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Journalist convicted of helping Anonymous hack the LA Times

A journalist accused of helping a rogue hacking group briefly take control of the LA Times' website was convicted by a federal jury in California on Wednesday.

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Amazon makes it easier to lock down the cloud

Amazon unveiled a pair of services Wednesday that are designed to make it easier for companies to keep their cloud deployments secure and within the parameters they want.

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The Kuna smart porch light pulls double duty as a Wi-Fi security camera

This outdoor light fixture is also a weatherized intercom with a built-in alarm to deter intruders.


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Google patches second round of Stagefright flaws in Android

Google has issued patches for two new Stagefright-related software vulnerabilities, one of which affects Android versions going back to 2008 and puts millions of users at risk.


Infamy and alias: 11 famous hackers and their online handles

On the Internet, nobody knows you're not in the mafia

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Scottrade had no idea about data breach until the feds showed up

Scottrade announced Friday that it suffered a security breach in late 2013 and early 2014, affecting approximately 4.6 million customers. It said it had no idea that the breach had occurred until law enforcement officials told them about it.


Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

This vigilante virus protects you against malware attacks, quotes Richard Stallman

Symantec has discovered malware that infects routers and Internet of Things devices, then cleans out any existing malware and locks the devices down against future attacks.

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Hackers steal 15 million T-Mobile customers' data from Experian credit bureau

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

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Cisco fixes privilege escalation flaws in AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client was updated to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain system or root privileges on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X computers.

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New Android vulnerabilities put over 1 billion devices at risk of remote hacking

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the way Android processes MP3 and MP4 files can allow attackers to compromise devices by tricking users to visit specifically-crafted Web pages. Meet Stagefright 2.0.

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Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 7 'test' patch, freaks out users

If you run Windows 7 and saw an unknown patch this morning that seemingly disappeared, relax. It was a Microsoft error.

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

New versions of the Dyreza computer Trojan are configured to steal credentials for order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, ecommerce and other IT and supply chain services.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay MRI

Thousands of medical devices are vulnerable to hacking, security researchers say

Thousands of medical devices, including MRI scanners, x-ray machines and drug infusion pumps, are vulnerable to hacking, creating significant health risks for patients, security researchers said this week.

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A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks in excess of 150Gbps

The security response team from Akamai Technologies have observed multiple attacks originating from a Linux botnet recently that have ranged from a few gigabits per second to over 150.