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Twitter keeps Dick Costolo’s promise with new anti-harassment tools

Dick Costolo wasn’t kidding when he said Twitter would better handle abuse in the future. The company has introduced new features — one which allows its users to report when others are posting their personal information and another which requires trolls to verify their phone numbers or email addresses with the service — to address its [...]

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Sesame Smart Lock

Sesame has an idiot-proof installation process. Just tape it over a deadbolt with the supplied adhesive and you’re done. You can then activate it with its app, by a secret knock on your door or phone, or simply by having your phone nearby. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $89++ Continue Reading from the Source

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It Took Police Three Years to Fully Shut Down a Money-Stealing Botnet

Back in 2012 the Ramnit worm wriggled its way through social networks and onto the computers of over three million computers, and began to steal sensitive information like bank account details. Now, almost three years later, police have announced that the botnet behind the scourge has been fully shut down. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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Why Netanyahu’s Grandstanding to Congress Will Irreversibly Damage Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu will speak before a joint session of Congress next week after being invited by House Speaker John Boehner. Netanyahu will use the occasion to bang the drums for a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program and shame the Obama administration for negotiating rather than dictating terms for an agreement. To say that [...]

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This company wants to use drones to track your location through WiFi

Here’s another reason to appreciate the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed limitations on when, where, and how drones can be flown: a company called Adnear has tested drones that gather information about consumers through WiFi networks. It works by monitoring the unique identifiers a smartphone offers whenever it looks for WiFi networks. Adnear can use those identifiers to [...]

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Lenovo CTO: We Have No Intention Of Shipping a Superfish Product Again

Last week, news broke that many Lenovo computers were shipped with a dangerous piece of Superfish adware , which made the computers vulnerable to malicious hacks. Now, with a class action lawsuit looming and anti-virus vendors pledging to root out the adware, Lenovo’s CTO has said his company is done with Superfish. Read more… Continue [...]

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Researchers say Superfish is just the beginning of consumers’ woes

Superfish, the company that put an unknown number of Lenovo customers at risk with its advertisement injection software, isn’t the only one undermining Web security for profit. Researchers have found at least a dozen other products — including another tool that inserts ads into Web pages and parental control software — that subvert the HTTPS security [...]

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Researchers: A smartphone’s battery drain can give away its location

Researchers have found another tool that could be exploited to snoop on consumers: batteries. A new report claims that the rate at which a smartphone drains its battery could let hackers, advertisers, and others determine its general location through machine learning techniques. By default, Android provides information about the battery to every application installed on a device, which means [...]

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Lenovo Joins the Malevolent Side of the Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious adversaries. And it was all being done to [...]

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The cost of focusing on offense: The State Department still hasn’t removed hackers from its network

JP Morgan’s fear that the government can’t defend against cyberattacks might be right. The Wall Street Journal reports that the State Department hasn’t been able to remove hackers from its unclassified email system three months after the breach was discovered in November. The hackers are said to be changing their tactics to evade the department’s efforts, according [...]

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