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Twitter Accidentally Resets Passwords, Delays in Telling Account Holders

Many Twitter users’ account passwords were reset due to a potential security issue caused by a “web site or service not associated to Twitter,” according to Re/code. Letters notifying users of the reset were not sent immediately, leaving many users locked out of their accounts. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter,” the notificatio...

Security Researcher Hacks Flight System to Control a Jet

A security researcher managed to “hijack” a flight deck system and change a plane’s course in a hacking skill demonstration, according to the BBC. Hugo Teso, an authorized pilot, gave the aviation computer systems new navigation instructions. He then gained total control of the simulated jet he had built using spare parts bought from eBay. “I expected them to have security issues but I did not expect them t...

BitDefender weekly review

Another wave of online games password stealing Trojans has been detected by BitDefender Labs. This time sneakier then usual, having rootkit capabilities. Adware is not left behind either. Many new versions of Trojan.Swizzor are in the wild, all detected by BitDefender under a generic signature called Trojan.Swizzor.4...

Road Warriors

In the previous two weeks we scrutinized the best practices for keeping mobile computing devices and corporate networks safe. Now it is time to see how to safeguard the highly valuable asset of information....

2006

The new year was relatively calm, with few major security incidents. The smooth Internet experience users could enjoy was partly due to the fact that Microsoft...

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