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Apple Macs vulnerable to same Thunderstrike exploit found in Windows PCs
Aug. 4, 2015 -
The worm could transfer automatically between two Macs without them being networked and also escape direction by most scanning software,
survive reformatting, and leave a ‘scorched earth’ approach, which means re-flashing firmware chips, as the only method of mitigation.
- Source: IBN
- The World's First Firmware Worm for Mac Is Here, and It Sounds Scary - Gizmodo
- 'Stagefright' Android bug is the 'worst ever discovered' - Wired
- Windows 10 spies on emails, images, credit cards, more - WND
Report: Russia, China Have Edward Snowden Files, Exposing US, British Spy Operations Worldwide
June 14, 2015 - Because of computer files released by Edward Snowden, Britain has deemed it necessary to remove agents from
live operations in "hostile countries."
Snowden downloaded more than 1.7 million secret files from security agencies in the United States and Britain in 2013, and leaked details
about mass surveillance of phone and internet communications.
- Source: NewsMax
US believes China behind cybersecurity breach affecting at least 4M federal employees
June 4, 2015 - A massive data breach has occurred, possibly compromising the personal data of at
least 4 million current and former federal employees.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the Associated Press that investigators suspect
the cyberattack was carried out by the Chinese.
- Source: Fox
Time for all Windows users to FREAK out over encryption bug
Mar. 6, 2015 - The FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys) computer bug makes all Microsoft Windows users vulnerable to hackers.
It was already known that the flaw affected Apple's iOS and OS X and Google's Android operating systems. This vulnerability allows criminals to
crack the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption methods that allow safe transactions over the Internet.
- Source: Computerworld
How to tell if you're vulnerable - Computerworld
- FREAK - Wikipedia
Free-speech foes attack my website
Jan. 19, 2015 - Pam Geller, founder of the Atlas Shrugs website (PamelaGeller.com), is using a temporary website to practice
free speech after cyber-terrorists took down her popular web presence using a massive DDoS attack. She wrote:
Jihadis and their leftist errand boys are so desperate to silence me and my message that they have devoted tremendous resources to taking down my site,
which is devoted to honest news reporting about jihad activity.
- Source: WND
- Atlas Shrugs temporary website
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