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​User beware: Researchers have 92% success rate hacking into Gmail app
Your smartphone may be far less secure than you think. A group of computer scientists say they’ve found a way to hack into six out of seven popular apps like Gmail on Android, Windows and iOS platforms, with a success rate of up to 92 percent.

22.08.2014 12:35

UPS Store franchise outlets hacked
Local networks of 51 UPS Store outlets in 24 states have been infected with a virus which steals customers’ credit and debit card numbers and personal data. The perpetrators could have been collecting information for over six months.

21.08.2014 04:42

#ISISmediablackout: UK celebs urge against sharing James Foley video online
Celebrities and commentators have led calls on Twitter for the video depicting the beheading of US journalist James Foley not to be shared online to avoid handing the Islamic State a platform for its propaganda.

20.08.2014 10:56

US government refuses to release info on HealthCare.gov site security
Despite ongoing questions about the security of data on the beleaguered HealthCare.gov, the Obama administration refused a request to release information about the computer systems and security software used for the federal website.

19.08.2014 19:28

US firm halts 'dual-use' technology exports to Rusnano
Economic bridges continue to burn in the US-Russia sanctions standoff, with the latest casualty being US firm Applied Materials, which can no longer export IT equipment to Russia’s nanotechnology giant Rusnano.

19.08.2014 11:45

Lost app-etite? One-third of smartphone users don’t download new applications
Approximately 31 percent of smartphone users in the UK do not download any apps in a typical month, according to a report. The figures have called into question the future of the app industry.

19.08.2014 11:34

Teens launch phone app to keep tabs on police brutality
Police brutality may seem like a subject best handled by lawmakers and political advocates, but three teenagers from Georgia are hoping to shed light on the problem and promote good behavior with a new app they’ve developed.

19.08.2014 03:28

Hackers steal 4.5 million patient records from multi-state hospital network
About 4.5 million patients at any of the 206 Community Health Systems-operated hospitals around the United States have had their records stolen by hackers, the company announced Monday. The stolen data includes very sensitive information.

18.08.2014 19:45

Tech Trade: Russia to boost software imports to China, get more servers in return
Russia and China plan to increase technology cooperation, with Moscow set to increase exports of software in exchange for data storage, Russia’s Communications Minister said.

18.08.2014 13:47

Masters of the Internet: GCHQ scanned entire countries for vulnerabilities
GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

18.08.2014 14:07

New app reveals how your smartphone can spy on you without permission (VIDEO)
Your Android phone can be turned into a microphone without your permission or knowledge. All that’s needed are the gyros in your phone that measure orientation. Stanford researchers have shown how to rewire them to pick up sound waves.

17.08.2014 09:52

Russian MP’s son to remain in custody in Seattle until hacking trial
A US federal judge in Seattle has refused to release on a $1 million bond Russian citizen Roman Seleznyov, who is accused of hacking credit cards’ data. A son of a prominent Russian lawmaker, Seleznyov will remain in custody until trial.

16.08.2014 06:04

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