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Chinese hackers target US national security think tanks

The Chinese cyberattack group Deep Panda has compromised national security think tanks using sophisticated techniques designed to steal confidential data concerning US foreign policy, according to security researchers at CrowdStrike. 

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Microsoft releases security update for Internet Explorer, including for Windows XP customers

UPDATE: To story we covered earlier. Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping … Continue reading

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Stop using IE until bug is fixed, says US-Cert

In a rare move, US Computer Emergency Readiness Team says to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can plug a critical security hole. 

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Video: Army Scores a Super-Stealthy Drone That Looks Like a Bird

The big problem with drones is they look like, well, drones. It makes them easy to spot, and easy to target. The Army has a solution to this problem: make them look like birds.

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Library: New Section added

We added a Multi-OS section, with one of the best pieces of software I think I’ve seen come along for a while now.  PREY – Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you’re … Continue reading

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Report: NSA Is Intercepting Traffic From Yahoo, Google Data Centers

Not satisfied with the bulk data it collects through court orders from internet giants Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency reportedly vacuumed up traffic from communication links between the companies’ data centers, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. 

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Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.

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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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Claim: Attackers can compromise iPhone via chargers and apps

Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications and peripherals, uncovering significant security threats to the iOS platform. 

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