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FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance


By Trevor Timm column Oct 29th FBI Director attacks tech companies for embracing new modes of encryption The government wants tech companies to give them a backdoor to your electronic life The FBI says to be wary of hackers … and to let the FBI hack what it wants The Seattle Times and Associated Press […]

iSpy? Researcher exposes backdoor in iPhones and iPads


by John Zorabedian on July 23, 2014 Again toys in a network should not be allowed How much of your personal data on your iPhone or iPad would you be willing to bet law enforcement or a hacker can grab from your device, even if you’ve encrypted it? How about all of it? A “backdoor” […]

Google Android ScarePakage Android ransomware pretends to be FBI porn warning


Hard-to-remove malware locks devices and tries to make people pay $300 fines, says security firm Lookout FOLKS KEEP GOOGLE ANDROIDS OUT OF YOUR NETWORKS YOU ARE ASKING FOR PROBLEMS. Email Says: This device is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America Article 161 and Article 148 ScarePakage […]

Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to sensitive data, U.S. officials say


By Washington Post-By Ellen Nakashima, Chinese hackers who breached Google’s servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials. The breach appears to have been aimed at unearthing the identities of Chinese intelligence operatives in the United States […]

Why Hackers Want You !!


by William Van Winkle, LiveSecurity Contributing Editor You’re not the Pentagon. Or Microsoft. Or NASA, Wells Fargo, AOL Time Warner, or Daimler Chrysler. You’re not even headquarters for a burger franchise. No, you’re just part of a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME), perhaps even a home-based business with enough employees to count on one hand. […]