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Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services Rolling outages and intermittent connectivity problems hit the Internet today, thanks to a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack launched at DNS provider Dyn.Attacking a DNS (Domain Name System) provider is a good way to knock out large swaths of the Internet.

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked

Security firm claims implantable cardiac devices can be hacked Now a security firm says that a connected implantable cardiac device made by Minnesota-based healthcare company St.After implantation, it uses small flexible wires to detect your heart rate and applies an electric current to stop abnormal cardiac rhythms.

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game.Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector.

Backdoor found on some Android phones that sends personal data to Chinese server

Backdoor found on some Android phones that sends personal data to Chinese server So many companies are making and selling phones, that staggering security mistakes continue to occur from time to time.The problem: that smartphone had a rather large security hole that sent user data to a server in China.

Last-minute online Xmas shopping poses security risks

Last-minute online Xmas shopping poses security risks The recent Centrify 2016 Online Shopping Survey reveals that one in eight respondents would accept discounts and special offers from retailers in exchange for their passwords.Niall King, Centrify senior director APAC Sales, says the recent Centrify Online Shopping survey showed many consumers still make basic security mistakes.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device There were several apps and tools that could root almost any Android phone or tablet, and you’d be ready to truly master your device in mere minutes.Gaining root access on Android is akin to running Windows as an administrator.

Researchers use 'guessing attack' to hack credit card in 6 seconds

Researchers use 'guessing attack' to hack credit card in 6 seconds Even if you only have part of the information, researchers from Newcastle University have worked out a way that a credit card can be stolen in as little as six seconds simply by guessing wrong really, really fast, according to PCMag.For most online transactions, all you need in order to verify a card are the account number, expiration date, and CVV.

Yahoo announces over a billion user accounts compromised in security hacks

Yahoo announces over a billion user accounts compromised in security hacks Earlier this year, Yahoo announced that it had suffered one of the largest hacks in history, with up to 500 million user accounts affected.Now, the company has come clean about an even bigger hack that happened a year earlier and exposed sensitive information on approximately one billion accounts.

New Barnes & Noble Android tablet runs same 'malware' app recently found on Blu phones

New Barnes & Noble Android tablet runs same 'malware' app recently found on Blu phones The NOOK Tablet 7 takes aim at Amazon’s successful $50 Fire tablet — what is it with $50 Android devices and security issues?The fact of the matter is that Barnes & Noble should have known better than to use Adups.

Uber's new creepy update lets you turn people into destinations

Uber's new creepy update lets you turn people into destinations The first, and the one we’re frankly less concerned with, is that the app now has custom Snapchat filters.You unlock said filters by riding around in an Uber, and they apparently fill some previously unmet need to turn everything you do in public into a selfie.

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack The following terms are used and defined within the ODNI report.None of the assessments in the ODNI report are rated as low confidence.

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 Although, Microsoft says the public patches might not be enough to keep Windows 7 safe anyway.Markus Nitschke, the head of Windows at Microsoft Germany posted a rundown of the situation on Microsoft’s Technet site.

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users The stronger OS X (now macOS) security model and lower market share used to mean it was of no interest to malware creators.Case in point: A new piece of malware has been discovered, but it’s not technically all that new.

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10.First, Microsoft has launched a new web-based privacy dashboard with the goal of giving people an easy, one-stop location for controlling how much data Microsoft collects.

This article about WhatsApp made security experts furious

This article about WhatsApp made security experts furious Last week, The Guardian published a bombshell "exclusive" report claiming to reveal disturbing information about a "backdoor" into WhatsApp's encrypted messaging platform.The article was met with near-immediate backlash from information security experts and cryptologists, who took to Twitter to voice their complaints.

Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates

Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates Roughly 16 months ago, Symantec was caught distributing improperly signed cryptographic certificates that could be used to break HTTPS protection and put users’ at risk.Now, the company has been caught once again doing something similar — even though such activity is directly against the agreements it made when caught breaking things last time.

Android Pattern Lock might be vulnerable to (very determined) thieves

Android Pattern Lock might be vulnerable to (very determined) thieves But it’s still not an encouraging study for the 40 percent of Android users who use the Pattern Lock method to unlock their phones.Using footage surreptitiously captured by smartphone cameras as far as two meters away from the target, the group tested 120 unique patterns collected from 215 users for a 95 percent success rate within five attempts.

20 dead after nigerian pro-trump rally

20 dead after nigerian pro-trump rally w spear BUMMEST FINANCE TRAVEL ENTERTAINMENT LIFEE: ‘ i"WARED PUTTIES HEHEHEE , MATURE WEIRD ' ; SUN: -WT )Home News DONALD / P ''pla.S-', i:) ACRE 20 seat!