July 2013

31 July, 2013

Hackers Expose How Connected Toilets, Heaters and Lightbulbs Are at Risk – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
Hackers Expose How Connected Toilets, Heaters and Lightbulbs Are at Risk
Wall Street Journal
Rather, the consultant with security firm Trustwave Holdings Inc. is one of thousands of computer researchers—some call them hackers—who have descended on Las Vegas this week to show off the numerous ways they can make new pieces of technology 

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‘Smart Homes’ Are a Hacking Risk – Wall Street Journal

'Smart Homes' Are a Hacking Risk
Wall Street Journal
Rather, the consultant with security firm Trustwave Holdings Inc. is one of thousands of computer researchers—some call them hackers—who have descended on Las Vegas this week to show off the numerous ways they can make new pieces of technology 

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NSA chief defends surveillance programs at hacking conference – Reuters


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NSA chief defends surveillance programs at hacking conference
Reuters
The four-star general, who wore uniform shirt sleeves, was the opening keynote speaker at the annual convention in Las Vegas, which drew about 7,000 cybersecurity experts and hackers from the private and public sectors. Alexander has been under fire 
On the Lookout: New Hacker ThreatsFox Business
What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las VegasNPR
What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers MeetWBUR
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The hacking scandal goes beyond the press – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk
The hacking scandal goes beyond the press
Telegraph.co.uk
When the newspaper phone hacking scandal broke just over two years ago, David Cameron told MPs that the accusations of criminal behaviour required “rapid and decisive” action. The police began a series of inquiries deploying some 200 detectives who 
Private investigators face regulation as 'blue chip hacking' scandal growsMirror.co.uk
Private investigators must get licence or face jail as hacking scandal growsMetro
Rogue private investigators will be jailed: Theresa May unveils new licence Daily Mail
Financial Times -The Independent -Manchester Evening News
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On the Lookout: New Hacker Threats – Fox Business


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On the Lookout: New Hacker Threats
Fox Business
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…except when it comes to Black Hat, arguably the world's most important annual hacking conference. This renowned – and sometimes infamous – hacker con is scheduled to kick off July 31- and it's an event that every 
What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las VegasNPR
What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers MeetWBUR
Sabras don their 'black hats' for cyber-warfareThe Times of Israel
GigaOM -San Jose Mercury News
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Private investigators face regulation as ‘blue chip hacking’ scandal grows – Mirror.co.uk


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Private investigators face regulation as 'blue chip hacking' scandal grows
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The reforms came amid mounting pressure on the Serious Organised Crime Agency and MPs to release the names of more than 100 companies and celebs linked to rogue detectives allegedly involved in hacking and blagging private information. Private 
The hacking scandal goes beyond the pressTelegraph.co.uk
Unlicensed investigators face banBelfast Telegraph
Private investigators will require licence, says Theresa MayThe Guardian
Daily Mail -Manchester Evening News
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Days before rampage, Hialeah killer admitted threatening former colleagues – MiamiHerald.com


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Days before rampage, Hialeah killer admitted threatening former colleagues
MiamiHerald.com
Hours before he took aim at his neighbors, the Hialeah gunman who killed six people Friday night called 911 to complain that he was being followed by someone who was casting spells on him. Pedro Alberto Vargas' elderly mother took the phone shortly 

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BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino – Ars Technica


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BearDuino: Hacking Teddy Ruxpin with Arduino
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The BearDuino is a hardware-hacked Teddy Ruxpin—the infamous animatronic talking story-time teddy bear unleashed in all its uncanniness on the world in the 1980s—that has been turned into a kit for use with an Arduino microcontroller, ready for 

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Chinese hackers target remote conferencing gear: Dell researchers – Reuters

Chinese hackers target remote conferencing gear: Dell researchers
Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Chinese hacking group tied to the breach of security company RSA two years ago has targeted a maker of audio-visual conference equipment in a likely attempt to tap into boardroom and other high-level remote meetings.

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Phone-hacking probe extends beyond British media – Press TV


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Phone-hacking probe extends beyond British media
Press TV
Britain's wide-ranging probe into phone hacking scandal has expanded beyond the media industry bringing companies and individuals under investigation, local media reported. This comes as Scotland Yard explicitly verified that dozens of people detained 
UK police: Phone hacking probe goes beyond mediaBusinessweek
UK Police Computer-Hacking Probe Expands Beyond Media IndustryBloomberg

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New Hacker Threats – Fox Business


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New Hacker Threats
Fox Business
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…except when it comes to Black Hat, arguably the world's most important annual hacking conference. This renowned – and sometimes infamous – hacker con is scheduled to kick off July 31- and it's an event that every 
What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las VegasNPR
Hackers in Las Vegas for Black HatWall Street Journal
Sabras don their 'black hats' for cyber-warfareThe Times of Israel
eWeek
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Syrian hackers reportedly breached White House staffers’ Gmail, failed to … – The Next Web


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Syrian hackers reportedly breached White House staffers' Gmail, failed to
The Next Web
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys was indicted earlier this year of providing the Anonymous group with login credentials to a server owned by the Tribune company, and it seems like hackers now find him approachable. An SEA hacker told Keys, who revealed 
The Syrian Electronic Army Just Hacked Another Big Twitter AccountGizmodo
One of the cartoons which hackers appear to have Tweeted via the Thomson NEWS.com.au
Syrian Electronic Army hack into the Thomson Reuters Twitter accountGraham Cluley Security News
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Hacking: Keith Vaz says firms linked to rogue investigators may not be named – The Guardian


The Guardian
Hacking: Keith Vaz says firms linked to rogue investigators may not be named
The Guardian
The names of law firms, insurance companies and others linked to rogue private investigators suspected of hacking and other alleged illegal practices may not be released because they could compromise a police investigation, the chairman of the Commons 
22 law firms on hacking listEvening Standard
List shows worst culprits in blue chip hacking scandalTelegraph.co.uk
Hacking: Law Firms On List Handed To MPsSky News
NEWS.com.au -BBC News -Daily Mail
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22 law firms on hacking list – Evening Standard


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22 law firms on hacking list
Evening Standard
Mr Vaz, who released the list following discussions with Soca director general Trevor Pearce, also confirmed there are five organisations or individuals on the list being investigated as part of Operation Tuleta, Scotland Yard's computer hacking probe.
List shows worst culprits in blue chip hacking scandalTelegraph.co.uk
Non-media firms in hacking probeBBC News
UK phone hacking probe widensNEWS.com.au
Sky News -Daily Mail -ITV News
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Law Firms Linked To Computer Hacking Probe – Huffington Post UK

Law Firms Linked To Computer Hacking Probe
Huffington Post UK
Mr Vaz, who released the list following discussions with Soca director general Trevor Pearce, also confirmed there are five organisations or individuals on the list being investigated as part of Operation Tuleta, Scotland Yard's computer hacking probe.

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22 law firms on hacking-link list – Belfast Telegraph


Belfast Telegraph
22 law firms on hacking-link list
Belfast Telegraph
Mr Vaz, who released the list following discussions with Soca director general Trevor Pearce, also confirmed there are five organisations or individuals on the list being investigated as part of Operation Tuleta, Scotland Yard's computer hacking probe.
Non-media firms in hacking probeBBC News
UK phone hacking probe widensNEWS.com.au
List shows worst culprits in blue chip hacking scandalTelegraph.co.uk
Sky News -Daily Mail -ITV News
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UK police: Phone hacking probe goes beyond media – Boston.com

UK police: Phone hacking probe goes beyond media
Boston.com
LONDON (AP) — London's police force is explicitly confirming that it is investigating companies and individuals beyond the media industry as part of Britain's wide-ranging phone hacking probe. Police have occasionally noted that some of the more than

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Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business – South China Morning Post

Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business
South China Morning Post
Symantec, the maker of Norton anti-virus software, posted better-than-expected quarterly results as customers used more of its security products in the wake of a series of hacking attacks, sending the company's shares up 4 per cent. Businesses

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Volkswagen halts disclosure of hacking secrets – USA TODAY


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Volkswagen halts disclosure of hacking secrets
USA TODAY
LONDON — A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the antitheft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it. In a statement, the
Car hacking scientists agree to delay paper that could unlock PorschesThe Guardian
Court Bans Scientists From Revealing Methods For Hacking VW Group CarsMotor Authority
High court bans publication of car-hacking paperArs Technica
Computer Business Review -Inquirer -Admiral
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30 July, 2013

UPDATE 2-Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business – Reuters

UPDATE 2-Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business
Reuters
July 30 (Reuters) – Symantec Corp, the maker of Norton anti-virus software, posted better-than-expected quarterly results as customers used more of its security products in the wake of a series of hacking attacks, sending the company's shares up 4 percent.

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Hialeah shooter downloaded disturbing files on his former job – MiamiHerald.com


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Hialeah shooter downloaded disturbing files on his former job
MiamiHerald.com
Of chief concern to his supervisors was a file titled “1000 hacking tutorials,” which, according to the university, included an “Index to the Anarchist Cookbook IV, version 4.14.” The Anarchist Cookbook is a bomb-making manual first published in 1971
Hialeah Gunman Pedro Vargas Downloaded Files on Hacking, Explosives NBC 6 South Florida
Report: Hialeah, FL Shooter Was Fired For Dowloading Files On Hypnotism, Sex TPM

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UPDATE 1-Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business – Reuters

UPDATE 1-Symantec gains as hacking worries bring in more business
Reuters
A rise in hacking attacks have led businesses worldwide to spend more on beefing up computer security, helping companies such as Symantec and AVG Technologies N.V.. "The threat environment is exploding, and all of these are new places where hackers 

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Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack – Fox News


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Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack
Fox News
A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it. In a statement, the University of
Car hacking scientists agree to delay paper that could unlock PorschesThe Guardian
Court Bans Scientists From Revealing Methods For Hacking VW Group CarsMotor Authority
High court bans publication of car-hacking paperArs Technica
Computer Business Review -Inquirer -Techworld.com
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Why Some Jerk Hacking Free Internet Chess is Actually a Big Deal – PolicyMic


PolicyMic
Why Some Jerk Hacking Free Internet Chess is Actually a Big Deal
PolicyMic
Free Internet Chess Server was taken down shortly after a hacker gained access to an administrator account and unleashed havoc on July 18. For eight days players had to wait, or reluctantly join FICS' chief rival, the pay-to-play Internet Chess Club

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MIT releases 180-page report on Aaron Swartz hacking case – VentureBeat


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MIT releases 180-page report on Aaron Swartz hacking case
VentureBeat
The law that Swartz was prosecuted under — The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) — essentially makes hacking illegal, but doesn't distinguish between the intent of that hacking. (For instance, hacking medical records to build a chemical weapon to 
MIT denies targeting Aaron Swartz, but admits 'neutral' stance gave FBI the The Verge
Aaron Swartz's girlfriend calls MIT review into the hacker's suicide a 'whitewash'Daily Mail
MIT exonerates itself in hacker Aaron Swartz suicide caseGlobe and Mail
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