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Windows 0-Day Exploit Used In Recent Wave Of PoS Attacks

Privilege-escalation exploit was part of a malware campaign that impacted more than 100 organizations earlier this year, according to FireEye. More than 100 organizations in the hospitality, restaurant, and retail sectors fell victim to a financially motivated spearphishing campaign earlier this year. At least some of the victims were further …

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Dark Reading Not Actually A Sign Of The Apocalypse

My initial threat assessment of Dark Reading was entirely inaccurate. In the beginning…Dark Reading was a threat.  Ten years ago, I was working on conferences and publications for the Computer Security Institute (CSI), a professional organization for infosec pros. At first we were United Business Media’s only cybersecurity brand. Then, …

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Security Innovation: Driven By Necessity, Fueled By Interaction

If we want to get ahead of the bad guys, we need to come up with new ways of approaching the security problem and transform our security solutions from reactive to proactive and predictive. Innovation in cybersecurity is driven by the urgent need to defend against the increasing volume of …

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Investigations Into Bangladesh Bank Heist Indicate 'Inside Job'

FBI suspects bank worker may have acted as accomplice in the $81 Million theft. Investigations being carried out in the $81 Million Bangladesh Bank heist point fingers at an inside job with at least one worker being suspected of acting as a collaborator, reports Security Week quoting the Wall Street …

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Investigations Into Bangladesh Bank Heist Indicate 'Inside Job'

FBI suspects bank worker may have acted as accomplice in the $81 Million theft. Investigations being carried out in the $81 Million Bangladesh Bank heist point fingers at an inside job with at least one worker being suspected of acting as a collaborator, reports Security Week quoting the Wall Street …

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British Court Loses Bid To Get Passwords From Hacker Lauri Love

Judge says National Crime Agency should use normal police powers — not civil action — to access information, allegedly hacked from US Army, NASA and US Federal Reserve networks. A British court has rejected a bid by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to force alleged hacker Lauri Love to divulge …

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Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program; Offering Reward up to $25,000

With the growing number of cyber attacks and data breaches, a significant number of companies and organizations have started Bug Bounty Programs to encourage hackers and security researchers to find and responsibly report bugs in their services and get a reward. Now, even pornography sites are starting to embrace bug …

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Facebook Open Sources its Capture the Flag (CTF) Platform

Hacking into computer, networks and websites could easily land you in jail. But what if you could freely test and practice your hacking skills in a legally safe environment? Facebook just open-sourced its Capture The Flag (CTF) platform to encourage students as well as developers to learn about cyber security …

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WhatsApp launches Desktop Software for Windows and Mac Users

The most popular messaging app WhatsApp now has a fully functional desktop app – both for Mac as well as Windows platform. Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging software has been a mobile-only messaging platform forever, but from Tuesday, the company is offering you its desktop application for both Windows and OS X.Few …

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