Cyber Weapons Dealer Investigates ‘Leak’ Of Tor Hack That Helped Cops Bust Child Porn Site

In this photo taken Thursday, May 19, 2016 librarian Chuck McAndrew shows the software, known as Tor network at the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, N.H. Tor users were targeted by an exploit this week, one sold by a government and private industry contractor called Exodus.

In this photo taken Thursday, May 19, 2016 librarian Chuck McAndrew shows the software, known as Tor network at the Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, N.H. Tor users were targeted by an exploit this week, one sold by a government and private industry contractor called Exodus. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Security veteran urges firms to prioritise spear phishing defence

Protection against spear phishing attacks should be top of organisations’ cyber security priority lists for 2017, according to Peter Wood, chief executive of security consultancy First Base Technologies.

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Protection against spear phishing attacks should be top of organisations’ cyber security priority lists for 2017, according to Peter Wood, chief executive of security consultancy First Base Technologies.

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Bitcoin Users Brace For IRS Audits From Coinbase Summons

The IRS’s war on alternative currencies isheating up, and many will be affected, though how–and how seriously–remains to be seen. To recap, a federal district court has ordered that Coinbase Inc.

The IRS’s war on alternative currencies isheating up, and many will be affected, though how–and how seriously–remains to be seen. To recap, a federal district court has ordered that Coinbase Inc. should turn over its customer account information to the government. Many Bitcoin and other digital currency users are worried that the IRS will get their account information from Coinbase. What’s more, the IRS can use it to audit them, or worse, to mount a criminal investigation. Is it time to panic? Not quite.

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UK helps dismantle Avalanche global cyber network

Making the internet a safer place

“The complex trans-national nature of cyber investigations requires international co-operation between public and private organisations at an unprecedented level to successfully impact on top-level cybercriminals.

Making the internet a safer place

“The complex trans-national nature of cyber investigations requires international co-operation between public and private organisations at an unprecedented level to successfully impact on top-level cybercriminals. Avalanche has shown that through this co-operation we can collectively make the internet a safer place for our businesses and citizens,” he said.

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US and UK government expand surveillance powers

The US government has gained expansive new surveillance abilities, just a day after the UK also quietly passed into law sweeping surveillance powers for its intelligence services.

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The US government has gained expansive new surveillance abilities, just a day after the UK also quietly passed into law sweeping surveillance powers for its intelligence services.

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Mozilla and Tor issue patches for Firefox flaw exposing Tor users

Mozilla and the Tor Project have issued software updates to block attackers using a zero-day Firefox vulnerability to identify users of the Tor anonymous web browsing services.

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Mozilla and the Tor Project have issued software updates to block attackers using a zero-day Firefox vulnerability to identify users of the Tor anonymous web browsing services.

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How A Trump Presidency Will Erode Cyber Privacy And National Security

President-elect Donald Trump leaves the clubhouse following a full day of meetings at Trump International Golf Club on November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump leaves the clubhouse following a full day of meetings at Trump International Golf Club on November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Android ‘Gooligan’ Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned.

More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Hackers Could Harm Diabetics via Insulin Pump Attacks

OneTouch Ping insulin pumps manufactured by Johnson & Johnson-owned Animas are plagued by several vulnerabilities that can be exploited by remote hackers to compromise devices and potentially harm the diabetic patients who use them.

OneTouch Ping insulin pumps manufactured by Johnson & Johnson-owned Animas are plagued by several vulnerabilities that can be exploited by remote hackers to compromise devices and potentially harm the diabetic patients who use them. While the security holes are serious, the risk is considered relatively low and the vendor does not plan on releasing a firmware update.

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