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Yahoo is investigating a massive data breach after the apparent user names, passwords and birth dates of up to 200 million users appeared for sale online. The information is being sold by a hacker known as "Peace" for three bitcoins, or about $1,860.
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Linus Torvalds created Linux, the operating system that dominates the online world. But a rift exists between Torvalds and security experts.
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Dyre banking Trojan infections more than doubled

Online banking has been in cybercriminals sights for a long time. Crooks wielding the Dyre/Dyreza banking Trojan continue spewing out spam emails delivering new and ever changing variants of the malware.

"There has been a 125% increase of Dyre-related infections worldwide this quarter compared to the last," Trend Micro researchers have noted. "Roughly 7 in 10 users infected during the last three months came from the European (39% of the total count) and North American (38%) regions. Asia Pacific came in third, with 19% of the infections."

In early May, there was a considerable spike in these spam emails targeting the APAC region.

"We looked closely at the financial institutions whose URLs were contained in the Dyre malware samples. We noted URLs associated with several multinational banks, including their varied country branches, divisions, and the like," the researchers shared.

As before, Dyre is not delivered directly via email. Instead, the malicious attachments hold the Upatre downloader, which then downloads Dyre. Upatre also got updated, and this newer versions have the ability to disable firewall/network related security by modifying some registry entries and via stoppage of related services, and to disable Windows' default anti-malware feature (Windows Defender).

The emails delivering the malware try to scare users into opening the attached file by claiming that the recipients' tax payments have doubled. 

So far, they have been mostly in English, but Trend Micro expects location based  messages in the near future, as the attackers are looking to expand globally.
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Did you know? : The Barnes & Noble NOOK Terms and Conditions is 278 pages long!!!!!!!!!

Barnes & Noble, there must be a better way to conduct businesses!

+NOOK +Barnes & Noble 
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It took these high-tech hackers just 6 minutes to steal Dodge and Jeeps cars Last year a report revealed how hackers managed to hack into a jeep and take f
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Linus Torvalds created Linux, the operating system that dominates the online world. But a rift exists between Torvalds and security experts.
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Enterprise security teams are charged with maintaining the “perfect” set of security policies. In their pursuit of the perfect security policy, they are often the department of slow (because the pursuit of perfection takes time)
Enterprise security teams are charged with maintaining the “perfect” set of security policies. In their pursuit of the perfect security policy, they are often the department of slow (because the pursuit of perfection takes time). At the same time, “to err is human…”
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Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
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Security researcher Samy Kamkar can crack some garages' laughable safeguard codes in seconds, with little more than a hacked child’s toy.
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Complete utter techhead, writer and a whole lot of other things.

Free and critical thinker, secular humanist and  agnostic atheist. Love the way nature works, it's our habitat and what keeps us alive.

As a critical thinker, I like posts that make me reconsider my position on the world and the way  it works. More so, if they are engaging and encourage discussion.

My interests include technology, gadgets, mobility, writing, reading, humanism, humanitarianism, and anything that happens to catch my fancy at any given moment.

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