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Public utility compromised after brute-force attack, DHS says  21 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A public utility in the U.S. was compromised after attackers took advantage of a weak password security system, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security team that studies cyberattacks against critical infrastructure.
 
More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown  20 May 2014 
Source: CNN Security - Posted by Alex   
It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half a million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping. Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was one of them in a well-publicized case of hacking associated with the malware called Blackshades.
 
Chinese state-owned enterprises 'hired' military hacking unit  20 May 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A U.S. criminal indictment against Chinese Army personnel over alleged hacking describes how stolen intellectual property was funneled to Chinese companies, an unresolved question for analysts.
 
The sky is falling! Hackers target satellites  14 May 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With that basic assumption in mind, IOActive decided to assess the vulnerability of communication satellites. In a nutshell, here's what it found:
 
Security pioneer Alan Solomon uses Linux to avoid viruses  12 May 2014 
Source: Computer Business Review - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Alan Solomon, creator of Dr Soloman's Antivirus, has admitted to using Linux to avoid viruses rather than try to combat them on Windows. His comments come after Symantec's Brian Dye estimated that antivirus systems do not even catch half of cyber attacks.
 
It takes a hacker to catch a hacker, cyber security experts say  06 May 2014 
Source: St. Louis Today - Posted by Alex   
It takes a hacker to catch a hacker. Thatís the theory behind the ShowMeCon convention of ďethical hackersĒ and cybersecurity experts at the Ameristar Casino.
 
5 easy ways to make a hackerís life harder  06 May 2014 
Source: MarketWatch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Itís really this simple: Once your data is online, itís ripe for the taking. That reality became painfully clear to more than 40 million Target Corp. customers, whose credit card numbers got hijacked over the Christmas holidays. In an attempt to salvage the department-store chainís reputation, the board yesterday removed CEO Gregg Steinhafel.
 
'Covert Redirect' OAuth flaw more chest-beat than Heartbleed  05 May 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A recently reported new "vulnerability" in OAuth appears to be anything but. That unkind assessment has come from security specialists after a flaw called "Covert Redirect" made headlines that conflated the flaw with the Heartbleed vulnerability, a major security risk that legitimately sent administrators scrambling to fix their websites.
 
Script fools n00b hackers into hacking themselves  02 May 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security experts have warned Facebook users in India not to fall for a new scam which tricks victims into ďself cross-site scriptingĒ by promising access to a tool which will let them hack their friendsí accounts.
 
Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars  30 April 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The hacker in the Italian Job did it spectacularly. So did the fire sale team in Live Free or Die Hard. But can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause gridlock and redirect cars?
 
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