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That shot you heard? SSLv3 is now DEAD

We really, really, really mean it this time: take SSL3 and bury it. That's the message from the home of all things Internet the Internet Engineering Task Force, which has issued the “take it behind the shed” edict in this RFC. It's actually only...
by MondoUnix on Jun 28, 2015

Hackers Could Commandeer New Planes Through Passenger Wi-Fi

Seven years after the Federal Aviation Administration first warned Boeing that its new Dreamliner aircraft had a Wi-Fi design that made it vulnerable to hacking, a new government report suggests the passenger jets might still be vulnerable. Boeing 78...
by MondoUnix on Apr 17, 2015

Chinese hacker group has been spying on governments for a decade, says FireEye

A CHINESE CYBER THREAT GROUP is said to have one of the longest ever cyber espionage operation histories, having spied on governments for over a decade. The APT 30 hacker group was uncovered by security firm FireEye, which claims that it has been spy...
by MondoUnix on Apr 14, 2015

Latest version of OS X closes backdoor bug that gives root

For at least four years, a bug in Apple's OS X gave untrusted users—and possibly remote hackers with only limited control of their target—unfettered "root" privileges over Macs. The vulnerability is being called a "hidden backdoor" by Emil Kvarnh...
by MondoUnix on Apr 13, 2015

Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains

Google leaked the complete hidden whois data attached to more than 282,000 domains registered through the company's Google Apps for Work service, a breach that could bite good and bad guys alike. The 282,867 domains counted by Cisco Systems' research...
by MondoUnix on Mar 14, 2015

US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist hackers

The US system for guiding airplanes is open to vulnerabilities from outside hackers, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. The weaknesses that threaten the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to ensure the safety of flights include...
by MondoUnix on Mar 5, 2015

SIM card maker Gemalto investigates spy agencies' hack attack

When word of a savvy hack conducted by agents of two intelligence agencies against SIM maker Gemalto broke yesterday, company representatives seemed to be caught completely off-guard. Now, with egg on its face and a security backlash in the offing, G...
by engadget on Feb 20, 2015

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification Security To iMessage And FaceTime Apps

Apple has introduced two-step verification to the iMessage and FaceTime chat services in a bid to boost security. Apple's support page explains that the two-step verification process is triggered when Apple Mac or iOS users log-in to iMessage or Face...
by MondoUnix on Feb 15, 2015

Oracle releases 167 critical security fixes for Java and Sun systems

Oracle has released a critical patch update fixing 167 vulnerabilities across hundreds of its products, warning that the worst of them could be remotely exploited by hackers. The pressing fixes involve several of Oracle's most widely used products an...
by MondoUnix on Jan 21, 2015

New York Post and UPI Twitter accounts hacked

The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have been hacked with fake tweets on economic and military news. In one post, the Pope was quoted on UPI's Twitter feed as saying that "World War III has begun". Meanwhile...
by MondoUnix on Jan 19, 2015

YouTube, Web channels show Sony’s ‘The Interview’ a day before theaters

Sony Pictures made "The Interview" available online on Wednesday, a day before its theatrical release, after reversing a decision made a week ago to cancel the movie's release following a massive cyberattack. The film was available for rental on Goog...
by MondoUnix on Dec 26, 2014

Sony cancels premiere of The Interview after hacker terrorist threats

SONY PICTURES has cancelled the New York premiere of controversial film The Interview after hackers who breached the firm's systems last month posted threats on text-sharing site Pastebin. Sony has also told cinema owners that they can cancel screeni...
by MondoUnix on Dec 17, 2014

Senator: Backdoor for the Feds is a backdoor for hackers

A US Senator is urging Congress to pass laws forbidding Uncle Sam's spies from forcing software and hardware makers to build backdoors. In an op-ed posted in the LA Times, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said that there was no safe way to build backdoors into...
by MondoUnix on Dec 16, 2014

Chinese responsible for 85 per cent of website scams

Chinese internet users are behind 85 per cent of fake websites, according to a semi-annual report [PDF] from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Of the 22,679 malicious domain registrations that the group reviewed, over 19,000 were registered to...
by MondoUnix on Dec 10, 2014

Singaporean Hacker Gets Six Months For XSS Attack

A Singapore-based hacker was sentenced to two months in jail after he hacked into the Singapore prime minister's website and injected unauthorized code. The Straits Times reports that Mohammad Azhar Tahir defaced the site in 2013 with messages and im...
by MondoUnix on Dec 9, 2014

The Sony Pictures Hack: Hollywood’s Snowden Moment

On November 24 the world found out that Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked and had disabled its entire corporate network, including locations that spanned Culver City, New York, and overseas. This breach has very few analogues in history, outside...
by MondoUnix on Dec 4, 2014

Siti di tutto il mondo sotto attacco hacker, c’è anche Repubblica.it

Repubblica.it e i siti dei quotidiani locali del Gruppo Espresso sono stati oggetto di un attacco hacker indiretto, attraverso parti di codice di Gigya, una società statunitense che fornisce le funzioni di commento dei lettori in tutto il mondo. Gig...
by MondoUnix on Nov 27, 2014

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer

It was the spring of 2011 when the European Commission discovered it had been hacked. The intrusion into the EU’s legislative body was sophisticated and widespread and used a zero-day exploit to get in. Once the attackers established a stronghold o...
by MondoUnix on Nov 24, 2014

Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

There’s an illustrated book called “Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer,” and everyone we know hated it. Packed with “Over 50 Stickers!,” it dreams up a computer engineering version of Barbie who seems better at taking praise for other peo...
by MondoUnix on Nov 23, 2014

Computer hijacking arrests in UK and across Europe

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Police say the individuals were using software designed to remotely control computers - allowing for the stealing of information. The other ar...
by MondoUnix on Nov 21, 2014


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