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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.
 
PHP bug allowing site hijacking still menaces Internet 22 months on  20 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A vulnerability that allows attackers to take control of websites running older versions of the PHP scripting language continues to threaten the Internet almost two years after security researchers first warned that attackers could use it to remotely execute malicious code on vulnerable servers.
 
Hacker crashes Google Play -- twice  19 March 2014 
Source: CNN Money - Posted by Dave Wreski   
New Android apps and updates were blocked from appearing in Google's Play Store on Monday, after a hacker attacked Google's app publishing system.
 
Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites  17 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Pro-Russian Ukrainian hackers claimed responsibility for a cyberattack that took down several NATO Web sites amid rising tensions over military incursions into the Crimean peninsula.
 
200M consumer records exposed in Experian security lapse  11 March 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Smooth words and a fake identity gave one man the power to compromise millions of private financial records belonging to US consumers. An ongoing investigation has revealed that a Vietnamese man posing as a private investigator was able to dupe Experian in to compromising data which could equate to millions of customer records.
 
Anonymous hackers uncover alleged proof of MtGox fraud from site’s CEO  10 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Following the MtGox Bitcoin exchange losing millions to a hack and filing for bankruptcy, anonymous attackers took over the personal blog and reddit account of MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles on Sunday. After seizing control, the hackers posted (Pastebin) a message to the two spaces detailing their findings and the reasoning behind the attack.
 
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