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Hackers use malware attacks to steal cash from more than 50 ATMs

Another incident where technology is being misused by people and causing trouble for the banking sector. The security experts in Eastern Europe have reported that hackers are behind the cash thievery of ATMs. They launched malware program attacks to steal cash from the machines and loot banks with the help of technology. The malware program is called Tyupkin, which is ...

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Over 17,000 Macs affected by a botnet malware through Reddit

A survey by Dr. Web, a Russian research firm has found a new threat called as “Mac.Backdoor.iWorm” that targets Mac OS X desktops. An affected Mac desktop can be used for data gathering and a variety of commands can be carried out remotely. More than 17,658 Mac desktops/laptops worldwide were reportedly affected by the malware with a quarter of users in ...

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Google responds quickly to the $100m lawsuit over celeb nude pics

As Google faces a $100 million lawsuit by a lawyer representing the Hollywood stars whose ‘nude’ photos were leaked online through a series of iCloud hack and publishing online, the search giant has responded quickly today and said that Google has already deleted “tens of thousands” of those leaked images from the search engine. According to the lawyers, Google was ignoring or ...

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FCC imposed a $600,000 fine to Marriott for blocking guests Wi-Fi to sell theirs

Marriott International Inc. has decided to pay a $600,000 civil penalty after it blocked Wi-Fi hotspots at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. A federal complaint was raised against the hotel which is one of the largest convention centers in the United States. Marriott, which owns a chain of luxury hotels worldwide agreed to settle the complaint on Friday ...

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The FireChat App Helps Protesters in Hong Kong to Reach Each Other

Hong Kong is going through a rough patch and people have come out on streets in favor of protest. The situation is worsening each day and at such times, the protesters have come out with an app that will help them connect with each other even in times of network breakdown. The FireChat app is an instant hit among the Hong Kong people. ...

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What makes Shellshock extremely dangerous?

While some people are still recovering from the losses incurred due to Heartbleed, the internet world faces another crisis named Shellshock. Shellshock is the latest threat that the online world is facing and it has ‘shocked’ quite a few already. The scenario with Shellshock is very much similar to that of Heartbleed. The technicalities involved is such that it explains ...

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EU privacy watchdogs warn Google over privacy policy

European Union privacy regulators on Thursday urged Google to simplify the company’s privacy policies in compliance with the EU law. The authorities also released a “list of possible compliance measures” for the company. The list was provided to Google by Article 29 Working Party (WP29), a watchdog group for EU Data protection authorities. Though WP29 has limited powers, its members ...

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MVNO Karma launches LTE version of mobile hotspot

Karma’s mobile hotspot service has been already utilized by more than 100,000 people around the globe. Now, Karma targeted more customers for its mobile broadband services and want to become a main source of internet access.  Stevan van Wel, CEO and co-founder of Karma reported in an interview, “Karma no longer wants to be merely a mobile internet provider; it ...

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