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DJI launches bug bounty program to stop homegrown hacking

The arms race has gained pace with DJI offering cash rewards for vulnerability reports.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 DJI       DJI is offering thousands of dollars to researchers who submit bug reports for its drone software in an attempt to stifle the homegrown hacking community. On Monday, the Chinese drone…
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Philips takes on cinema piracy with new ambient light technology

Pirate “cam” copies of movies may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to a new patent.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 Descrier     Content creators and cinemas have tried everything from piracy-busting patrols to embedded watermarks, but nothing seems to be making a dent in film piracy. So-called “cam”…
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Researchers block ISPs from spying through your smart devices

A university team has demonstrated a way to stop your ISP tracking your home life through your IoT gadgets.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 File Photo   Researchers have found a simple way to prevent ISPs from spying on you through your Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT and smart home products are…
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This expensive new ransomware targets organisations with specially crafted phishing lures

The Defray ransomware demands $5,000 from victims and has targeted hospitals, manufacturing companies, and even an aquarium with small-scale but highly-customised campaigns. Danny Palmer By Danny Palmer | August 28, 2017 defray-ransomware-note.png The Defray ransomware note, complete with ‘advice’ on how to not fall victim to future attacks. Image: Proofpoint A newly discovered form of…
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DOJ amends request for data from anti-Trump site

The Justice Department attempts to allay First and Fourth Amendment concerns but continues to seek data on visitors to an anti-Trump website.   By Stephanie CondonAugust 23, 2017 The US Justice Department on Tuesday defended its right to request data on the visitors of an anti-Trump website, asking a court to compel the web host…
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Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with EternalBlue

Stealthy and persistent cryptocurrency-mining malware is hitting Windows machines.       By Liam Tung | August 22, 2017 Trend Micro says Coinminer’s use of fileless WMI scripts and EternalBlue makes its threat to Windows machines “extremely stealthy and persistent”. Image: Trend Micro             Criminals are infecting Windows machines with…
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Your failure to apply critical cybersecurity updates is putting your company at risk from the next WannaCry or Petya

Despite warnings and international cyber-incidents, too many organisations still aren’t bothering to apply security patches, a report has warned.       By Danny Palmer | August 21, 2017 Some organizations are still failing to take basic cybersecurity precautions by not applying critical patches and leaving themselves open to cyberattacks — even when updates have…
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The daily grind in the life of a spammer

Ever wonder what the working week of a spammer looks like? Researchers find out.       By Charlie OsborneAugust 21, 2017 Devon Yu, Getty Images Spam is one of life’s annoyances, alongside cold and robot callers. While you may first link spam to emailed claims that you have a rich long-lost relative in Africa…
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