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Press Releases Finally Get a Devoted Readership: Hackers

No one ever wants to read press releases, not even journalists, and especially not when the documents are dense corporate financial updates trying to make things sound rosy to investors no matter what. You can imagine, though, that these perfunctory releases might take on a whole other significance and value to someone interested in, say, insider trading. * Read the full article here

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A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Later this week at the Usenix security conference in Austin, a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham and the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald plan to reveal two distinct vulnerabilities they say affect the keyless entry systems of an estimated nearly 100 million cars. One of the attacks would allow resourceful thieves to wirelessly unlock practically every vehicle the Volkswagen group has sold for the last two decades, including makes like Audi and Škoda. The second attack affects millions more vehicles, including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mitsubishi,…

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The advanced security techniques of criminal hackers

Staying secure online is an essential concern, for individual users, businesses, and cybercriminals alike. That’s right: Basic IT security applies whether you’re protecting sensitive data at an upstanding, ethical organization, or you’re in the business of stealing data from those same organizations. InfoWorld talks with Digital Shadows’ Rick Holland about the security tools hackers use to protect themselves while ripping you off. * Read the full article here

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