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Report: NSA Used Heartbleed to Spy on People for Years

It's true. After days of speculation over whether the NSA knew about the Heartbleed vulnerability that affected as many as two thirds of the websites on the internet, two anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the NSA didn't just know about it, they used it to gather intelligence. Read More >>

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How Secure are Your Favourite Websites?

Heartbleed is a scary thing. Aside from the violent-sounding name, the vulnerability in OpenSSL security protocols spans the entire internet and affects most of the sites we know, love, and use on a daily basis. Even outside of Heartbleed, not all security protocols are created equal. So how do you know who to trust? Read More >>

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US Army Compares New Hacker School to "the Birth of the Air Force"

Over the next three years, the U.S. Army will be filling its brand new cyber warfare institute at West Point with the best and brightest hackers it can find. Not just hackers, however: the institute will bring together psychologists, lawyers, mathematicians—anyone who can help the country win the inevitable cyber war and save America. Read More >>

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ATM Hackers Have Figured Out How to Withdraw Unlimited Amounts of Cash

Federal regulators just alerted banks across the USA of a very dangerous new skill ATM hackers have picked up. They can trick ATMs into spitting out unlimited amounts of cash, regardless of the customer's balance. Not only that, but also schedule the illicit withdrawals for holidays and weekends, when the ATMs are extra flush. Read More >>

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Watch Every Cyber Attack in the World in Real Time

Kasperkspy Labs recently launched a beautifully terrifying interactive map that shows online threats around the world in real time. In practice, it's a global visualization of cyber attacks that, Kaspersky hopes, will motivate you to buy their security software. But it's still a hell of a spectacle. Read More >>

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Hackers Can Force ATMs to Spit Out Money With a Text Message

It's getting remarkably easy to hack ATMs these days, and security researchers say that Microsoft's aging Windows XP is making the problem worse. This week, security analysts at Symantec blogged about a new technique popping up in Mexico that uses text messages to give hackers access. It's as wild as it sounds. Read More >>

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This Facial Recognition Software Signals the End of the Security Guard

Minority Report references are old hat in the tech world. In fact, it's often a great way to describe technology that, as the cliché goes, "sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel," yet is destined to remain a fiction. But this futuristic facial-recognition security system is the exception. It exists, and it's scarily good. Read More >>

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Scary New Drone Can Hack Your Phone From the Air

Imagine you're walking around, enjoying the early spring sunshine, and looking for a Wi-Fi network. You hear a whirring sound above you, look up, and there's a drone, just chilling. Did that drone just take your picture? Nah. It just stole all the precious passwords from your smartphone. Read More >>

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Every Single Gmail Message You Send Will Now be Encrypted

Good news, security lovers! Google just announced that Gmail will be all encrypted all the time. More specifically, every single email you send or receive will use an encrypted HTTPS connection, regardless of which device you're using and which network. Even public Wi-Fi is okay. Read More >>

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NSA Responds to Facebook Mimicking Allegations

It doesn't normally do this, but the NSA just released a statement in response to the recent report about the agency's habit of infecting millions of computers with malware and impersonating Facebook servers. Unsurprisingly, the NSA is denying everything. Read More >>

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The NSA Has Impersonated Facebook to Spread Malware

So the NSA is spying on you. You've known that for quite some time now. What you might not know much about is exactly how they're doing, and a new report from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald offers up some pretty grizzly details about the agency's worldwide, automated malware network. Read More >>

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Tor is Developing an Anonymous Instant Messaging Service

Now that we know the NSA is even spying on instant messaging services, the denizens of the deep web need a new way to chat anonymously. Of course, Tor comes to the rescue. Read More >>

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A Contagious Computer Virus That Spreads Through Wi-Fi

It's nearly your worst nightmare: a computer virus as contagious as the common cold that avoids detection and infects every computer on a given Wi-Fi network. You just pop into your local cafe for a latte and a little internet surfing, and you leave with a virus. This is scary! Read More >>

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Great, Hackers Can Use Snapchat to DoS Attack Your Phone

When it comes to security, this hasn't been Snapchat's year. First hackers leaked a massive amount of private user data; then it was discovered how dumb easy it is to circumvent Snapchat's anti-robot feature. Now, cyber security researchers have shown that Snapchat can be used to launch a denial-of-service attack that freezes your smartphone, according to the L.A. Times. Read More >>

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The US Government's Cybersecurity is a Total Shitshow

Today, a report from the US Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Minority Committee offered an overview of the US's current state of cybersecurity. How is the US government with which it's citizens entrust their most sensitive and private information looking? In short—bad. Very, very bad. Read More >>

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Oh Great, Even Refrigerators are Hackers Now

Ever have that nightmare where your refrigerator comes alive and attacks you? Probably not, but in the era of smart fridges, this is actually a thing that can happen—that is, if we're talking about cyberattacks. Read More >>

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