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Is the CIA's Weeping Angel spying on TV viewers?

Mar 8, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

Yesterday, WikiLeaks published thousands of pages of what appeared to be leaked internal CIA documents. The haul, which WikiLeaks has somewhat pretentiously dubbed "Vault 7", is claimed to be "the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency."

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Hackers could bypass protective measures to gain access to locked Twitter accounts

Mar 7, 2017, 10:37 AM Ben Gane

Twitter has patched an issue that allowed attackers to bypass protective measures for user accounts that have been locked. Like many web services, Twitter monitors user accounts for suspicious login activity...

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Playpen case dismissed; FBI unwilling to disclose hack methods

Mar 7, 2017, 10:32 AM Ben Gane

Playpen, “the largest remaining known child pornography hidden service in the world” that exploited extreme child abuse, was shut down by the FBI in 2015, but only after the service ran for 12 days...

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Will Apple see even more cyber attacks in 2017? Experts say “yes”

Mar 7, 2017, 10:26 AM Ben Gane

For years, Apple was the gold standard when it came to cyber security while platforms like Microsoft were always under siege by cybercriminals. Consumers using Microsoft and similar products seemingly spent more time updating their cyber security...

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Ivanti Endpoint Security: Three Legs to Stand On

Mar 6, 2017, 09:37 AM Ben Gane

The metaphor of a three-legged stool to explain a policy, plan, or strategy has always worked for me. Mostly because two legs of something don’t provide any stability at all—and it’s a lot easier to remember three discussion points of whatever vs. four...

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How Bandwidth Throttling Can Improve Wi-Fi QoE

Mar 6, 2017, 09:33 AM Ben Gane

With technological advances and infrastructure updates occurring constantly, networks all over the world must increase their bandwidth capacities every year. Looking at all the progress that’s taken place up to now...

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Mike Pence used personal AOL account for government business as Indiana governor

Mar 6, 2017, 09:21 AM Ben Gane

While serving as Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence routinely used his personal AOL email account to conduct government business. Yes, AOL...

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How a fat-finger typo took down the internet earlier this week (according to Amazon)

Mar 6, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

Amazon has blamed a typo for a massive cloud-computing outage that caused problems for thousands of websites and apps. The web giant has apologised for the five-hour outage...

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Trustwave discovers hidden backdoor in Chinese IoT devices

Mar 6, 2017, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

Trustwave recently reported a remotely exploitable issue in the Telnet administrative interface of numerous DblTek branded devices. The issue permits a remote attacker to gain a shell with root privileges on the affected device due to a vendor backdoor...

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Virtual Patching in the Spotlight Due to Unpatched Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Mar 3, 2017, 10:29 AM Ben Gane

Due to three recently disclosed Microsoft vulnerabilities, the use of Intrusion prevention system (IPS) protection to shield against vulnerabilities (often referred to as Virtual Patching) is back in the spotlight. These allow...

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