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Month: September 2015 (page 1 of 3)

That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud

That Big Security Fix for Credit Cards Won’t Stop Fraud

The new chip cards and readers won’t stop card fraud but will simply shift it to a different area.

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@Snowden Is Now on Twitter

@Snowden Is Now on Twitter

The world’s most elusive whistleblower is now speaking for himself.

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This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ

This New Campaign Wants To Help Surveillance Agents Quit NSA or GCHQ

The new activist project Intelexit appeals to spy agencies’ staff to consider the morality of their surveillance work and offers a way out.

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US and China Reach Historic Agreement on Economic Espionage

US and China Reach Historic Agreement on Economic Espionage

The two nations have reached a “common understanding” to not conduct or support cyber espionage and intellectual property theft for the purposes of commercial gain.

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New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

New Reports Describe More Mass Surveillance and Schemes to Undermine Encryption

While a US government task was pondering ways to undermine encryption, British spies have been recording the browsing habits of Internet users.

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Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance

Watch Live: Snowden Treaty Asks Nations to Resist Mass Surveillance

You can watch along with the announcement right here.

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Google’s Three Tips for Sabotaging the Cybercrime Economy

Google’s Three Tips for Sabotaging the Cybercrime Economy

In a broad study, a team of Googlers and academic researchers suggest attacking the cybercrime supply chain.

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OPM Now Admits 5.6m Feds’ Fingerprints Were Stolen By Hackers

OPM Now Admits 5.6m Feds’ Fingerprints Were Stolen By Hackers

Hackers may now have access to the unchangeable identity credentials of countless high-level government officials.

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Hack Brief: Mobile Manager’s Security Hole Would Let Hackers Wipe Phones

Hack Brief: Mobile Manager’s Security Hole Would Let Hackers Wipe Phones

The vulnerability in the SAP Afaria mobile management system affected all mobile phones used by 6,300 companies.

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Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones

Hackers Launch Balloon Probe Into the Stratosphere to Spy on Drones

With its cheap collection of balloon-based radios and sensors, the group aims to enable “high altitude signals intelligence for the rest of us.”

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