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Adobe spies on readers 0

Adobe spies on readers

Updated Adobe’s Digital Editions 4 ebook reader software collects detailed information about the reading habits of its users – and sends it back to the company in a format that’s easy for others to...

Rise of the Machines 0

Rise of the Machines

Thanks to machine-to-machine communication, more and more critical every day devices are becoming connected, and it’s apparently only a matter of time before a rogue smart car or hacked pacemaker kills someone… http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/06/top_eu_cops_internet_of_things_devices_could_soon_become_instruments_of_murder/

Xsser mRAT – China naughty! 0

Xsser mRAT – China naughty!

Israeli security firm Lacoon Mobile Security spotted the Xsser mRAT spyware being distributed under the guise of an app to help coordinate the Occupy Central protests in the autonomous region.   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/01/hong_kong_protesters_targeted_with_ios_droid_spyware/

Dork scanners 0

Dork scanners

It’s amazing what little technical knowledge you need to do some real damage online. Having studied ethical hacking principles, it’s nice to know what is happening under the hood with automation scripts such as...

Pastebin and your data 0

Pastebin and your data

“It’s not easy to figure out if your data has been collected by hackers, but an online tool has been expanded to hunt through one of the most prolific sources of leaked data, known...