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Router flaws put AT&T customers at hacking risk

The bugs are easy to exploit, but can be easily mitigated.     By Zack WhittakerSeptember 5, 2017 (Image: Victor Gevers)       Thousands of routers, many of which belong to AT&T U-verse customers, can be easily and remotely hacked through several critical security vulnerabilities. Five flaws were found in common consumer Arris routers…
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Google bullied us and must be regulated, says Vivaldi and Opera founder

Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner calls for Google to be regulated after experiencing a three-month Ad Words suspension.     By Liam Tung | September 5, 2017 Vivaldi’s Jon von Tetzchner: “I am saddened by this makeover of a geeky, positive company into the bully they are in 2017.”  Image: Vivaldi Technologies      …
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So what can you actually do with Linux? A guide for beginners

Linux is perfect for everyday tasks like browsing, emailing, photo management, financial management and much more. Here is an overview.     By J.A. WatsonSeptember 1, 2017 In the comments to my recent post about Dumping Windows and installing Linux Mint, in just 10 minutes, someone asked for an article about how to actually do…
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Princess ransomware makes a visit to the wrong website a royal mistake

PrincessLocker ransomware is harnessing the power of the RIG Exploit Kit in order to spread itself via drive-by downloads on compromised websites.     By Danny Palmer | September 1, 2017 PrincessLocker provides victims with a “special offer” if they pay up within a week.  Image: Malwarebytes         A newly uncovered cybercriminal…
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HackerOne aims to pay bug bounty hunters $100 million by 2020

The bug bounty platform predicts that 200,000 vulnerabilities will have been fixed by the same year.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 31, 2017 File Photo     HackerOne believes that by 2020, ethical hackers will have earned themselves $100 million in bug bounties through the platform. In recent years, bug bounty schemes have become a…
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‘House of Cards’ publisher exposes gigabytes of sensitive client files

A backup drive on the publisher’s network exposed gigabytes of sensitive client data — including unpublished books, invoices, details of royalty payments, and contracts.     By Zack WhittakerAugust 30, 2017   “House of Cards,” adapted for Netflix. (Image: CBS Interactive)         A high profile publishing firm and literary agency has left…
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