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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms that Built ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System  29 July 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the “Iron Dome” missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities of sensitive documents pertaining to the shield technology, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
 
Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day  25 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One in every 24 Googlebots is a imitation spam-flinging denial of service villain that masquerades as Mountain View to sneak past web perimeter defences, according to security chaps at Incapsula. Villains spawn the "evil twins" to hack and crack legitimate websites and form what amounted to the third most-popular type of DDoS attack to scourge the internet.
 
Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them  22 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution.
 
Here’s How Easy It Could Be for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room  17 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Shenzhen is the Silicon Valley of mainland China. Situated about 50 minutes north of Hong Kong, the modern city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and numerous high-tech giants and startups.
 
CNET attacked by Russian hacker group  15 July 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A Russian hacker group that has attacked some of the biggest news and business sites in the world claims it penetrated CNET's website over the weekend and stole a database of registered reader data.
 
Popular password protection programs p0wnable  14 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Researchers have detailed a series of quickly patched vulnerabilities in five popular password managers that could allow attackers to steal user credentials. "Critical" vulnerabilities were discovered and reported in LastPass, RoboForm, My1Login, PasswordBox and NeedMyPassword in work described by the University of California Berkeley researchers as a "wake-up call" for developers of web password vaults.
 
Bug Lab Hackers sell Facebook Privacy Vulnerability  14 July 2014 
Source: Cyber War Zone - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Bug Lab hacking group which can be found on 1337day.com, is selling a Facebook Privacy Vulnerability which allows the hacker to send messages via any Facebook account.
 
Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere  09 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Get cracking with the latest Flash upgrade, because the vulnerability it patches is a peach, allowing a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attack for stealing user credentials.
 
Blue Shield discloses 18,000 doctors' Social Security numbers  08 July 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Alex   
The Social Security numbers of roughly 18,000 California physicians and health-care providers were inadvertently made public after a slip-up at health insurance provider Blue Shield of California, the organization said Monday.
 
How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will  07 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Washington DC-area residents with a hankering for lion meat lost a valuable source of the (yes, legal) delicacy last year when a restaurant called the Serbian Crown closed its doors after nearly 40 years in the same location. The northern Virginia eatery served French and Russian cuisine in a richly appointed dining room thick with old world charm.
 
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