Monthly Archives: July 2016

Civil Rights Office Issues Ransomware Guidance

By John P. Mello Jr. Ransomware infections are on the rise, and healthcare organizations are ripe targets, which may be why the federal government addressed the subject last week. Ransomware attacks have risen from about 1,000 a day last year to 4,000 a day this year, Symantec has reported. Many of those attacks are for…
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Amazon Silk browser ignored SSL searches, failing to protect your privacy

   By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | July 25, 2016                                                       Nightwatch Security Amazon's Silk internet browser contained a serious bug which not only ignored SSL security standards in Google searches but prevented redirection to the secure version of the search engine. The Google Chrome-based Silk browser, loaded with Amazon Kindle tablets, was set…
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Apple’s Touch ID blocks feds—armed with warrant—from unlocking iPhone

Supreme Court has not ruled about compelled unlocking of fingerprint-locked devices. David Kravets - 7/24/2016, 11:00 AM   A Dallas, Texas man accused of prostituting underage girls was secretly ordered by a federal judge to unlock his iPhone using his fingerprint, according to federal court documents that are now unsealed. It's rare that we see…
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New HIPAA guidance addresses ransomware

New guidance stresses need for regular backups and confirms that a ransomware attack is a breach that must be disclosed By Maria Korolov  CSO The U.S. Department of Human Services has released new guidance for health care organizations that focuses on the growing threat of ransomware, stresses the need for better education and regular backups,…
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TSA Safe Skies master key, blueprints released by hacking group

Security researchers have released the master key and blueprint to bypass luggage security practices enforced by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).   By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | July 25, 2016 -- 08:32 GMT Reverse engineers have created and released a tool required to open Safe Skies luggage locks. Speaking at the eleventh…
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Special Galaxy S6 Discount Pricing Limited Time or Until Sold Out

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Hacker steals 1.6 million accounts from top mobile game’s forum

[caption id="attachment_3122" align="alignnone" width="770"] SAMSUNG CSC[/caption] The forum was running outdated software, which was easily hacked with known exploits. By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | July 22, 2016 -- 13:31 GMT (06:31 PDT)     A hacker has targeted the official forum for popular mobile game "Clash of Kings," making off with close to…
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Snowden iPhone case tells you in real time when you are being spied on

The mobile device case will let you know when data is moving without your permission. By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | July 22, 2016 -- 09:28 GMT (02:28 PDT) Law enforcement and other interested parties can dupe mobile devices into transmitting data and signals even if such settings are turned off -- and so…
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The 10 step guide to using Tor to protect your privacy

Published: July 22, 2016 -- 09:30 GMT   Caption by: Charlie Osborne Here are 10 easy steps to show you how to use the Tor network to mask your browsing habits. What is Tor? Tor stands for The Onion Router project. The Onion Router (TOR) is a non-profit setup which runs a network designed to improve…
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