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DARPA Unveils Hack-Resistant Drone

savuporo (658486) writes with news based on the work of a DARPA project known as High Assurance Cyber Military Systems: “‘The Pentagon’s research arm unveiled a new drone built with secure software that “prevents the control and navigation of the aircr…

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DARPA Is Using Oculus Rift To Build The ‘Mega Man Battle Network’ Of Cyberwarfare

oculus-mega-man In a surprising amount of futuristic visions of how hacking will work in the future, the experience is immersive, rather than something done hunched over a computer looking at lines of code scroll by. DARPA appears to agree with the full-body submersion vision of hacking’s future, as it’s working on an Oculus Rift-based interface for use by U.S. military hackers, one part of its Plan… Read More

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Samsung SmartCam HD Pro Review: A Dropcam Competitor That Works Well, But Lacks Charm

 It was inevitable that major OEMs would try to beat startup Dropcam at their own game, by providing inexpensive, HD IP camera for home security enthusiasts, people with babies and folks who just in general like to watch. Samsung has a few entrant…

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Several U.S. States Now Investigating Ebay Cyberattack

ebayinc_signage_Preview Several U.S. states, including Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly leading an investigation into eBay’s security practices, following eBay’s reveal this week of a massive cyberattack which the company says compromised a large number of users’ personal information. Though eBay claims that financial data, which was stored separately, was not acquired during… Read More

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Ebay Says Lists Of Stolen Customer Data Now Appearing Online Aren’t Legit

ebay-2 Following yesterday’s announcement of a cyberattack which compromised a “large number” of eBay users’ personal information, several lists purporting to contain that illegally acquired information have now shown up online. On anonymous data-sharing site Pastebin, for example, there are at least a couple of offers to provide “full eBay database dumps,” which… Read More

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China to vet incoming tech products and services over security fears

U.S. vendors are not explicitly called out, but there’s little doubt that China’s newly-announced vetting program is part of a trend that will hurt U.S. companies trying to sell into the country.

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Ebay Compromised

New submitter bobsta22 (583801) writes “Ebay has suffered a security compromise requiring them to have all users change their passwords. As yet only a press release. Lets hope theres more juice on this.” From the press release: “Cyberattackers compromi…

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Privacy can be lucrative – Silent Circle just pulled in $30M in funding

The investment bodes well for business models built around security and privacy, and for the chances of the soon-to-be-released Blackphone.

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Pro-Privacy Blackphone Pulls $30M Into Silent Circle

Blackphone Encrypted comms firm Silent Circle has just announced a new funding round which it says has been fueled by demand in the privacy-focused smartphone, Blackphone, the security hardened Android handset it’s building with Spanish startup Geeksphone. Privacy, it seems, is a hot new investment area in these post-Snowden times. It’s also rather fitting, given Silent Circle was forced… Read More

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Dating Website Plenty Of Fish Hit By DDoS Attack

pof-screen Add Plenty of Fish to the list of technology companies whose websites have come under DDoS attacks from unknown cybercriminals in recent days. The company says that it was the victim of a five-hour attack today that affected approximately 1 million users. Initially, the attacks took down the Plenty of Fish website, then later the company’s mobile apps on iPhone, iPad and Android. As… Read More

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