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17 min ago | Government Executive

How to Tell If Hackers Are Attacking Your Utility System Through Heartbleed

The branch of the Homeland Security Department defending critical private networks on Thursday issued a bulletin listing 14 hallmarks that indicate a hacker has tried to take advantage of the Heartbleed bug in company systems.

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4 hrs ago | Information Technology

Observable Networks Launches Cloud-Based Network Security Service

Observable Networks, an emerging leader of network security technology and advanced threat detection services, today officially entered the IT security market, empowering organizations to readily understand normal and abnormal device behaviors in their networks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Camcorders, Cameras

8 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

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Related Topix: US Secret Service, Science / Technology, Prison

12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

14 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringing

A think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

TIME.com

LaCie Joins Ranks of Hacker-Breached Companies, Says Credit Card Info Possibly Stolen

I've always thought of LaCie as more of a boutique storage-maker, the sort of outfit you'll pay a little more to get something in orange, because hard drives always look better in orange.

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CBC News

Alleged Heartbleed hacker feels 'sucker-punched' by RCMP: lawyer

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19, of London, Ont., has been charged with the theft of over 900 SIN numbers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Canada,

Switched

Hacker 'Weev': 'Come Bring It, Federal Government'

Just days after his conviction and three-year prison sentence were overturned , hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer delivered a bold message on HuffPost Live: "Come bring it, federal government."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers, Ipad

The Washington Post

The first suspected Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

A Canadian cyber crime unit has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly hacking into the country's tax agency using the Heartbleed Internet security bug.

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Truthdig

The U.S. Government Is Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

But more than anything else, Heartbleed reveals our neglect of Internet security.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology, US News, Liberal Political News

TechSpot

LaCie customer data at risk following year-long malware attack

French hardware maker LaCie is the latest high-profile cyber attack victim. The company recently revealed they were contacted by the FBI last month after suspicions were raised that malware was used to gain access to sensitive customer information.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

The Globe and Mail

Mounties chasing 'viable' lead in CRA's Heartbleed breach

The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a computer screen displaying information about the Heartbleed security risk on April 9, 2014.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

HeartBleed Counter Attack Via Honey Pot Could Snag Hackers Who Compromised Millions Of Passwords

The hackers behind the HeartBleed security issue that compromised millions of passwords and affected an estimated two-thirds of "secure" websites around the world could be brought down by a simple and quaint-sounding trick being engineered at the University of Texas at Dallas - a special type of "honey pot."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, University of Texas at Dallas

SFGate

Heartbleed hackers steal encryption keys to illustrate risks

The crown jewel of secure websites is a single string of data - a very long jumble of letters and numbers and symbols that looks like gibberish.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CloudFlare

CBS Atlanta

FBI's facial recognition database holds records on millions of Americans

Following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation , the FBI has just released new documents that show the Bureau is making steady progress on its facial recognition database.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows

CNN

Is my data safe?

In the April issue of Money , before the story of the Heartbleed bug broke, Money spoke with computer security expert Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer at Co3 Systems and a fellow at Harvard Law's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Google, Startups

Switched

Protecting Your Business's Data From Organized Crime

Organized crime rings are using brains, not brawn, to target small businesses and steal critical data.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Science / Technology

Ars Technica

Fingerprint lock in Samsung Galaxy 5 easily defeated by whitehat hackers

The heavily marketed fingerprint sensor in Samsung's new Galaxy 5 smartphone has been defeated by whitehat hackers who were able to gain unfettered access to a PayPal account linked to the handset.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Science, Computer Science

CBS Local

Study: 52 Percent Of Businesses Defenseless Against Cyber-Attacks

Researchers from the Ponemon Institute and privilege management firm Avecto surveyed over 500 IT security professionals in the U.S. The study revealed that administrator power is given to employees other than the IT professionals.

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Halstead Gazette

Hackers hit cosmetic surgery firm

A leading cosmetic surgery provider has been targeted by a computer hacker who may have accessed details of nearly 500,000 people considering procedures.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, United Kingdom, Surrey County, England,

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