of lines between government and business. Under the arrangement, which was confirmed by Alexander and current intelligence officials, NSA's Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd, is allowed to work up to 20 hours a week at IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, the private firm led by Alexander, a retired Army general and his former ...


Is Car Hacking the Next Big Security Threat?

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:28:49 -0400

Is Car Hacking the Next Big Security Threat?"It's not hypothetical at all," said Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research at IOActive, a global security services company that has its North American headquarters in Seattle. Valasek has conducted research on remote car-hacking with Twitter security engineer Charlie Miller. Researchers at the University of Washington and University of California, San Diego, have also examined this type of security breach. Valasek and Miller said the automotive industry needs to better prepare for potential attacks.


FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

- Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:19:00 -0400

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and ?justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.? (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) ? FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.


FBI director warns new phone encryption could thwart probes

- Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:02:24 -0400

FBI Director James Comey testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc , warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases. Speaking before an audience at the Brookings Institution think tank, Comey said the new phones, which limit the ability for the companies themselves to access data stored on the units, have "the potential to create a black hole for law enforcement. ...


'Malvertising' targets U.S. military firms in new twist on old web threat

- Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:08:37 -0400

An illustration picture shows a projection of text on the face of a woman in BerlinBy Eric Auchard AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A surge in malware disguised as online advertisements aimed at unsuspecting web users has hit major U.S. military contractors in the past few weeks, marking a dangerous twist on a decade-old scourge for advertisers, security researchers said on Thursday. Researchers from Fairfax, Virginia-based security software company Invincea said they had documented new uses of so-called "malvertising" to carry out highly-targeted cyber espionage campaigns against three firms in the military-industrial arena. ...


FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:46:00 -0400

Vehicles drive on flyovers during the evening rush hour in central ShanghaiBOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies. The "flash" warning to businesses described tools and techniques used by the hackers and asked companies to contact federal authorities if they believe they are the victims of such attacks. The document said the agency recently obtained information regarding "a group of Chinese government affiliated cyber actors who routinely steal high-value information from U.S. ...


Amazon?s Fire Phone might be an even bigger flop than anyone imagined

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:50:10 -0400

Amazon?s Fire Phone might be an even bigger flop than anyone imaginedAmazon?s Fire Phone is definitely 2014?s version of the Microsoft Kin†and the Facebook-centric HTC First ? in other words, it will go down as one of the most spectacular mobile phone bombs the world has ever seen. RELATED: A flop for the ages ? Fire Phone estimated to have sold 35,000 units at most Now Consumer Intelligence Research Partners passes on some new data that suggests the Fire Phone?s impact on the mobile market has been literally nonexistent as even dedicated Amazon customers have avoided the device like the plague. According to a recent CIRP survey of 500 Amazon Prime customers, literally none of them owned a Fire Phone. While you may just write this off as Prime customers only


Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:40:38 -0400

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran drew back the veil ? if slightly ? over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic's atomic program from attempts at sabotage.

UK government's top lawyer backs anti-fraud police, remains open to reforms

- Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:09:51 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's chief legal adviser has defended its structure for fighting serious financial crimes but said he was open to reforms, as published reports raised questions about whether the Serious Fraud Office would be dismantled altogether. The SFO, which has handled the criminal investigation into the Libor rate-rigging scandal along with several high-profile corruption cases, has been battling to restore faith in its crime-fighting credentials. ...

New Poodle web threat not seen as menacing as Heartbleed, Shellshock

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:45:49 -0400

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in BrusselsBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. The discovery of "Poodle," which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption, prompted makers of web browsers and server software to advise users on Tuesday to disable use of the source of the security bug: an 18-year old encryption standard known as SSL 3.0. ...


Mozilla to disable encryption feature in next Firefox browser due to 'Poodle' bug

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:00:45 -0400

A man is seen next to a Firefox logo at a Mozilla stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona(Reuters) - Mozilla said it will disable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption in the latest version of its Firefox web browser that will be released on Nov. 25 after a security bug called "Poodle" was discovered in a web encryption technology. "By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can gain access to things like passwords and cookies, enabling him to access a user?s private account data on a website," Mozilla said in its blog. (http://mzl.la/1DaxOwY) SSL 3.0 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, Mozilla said. ...


Researchers find new web encryption bug, warn of 'Poodle' attack

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:42:43 -0400

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in BrusselsBOSTON (Reuters) - Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to steal data in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. "Poodle" stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption. The problem is an 18-year old encryption standard, known as SSL 3.0, which is still widely used in web browsers and websites. It was disclosed in a research paper published late on Tuesday on the website of the OpenSSL Project, a group that develops the most widely used type of SSL encryption software. ...


Snapchat breach exposes flawed premise, security challenge

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:41:48 -0400

A security camera is seen over the door of Snapchat's headquarters in VeniceBy Sarah McBride and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the Internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature - delivering photos and videos that vanish seconds after viewing - is flawed. The negative publicity surrounding that speculation has spurred criticism about its lax security. But whether this will affect the valuation of the 3-year-old Silicon Valley start-up as it seeks another round of funding remains to be seen. ...


Digital doctors: China sees tech cure for healthcare woes

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:52:15 -0400

Doctors operate on a patient with a surgical robot in HefeiBy Adam Jourdan HANGZHOU China (Reuters) - Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000 kms (621 miles) away. From a central "operations room" in the eastern city of Hangzhou, doctors diagnosed and directed treatment for the 48-year-old using live video feeds and software that shares patient scans and files to aid consultation. ...


Hackers breach Oregon job-seeker database, official says

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:21:21 -0400

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Hackers gained access to social security numbers and other sensitive information from up to around 850,000 Oregon job-seekers in a massive breach that began some time before Oct. 6, the state's employment department said on Tuesday. The security flaw that led to the breach was quickly patched without disrupting online services. But individual employment files, which can include social security numbers and other identifying information, had already been accessed, Employment Department spokeswoman Andrea Fogue said. ...

EU, China have resolved telecoms dispute: EU trade chief

- Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:02:39 -0400

European Trade Commissioner De Gucht speaks during a news conference in BrusselsROME (Reuters) - China and the European Union have found a way to end a long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment, resolving one of the most divisive issues between the major trade partners, the EU's top trade official said on Tuesday. EU Trade Chief Karel De Gucht told Reuters he would ask fellow commissioners to back his proposal to end the dispute over an annual 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) of imports by Huawei and the smaller ZTE. ...


 

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- Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:04:23 +0000

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