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Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked with glue mould  16 April 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The researchers fooled the new handset using a mould made out of glue. The fingerprint sensor on Samsung's Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale.
 
Hackers From China Waste Little Time in Exploiting Heartbleed  15 April 2014 
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For those who don't feel the urgency to install the latest security fixes for their computers, take note: Just a day after Heartbleed was revealed, attacks from a computer in China were launched.
 
Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines  09 April 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
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. When the workers browsed the menu, they inadvertently downloaded code that gave the attackers a foothold in the business’s vast computer network.
 
#OpIsrael: Anonymous attacks hundreds of Israeli websites  07 April 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hundreds of websites of Israeli ministries and organizations came under attack by Anonymous early Monday as part of the hacktivist group's anti-Israel operation, dubbed #OpIsrael.
 
Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You  01 April 2014 
Source: Huffington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a quick buck: Asking companies to pay them to go away.
 
Feds want an expanded ability to hack criminal suspects’ computers  28 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
The United States Department of Justice wants to broaden its ability to hack criminal suspects’ computers, according to a new legal proposal that was first published by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
 
Hosting company describes security scare aimed at Bitcoin accounts  27 March 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Alex   
On Sunday morning, Nate Daiger, one of the owners of a small Los Angeles-based hosting company Chunk Host, received an odd email on his phone.
 
Hackers text ATMs for cash via Windows XP flaws  26 March 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Despite early warnings, pleading and even financial lures to upgrade systems from the Windows XP operating system, many of our core services are still running on the soon to be retired system.
 
Ancient Linux servers: The blighted slum houses of the Internet  25 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Cisco blog post has been updated to change a key finding Ars reported in the following post. Contrary to Cisco's earlier reporting, the update says not all the servers compromised in the attack were running Linux version 2.6. "We have not identified the initial exploit vector for the stage zero URIs," the update stated.
 
The Linux security spell is broken  21 March 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I've been dipping into the coming-technology-overlord-no-more-freedom-apocalypse well quite a bit in recent weeks, so for a change, we'll leave that robot rabbit alone today. Instead, let's turn our attention to the mythical unicorn known as the totally secure Linux server.
 
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