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Fake Safari update leads to potentially unwanted installations

Malwarebytes observed websites pushing a fake Safari update that leads to the installation of MacKeeper and ZipCloud.

AT&T asks FCC to drastically reduce $100M fine

AT&T asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to limit its fine to no more than $16,000 and to delay non-monetary sanctions until they could undergo judicial review.

Yahoo bug bounty program pays out more than $1 million to researchers

Yahoo's Interim CEO Ramses Martinez detailed the company's bug bounty program's successes since its creation in 2013.

Researchers hack into self-aiming rifle through Wi-Fi

A pair of security researchers discovered a way to hack into a TrackingPoint self-aiming rifle through its Wi-Fi network.

Darkode allegedly up and running again

Two weeks after an international law enforcement effort shut it down and led to charges, indictments and arrests, reports say online crime forum Darkode is back.

Researchers find vulnerability in Skoda vehicles

Researchers at Trend Micro discovered a security flaw in Skoda automobiles that could allow an attacker to spy on vehicle data.

NSA to lose telephone metadata database access in November

The White House detailed its plans for after the 180-day transition period covered under the USA Freedom Act.

Researchers analyze faulty new Linux backdoor

Researchers at Dr. Web have discovered a faulty trojan designed as a backdoor for Linux that could also target Windows systems.

NYMag.com hit with DDoS attack from man who hates NYC

NYMag.com was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted about 12 hours and was executed by a man with a vendetta against all things having to do with New York City.

Steam flaw fixed, Valve resetting passwords

A flaw in the "forgot my login details" function, if exploited, could have allowed hackers to hijack Steam users' accounts.

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