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What is a man-in-the-middle attack? How MitM attacks work and how to prevent them

A man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack is when an attacker intercepts communications between two parties either to secretly eavesdrop or modify traffic traveling between the two. Detecting MitM attacks is difficult, but they are...

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Popular electric scooters can be remotely hacked

Researchers warned that Xiaomi M365 scooters can be remotely hacked from 100 meters away to slam on the brakes or to accelerate.

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How polls are hacked: What every business should know

The recent revelation that Michael Cohen paid to rig a presidential primary poll underscores the risks they present to business. Here's how to identify and prevent poll rigging.

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What is an advanced persistent threat (APT)? And 5 signs you've been hit with one

An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a cyberattack executed by criminals or nation-states with the intent to steal data or surveil systems over an extended time period. Here's how to know if you've been hit with one.

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Hijacked Nest devices highlight the insecurity of the IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Nest cameras and thermostats, continue to be hacked. To prevent that, follow smart password practices and turn on 2FA.

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OSCP cheating allegations a reminder to verify hacking skills when hiring

A former student’s claim of widespread cheating on the OSCP exam underscores need to test security job candidates.

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Law enforcement shuts down xDedic marketplace for hacked servers

Cooperation among multiple agencies in the U.S. and Europe close a marketplace that sold access to servers hacked through RDP attacks.

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Privacy groups blast Google, IAB over data leak via ad auctions

New evidence to an ongoing GDPR complaint shows how ad categories used by Google and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) profile you and apply potentially sensitive labels to you.

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Hijacked Nest camera blares warning about North Korean missiles headed to U.S.

A hacker hijacked a Nest security camera and blasted a warning about three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio.

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Why one of America’s top experts is hopeful for better election security

Voting machines and elections in general are still vulnerable to hacking, says Matt Blaze, but adoption of risk-limiting audits and software independence gives opportunity for improvement.

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The politics of ‘Have I Been Pwned’

Data breaches are not created equal. Business leaders and security managers must beware the dangers of FUD and hype created around notification of old breaches.

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I can get and crack your password hashes from email

Malicious hackers can use a simple trick to get your Windows computer to authenticate to a remote server that captures your password hash — just by sending you an email. Take these steps to test for the vulnerability.

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Police can't force you to unlock your phone with face, finger or any biometrics

A judge in California ruled that law enforcement officials can’t force people to unlock their smartphones with a finger or thumbprint, facial recognition, or even an iris.

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Wireless carriers still selling Americans’ real-time location data

Wireless carriers didn't keep their promises, as American's real-time location data is still being sold by third parties and shady folks.

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Ethereum Classic cryptocurrency suspended after attackers steal nearly $1.1M

Coinbase de-listed Ethereum Classic (ETC) cryptocurrency after double spends of nearly $1.1 million were detected.

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Australian emergency warning system hacked, thousands receive alerts

A hacker took control of Australia’s Early Warning Network and sent an alert to thousands that said their personal data is not safe.

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Hacking skills on display at the 35th Chaos Communication Congress

35th Chaos Communication Congress had hackers spoofing a vein authentication system with a wax hand, showing off hardware wallet hacks, and outlining the first UEFI rootkit.

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Hacker posts ransom demand on Dublin's Luas tram system site

The website for Dublin’s tram system Luas was hacked, with the hacker threatening to leak the company’s private data if the ransom was not paid within the next five days.

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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

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The most interesting and important hacks of 2018

The hacks, exploits and data breaches security researcher need to most pay attention to are those that do something new or suddenly increase in volume.

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