11-year-old security flaw in vote scanner still isn’t fixed

An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 US states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems & Software, the nation’s leading elections equipment vendor. The vulnerability was the most serious noted in voting equipment in a […]

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Senators’ Gmail accounts targeted by foreign hackers

State-backed hackers are still trying to break into the personal email accounts of US senators and their aides — and a lawmaker focused on cybersecurity says the Senate’s security office should stop refusing to help defend them. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that “at least one major […]

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Hateful hackers rename NYC ‘Jewtroplis’

Anti-Semitic hackers renamed New York City “Jewtropolis” on maps displayed in a handful of popular apps — including Snapchat, CitiBike and StreetEasy. Outraged users spotted the defaced maps and started tweeting screenshots of them Thursday morning, calling them “racist,” “anti-Semitic” and “not the best look.” All of the apps affected seem to be using an embedded map from a company […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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Galaxy S7 phones vulnerable to hacking, researchers say

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics were previously thought to be immune to a security vulnerability known as Meltdown, which researchers said affected […]

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What’s the best way to get back at Russian hackers? Lawsuits

The recent indictments of 12 Russian-intelligence officers raise two questions that ought to be asked of special counsel Robert Mueller: Why now? And what can we do about it? While new to the public, it is old news inside intelligence circles: The general facts, and likely the very specific details listed in the indictment, about Russian intrusion were well known […]

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Hackers humiliate ISIS with hilarious hoax magazine featuring Baghdadi

Hackers humiliate ISIS with hilarious hoax copy of terror magazine which shows leader being groped.. just months after flooding propaganda arm with porn EXCLUSIVE: Hackers in Iraq have humiliated ISIS with their latest cyber attack  Terror magazine Al-Naba was broken into and edited, ending in disaster for ISIS  Enraged jihadis took to Twitter to warn other supporters but confusion spread […]

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Tesla sues ex-employee charging theft of trade secrets

Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory, alleging that he hacked into the manufacturing computers and disclosed trade secrets. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that Martin Tripp of Sparks, Nev., also made false claims to the media about information he stole, including claims that the company used punctured battery cells in the Model 3 electric […]

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Hackers stole data from 27M Ticketfly customers

Online ticketing service Ticketfly restored its website and updated its customers on the severity of its recent data breach Thursday. The gist of it: The hackers weren’t able to get their hands on any credit card numbers, but accessed personal information from 27 million customers. The data the hackers had access to included names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, […]

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