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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Yesterday | 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,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WebWire

Infoblox Announces Support for XenServer Open-Source Virtualization...

Infoblox Inc. , the automated network control company, today introduced Infoblox Virtual Appliance Software for XenServer, bringing the full range of Infoblox enterprise-grade network control technologies to the open-source XenServer virtualization platform.

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Related Topix: Startups, Infoblox, Science / Technology, Marketing

The Age

Credit cards stung by Heartbleed bug

GE Money is recommending customers change their passwords in the wake of the Heartbleed security bug, which appears to have made vulnerable a number of GE's Australian websites.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Utility Products

Connecticut power grid hacked, no power outages

Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber security .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, The Regulators, Country

CBS 3 Springfield

Regulators: Utilities hacked, but defenses seen OK

Connecticut's utility regulators say electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses prevented interruptions.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Associated Bank: No susceptibility to "Heartbleed" bug

If nothing else, it's got lots of folks changing their passwords on things like their e-mail and online bank accounts.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Government Executive

This Hacker Is Getting Out of Jail -- But Not For the Reason His Supporters Hoped

Andrew Auernheimer, better known by his online alias "Weev," who was charged with stealing thousands of email addresses from AT&T's servers.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology, Computers, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Daily Mail

Android smartphones and tablets ARE vulnerable to Heartbleed security breach

A 2012 version of Google's mobile operating systems is susceptible to the glitch, which allows hackers to steal passwords Researchers now say the 'exception' covers millions of devices that still run the old software and a solution won't come easily Android users beware: Heartbleed has been causing panic across users of popular internet sites and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet

Sys-Con Media

Sophos Boosts Network Security Performance With New Series of Hardware Appliances

These high-performance hardware appliances -- based on the 4th generation IntelA CoreATM processors -- deliver up to four times the speed of the previous UTM generation appliances and leapfrog competitive offerings, as proven in recent independent testing .

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Sophos, Software, Intela, Startups, Intel, McAfee

Common Dreams

The NSA's Heartbleed Problem is the Problem with the NSA

The American intelligence community is forcefully denying reports that the National Security Agency has long known about the Heartbleed bug, a catastrophic vulnerability inside one of the most widely-used encryption protocols upon which we rely every day to secure our web communications.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Canada.com

How to protect yourself from Heartbleed

Otherwise, hackers could just pick up your new password and login credentials. 2. You can check with a website to see if it has been affected but if that's not successful, try the open source Heartbleed test at filippo.io/Heartbleed.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Wait and see: Two sites weren't affected by Heart Bleed Bug

Dr. Robin Seggelmann, a German computer programmer, has owned up to the Heartbleed bug.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software

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