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The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones.

New York Cancels Phone Booth Transmitter Program

October 7, 2014 10:28 am | by Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Comments

The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones. Titan, which sells ad space in more than 5,000 phone kiosks, had received approval from the city to place the transmitters, known as beacons, in the booths, and 500 had already been installed around Manhattan.

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Cybersecurity breaches such as those at Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase are expensive and embarrassing. While attacks may come from outside hackers, the FBI recently issued a warning that internal hacking from current and former employees poses the

Underpaid Employees are a Cybersecurity Risk

October 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Allison Schrager, Bloomberg Businessweek | Comments

Cybersecurity breaches such as those at Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase are expensive and embarrassing. While attacks may come from outside hackers, the FBI recently issued a warning that internal hacking from current and former employees poses the biggest threat — and is on the rise. 

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Yahoo servers have been infiltrated by Romanian hackers exploiting the   Shellshock bug discovered last month, according to cyber security expert   Jonathan Hall.

Romanian Shellshock Hackers are Accessing Yahoo Servers

October 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Zachary Davies Boren, The Independent | Comments

Yahoo servers have been infiltrated by Romanian hackers exploiting the Shellshock bug discovered last month, according to cyber security expert Jonathan Hall.                          

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About nine other banks and brokerages were infiltrated by the same group of hackers who recently attacked computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter.

Hackers Who Hit JPMorgan Attacked Others

October 6, 2014 10:13 am | by Reuters | Comments

About nine other banks and brokerages were infiltrated by the same group of hackers who recently attacked computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter.       

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When two 13-year-old Andover girls went missing last week, the first place detectives looked was for the digital clues in their iPods and smartphones. It worked. The girls were soon found in the basement of a 23-year-old man, who is now charged with felon

Minnesota Detectives Find Missing Girls with Digital Forensics

October 6, 2014 9:37 am | by Shannon Prather, Star Tribune | Comments

When two 13-year-old Andover girls went missing last week, the first place detectives looked was for the digital clues in their iPods and smartphones. It worked. The girls were soon found in the basement of a 23-year-old man, who is now charged with felony criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and solicitation of a child.

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A filing made by JPMorgan Chase with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday has finally confirmed that the biggest bank in the US has suffered a data breach. The filing reveals that data of approximately 76 million households and 7 million

JPMorgan Chase Breach Confirmed, 83 Million Customers Affected

October 3, 2014 10:32 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

A filing made by JPMorgan Chase with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday has finally confirmed that the biggest bank in the US has suffered a data breach. The filing reveals that data of approximately 76 million households and 7 million small businesses that have accounts with the bank has been compromised by the attackers.

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Criminals have always done their best to use new technology to their advantage and the rapid development of new digital technologies and online markets has provided the criminal entrepreneur with as much opportunity for innovation as their legitimate coun

In the Web's Hidden Darknet, Criminal Enterprise is Thriving

October 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Daniel Prince, Lancaster University | Comments

Criminals have always done their best to use new technology to their advantage and the rapid development of new digital technologies and online markets has provided the criminal entrepreneur with as much opportunity for innovation as their legitimate counterpart.

It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an   attack he called BadUSB, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device   with insidious, undetectable malware. Researchers have showed that they’ve reverse engineered the s

Unpatchable USB Malware is on the Loose

October 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware. Researchers have showed that they’ve reverse engineered the same USB firmware as Nohl’s SR Labs, reproducing some of Nohl’s BadUSB tricks. And unlike Nohl, the hacker pair has also published the code for those attacks on Github.

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Researchers have spotted new Mac malware in the wild which uses Reddit to connect with its command and control (C&C) servers. Russian security firm Dr Web claimed that the backdoor malware has already infected 17,000 Macs.

New Mac Malware Uses Reddit to Communicate

October 3, 2014 9:37 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Researchers have spotted new Mac malware in the wild which uses Reddit to connect with its command and control (C&C) servers. Russian security firm Dr Web claimed that the backdoor malware has already infected 17,000 Macs.       

China appears to be rolling out the big guns in an attempt to censor content and snoop on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, after Yahoo appeared to suffer a Man in the Middle attack and researchers spotted new mobile trojans doing the rounds.

China Fires Mobile Trojans at HK Protestors as Crowds Surge

October 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

China appears to be rolling out the big guns in an attempt to censor content and snoop on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, after Yahoo appeared to suffer a Man in the Middle attack and researchers spotted new mobile trojans doing the rounds.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation will soon open its Malware Investigator   portal to the private sector. Malware Investigator, which the agency began   developing in 2013 based on the success of its Binary Analysis Characterization and Storage System

FBI to Open Up Malware Portal to Private Sector

October 2, 2014 10:31 am | by Patricio Robles, ProgrammableWeb | Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will soon open its Malware Investigator portal to the private sector. Malware Investigator, which the agency began developing in 2013 based on the success of its Binary Analysis Characterization and Storage System, is an automated analysis and repository system for suspected malware. 

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Mere days after a government crackdown on a spyware manufacturer comes the startling revelation that law enforcement agencies have been purchasing commercial spyware themselves and handing it out to the public for free.

Police are Handing Out Spyware to Parents

October 2, 2014 9:56 am | by Kim Zetter, Wired | Comments

Mere days after a government crackdown on a spyware manufacturer comes the startling revelation that law enforcement agencies have been purchasing commercial spyware themselves and handing it out to the public for free.         

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, a document that reflects advances in smart grid technologies and developments from NIST’s collab

NIST Releases Final Version of Smart Grid Framework, Update 3.0

October 2, 2014 9:25 am | by NIST | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published its NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, a document that reflects advances in smart grid technologies and developments from NIST’s collaborative work with industry stakeholders. Revisions to its guidelines for smart grid cybersecurity are available as well.

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Interpol, the world's largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Interpol Opens Singapore Center to Fight Cyber Crime

October 2, 2014 8:54 am | by Theadora D'Cruz, Reuters | Comments

Interpol, the world's largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.                    

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President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not consider restricting Internet access for Russian users but warned of a sharp rise in cyber attacks on state domains since the Ukraine crisis began.

Putin Won't Curb Internet Access despite Cyber Attacks

October 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Reuters | Comments

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not consider restricting Internet access for Russian users but warned of a sharp rise in cyber attacks on state domains since the Ukraine crisis began.             

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