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A Java-Bot Cross-platform malware launching DDoS attacks from infected computers

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These days botnets are all over the news. In simple terms, a botnet is a group of computers networked together, running a piece of malicious software that allows them to be controlled by a remote attacker. A major target for most of the malware is still Windows, but the growing market of Mac OS X, Linux and Smartphones, is also ... Read More »

FileZilla warns of large malware campaign

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Spoofed versions of the popular file transfer program FileZilla that steal data are circulating on third-party websites, the organization behind the software said Tuesday. FileZilla is an open source application, and hackers have taken its source code and modified it in order to try to steal data for more than a decade. But this campaign, run on third-party websites, is ... Read More »

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Now there is really great news for all the supporters of Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, as he is nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers. Snorre Valen and Baard Vegar Solhjell, parliamentarians from Norway’s Socialist Left Party said, “He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against other ... Read More »

Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone

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As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source encrypted email project called Dark Mail is one example. Today, here’s another: meet Blackphone, a smartphone that’s been ... Read More »

The Day We Fight Back

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On January 11, 2013, federal prosecutors, in an aggressive campaign to bring high-profile convictions against hackers, finally broke the spirit of talented internet activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. Faced with 35 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines, not to mention a long battle with depression, Swartz committed suicide. And with that, one of the great voices of internet activism fell silent. Swartz, co-founder ... Read More »

Best of CES 2014 Compilation

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A compilation of the best of best of CES 2014 taken from engadget, the verge, pcmag, and meshable Best Startup: Airtame The Airtame is a surprisingly intuitive and refreshing solution for wireless PC screen-mirroring. It’s easy to set up and responsive, and the software (available for Linux, Windows and OS X) even supports beaming one PC to multiple screens. It’s ... Read More »

Yahoo Hacked, 2.5 Million European Users Possibly Infected with Malware

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For a period of around 4 days, millions of users from Europe who visited Yahoo.com might have had their computers infected with malware served via malicious advertisements. According to Fox-IT, the company that first spotted the attack, cybercriminals compromised ads.yahoo.com since as early as December 30, 2013. Malicious iframes placed on the website redirected internauts to domains hosting the Magnitude ... Read More »

The NSA Uses Powerful Toolbox in Effort to Spy on Global Networks – SPIEGEL ONLINE

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The NSA’s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency’s top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting. Part 1: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit In January 2010, numerous homeowners in San Antonio, Texas, stood ... Read More »