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Hacker selling US military documents online…because someone forgot to change a default password

Sensitive military documents have been put up for sale in online hacking forums after someone forgot to change a default password, according to a security firm that discovered the breach. Documents for sale include maintenance manuals for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, training manuals describing deployment tactics for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), documents detailing tank platoon tactics and an M1 ABRAMS ...

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Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning the other way and insisting ...

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Twitter doesn’t care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia

Facebook’s lack of attention to how third parties are using its service to reach users ended up with CEO Mark Zuckerberg taking questions from Congressional committees. With that in mind, you’d think that others in the social media space might be more attentive than usual to potentially malicious actors on their platforms. Twitter, however, is turning the other way and insisting ...

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‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook exec backpedals on memo pushing growth at all cost

Top Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth crossed the social media divide, distancing himself on Twitter from a controversial 2016 memo he authored. In the document, Bosworth appeared to admit online growth could cost lives. Entitled, ‘The Ugly,’ Bosworth’s memo spoke about continuing to connect people on the social platform, even if it results in deaths. The details of the memo, circulated ...

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‘Only someone with no common sense would use meldonium’ – Russian curler Krushelnitsky

Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has vehemently denied doping following his positive test for meldonium, declaring only someone with no common sense would use the substance in the lead-up to the Games. Krushelnitsky won mixed doubles curling bronze in PyeongChang with wife Anastasia Bryzgalova. On Monday, the 25-year-old surrendered his Games accreditation and left the Olympic village pending a Court ...

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Is someone in North Korea mining Monero cryptocurrency using hacked computers?

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 22:38 A US cybersecurity firm claims it has found evidence of hacked computers sending coins to a North Korean university after being infected with cryptocurrency mining malware. But government-linked hackers are not behind the attacks. According to a report by the American cybersecurity firm AlienVault, the software hides itself among legitimate files and programs, and ...

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Billions worth Mt. Gox bitcoins 'not lost': someone doesn't want them found – RT source

The hundreds of thousands of bitcoins stolen from the Mt. Gox exchange four years ago could be recovered, but there are powerful forces against it, according to bitcoin entrepreneur William Mook. Read more The Tokyo-based virtual currency exchange handled around 80 percent of global bitcoin trades. Mt. Gox shut down and went bankrupt in February 2014 after suffering the biggest ...

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Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may crumble

Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech in London: a flash of prime ministerial shoulder flesh in a racy, lacy ensemble, and Russia. She warned that Western democracy could soon crumble due to some tweets and Photoshop. UK Prime Minister Theresa May did offer reassurance to everyone in Britain: “I have a very simple ...

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You probably don’t need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone X’s Face ID with a mask

Touted as the iPhone X’s new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Just a week after the device’s release, Vietnamese research team Bkav claims to have cracked Apple’s facial recognition system using a replica face mask that combines printed 2D images with three-dimensional features. The group has published a video demonstrating its proof of ...

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Putin: Someone is harvesting Russian bio samples for obscure purposes

Russian genetic material is being harvested all over the country, purposefully and professionally, President Vladimir Putin has said, possibly hinting at the US Air Force’s earlier move to acquire Russian tissue samples. Putin was presiding over a meeting of Russia’s Human Rights Council Monday, when he was informed of live broadcasts from polling stations during the recent regional elections being ...

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