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Insecure Internet-connected devices have aided different types of cybercrime for years, most common being DDoS and spam campaigns. But cybercriminals have now shifted toward a profitable scheme where botnets do not just launch DDoS or spam—they mine cryptocurrencies as well. Smominru, an infamous cryptocurrency-mining and credential-stealing botnet, has become one of the rapidly spreading computer
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A new government-backed report has warned that the growing use of automation and machine learning algorithms in policing could be amplifying bias, in the absence of consistent guidelines. Commissioned by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), which sits in the Culture Department, the report from noted think tank the Royal United Services Institute
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by Lisa Vaas An Ohio gamer who got into a spat over a $1.50 wager that led to the death-by-swatting of an innocent man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Friday. Casey S. Viner, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of
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Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by this contributor The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted will fail We face
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After nine years running, DerbyCon held its ninth and final show, and attendees and a co-founder looked back on the conference and discussed plans to continue the community with smaller groups around the world. DerbyCon was one of the more popular small-scale hacker conferences held in the U.S., but organizers surprised the infosec community in
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by Danny Bradbury Kyle Milliken is back from jail, and he has some advice for you. The 30-year-old hacker from Arkansas, according to his blog, at age 17 began phishing celebrity Myspace accounts and using them to send internet marketing spam. After earning $5,000 per week, he evolved to hack millions of email, forum, and
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The massive data breach at Capital One – America’s seventh-largest bank, according to revenue – has challenged many common assumptions about cloud computing for the first time. Ironically, the incident, which exposed some 106 million Capital One customers’ accounts, has only reinforced the belief that the cloud remains the safest way to store sensitive data.
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Waymo transported 6,266 passengers in self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in its first month participating in a robotaxi pilot program in California, according to a quarterly report the company filed with the California Public Utilities Commission. In all, the company completed 4,678 passenger trips in July — plus another 12 trips for educational purposes. It’s a
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Mitto, a debit card and app designed for “Generation Z” teens, has raised €2 million in seed funding. Backing the round is Spanish bank Banco Sabadell via its innovation and venture arm InnoCells, along with Athos Capital, and Spanish social media influencers “AuronPlay” and “Wismichu”, amongst others. Claiming to plug a gap in existing payment
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The Artful and Dangerous Dynamics of Watering Hole Attacks A group of researchers recently published findings of an exploitation of multiple iPhone vulnerabilities using websites to infect final targets. The key concept behind this type of attack is the use of trusted websites as an intermediate platform to attack others, and it’s defined as a watering hole
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Estonian based web security startup WebARX, the company who is also behind open-source plugin vulnerability scanner WPBullet and soon-to-be-released bug bounty platform plugbounty.com, has a big vision for a safer web. It built a defensive core for websites which is embedded deep inside the company’s DNA as even ARX in their name refers to the
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Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers The secret of content marketing: avoid high bounce rates We’ve aggregated the world’s
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by Danny Bradbury There’s another vulnerability in Intel chips, with another catchy name: NetCAT. The researchers who discovered it say that attackers could use it to find out what other users on a server are typing. Don’t recoil in horror yet, though – exploiting it would be a challenge. The attack revolves around a technology
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The United States Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions against three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups for conducting several destructive cyberattacks on US critical infrastructure. Besides this, the hacking groups have also been accused of stealing possibly hundreds of millions of dollars from financial institutions around the world to ultimately fund the North Korean government’s
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Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor The secret of content marketing: avoid high bounce rates How to see another company’s growth tactics and try them yourself We’ve aggregated the
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American software giant Symantec is cutting hundreds of jobs at four different sites across the US as part of a $100 million restructuring program. Government filings of notices made by the company in August under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act indicate that the roles of 230 Symantec employees will be terminated on October 15,
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Network bridges and switches are distinctly different, serving separate functions. A bridge is a point-to-point… connection joining two LANs using the same protocol, such as Ethernet. A switch is a multiport bridge that connects multiple clients and chooses the packet path on the network. Every switch is a bridge, but bridges are not truly switches.