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A Google Engineer Discovered a Vulnerability Letting Him Take Control of Keycard-Controlled Doors

A Google engineer discovered a vulnerability in the third-party system controlling access to doors across its campus in Sunnyvale, California, and took the opportunity to prove that he could bypass any RFID keycard-operated lock in the facility, Forbes reported on Monday. Read More >>

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John McAfee Doubles Down, Mocks Those Who Say They Hacked the Unhackable Crypto Wallet

John McAfee insists that the Bitfi, his secure cryptocurrency wallet, is unhackable. Even though people have rooted it, ported Doom onto it, and broke into intercept communications for a 'man in the middle' attack. But McAfee is unimpressed. The man best known for his work on anti-virus software and various eccentricities has insisted that none of this matter as long as the cryptocoins remain safe. Read More >>

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John McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Cryptocurrency Wallet Just Got Hacked. Again

John McAfee has done many things with his life, including trying to capitalise on the new-found cryptocurrency fad that's proving to be very lucrative for criminals and other nefarious scamming-types. He recently released Bitfi, an 'unhackable' cryptocurrency wallet, which was promptly hacked multiple times. But while you can port Doom onto it, McAfee's bounty terms were reliant on the coins themselves being accessed - which might have just happened. Read More >>

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Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted £4.5 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by British cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million (£4.5 million) in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer. Read More >>

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China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday. Read More >>

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Report: Steam Had a Bug for 10 Years That Could Allow Hackers to Take Over Your PC

A researcher at security firm Context has published the details of an exploit they found in PC gaming giant Steam’s desktop client. The nasty bug has reportedly been around for the last 10 years and left millions of users’ PCs open to being remotely commandeered by hackers. Read More >>

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Humans Are the Weakest Link: Tales of a Social Engineer

There’s really no need to break into a network remotely if you can easily get through the front door and grab whatever you need. Read More >>

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Researchers Find Mysterious Russia-Linked Malware That Hijacks Anti-Theft Software Lojack

Security researchers are warning that malware with suspected links to Russian cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear is turning up in installations of Lojack, an anti-computer theft program used by many corporations to guard their assets. Read More >>

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GitHub Tells Some Users It Accidentally Stored Their Passwords in Plain Text But Hey, NBD

Code repository GitHub warned “a select number of users” on Tuesday that due to a flaw in its password reset system, the company had stored their passwords in plain text on internal logs. Read More >>

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Lord & Taylor and Saks Have Been Hacked to the Tune of Five Million Payment Card Accounts

Cybercriminals who ran off with info on five million payment cards from Saks Fifth Avenue (including its discount brand) and Lord & Taylor databases appear to be preparing to sell them on the dark web, according to a Sunday report from Gemini Advisory. Read More >>

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Boeing Says Suspected WannaCry Attack Only Hit ‘Small Number of Systems,’ Not Including Planes

A facility in the US state of South Carolina owned by aerospace and defence contracting giant Boeing was hit by a WannaCry attack on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reported, but the company is now trying to tamp down fears that the dreaded ransomware is back on the rise after it was only barely snuffed out last year. Read More >>

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A Bug in the iOS Camera App’s QR Code Reader Could Send iPhone Users to Malicious Websites

A vulnerability in the way iOS’ camera app handles QR codes could potentially result in users being unknowingly redirected to malicious destinations. Read More >>

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John McAfee Is Back, This Time at a ‘Hackproof’ Crypto Security Firm

John McAfee, the creator of the security software that bears his name, has gotten pretty weird over the many years of his ongoing “lunacy binge.” Just a handful of the times McAfee’s name has popped up in the news in the past few years include allegations of rape, torture, and assassinations during his time as an expat in Belize, blatant lies to the media about his supposed encryption-breaking abilities, and an ill-advised and confusing run for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. Read More >>

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Researchers Find New Ways to Exploit Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities in Modern CPUs

In the past few weeks, the entire information security industry has grown very anxious about Meltdown and Spectre, two classes of exploits that can be used to manipulate vulnerabilities in the way many varieties of modern processors (but especially Intel ones) handle a performance-improving technique called speculative execution and extract hidden system data. While numerous platforms have rushed to roll out patches, and Meltdown appears to be less of an issue than Spectre, it’s still unclear just how badly this situation could go. Read More >>

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Report: Equifax Lost Even More Information on Consumers Than It Told the Public

Confidential documents filed with the US Senate Banking Committee suggest that Equifax could have lost considerably more personal information about over 145 million Americans to hackers than it’s publicly let on, CNN Money reported. Read More >>