Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

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Piracy site IsoHunt shut down and to pay $110m fine

IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. 

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Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can’t ‘Take the Fifth’

There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a fingerprint. Given Apple’s industry-leading position, it’s probably not a far stretch to expect this kind of authentication … Continue reading

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Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity

Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network. 

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Associated Press Reporting USPS takes photos of all mail

The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States _ 160 billion last year _ and keeps them on hand for up to a month.

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SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. 

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License plate scanners let cops track you

The ACLU collected data on plate scanning through Freedom of Information requests in 38 states. There is no supervision or control over collecting and storing data on drivers not deemed suspicious. 

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FBI Admits to surveillance of U.S. with Drones

FBI Director Robert Mueller said today the bureau was surveilling the United States with drones. 

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Apple’s iMessage encryption frustrates DOJ.

A recent Justice Department memo revealed by CNET shows law enforcement’s frustration with Apple’s encrypted iMessage software 

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Worlds Greatest CON man warns Facebook is a Identity thief’s, playground!!

Con air … Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features Frank Abagnale, the man dubbed the world’s greatest conman, has issued a stark warning about the dangers of identity … Continue reading

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