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MacKeeper patches remote code execution flaw

The critical vulnerability allows for remote code execution when a user visits crafted webpages.

X-Files Officially Returning in January

Set your TiVo for January 24 Trending X-Files American Idol David Duchovny Gillian Anderson minority report

Apple elitism: expanding the economic digital rift

As the years have gone by it has become apparent that Apple is primarily interested in producing upscale (and up-priced) versions of products that only an elite few can afford Social Apple elite iphone Apple Phone

A job in IT security might be your next money-maker

A lead software security engineer earns on average just over $233,000 per year.

Dan Geer: What Will Cyber Offense and Defense in 2020 Look Like?

I've commissioned Dr. Daniel Geer, the CISO of In-Q-Tel, to give a one hour talk at Suits and Spooks NYC on June 19 on what cyber offensive and defensive operations of the future might look like in 2020. Some of the questions that he'll...Show More Summary

FCC not backing down on Title 2

 The FCC has denied a request from major telecos and cable companies to delay the implementation of their plan to reclassify them under Title 2 Web FCC Net Neutrality title 2 cable broadband telecos

"Skynet" is real, and it could flag you as a terrorist

If you visit airports or swap SIM cards often, you might be flagged by "Skynet."

Russia, China promise not to launch cyber-attacks at each other

The two superpowers will also share cyber-threat data to combat cyber-attacks.

Border search of laptop "violated" privacy, says federal judge

A federal judge's opinion is the latest scathing retort to US border searches.

Tor Cloud Project closes its doors

Tor says the anonymous Web browsing service must close to maintain the security and privacy of users.

Adobe to patch critical Acrobat, Reader security flaws

The technology giant will issue fixes for "critical" flaws in its PDF software.

AlienVault OSSIM, USM platform vulnerabilities exposed

After five months, AlienVault has promised a patch for XSS, SQLi, and command execution vulnerabilities.

Spying pressure mounting worldwide

It’s been an interesting ride ever since Edward Snowden came out with the revelations about NSA spying efforts two years ago.  There was a huge public outcry at first, both from the side who believes spying on your own citizens is necessary and from the side who believes spying on your own citizens is a […]

How We Can Use Livestreaming Apps to Promote Justice

What we’ve learned about how livestreaming can be used for social justice, and where the risks are. The post How We Can Use Livestreaming Apps to Promote Justice appeared first on WIRED.

Solid-state drives lose data if left without power for just a few days

Solid-state drives are great for performance, but data security must come first.

Privacy set to be biggest casualty of UK election, as "snoopers' charter" returns

Just hours after Conservative's re-election, the UK government pledged to bolster its surveillance efforts. Third time lucky, this time it might actually go through.

Brazilian Banking Malware Hides in SQL Database

Spam is a plague that has given headaches to system administrators and users for years. A lot of spam tries to sell “performance enhancement” medicine or lure us to suspicious websites. But one of the main uses of spam, which appears to be making a comeback, is the distribution of malware through email attachments. Show More Summary

So, the NSA Has an Actual Skynet Program

We've suspected it all along---that the Skynet from the Terminator movies was a fictionalization of a real program in the hands of the US government. And now it's confirmed. The post So, the NSA Has an Actual Skynet Program appeared first on WIRED.

Get ready for Android M, for "more privacy"

The next-generation Android platform is said to double-down on privacy features.

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