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Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply as much when the National Crime Agency proudly announced recently that it had made 660 arrests after an operation to identify people viewing indecent images o

Have Police Really Cracked Tor?

July 25, 2014 | by Eerke Boiten and Julio Hernandez-Castro, The Conversation | Comments

Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply as much when the National Crime Agency proudly announced recently that it had made 660 arrests after an operation to identify people viewing indecent images of children online. The announcement raises questions about just how anonymous it is possible to be online.

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Security experts are warning that tens of thousands of WordPress sites have been compromised thanks to a known vulnerability in the MailPoet plug-in, leading to mass defacements, spam and outages.

Up to 50,000 WordPress Users Hit by MailPoet Malware Attack

July 24, 2014 11:01 am | by Infosecurity | Comments

Security experts are warning that tens of thousands of WordPress sites have been compromised thanks to a known vulnerability in the MailPoet plug-in, leading to mass defacements, spam and outages.               

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Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to ma

Cyber Thieves Sell $1.6M in StubHub Tickets

July 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Last year two Darpa-funded security researchers spent months cracking into a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius, terrifying each other with tricks. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next month, they’ll unveil a prototype intrusion-detection sy

Device Stops Hackers from Crashing Cars

July 23, 2014 11:20 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

Last year two Darpa-funded security researchers spent months cracking into a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius, terrifying each other with tricks. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next month, they’ll unveil a prototype intrusion-detection system for automobiles. 

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The early use of digital forensics proved invaluable in a company’s investigation and legal pursuit of a renegade employee, averting potentially large business losses. Such effective outcomes can be challenging due to constant advancment of technology.

Digital Forensics in the Mobile, BYOD, Cloud Era

July 23, 2014 10:59 am | by Kerry Francis and Matt Larson, Inside Counsel | Comments

The early use of digital forensics proved invaluable in a company’s investigation and legal pursuit of a renegade employee, averting potentially large business losses. Such effective outcomes can be challenging due to constant advancment of technology.

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A pro-Russian fighter places a black box from the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on a table while handing it over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

British Experts to Analyze MH17 Black Boxes

July 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday.                         

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Nigeria’s 419 scammers are now more likely target businesses with information-stealing malware. Although experts in social engineering with their infamous advanced-fee fraud scams, the Nigerian cyber criminals are novices when it comes to launching malwar

Nigeria's 419 Abandoning Phishing for the Malware Hunt

July 23, 2014 10:01 am | by Infosecurity | Comments

Nigeria’s 419 scammers are now more likely target businesses with information-stealing malware. Although experts in social engineering with their infamous advanced-fee fraud scams, the Nigerian cyber criminals are novices when it comes to launching malware campaigns.

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A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites. This type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws

Meet the Online Tracking Device that is Virtually Impossible to Block

July 22, 2014 12:14 pm | by Julia Angwin, ProPublica | Comments

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites. This type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user's device a number that uniquely identifies it.

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Speaking through an online link up from Russia at the Hope X hacker conference in New York, N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden called on designers, developers and technologists across the globe to build communications systems which can shut out prying st

Snowden Urges Hackers to Make Spilling Secrets Safer

July 22, 2014 12:01 pm | by Infosecurity | Comments

Speaking through an online link up from Russia at the Hope X hacker conference in New York, N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden called on designers, developers and technologists across the globe to build communications systems which can shut out prying state-sponsored surveillance.  

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A talk scheduled to be given at the upcoming Black Hat security conference has been cancelled. The talk would have explained how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor.

Black Hat Tor Talk Cancelled

July 22, 2014 11:19 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | Comments

A talk scheduled to be given at the upcoming Black Hat security conference has been cancelled. The talk would have explained how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor.                   

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Russia Caught Editing Wikipedia Entry about MH17

July 21, 2014 10:31 am | by Kadhim Shubber, Wired UK | Comments

Thanks to a Twitter bot that monitors Wikipedia edits made from Russian government IP addresses, someone from the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) has been caught editing a Russian-language Wikipedia reference to MH17 in an article on aviation disasters.

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The Dangers of Social Media in the Military

July 21, 2014 9:59 am | by Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, DVIDS | Comments

Common tactics of social media extortionists include relating to a service member’s interests and posting pictures of attractive females to lure them into chats. What may seem like a normal person wanting to video chat or meet with a Marine, can actually be an extortionist trying to deceive him for his money or information.

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Computer Forensics Reveal Murderous Searches

July 21, 2014 9:04 am | by Andy Kravetz, Journal Star | Comments

Although they don’t have an eyewitness or the actual murder weapon, Peoria County, Illinois prosecutors believe they have the next best thing — a series of Internet searches on Nathan Leuthold’s computer about ways to kill someone.     

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Computer Forensics with P2 Commander

July 18, 2014 9:42 am | by Pranshu Bajpai, Infosec Institute | Comments

Computer Forensics is the methodical series of procedures and techniques used for procuring evidence from computer systems and storage media. This evidence can then be analyzed for relevant information that is to be presented in a court of law. Computer Forensics has frequently been listed as one of the most intriguing computer professions, however beginners may find themselves overwhelmed quickly.

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New York Proposes Restrictive Bitcoin Regulations

July 18, 2014 8:05 am | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | Comments

New York regulators have proposed establishing rules for firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing virtual currency, as well as retail conversions. The proposal by the Department of Financial Services would establish a so-called BitLicense.

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How Elite Hackers (Almost) Stole the NASDAQ

July 18, 2014 8:04 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

In 2010, elite hackers, most likely from Russia, used at least two zero-day vulnerabilities to penetrate the computer network operated by Nasdaq Stock Market, a hack that allowed them to roam unmolested for months and plant destructive malware designed to cause disruptions, according to a media report.

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