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Government Gateway attack attempts to spread malware, with a little help from a body builder

If you live in the UK, chances are that you may find yourself using the Government Gateway website. The Government Gateway website, which resides at www.gateway.gov.uk, is the central portal that British citizens can use for any number of government services. Whether you're filing your self assessment tax return, replacing your driving license, or allocating ear tags for sheep and goats (yes, really...) the...

Nude Selfies of Kim Kardashian Leaked Online

New nude selfies of Kim Kardashian have been leaked online as part of #thefappening wave, according to The Register. The leak comes almost three weeks after the first wave of leaked nude celebrity photos that unleashed a global scandal. The Kardashian photos were first leaked on 4Chan and Reddit but the administrators quickly removed the nude selfies. Still, nude selfies of Kardashian are making the rounds ...

Apple Does Not Read Your Emails, CEO Says

Apple continues its series of security and privacy updates, refreshing its Privacy Policy in view of the iOS 8 launch, according to macworld.com. In a public message on the company’s privacy page, CEO Tim Cook discussed how the company treats users’ data: “We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers," he said. "We don’t 'monetize' the information you st...

Home Depot Breach Exposes 56 Million Credit Cards

An estimated 56 million credit cards have been exposed in the Home Depot security breach from September 2, according to Home Depot's investigation update. Home Depot detected the breach in early September after law enforcement and some of its banking partners reported the problem. "Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection," the company said in a press release. "The malware had not been...

eBay Falls Victim to Cross-Site Scripting Attack

The British website of online retailer eBay was compromised through a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, exploited to steal customers’ login credentials, according to the BBC. Attackers apparently planted malicious Javascript code in product listings to redirect eBay customers interested in cheap Apple smartphones to a spoofed eBay welcome page. Once there, they were asked to enter their account user...

Adobe Fixes Eight Critical Vulnerabilities in Adobe and Acrobat Reader

Adobe has issued a new patch for Adobe and Acrobat Reader to fix eight critical-rated vulnerabilities that could lead to a remote-code-execution attack, according to the Adobe APSB14-20 security bulletin. The vulnerabilities occur on both Windows and OSX operating systems. "These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take over the affected system. Adobe recommends users...

Apple Adds Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud

Amid a nude picture leak scandal that exposed hundreds of private photos of female celebrities through an alleged iCloud breach, Apple has extended the two-factor authentication feature to its iCloud backup service, according to PC World. In an email to Apple ID account users, the company announced that, in addition to protecting Apple ID account information, two-step verification is also available to secur...

Download this Kindle eBook, and have your Amazon account cookies stolen

A security researcher has reported what appears to be an embarrassing flaw on Amazon's website that could put Kindle users at risk. Benjamin Daniel Mussler claims that the "Manage Your Content and Devices" and "Manage Your Kindle" services on Amazon's web-based Kindle Library are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack, which can be exploited by a boobytrapped eBook title. Anyone wanting to target...

Comcast Allegedly Threatens to Terminate Service to TOR Users

Comcast subscribers who use the anonymous TOR browser have been reportedly threatened by the company with service termination if they continue to use the "illegal" browser, according to the Deepdotweb. Comcast's customer representatives told customers that the use of TOR is against its policies and "illegal". "Users who try to use anonymity, or cover themselves up on the internet, are usually doing things t...

NSA and GCHQ Accessed Deutsche Telekom’s Networks via Treasure Map Program, Intercept Says

The US National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ appear to have access to the networks of Deutsche Telekom and other German internet providers, according to The Intercept. The Treasure Map works as a kind of "Google Earth for global data traffic" as it’s practically a global internet data traffic map that reports in near real time. "The program doesn’t just seek to chart data flows in large traffic channel...

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