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Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Unexpectedly
2013-07-26 19:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Barnaby Jack, a famous hacker who demonstrated in 2010 how ATM machines can be forced to dish out pay dirt, died in San Francisco on Thursday. The hacker was in his mid-30s and was due to appear at the Black Hat hacking convention in Las Vegas next week. He was going to be demonstrating techniques for remotely hacking implanted heart devices; a technique that he said you could use to kill a man from 30 feet away. Jack was most...

Five Arrested In Massive Hacking Bust
2013-07-26 19:23:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian national have been arrested and charged with running an alleged hacking organization. This sophisticated operation reportedly penetrated the networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations over a seven-year period. In that time, the group is believed to have stolen and sold at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, which resulted in losses of...

Emergency Alert System Vulnerability Confirmation, Updates By Monroe Electronics
2013-07-26 04:20:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month news circulated that the United States Emergency Alert System (EAS), which can interrupt TV and radio programming with critical information about national emergencies, could have a critical flaw that would allow hackers to take control of the system. The service, which has long been trusted to deliver information during a crisis, reportedly had a vulnerability that could allow hackers to break into the system and even...

2013-07-22 12:25:15

Free web series will provide educational insight into preventing threats affecting enterprises today BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, a cooperative research and education organization and the largest source for world-class information security training and security certification, today announced its upcoming webinar series in partnership with CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced...

2013-07-18 23:21:25

Many businesses simply don't realize, or refuse to accept, just how stacked against them the deck really is on digital frontier, but a recent New York Times article shines some light into those dark corners of the digital landscape that no one wants to imagine are even there. Exposing new weaknesses, or zero day attacks, is big business in the hacker underworld, "and the ripple effect can have devastating consequences for any business, institution or agency out there," says...

Google Glass Security Vulnerability
2013-07-17 12:13:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glass is designed to allow light in and for people to see through, but in the case of Google Glass it may have opened the door to a security vulnerability as well. The service is not even set for an official launch until the end of this year, but researchers at the mobile security firm Lookout reported that they have uncovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of the device using QR codes. Though still in...

2013-07-15 23:19:33

With McAfee releasing its report on Operation Troy and the Dark Seoul cyber attacks last week, the spotlight once again falls on the spear phishing threats businesses face every day. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO/CTO, Joe Caruso, talks about the mechanics of a spear phishing campaign and some steps that can be taken to combat the threat. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 McAfee released a report last week called Dissecting Operation Troy: Cyberespionage in South Korea, and it...

2013-07-15 23:18:03

Offers advice to maintain security with remote access users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 David Boone, CEO of Paranet, the preferred provider of IT services, CRM solutions and IT outsourcing services, cautions companies on the dangers of public Wi-Fi to private company and customer data. Today, 65 percent of companies allow at least some employees to work remotely. More than half of U.S. businesses use cloud computing. According to Boone, this combination is creating a perfect opening...

Countries Pay Hackers Big Money To Find Rival Flaws
2013-07-15 09:09:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Countries around the world are hiring hackers to find weaknesses in the computer networks of their adversaries, according to the New York Times. The Times report adds to the looming concern of the dangers and very real possibility of widespread cyberwarfare. The hackers in question are looking for vulnerabilities in software like Microsoft's Windows, which could act as a gateway for warring cyber soldiers to gain access to larger...

2013-07-12 23:20:50

idcloak Technologies publishes an advisory Facebook login article to aid users who are facing difficulties in accessing the social networking site from their computer or mobile device. It also helps them identify when they have been hacked – a common cause for login issues. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 idcloak releases a new article in its Knowledge Centre to help users of Facebook negotiate Facebook login problems. The article has compiled 14 of the most commonly faced...