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Facebook Color Scheme Scam returns: don’t be fooled

Facebook Color Scheme Scam returns: don’t be fooled

There’s a malicious group of tricksters out there this week with the same game as they’ve had for several years. They suggest you’ll be able to change the color and/or layout of your Facebook homepage, you agree to their terms, and they steal your information. We implore you to let all of your Facebook friends know - DO NOT FALL FOR THIS TRICK.

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Meet Coco, the ‘weaponized’ WiFi-hacking cat

Meet Coco, the ‘weaponized’ WiFi-hacking cat

Hey, today is World Cat Day — did you know that? To celebrate (not really), one proud cat owner outfit his feline with a special collar, giving it the special power of hacking. Finding hackable WiFi passwords was the order of the day, done by using an age-old hack. Busy at work (you know, between naps and chasing birds, when it has time), the cat found that a lot of us aren’t well guarded, digitally speaking.

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Nissan, Chrysler probe claim that their cars are the easiest to hack

Nissan, Chrysler probe claim that their cars are the easiest to hack

Nissan and Chrysler are both reviewing assessments made by security researchers who deemed their vehicles the "most hackable". General Motors also had a vehicle included on the list, but it hasn't made any statements on the matter. This comes ahead of the planned Black Hat conference where the researchers will present their findings.

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Hacker claims planes can be hacked through on-board WiFi

Hacker claims planes can be hacked through on-board WiFi

Passenger airplanes are vulnerable to hackers because of their on-board WiFi, says security researcher Ruben Santamarta. According to Santamarta, he has come up with a way to compromise the communications equipment on passenger planes, a serious threat if it is determined to be true.

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Plane, Car hacks will be shown off at BlackHat conference

Plane, Car hacks will be shown off at BlackHat conference

One of the last things you want to hear is that your chosen mode of transportation can be hacked, but that’s what is on the docket at the BlackHat 2014 conference this week. Two hackers are set to show off their work, in which a plane and car can both be compromised using pretty standard hardware. In the case of air travel, it’s a potentially damaging incident.

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Synology gets infected with SynoLcker ransomware strain

Synology gets infected with SynoLcker ransomware strain

Synology's NAS drives are really getting popular. You can gauge that by the fact that it now has its own specific Cryptolocker strain. This ransomware encrypts data on the user's drive with a key that only the perpetrator knows, who then tries to extort money from the poor unsuspecting user in exchange for getting access to his or her own files.

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Rickmote Controller rickrolls all nearby Chromecasts

Rickmote Controller rickrolls all nearby Chromecasts

If you're using a Chromecast one day, only to have Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up video start playing on its own, you now know who to blame. Dan Petro has posted a write up over on the Bishop Fox blog detailing the Rickmote Controller, a DIY project that your Chromecast-using friends and neighbors likely won't find as amusing as you do.

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Google trying to end security exploits with Project Zero

Google trying to end security exploits with Project Zero

Stopping the black-hat hackers of the world is a tough proposition, but that’s Google’s newest aim. Project Zero, which was announced this morning by Google Security Engineer Chris Evans, aims to stop zero-day exploits by creating an open source platform. This new project also has no bounds, and won’t be limited to Google products.

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Boeing and others hacked for military data

Boeing and others hacked for military data

Boeing and other companies were the subject of a hacking effort by suspect Su Bin, who is said to have worked with two unnamed Chinese hackers in an effort to nab data on military projects. Details on the hacking surfaced Friday following a criminal complaint filed in Los Angles that was unsealed this past Thursday.

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Hack shows ‘smart’ lightbulbs may allow WiFi access

Hack shows ‘smart’ lightbulbs may allow WiFi access

When considering your connected home, one of the biggest concerns is how much you’ll end up spending. Those gadgets that link to your smartphone via apps can end up costing quite a bit, but a new hack shows a vulnerability that many hadn’t thought of. In the wrong hands, this workaround could have dire consequences.

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Music industry site breached, turned into Pirate Bay proxy

Music industry site breached, turned into Pirate Bay proxy

The Pirate Bay has been the source of attention in Argentina recently, with a preliminary blocking injunction against the site being scored by music industry group CAPIF this week. Many weren't happy with this move, and the group's website became the target of their frustration.

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Thousands of Steam codes revoked after digital theft

Thousands of Steam codes revoked after digital theft

A wave of thefts has occurred with the game Sniper Elite 3, one that’s prompted Steam to revoke a whopping 7,050 game keys. Having been stolen earlier this year through an unnamed game distributor, Sniper Elite 3 was then sent off to multiple reputable gaming sales sites. Unbeknownst to thousands of purchasers therein, the game has had all access cut off.

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