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MS14-080 – Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3008923) – Version: 3.0

Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V3.0 (April 14, 2015): To comprehensively address issues with the 3008923 security update, customers running Internet Explorer 11 on either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 should also install the 3038314 secu…

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Cyclist Pulled Over for Headphones Builds Neighborhood Shaking Bicycle Boombox

Riding around with headphones on is not the safest of things; those people are trying to could hit you! [Victor Frost] was actually pulled over for doing it. Although the bicycle police didn’t ticket him, they did push him over the edge to pursuing a compromise that lets him listen to tunes and perhaps still hear the traffic around him.

The build puts 200 Watts of audio on his rear luggage rack. He used a couple of file totes as enclosures, bolting them in place and cutting one hole in each to receive the pair of speakers. The system is …read more

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Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data

The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it’s also seeing big increases in “spear-phishing,” “ransomware” and efforts to exploit newly…

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User mistakes aid most cyber attacks, Verizon and Symantec studies show

When a cyber security breach hits the news, those most closely involved often have incentive to play up the sophistication of the attack. If hackers are portrayed as well-funded geniuses, victims look less vulnerable, security firms can flog their prod…

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18-Year-Old Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Steal Credentials From All Versions Of Windows

I’m part of the Forbes tech team, writing about cybersecurity and crime, both online and in court. Before delving into the cybercrime, I covered crimes ranging from murder and assault to armed robberies at Taco Bell and the Dollar Store as a local crim…

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Verizon to world: STOP opening dodgy phishing emails, FOOLS

Phishing and web app security problems behind most breaches

Phishing and web app security problems remain the most common way for hackers to gain access to sensitive information, according to US telco giant Verizon.…

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Russia pulls alleged ‘Svpeng’ kingpin

Four others arrested for malware / ransomware attacks

Russia’s Ministry of the Interior has gone public about the March 24 arrest of a 25-year-old and four others it believes was the leader of a gang of cyber-scum behind the “Svpeng” money-draining malware.…

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Hackaday Prize Worldwide: WORKBENCH PROJECTS meetup in Bangalore

Bangalore, India evokes different responses depending on whom you ask. Old timer’s remember it as the Pension/Retirement City (not any more though). For other’s, it’s the Silicon Valley of India. And some call it the start up capital of India. For me, though, it brings back fond old memories. This was the city where I got my first job after finishing College in Mumbai, at the princely sum of $20 a month way back in 1986.

A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then, and next month will find me back there at another awesome Maker Space …read more

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Unpatched 18 year-old Windows man-in-the-middle diddle revived

Dumb hackers can target WiFi scabs on Nexus slabs

Security boffin Brian Wallace has revived an 18 year-old Windows bug affecting at least 31 top vendors to, allowing an attackersteal usernames and passwords from millions of Microsoft boxes.…

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Chinese Nation-State Hackers Give Up Attack Campaign

It worked on Hurricane Panda. Can APT30 and other organized cyberespionage groups also be convinced that an attack campaign isn’t worth the trouble? Can highly motivated, well-financed, well-organized nation-state cyber attackers working in shifts be p…

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