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How to keep Apple Geniuses from pouring whiskey into your Mac

Posted August 23, 2012 Back up, encrypt, and beware, since your data and your gadgets are sitting ducks when they’re in the repair shop, a recent bad-Apple store story reminds us. For more Apple Store shenanigans, read the story here.

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Exploits posing as messages from payroll company ADP

Posted August 8, 2012 The bogus messages contain links to Java exploits that some anti-virus products struggle to detect. Read more here.

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Reuters’s Twitter, WordPress accounts hacked by apparent pro-Syrian government attackers

Posted August 7, 2012 The news giant is suspected of falling prey to attackers who took advantage of its running news operations on an insecure, out-of-date WordPress version. Check out the full story on Naked Security.  

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US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

Posted August 6, 2012 The agency’s director promises to discipline a handful of workers who jeopardized network security by visiting and transmitting x-rated material. For all the gory details, read the full story on Naked Security.  

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Mom arrested for hacking school computers, tweaking her kids’ grades

Posted July 23, 2012 A US mother is facing charges that she allegedly hacked into her children’s school computer, changing their grades, and accessed thousands of the school’s personnel files that contained contracts, employee reports and other information. Here’s the story. 

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Is security training futile?

Posted July 20, 2012 Phishing attacks succeed against even those who should know better. Which all begs the question, “Why bother with security training?” Read the full story.

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Bank’s shoddy security was to blame for $588,851 online robbery, US appeals court rules

Posted July 10, 2012 A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank. Read more here. 

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Cybercrooks preying on small businesses

Posted July 6, 2012 Small businesses might think they are little enough to escape cybercrooks’ attention, but they’re increasingly wrong. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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Drone hijacked by hackers from Texas college with $1,000 spoofer

Posted July 2, 2012 University researchers have hacked and hijacked a drone, after officials from the Department of Homeland Security offered them $1,000 to try. Read.

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PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

Posted June 25, 2012 If you’ve found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly. Read.

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