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Posted on 04/28/2017
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Last month, the Department of Justice charged a Lithuanian man for fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering after documents revealed he scammed two major tech companies for over $100 million by masquerading as a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. A Forbes report this week identified those two affected companies as Facebook and Google.
Posted on 04/28/2017
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John McAfee unveiled the plans for his “first truly private smartphone” in Newsweek yesterday. He believes his device is the “most hack-proof phone” ever created. The $1,100 Android phone, called the McAfee Privacy Phone, was created through a partnership with cybersecurity firm MGT. It’ll feature physical switches that allow the user to physically disconnect the battery, antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and geolocation, the camera, and the microphone. McAfee also tells Newsweek that it’ll be able to identify and then not connect to a Stingray or any other IMSI catcher device.
Posted on 04/14/2017
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Airbnb today announced a new set of mandatory security measures, including multi-factor authentication, it’s implementing to prevent account takeovers. Now, for the first time, Airbnb will require both hosts and guests logging in from new devices to verify their identity with a second account, either via SMS or email. A vast majority of other social and communication apps use multi-factor authentication, including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, making Airbnb a bit of an outlier to have gone so long before enabling it by default.
Posted on 04/14/2017
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This morning, a new set of hacking tools was released by TheShadowBrokers group, revealing new techniques for hacking both Windows and certain financial networks.
Posted on 04/14/2017
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Facebook is increasing its efforts to cut down on spam and improve security. Today, the company announced that it has put an end to a spam operation that generated thousands of fake Likes on publisher’s pages. Facebook says it’s been fighting the operation for six months as part of a wider crackdown on fake accounts.
Posted on 04/09/2017
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Emergency sirens around Dallas Texas activated late on Friday night, waking residents across the city for over an hour, prompting a flood of calls to the city’s 911 center. Officials from the city’s emergency management office have confirmed that there was no emergency, and that the system was breached by hackers.
Posted on 04/05/2017
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A recently discovered vulnerability in a Wi-Fi chipset could be exploited to take over devices without users’ knowledge. A Google researcher publicly disclosed the bug in a blog post this week, which accompanied news from both Apple and Google that they’re patching devices in response. In his post and as detailed by Ars Technica, Gal Beniamini demonstrates how he exploited a Wi-Fi SoC manufactured by Broadcom to execute malicious code by solely being within the same Wi-Fi range of the targeted phone. No user interaction is required.
Posted on 04/03/2017

Mr. Robot fans and Funko collectors alike will want to get their hands on this new series of Mr. Robot Funko POP! figures, coming to stores next month. Take a look at all six designs!

Posted on 03/29/2017

Emmy award-winning actor Rami Malek, star of USA Network's critically acclaimed drama Mr. Robot, is headed back to the big screen in the upcoming psychological thriller, Buster's Mal Heart. Fans of the star will have a chance to watch screenings of the movie when it hits the festival circuit starting this Friday.

Posted on 03/28/2017
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When the Turkish Crime Family first broke into the news last week, they sounded like a crisis in the making. The group claimed to have stolen a massive trove of iCloud credentials — the first over 300 million, then as many as 559 million — and unless they got $75,000 from the company before April 7, they would start remotely wiping phones. Apple responded with a limited denial, stating that company servers hadn’t been breached, but allowing for the possibility that the credentials had been obtained some other way.