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  • Citizenfour awarded Oscar for Best Documentary

    23.02.2015

    Film director Laura Poitras' Citizenfour has been recognized as past year's Best Documentary Feature by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Gemalto announces investigation of massive SIM heist

    20.02.2015

    Yesterday's report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden's trove indicate that the US NSA and the UK GHCQ have managed to compromise the networks of Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and acquire encryption keys that protect the privacy of cellphone communications of millions of users around the globe.

  • Arabic cyber espionage group attacking high profile victims

    18.02.2015

    Kaspersky Lab discovered Desert Falcons, a cyber-espionage group targeting high profile organizations and individuals from Middle Eastern countries.

  • Be careful when talking in front of a Samsung SmartTV

    09.02.2015

    Owners of Samsung SmartTVs that use its Voice Recognition feature to control the device should be aware that everything they say in front of their smart television set may end up in the hands of third parties.

  • Canarywatch: Keeping track of warrant canaries

    04.02.2015

    In the post-Snowden world, the term "warrant canary" - indicating a method used by some communications service providers to let their users know that they have not been served with a legal and secret government request for user data, access to their servers, etc.




Spotlight

Unnoticed for years, malware turned Linux and BSD servers into spamming machines

For years, servers around the world running Linux and BSD operating systems have been targeted by an individual or group that compromised them via a backdoor Trojan, then made them send out spam.


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