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Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 million records | Reuters

Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145 million records | Reuters.

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NSA Has Been Hijacking the Botnets of Other Hackers | Threat Level | WIRED

NSA Has Been Hijacking the Botnets of Other Hackers | Threat Level | WIRED.

Plausible deniability, plus why not take advantage of someone else’s work? 🙂

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Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

Another spying using webcam article. That’s why it’s always a good practice to place a sticky note in front of your webcam and only remove it when you need to.

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning.

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Acoustic cryptanalysis

Seems almost too bizarre to be real, but it’s real.

Acoustic cryptanalysis.

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Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps | Ars Technica

Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps | Ars Technica.

Let’s see:

  • multi-staged payload
  • airgap infection mechanism
  • targets multiple OSes
  • no one knows how it works yet

This is serious stuff. Fascinating. Let’s see if this is another state-sponsored Stuxnet-like malware.