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Hackers could track subway users via phone accelerometer data

Researchers from Nanjing University have found a way in which hackers could track a smartphone user on the subway – even when limited reception is available.

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

A malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose.

DDoS attacks have doubled in a year, says Akamai

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, according to cloud service provider Akamai, with more than double the number reported from this time a year ago.

Logjam attack leaves tens of thousands of HTTPS websites vulnerable

Tens of thousands of HTTPS websites, mail servers and other internet services could be left vulnerable by a flaw that would allow criminals to snoop and modify encrypted data.

Popular GTA V mods come with unwanted malware

Two popular Grand Theft Auto V modifications have been found to contain unwanted additional malware, according to The Escapist.

5 signs that an app could be risky

Not all apps are worth your time and money. We Live Security looks at five signs the app you’re about to download could be risky, and worth investigating further.

Study shows fear of weakened security on new payment technology

A new study by the Ponemon Institute has revealed anxiety at the security of new payment systems, pressured by consumer demand, reports SC Magazine.

Is online voting a security risk?

The world is moving online and so too now is politics. But as online, electronic voting (e-voting) increasingly becomes reality, are we opening ourselves up to vote rigging by power-hungry politicians or fame-seeking hackers?

Millions of WordPress sites left vulnerable by plugin flaw

Millions of WordPress sites are vulnerable to a scripting flaw found in two popular plugins, one of which can be found in the default installation of the blogging platform.

Hackers blamed for Bridezilla post on photographer’s Facebook page

Is a hacker really to blame for unflattering comments posted on a wedding photographer’s Facebook page?

Smart technology could give hackers key to the city

The adoption of smart technology to power city services could leave urban areas “wide open” to being hacked on a mass scale, says a cybersecurity expert.

Macro malware attacks on the rise, says Microsoft

Macro-malware attacks are on the rise, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom, Microsoft has reported in a blog post.

Zero-day lets hackers hijack WordPress through rogue comments

A vulnerability in the WordPress blogging platform has been uncovered which allows hackers to hijack websites with a comment containing malicious JavaScript, The Hill reveals.

Hack on the track: Signaling flaw leaves UK trains vulnerable

UK train services could be vulnerable to being hacked, hijacked and crashed, due to the trial of new digital signaling system designed to make lines safer.

Minecraft exploit makes it “easy” for hackers to crash servers

A security researcher has posted a Minecraft flaw that makes it “easy” for hackers to crash the game’s servers.

USB Type-C: Could new laptop ports be a malware entry point?

USB Type-C will both charge your laptop battery and offer fast data transfer speeds, but what does this mean for security?

Vulnerability in common hotel routers threatens guest devices

A vulnerability in the Wi-Fi routers used in hundreds of hotels across the world has been uncovered by security researchers, Wired reports.

National Power Grid suffers frequent cyberattacks, says report

The US national power grid is subject to physical or online attacks around once every four days, a report by USA Today reveals.

Ships at risk of hacking, says report

A report suggests that while the number of ships lost at sea is decreasing, cyberthreats are becoming a more pressing issue for the maritime industry.

Hacker threatens cyberattacks against Detroit over court decision

A hacker going by the name of ‘Bitcoin Baron’ has issued a threat to the city of Detroit after a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge dismissed a police manslaughter charge.

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