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Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

Chinese MitM attack targets iCloud users

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The attack used a false certificate to trick iCloud users into handing over personal data and login credentials. With an attack of this size, some experts and researchers believe the Chinese government could be to blame.

EPIC: driver data shared via V2V technology needs protection

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The groups shared comments on V2V communications with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Woman charged with using spyware on former cop

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Kristin Nyunt of Monterey, Calif., is charged with two counts of illegal wiretapping and possession of illegal interception devices and faces a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Google implements Security Key two-factor authentication

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Security Key plugs into a user's USB port and can now be used as a primary method for account login verification.

Florida Supreme Court rules warrants a must for real-time cell location tracking

Florida Supreme Court rules warrants a must for real-time cell location tracking

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The Florida Supreme Court put the kibosh on warrantless real-time tracking using location data obtained from cell phone providers.

JPMorgan Chase hackers missed fed gov't employee accounts

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Information on half a million federal workers in the government's SmartBuy program went undetected by Chase hackers.

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

President signs Executive Order to improve payment security

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President Obama signed an Executive Order at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling for enhanced security measures, including microchips and PINs.

FBI director warns of Apple and Google device encryption implications

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After both companies said their new operating systems would come equipped with default encryption, FBI director James B. Coney used a speech to warn attendees of the repercussions those decisions could have.

Transparency reports useful, but more info needed on 'digital searches'

Transparency reports useful, but more info needed on 'digital searches'

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Transparency reports are common these days, but the information they provide can still be difficult to read and understand.

South Korea mulls replacing nat'l ID cards after breach

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Replacing the card would likely cost the South Korean government about $650 million and businesses would pay out billions to upgrade systems.

Google ordered to remove Japanese search results on man

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A man claims his privacy was violated and that his life was threatened after search results indicated he might have been involved in a past crime.

Snapsaved.com breach prompts Snapchat warning

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After Snapsaved.com was breached, Snapchat warned users that third party applications could expose their data.

Security in the new mobile ecosystem

A recent study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, and commissioned by Raytheon, has revealed some interesting facts related to the adoption and barriers to mobile device usage in the workplace.

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

EFF urges court to find NSLs unconstitutional

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National Security Letters (NSLs) tread on the First Amendment and give the FBI too much authority, EFF argued.

New York City scraps transmitter beacons in Titan phone kiosks

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Fearing they could be used to track phone users, New York officials told Titan to remove transmitter beacons from 500 phone kiosks.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

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The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Google updates SafeSearch, adds HTTPs support

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Google has updated SafeSearch to support HTTPs and will remove the older iteration in early December.

Google deletes hacked images of nude celebs

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After being threatened with legal action by the victims of the headline-grabbing nude celebrity photo hacks, Google has made a move to delete them.

ComputerCOP aimed at protecting kids is really spyware, EFF says

ComputerCOP aimed at protecting kids is really spyware, EFF says

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation says the spyware sports a keylogger and is widely distributed by law enforcement agencies.

Google threatened with $100M lawsuit over hacked celeb images

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A lawyer representing more than a dozen of the women affected by the recent iCloud celebrity hacking scandal has threatened Google with a $100,000,000 lawsuit.

Pakistani man indicted over spyware app creation

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Hammad Akbar created StealthGenie, which allowed the purchaser to secretly monitor a cell phone's communications.

Debate: Password managers are secure enough for enterprise users.

Chris Weber, co-founder, Casaba Security, and Geoffrey Vaughan, security consultant, Security Compass, go head to head on the use of password managers in the enterprise.

Cash is king...for now

Cash is king...for now

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A slide of a card at a POS system sure is convenient, but given last year's Target data theft and recent headlines about the Home Depot breach, some are questioning the safety of transactions.

Passwords are passé

Passwords are passé

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New solutions are gaining traction to complement, or replace, the legacy use of username and password, reports Ashley Carman.

CloudFlare offers free SSL to its customers

CloudFlare offers free SSL to its customers

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CloudFlare announced on Monday that it would be supporting SSL connections to every customer, including about two million using its free service.

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

LEADS Act addresses gov't procedure for requesting data stored abroad

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Senators introduced the legislation last week as a means of amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

Google to encrypt data by default on Android L devices

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The mobile operating system, Android L, is expected to be released later this year.

EFF Tor Challenge yields more than 1600 relays

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The privacy group said the response to the Challenge exceeded its projections threefold.

Reddit, 4chan shut down another round of celeb nude photos

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Another wave of celebrity nude photos were released Saturday and sites like 4chan moved quickly to remove them.

Canadian telecom co. Telus unveils first transparency report

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The company received more than 100,000 government requests for customer data last year.

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