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Researchers publish Snapchat code allowing phone number matching  26 December 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
After having its security disclosure go ignored since August, Gibson Security has published Snapchat's previously undocumented developer hooks (API) and code for two exploits that allow mass matching of phone numbers with names and mass creation of bogus accounts.
 
Hackers find cloud servers easy prey  23 December 2013 
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Dave Wreski   
How long would it take to hack into an average Web-based server - the kind a company might rent from the likes of Amazon Web Services?
 
Unique malware evades sandboxes  19 December 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Malware utilized in the attack last month on the developers' site PHP.net used a unique approach to avoid detection, a security expert says.
 
The Future of Car Hacking  18 December 2013 
Source: lifehacker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The future holds a lot for the motor vehicle, with the beginnings of 3D printing already taking root in households, plenty of Bluetooth gadgets allow greater connectivity with our mobile devices, and new painting coatings provide less work when cleaning. Let's take a look at how you'll be able to hack your car to do even more in the near future.
 
Hackers Target Playstation 4 and Xbox One  17 December 2013 
Source: Liberty Voice - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Even though the newest gaming systems have just been released a few short weeks ago, hackers are already targeting the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.
 
Zero-day exploits: Separating fact from fiction  13 December 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Zero-day exploits strike fear into the heart of computer security pros. An active attack, unrecognized by antimalware software and without a ready vendor patch, is harder to deal with than your run-of-the mill security bug. You can't just run a scanner, slap on a patch, high-five your friends, and call it a day.
 
Anonymous Hacker Ordered To Pay $183K Fine For One-Minute Attack On Koch Industries  10 December 2013 
Source: CBS News - Posted by Alex   
A Wisconsin man who joined an Anonymous hacker attack for one minute has been sentenced to two years of federal probation and ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution to Koch Industries.
 
Study finds zero-day vulnerabilities abound in popular software  06 December 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Subscribers to organizations that sell exploits for vulnerabilities not yet known to software developers gain daily access to scores of flaws in the world's most popular technology, a study shows.
 
Shadow IT is undermining your security  05 December 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the IT admin chose exactly what hardware and software would be used by employees. Recent trends like the consumerization of IT and BYOD (bring your own device) have shifted the balance of power, but IT still has to maintain some degree of control over the applications used and where sensitive data is stored.
 
Researchers discover database with 2M stolen login credentials  04 December 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Researchers have unearthed an online database full to the brim of stolen account information from popular services including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, and Google.
 
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