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51 min ago | Xbox-Scene

RUMOR: Xbox One hacked for Homebrew?

A chat log that comes from the EFnet lobby #xbonehack has Xboner's claiming next-gen victory Old-time sceners have been chatting recently, and they saying its basically GAME OVER for Microsoft, the Xbox One, is now owned by 'hackers' and this currently unreleased exploit allows to get all keys out of 'silicon die', and the only way out is for ... (more)

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Activision, Call of Duty , X360, Microsoft Xbox, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups

4 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Teen charged with hacking into friend's Facebook account to threaten girl with rape

A 15-year-old Dickinson Township male has been charged with hacking into a friend's Facebook account to threaten a 15-year-old girl with rape earlier this month, North Middleton Township police report.

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9 hrs ago | Little Green Footballs

This Is Bad: Heartbleed Attack Targets VPN Service

Most of the coverage of the Heartbleed bug has focused on the security problems for websites, but there's another avenue of attack now being exploited by hackers: the Virtual Private Network systems used by many large and small businesses .

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13 hrs ago | CRN

Mandiant Researchers: Heartbleed Attack Bypasses Multifactor Authentication, Hijacks VPN Sessions

Attackers have developed a way to exploit Heartbleed in an SSL VPN, bypassing multifactor authentication to gain remote access to an organization's internal network, according to researchers at security firm Mandiant, the consulting and incident response arm of network security vendor FireEye.

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17 hrs ago | Patch.com

Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

By Mike Denison, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyberattacks since the beginning of 2013, according to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology.

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Related Topix: Maryland Government, Maryland, Science / Technology, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Prince George Citizen

HealthCare.gov users told to change passwords after government's Heartbleed probe

People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Computers, Science / Technology

Canada.com

How Heartbleed stirred up unease in our easy online lives

Early in the afternoon of April 7, a website called Heartbleed.com went live, warning the public of a devastating new security bug that affected two-thirds of the Internet's servers.

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Related Topix: Internet, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Computers

WKYT

Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks

Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Science / Technology

CBS Atlanta

Personal data alert: Smartphone thefts in US doubled in 2013

A report published showed that 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US last year, that's a big jump from the 1.6 million figure in 2012.

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

Examiner.com

Hackers steal credit card data from millions of Michaels' customers

Hackers breached the security of the arts and crafts retail chain Michaels and stole credit card data from almost three million Micheals' customers, according to an April 17 report in ABCNews .

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The Times of Israel

Security innovator Finjan returns as security investor

Often, when a tech company gets bought out, the company - along with its culture and identity - get "swallowed up" by its new owner, with its name just a memory.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

The Age

Hackers lurking in vents and vending machines

Unable to breach the computer network at a big oil company, hackers infected with malware the online menu of a Chinese restaurant that was popular with employees.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Experts weigh in on possible cyber attacks

Cyber attacks what many fear are the new face of terrorism. Experts say the keyboard can create more disastrous results than a bomb or natural disaster.

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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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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

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

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

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,

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