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Linux Security Week: September 2nd, 2014  02 September 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Security Week Thank you for reading the LinuxSecurity.com weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines.
 
Hackers Build a Skype That’s Not Controlled by Microsoft  02 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security Projects The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s mass surveillance program.
 
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program  02 September 2014 
Source: The Atlantic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Privacy A zipping comes across the sky. A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia. A white vehicle appears above the trees, a tiny plane a bit bigger than a seagull. It glides towards Parfitt, pitches upwards to a vertical position, and hovers near him, a couple hundred feet in the air. From its belly, a package comes tumbling downward, connected by a thin line to the vehicle itself.
 
The Main Suspect Blamed For The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Leak Says He Is Innocent  02 September 2014 
Source: Buzzfeed - Posted by Alex   
Latest News As the online hunt for the persons responsible for yesterday’s massive celebrity nude photo leak continues, some Redditors and security researchers have pointed to Bryan Hamade, a 27-year-old from Lawrenceville, Georgia, as the culprit.
 
A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You  02 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you’re a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim’s system and be exposed.
 
CryptoWall’s Haul: $1M in Six Months  02 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography CryptoWall is a million-dollar business. The file-encrypting ransomware has netted the criminal gang responsible for its development and dispersal, more than $1.1 million in the six months it’s been in the wild, researchers at Dell SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit said in a report this week.
 
Linux Advisory Watch: August 29th, 2014  29 August 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Advisory Watch Thank you for reading the Linux Advisory Watch Security Newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's vendor security bulletins and pointers on methods to improve the security posture of your open source system.
 
DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?  29 August 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Sources in the financial industry say they’re seeing signs that Dairy Queen may be the latest retail chain to be victimized by cybercrooks bent on stealing credit and debit card data.
 
Why Russian hackers are beating us  29 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.
 
How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law  29 August 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you’ll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new “kill switch” feature being mandated by California law—but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns among civil liberties groups about possible abuse.
 
These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Seconds  28 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY key-making trick a step further: They can 3-D print a slice of plastic or metal that opens even high-security locks in seconds, without even seeing the original key.
 
Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project  28 August 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.
 
Linux Security Week: August 25th, 2014  25 August 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Security Week Thank you for reading the LinuxSecurity.com weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines.
 
The hacker revealed  25 August 2014 
Source: Stuff NZ - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security It's a story of hackers and attack bloggers, privacy and paranoia, bombshells and duds. It's rapidly become the story of the election. Rawshark, a self-styled information vigilante, has derailed National's political campaign with his hack of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater's private communications and now threatens to up- end the seedier part of corporate public relations.
 
    
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